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Unboxing: Sony Xperia P [Exclusive!]

As far as we know, this is the only Sony Xperia P unit floating around in the country right now (Anybody else have one? Raise your hand!). It has yet to be released practically everywhere, so we have the good people at Sony to thank for it.

Sony Xperia P

Aluminum and glass. The Sony Xperia P just feels sooo good in the hand.

Yes, it’s red. The original local press release stated that the Sony Xperia P would be released in two colors only: black and silver. But their website says otherwise. And there’s actually another item that didn’t sync with the original announcement. I’ll tell you all about it in a minute.

The packaging is clinical and white.

The Sony Xperia P box

Inside is a gray box that’s bigger than what was needed for the phone and it’s accessories. The size is probably a cue to give the phone a greater sense of importance, as compared to, say, those tiny boxes that Nokia feature phones come in.

As you can see, there's a lot of "air space" in the phone's packaging. Good or bad?

Here’s what’s inside the box:

What's in the box: Charger, manuals, USB cable, Xperia P. Not in picture: the pair of earphones.

As I went through the box I said out loud: “Where’s the battery? They forgot to give me the battery!” To which Art reminded me that the Sony Xperia P uses an internal battery. Oops. Right I forgot. You can’t remove the phone’s battery.

Ah yes, that thing the local press release also mentioned that’s really not part of the package: A pair of Sony SmartTags. Looks like you’ll have to buy them after all.

Oh, see the plug? Yeah, I didn’t like it either. Good thing I had an adapter.

Eh? No flat plug?

I don’t know if the package they gave me will be the actual package that will be released to the public. I don’t even know yet exactly when the phone will be released to the public for that matter. But since I already received the phone and some countries already either already have the phone or are beginning pre-sales reservations for it, I guess we should be expecting the Sony Xperia P in the next few weeks. June 2012 at the very latest.

In the meantime, I’ll be playing around with the phone first. Expect the Sony Xperia P review within the week! (Hint: The phone itself is gorgeous! I’m loving it!)



Charo is a well-known consultant and trainer in Java and Android technologies. She is also a founder of Mobile Monday Manila, and the Philippine Android Community. Her favorite noodles: Pad thai.

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