By now we’re sure most of you have had a chance to absorb the details of the two newest additions to the Xperia family – the Xperia P and Xperia U. These are part of the Xperia NXT series, following the same ‘Iconic Identity’ design cues as the Xperia S. Both handsets have their own USPs, the Xperia P sports an aluminium unibody design, whilst the Xperia U has the illuminating notification strip. However, you can’t get a true idea on the value of the overall package until you’ve seen the price.
We can reveal that the European suggested retail price of the Xperia P will be €449, whilst the Xperia U will come in at €259. The Xperia P sits very close to the Xperia S price point (€499), so it seems that you really are paying for the metal chassis design. The Xperia U looks very reasonable, especially considering it runs the same 1GHz dual-core ST-E U8500 NovaThor chipset. However, you are sacrificing storage and a smaller screen over the Xperia P. With many manufacturers announcing quad-core phones at MWC, we think Sony Mobile may need to price the Xperia P more keenly to be a true success.