Xperia P up against HTC One S in browser comparison

by XB on 28th May 2012

in Videos, Xperia P

Sony Mobile started using a new chipset, the ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 with the release of the Xperia P and Xperia U. It marks the first departure from Qualcomm for Sony and we would expect further handsets running the NovaThor SoC (system-on-chip) going forward.

The Xperia P comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor and Mali 400 GPU. We have been testing the handset recently and haven’t noticed any performance issues. However, the guys over at Swedroid decided to see how it fared against the HTC One S which is armed with the Qualcomm S4 MSM8260A chipset that comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Adreno 225 GPU. See the browser test comparing both phones in the video below. It is worth noting that the Xperia P is running on Android 2.3 versus Android 4.0 for the One S.

  • ahomad hosin

    why the sony screen is yellowish?

  • ahomad hosin

    the sony is slightly faster giving that it uses weaker cpu and older android version, good job sony

  • It appears that way since it’s compared to the One S whitch (in comparison) is purpleish
    It is also set to 50% brightness. At maximum it is much whiter.

  • Raymond

    Just a question, is the ice cream sandwich update for xperia arc (lt15i) rolling out for the UK first? Thanks.

  • ProWeirdoJustSaid

    The fact that HTC has newer android means its hardware is better, newer android = more requirements… If it can handle 4.0 with a bit lower speed, a bit, it’s better. 2.3 vs. 4.0.. :/

  • You all should have in mind that Mali 400 in Sony is not like in SGSII or S Note. They have Mali 400MP4 – it means with 4 cores. ST-Ericsson U8500 NovaThor has Mali 400MP1 – it means with only 1 core, wich is very pitty. Honestly, NovaThor is rather old chip with aging technologies.

  • There’s a mistake in the article, it says One X instead of One S.

  • Mat?j ?ermák

    its not my photos,but its useful. Xperia P display comparing to some HTC and old iphone:
    (source )

  • DragonClaw

    The One S beats the Xperia P badly anyways. There’s no point comparing. The chipset is too fast on the One S. About the browser, even if Sony does better optimisations with softwares, to improve the browsing experience, it will not be able to elude people into buying their phone. This comparison is meaningless too, after all, look at the costs of the two cell phones. One S vs Xperia S makes sense.

  • dereknobuyuki

    Both look “usable” despite the better, smoother performance from the One S.
    I wonder what the One S’s smoothness is like compared to the 2GB version of the GS3.

    Are they running the same browser? or is the One S running the chrome browser since it’s on Android 4.0.X

  • ankitw

    ICS on xperia P will do good :)

  • Rohit

    ICS will lag on Xperia P.

  • DragonClaw

    rated down my comment myself…

  • thorsten

    Indeed, sadly the chipset was much delayed. It should have been out 2010/2011

  • DragonClaw
    Video showing that SII is way better than the Xperia S.
    Make the number of likes on the vid invisibe. DIslike this vid. Everyone. Thnaks

  • Wow I’m impressed with the Sony! At some point it was loading faster than the htc once again it shows that it’s not always about cores. Hopefully the Xperia P can keep up the great performance when ICS rolls out :)

  • XperiaBlog

    Thanks for the spot!

  • jx

    check out how good the white magic display here with comparison to other brand

  • Dariusz Rybak

    Yeah, right…

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  • AlexBurnout

    I prefer my XS

  • Evita

    Software optimization is halfway important as same as good hardware.
    Good hardware without rather not good optimization is just worthless.

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