The Sony Xperia P hasn't been released yet, but that doesn't mean the phone is not out in the wild. A Greek website has managed to get a hold of the device and put it under some benchmarking tests, where the Xperia P revealed some interesting results.
Using AnTuTu, the popular Android benchmarking application, sources claim that the ST-Ericsson U8500 chipset, found on the Xperia P, hasn't fared very well. Although the model should provide the same performance results, as the Exynos 4210 dual-core chip, found inside the Galaxy Note and S2: only the Xperia P has been outclassed, by both competitors.
The Xperia P managed to score 5325 points, while the Galaxy Note came on top with 6495 and the S2, with 6249. Samsung's handsets have the advantage of a newer Android version (4.0 instead of 2.3) and a slightly faster CPU, but we must take into account the fact that the model tested is in a pre-release state.
The GPU was also found to be disappointing when tested with NenaMark 2; the smartphone gained smaller scores even than its partner in arms, the Xperia S. The Mali-400MP found inside of the Xperia P obtained a 29.2 score, while the Galaxy Note claimed 33.9 and the S2 scored 51.6.
Sony Xperia P is expected to hit the shelves next month, as a med-tier handset that should cost around £225.