The Sony Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U pack some very similar aesthetics with their design's speaking exactly the same language - bold corners, rounded backings, transparent banding and classic styling. In turn, we thought we'd go that extra mile and make a video to demystify exactly why the Xperia S is different from the P, where to go if you're in need of an HDMI out and which Xperia is the best choice if you're looking for a light show.
While all featuring Sony's Iconic Design, the Sony Xperia S is the flagship and the largest phone with a 4.3-inch HD display. Next is the Xperia P with its 4-inch qHD display and the smallest is the Xperia U with a 3.5-inch WVGA display. Apart from screen and size, the cameras are also different - the Sony Xperia S's takes 12-megapixel pictures, the Xperia P 8-megapixel and the Xperia U, 5-megapixel.
This makes sense not just because it tiers the phones, but each phone also has a different amount of memory for your pictures, music and movies, with the Sony Xperia S getting 32GB, the Xperia P 16Gb and the Xperia U 8GB.
With the processors on the Xperia P and U clocked at 1GHz dual-core, these are fast enough for day to day tasks, but if you need more oomph, the Xperia S packs a 1.5GHz dual-core chipset.
In terms of connections, the Xperia S and P are identical with an HDMI-out and NFC on top of all the standard Android features like GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The U however forgoes HDMI and NFC in favour of characteristic illuminating strip at the bottom of the phone.
All three Sony phones therfore sit nicely given their pricing. They've all got great cameras, strong designs and extremely nice sharp LCD displays. The Xperia S and P are the best when it comes to connections with HDMI out and NFC on board and the U has the fun-factor with its colour accent strips, swappable ends and solid specs to boot.