Luxury phones seem to have a stigma of being mid range at best. Luxury car dealers like Aston Martin make cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars that sit on the bleeding edge of vehicular technology. Then they release smartphones for thousands of dollars that aren’t so great. Sony has done the same with the Xperia P.
As Engadget points out, there are better smartphones in the Sony lineup that could’ve gotten dipped in gold. Why they went with the Xperia P is anyone’s guess.
In case you’re not familiar, the Xperia P isn’t the worst smartphone out there. It sports a dual core, 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB of storage. It is pretty mid range compared to today’s standards.
So this gold plated Xperia P is the best luxury phone out there?
It may not seem like it, but it really is. When compared to luxury offerings like the Aston Martin phone mentioned above, it’s a veritable Porshe. After all, the Aston Martin phone rocks an 800MHz, single core processor and a whopping 256MB of RAM. We would’ve compared it to a Lamborghini, but their offering wasn’t much better than Aston Martin’s.
Compared to the competition, the Xperia P is a rock star. Unfortunately, these will never go on sale. According to the Sony Mobile’s blog, only 15 were made and they’re likely being given away on their Facebook page.
Was this a good move by Sony, or should they have gone with a better phone than the Xperia P? Let us know!