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Samsung Galaxy S Advance vs Sony Xperia P

When it comes to discussing smartphones, we tend to keep the debate firmly at the high-end of the market scale.

But there are plenty of low to mid-range smartphones out there that offer users exactly what they are looking for in a phone – a quick(ish) speed, a half decent camera, and an attractive price tag.

While manufacturers tend to pump all their marketing abilities into their high-end devices, they are all busy releasing plenty of lower-calibre devices into the market.

Two mid-range smartphones that are due for release in the near future come from Samsung and Sony. The Galaxy S Advance and the Xperia P are two decent smartphones that are hitting our stores soon, so how do they compare?

Samsung Galaxy S Advance

Bored of the original Galaxy S, but don’t want the big-screened, high-priced likes of the S2 or the Note? Then the Galaxy S Advance could be the one for you.

Samsung is bombarding the market this year, with a raft of smaller products to accompany its big releases. The S Advance is one of those products, but still has plenty to offer.

The original S’s specs have been boosted, with the addition of a dual-core 1 GHz processor and 1GB of RAM under the S Advance’s bonnet. Other features, like the 5MP camera and 4-inch Super AMOLED screen have been kept the same as the original.

Sony Xperia P

Sony is hoping for big things with its Xperia range this year, releasing three separate devices under the Xperia name.

Stuck in between the S and the U, the mid-range offering is the Xperia P. Again, the specs are pretty decent – a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

So far, so similar to the S Advance. But the Xperia P comes with NFC and an impressive 8MP camera, delivering 1080p video.

In terms of specs, the Xperia P wins it over the S Advance. But you can expect a higher price for the Sony handset, and poorer use of Android than the S Advance.