The Sony Xperia V did not make out high end smartphone buyers guide this month. At Php23,800 the price is a little bit to close to the much more powerful LG Optimus G at Php24,500. The LG Optimus G comes with twice as many processor cores, double the RAM and four times the internal storage as compared to the Sony Xperia V.
Some phones that are not great deals on a cash purchase, are great deals from carriers. The Sony Xperia V is one example of that. Being offered by Smart Communications free at All-In Plan 1200. What I have not been able to verify if the offer for the Smart Xperia V comes with a 24-month or 30 month lock-in. Either way it would be a good deal.