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Sony Xperia SP / C5303
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Sony Xperia SP / C5303

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Sony Xperia SP hands on review: massively impressive

8 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Although not blessed with the looks or specs of the Xperia Z, the Sony Xperia SP is a phone that still deserves a raised eyebrow of appreciation thanks to the combination of spec list and likely price.
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Sony Xperia SP Review: Meet the King of Midrange Smartphones

3 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Sony Xperia SP: King of Midrange Smartphones We’ll jump the gun a bit and go straight to our verdict. The Sony Xperia SP, based on our experience with it in the last week, is arguably the best smartphone as of this writing that you can buy in the Php14,000-Php15,000 price range.
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Análisis de Sony Xperia SP

23 August 2013
  • Summary: El nuevo Sony Xperia SP tendrá lanzamiento en el tercer trimestre de este año y después de analizar sus ventajas y desventajas, podemos concluir que este terminal es ideal para usuarios de gama media alta ya que tiene una tecnología mejorada en relación a todas sus funciones multimedia, memoria de 1...
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Overall 6

Sony Xperia SP

19 August 2013
  • Summary: It’s one of the dirty secrets of the mobile business: last year’s flagship phones are often better value than this year’s mid-tier phones, and while there’s plenty to like about the Sony Xperia SP, that’s still true here.
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Overall 8
Performance 6
Battery performance 9
Display 8
Weight 10
Noise 10
Gaming performance 4
Connectivity 4
Keyboard 5
Temperature 8

Review Sony Xperia SP Smartphone

18 July 2013
  • Summary: Ambitious mid-range device 4.6-inch display with HD resolution, powerful hardware and a design similar to the Xperia Z top model's: At the first glance, the Sony Xperia SP appears to have all advantages on its side. Our test uncovers what the smartphone can really do.
  • Pros: high build quality, stable case, good display, high performance, decent battery life, latest Android Version 4.1, The bright display scores points with a decent quality. It is a nice feature that the main camera can record in 1080p.
  • Cons: reflective display surface, average main camera, narrow viewing angles, Resolution is not everything: Although the main camera can shoot pictures with 3104x2328 pixels, the image quality is not completely convincing.
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Overall 8

Sony Xperia SP Review: In Depth

12 July 2013
  • Conclusion: For a mid-range LTE phone we’re hands-down impressed. At just £250 on T-Mobile right now, the Xperia SP is arguably the first true competitor to the Google Nexus 4 out there in terms of value.
  • Pros: Great build quality, Excellent user experience, Good battery life even with 4G on
  • Cons: Lacklustre 8-megapixel camera, Narrow viewing angles, Display colours are distorted
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Phone Arena
1 May 2013
  • Conclusion: There is no such thing as a perfect smartphone, and the Sony Xperia SP won't be the one to break that rule. However, looking at its pros and cons after testing it extensively, we can confidently conclude that its a mid-range smartphone worthy of attention.
  • Pros: Handles 3D games flawlessly, Great call quality, Rich in multimedia features, Decent battery life
  • Cons: Not the best 8MP camera we've ever seen
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Sony Xperia SP review: SPlendid

GSM Arena
30 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The midrange Android market has long been a Sony stronghold, and is becoming ever more enticing with offerings like the Xperia SP. We are looking at a more than reasonably powered and competitively priced smartphone with an HD screen, whose robust performance and capable hardware make it the hidden...
  • Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with 42Mbps HSDPA and 5.8 Mbps HSUPA; 100Mbps LTE, 4.6" 16M-color 720p TFT capacitive touchscreen with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and Corning Gorilla Glass protection, Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcom...
  • Cons: Screen has mediocre viewing angles, Not particularly slim and quite heavy, Non user-replaceable battery, Will compete with a number of quad-core smartphones
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Sony Xperia SP

29 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Without doubt, all of Sony’s energies seem to have been focussed on all things Xperia Z. And why not? It is the flagship smartphone that rocks all the goodness like a water resistant chassis and a 13MP camera among other things.
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Overall 8

Sony Xperia SP review and latest prices

Know Your Mobile
28 November 2014
  • Summary: A very well executed mid-range package. Gives the Google Nexus 4 a run for its money.
  • Pros: Great build and design, Excellent screen, 4G, Long battery life, expandable storage, decent performance and camera
  • Cons: Low onboard storage, Camera noise, Smudgy screen
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