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Sony Xperia SP / C5303

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Overall 6

Expert Review

4 May 2013
  • Conclusion: 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. On contract, you can find a bigger, more powerful Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X for the same price - and if you’re buying SIM-free, the £239 LG Nexus 4 with a full HD screen and Android 4.2 is even better value.
  • Pros: Sony’s struggled to keep up with the Samsung and Apples of the mobile world, but you can’t knock it for build quality. The Sony Xperia SP is a rock solid effort which feels like a mix between a Samsung Galaxy S2 and a metal HTC One - but you can still pop the back cover off to add a memory card (though you can’t switch the battery). All the ports and buttons are where you’d want them to be, and camera fiends will appreciate the dedicated shutter button on the side - s...
  • Cons: Know this: the Sony Xperia SP isn’t a particularly skinny phone. At 155g and 10mm thick, it’s a bit beefy compared to some wafer thin blowers out there - so you’d at least expect a rock solid camera housed inside. Unfortunately, that’s not quite what we’ve got. The eight megapixel sensor doesn’t hold a candle to the amazing snapper on the Xperia Z, churning out ordinary shots and struggling indoors. The big issue is the price though: at around £300 SIM-free, the Sony ...
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Overall 6

Sony Xperia SP review

11 July 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Xperia SP is a reasonably priced Jelly Bean phone that offers moderate performance, featuring a dual-core processor, average camera and a crisp, but slightly dull, display.
  • Pros: Reasonable design and build quality, decent performance and battery life
  • Cons: Average camera and display, poor storage and software additions
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Overall 6
Performance 8
Camera 4
Multimedia 8
Hardware 8

Sony Xperia SP

12 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Das Xperia SP ist erst einmal ein grundsolides Mittelklasse-Smartphone. Die Verarbeitung ist gut und dank Metallrahmen auch recht wertig, wobei Sony sich mit dem Design etwas schwer getan hat. Die Platzierung der Klinkenbuchse sowie das hässliche Loch für das Mikrofon direkt unter dem Display sind zu kritisieren. Zudem ist es absolut unverständlich, warum man auf einen austauschbaren Akku trotz "Akkudeckel" verzichtet hat.
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Overall 6

Sony Xperia SP, le test

22 April 2013
  • Excerpt: La famille s’agrandit avec un nouveau rejeton positionné milieu de gamme, le . Un smartphone qui reprend quelques éléments esthétiques comme la barre lumineuse située sous l’écran affichant notifications ou s’adaptant aux photos. 4G comme son grand frère le , le SP est tout aussi design et bien fini mais ne se voit pas certifié IP 55 ou 57 pour une résistance à l’eau ou à la poussière. De même,  le Xperia SP se satisfait d’un double cœur et d’une définition 720P.
  • Pros: Design et solide, barre lumineuse utile et esthétique, bien positionné coté prix, puissance et autonomie correctes, 4G
  • Cons: Capture photo décevante, angle de vision de l'écran limité, batterie non amovible
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