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Sony Xperia SP / C5303

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia SP

CNET
5 October 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Xperia SP has a good 720p screen, an attractive chassis with a daft but useful flashing bar and it squeezes a lot of juice out of its dual-core processor too. The camera doesn't impress, but if you're after a good all-round mobile with a little flair and don't want to spend big bucks for a flagship phone, the SP is a decent option.
  • Cons: Quite hefty; Unimpressive camera; Additional Sony app stores are pointless; You'll have to buy an extra cable if you want to use a PS3 controller.
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Overall 8
7.5
Performance 6
5.9
Battery performance 9
9.3
Display 8
8.4
Weight 10
10
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 4
4.0
Connectivity 4
3.6
Keyboard 5
5.3
Temperature 8
8.0

Review Sony Xperia SP Smartphone

Notebookcheck
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
8.0

Sony Xperia SP Review: In Depth

Recombu
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. Despite lacking four cores and a unibody design, it betters the Google phone in many ways, offering LTE, a much better battery life and expandable memory, not to mention a superior camera experience.
  • 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
8.0

Sony Xperia SP 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. It is a capable multimedia device suitable for those who want the benefits associated with high-end devices – the large, high-resolution screen and fast processor, to name a few, but in a mid-range package that doesn't...
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia SP Review

thinkdigit.com
29 April 2013
  • Summary: While Sony has focussed all its energies towards the flashier Xperia Z, they could have had gem on their hands with the Xperia SP. It surprised us with the sophistication of its build, and its rather capable hardware. Despite that, its pricing is still too close to more desirable and powerful phones. Wrong pricing will probably be the downfall of what is otherwise a very capable phone.
  • Pros: Very well built, Text readability is brilliant on the display, Translucent bar below the display is a neat visual element, Consistent performance as a primary phone, Battery will last a day and a half under medium usage
  • Cons: Very disappointing camera, particularly in low light, Tad on the heavier side
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Overall 8
8.0

An aluminium build, clean UI and good performance make the Xperia SP one of the best phones in its class

Good Gear Guide.au
12 July 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Xperia SP is a relatively inexpensive mid-range Android phone that boasts an aluminium frame, a 4.6in screen and 4G connectivity. It has a lacklusture display but its solid aluminium build, clean UI and good all-round performance make it one of the best phones in its class.
  • Pros: Solid aluminium frame, Clean, intuitive UI, Good performance
  • Cons: Screen is a little lacklusture, Poor Wi-Fi signal range, No HDR video recording
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Sony Xperia SP – 4G speeds at an attractive price

What Mobile
25 June 2013
  • Summary: The mid-range market has become surprisingly less crowded in the last year, as the likes of HTC and even Samsung focus all their efforts on the very top tier. That leaves Sony with something of a void it is able to fill, with only really Nokia still competing in this space. While the Finns’ phones are pretty, they run Windows Phone and can’t seriously compete with the 700,000 apps on the Google Play store for Android.
  • Pros: Excellent HD screen, Solid battery life, Unique notification light
  • Cons: Not as powerful as last year’s flagship phones, Slightly bulky, Rival phones can be had for less
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Battery performance 10
10

Sony Xperia SP

3g
19 June 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Xperia SP has some fabulous features, including a clever, powerful eight-megapixel snapper, powerful Qualcom chip and HD Reality screen. The handset is speedy, fun to use and looks great.
  • Pros: Powerful chip; Sharp, bright Reality screen; impressive feature-packed snapper; Good-looking, creative design.
  • Cons: Playing games drains the battery and warms up the handset; a tad weighty and chunky.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
17 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The Sony Xperia SP is a mid-range Android smartphone that is pretty much a toned down version of the flagship Sony Xperia Z. It boasts a good screen, ample storage and handles day-to-day tasks in a timely fashion. Continue reading our Sony Xperia SP review to find out more. Take a look at Group test: What's the best smartphone?
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia SP Android phone

New Zealand PC World
21 May 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Xperia SP is a relatively inexpensive mid-range Android phone that boasts an aluminium frame, a 4.6in screen and 4G connectivity.
  • Pros: Solid aluminium frame, Clean, intuitive UI, Good performance
  • Cons: Screen is a little lacklusture, Poor Wi-Fi signal range, No HDR video recording
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