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.
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
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
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
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia SP is really a very fine mid- to high-end Android smartphone. Well built, with a good range of features, it's a little down the affordability ladder from true high-enders like the Xperia Z but in most cases the compromises are understandable in view of the price. You pays your money and you takes your choice -- so long as you don't need the cutting edge of mobile technology, this is a solidly crafted smartphone that delivers where it needs to and as the...
Pros: Decent screen, fast processor, solid build
Cons: Have to wait for 4.2 Jelly Bean, no HDMI port, camera could be better
Summary: Introduction Sony Xperia SP is a mid range Smartphone designed by company for people who want some novelty in their device without actually wanting the high-end power horse of a phone. A mid range offering from the Japanese brand, this latest from Sony comes bundled with some powerful features. Provided with advanced tech configurations, Sony Xperia SP is also a gamer’s delight and offer good multitask features too.
Pros: Has an impressive HD screen and high resolution display , Comes loaded with a powerful configuration , Is provided with a full featured camera , The battery backup is extremely powerful
Cons: Has a poor front camera , Internal storage in quite less
An aluminium build, clean UI and good performance make the Xperia SP one of the best phones in its class
Good Gear Guide.au
10 August 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
Summary: The Sony Xperia SP offers excellent value for money in terms of style and performance; in short it's a very impressive Google Android smartphone. Read our Sony Xperia SP smartphone review to find out more.