Summary: There are many pros with this phone. The premium look and feel from the Xperia design, nice display and SoC for the price, etc... But there seems to be an issue with this model that affects almost all devices, if not all. The touchscreen will ignore touches about 50% of the time when the phone is lying on a flat surface. It is a very weird and specific phenomenon, but this phone has this issue. Also, sony has went back on their promise to deliver Kitkat to this phone.
Summary: The phone is gorgeous, the screen was sharp, but the top 1/2 inch of screen (when held in portrait orientation) was dead to touch. Could not swipe down to display the status messages. Also, affected the text message app -- you need to touch the pencil icon at the top of the screen to initiate a new thread, but the top of the screen was un responsive to touch.
Summary: I don't like this phone because some times I can not hear any thing when I get a call.My touch screen is not working properly.Some times when I increase the volume,it does not work properly.It is becoming slower and slower day by day.
Summary: Was a very good phone, fast, reliable, good looking, very sharp good screen. However after the new Sony upgrade I have had nothing but trouble. The phone works very slow, everything takes forever, the phone freezes sometimes. Alot of the time you have to press the 'on' button 3 times until the screen lights up,... All these minor and major glitches together make me an unsatisfied customer. So if you buy it, don't do the upgrade and you'll be fine.
Summary: Nice size phone and features for the money...but. Out of the box, the phone has a great feel and size. I spent a week researching a GSM phone with LTE that I am able to use oversees. After looking at the usual phones, (Samsung, HTC, Apple, etc.) I decided on the Sony Xperia SP. The initial setup of the phone went smoothly, however, as soon as I turned on "Wi-fi" to update my Android Apps, that's where my problem started. The phone immediately went into "reboot" mode.
Great mid-range phone that does not work fully on T-Mobile
27 June 2013
Summary: This is a great mid-range phone. Nice sized, nice processor. It has the cool and useful led light bar at the bottom for notification. But it completely confuses me why Sony would design this phone with T-Mobile's LTE bands, but NOT T-Mobile's HSPA+ bands? If you use this phone on T-Mobile, it will only work on LTE, when you don't have LTE signal, it only works at 2G super slow data. What poor planning.