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Sony Xperia SP

(Black)
  • Android v4.1 OS
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 4.6-inch HD Touchscreen
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories Sony India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
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SONY XPERIA™ SP

Explore a world of possibilities and opportunities with this palm-sized smartphone that lets you dive into an arena of apps and browse the best content available online.

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    Design

    With exquisite craftsmanship and sleek a bezel, this smartphone makes a classy fashion statement.

    The Illuminating Belt

    The classy illuminating belt changes color with every notification that you receive. When you listen to music, the illumination pulses to the beat, as you increase the volume.

    Craftsmanship

    Xperia SP uses co-molding technology to create a solid design that gives you a good feel as you hold it - taking design innovation a step ahead.

    Design Blueprint

    This smartphone is an extension to the paper mock up created by Sony designers who had a vision to create a phone with a display that would virtually float in the air.

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    Display

    Clarity and sharpness take a new high with the impeccable display features that this phone comes loaded with.

    HD Display

    Xperia SP comes loaded with one of the most superior screen resolution 720 progressive scan, which displays crisp images and life-like hues. The display quality is comparable with a BRAVIA® HDTV.

    True Screen Intelligence

    This smartphone is loaded with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 - the second generation image engine, which adds real-time contrast and sharpness to the images, along with high-quality color management and noise reduction. It also analyses other content and adjusts the image quality accordingly.

    • 1. Color Enhancement
    • 2. Color Management
    • 3. Noise Reduction
    • 4. Sharpness Filter

    Vivid Colors

    Hues come to life with fine BRAVIA® at work, who believe that we tend to remember colors better than they really are. Brilliant shades take this smartphone experience to a whole new level.

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    Camera

    Click, save and share images seamlessly with the highly efficient camera.

    Camera

    Experience shooting and clicking with a new dimension that has Exmor RS™, an image sensor technology with BSI light sensor. It aims at noise reduction and works beautifully in dim-light conditions, so that you never miss out on a precious moment.

    HDR For Photos

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a special technology to capture sharp images against bright backlight. The smartphone is capable of clicking images with different exposure levels and shooting videos in high contrast situations.

    • 1. High Exposure
    • 2. Normal Exposure
    • 3. Low Exposure
    • 4. HDR - combined result

    Superior Auto Mode

    Superior Auto Feature recognizes up to 36 scene types and accordingly adjusts settings automatically. This is the default camera mode that turns HDR on or off, depending on the light condition.

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    Connectivity

    Stream videos, watch and flip through content by connecting the phone to your smart TV.

    One-Touch Connectivity

    Use NFC (Near Field Communication) to link your smartphone to your TV with a single touch. Transfer images, videos and songs on to your smart TV without using cables.

    One-Touch Sharing

    Share content between Android devices or between your smartphone and an NFC-enabled laptop with a single touch.

    One-Touch Listening

    Play songs on your NFC-enabled Sony speakers or Sony wireless headphones without any paraphernalia.

    One-Touch Mirroring

    View images from your Android phone on your TV. To start screen mirroring, simply touch your Android device with the BRAVIA® TV remote.

    One-Touch Backup

    Use the Sony Personal Content Station™ as a wireless hub for your favorite images and videos that are clicked on your smartphone or by your camera.

    One-Touch Connection

    Touch your NFC-enabled Smartwear with your Xperia Android device and monitor your notifications directly from your Smartwear without having to peek at your phone.

    Smart Connect

    Train your device to sync in a certain way when it connects to other devices. Your music player can automatically open when you connect your headphones. Similarly, organize Sony Android SmartWatch or set an alarm when the phone is set to charging. Smart Connect is instrumental in managing all smart accessories.

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    Processor

    • S4 Qualcomm
      Snapdragon
    • No Battery
      Drain
    • Type
      Asynchronous
    • Each Core
      Powered

    This phone comes loaded with powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor, a dual core processor that is ideal for an HD smartphone. This processor provides efficient multitasking without draining the battery, mainly because it asynchronous, that is, each core is independently powered, implying that you get precise amount of power that you need.

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    Battery

Specifications of Sony Xperia SP (Black)

GENERAL FEATURES
In the Box Charger, Battery, Handset, Headset, Data Cable, User Guide
Brand Sony
Model ID C5302
Form Bar
SIM Size Micro SIM
SIM Type Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Pushmail (Microsoft Exchange, ActiveSync)
Call Features Conference Call, Hands Free, Loudspeaker, Call Divert
Handset Color Black
Platform
Operating Freq GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual Core
Graphics Adreno 320
Display
Type TFT
Size 4.6 Inches
Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Color 16 M
Other Display Features Screenshot Capturing, Screen Mirroring, Corning Gorilla Glass, Multi-touch (up to 10 Fingers Supported), OptiContrast Panel, Pinch-to-Zoom, Scratch Resistant, BRAVIA Engine 2, Glove Mode, One-touch Mirroring, Gesture Input, Auto Rotation
Camera
Primary Camera Yes, 8 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 0.3 Megapixel
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 1920 x 1080
HD Recording HD, Full HD
Zoom Digital Zoom - 16x
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, Exmor RS Sensor, Auto HDR, Face and Smile Detection, Sweep Panorama, Smile Shutter, Geo-tagging, Self-timer, Touch Focus, White Balance, Image Stabilizer, Metering, Auto Upload, Shutter Sound, Multi-scene Mode, Red-eye Reduction, Scene Recognition
Dimensions
Size 67.1x130.6x9.98 mm
Weight 155 g
Battery
Type 2370 mAh
Talk Time 10 hrs (2G), 13 hrs (3G)
Standby Time 697 hrs (2G), 706 hrs (3G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 8 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 1 GB RAM
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Android, Google Chrome
GPRS Yes, 86 kbps
EDGE Yes, 237 kbps
3G Yes, 42 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering USB, Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology A-GPS, GLONASS, with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v4, Supported Profiles (HFP 1.6, OPP 1.1, MAP, HSP 1.1, HIDP, PMP, AVRCP 1.0, HDP 1.1, A2DP 1.2, PAP 1.0, GAP)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
DLNA Yes
Multimedia
Music Player Yes, Supports WAV, MP3, FLAC
Video Player Yes, Supports MP4, WEBM, 3GPP, MKV, MPEG2-TS, AVI, XviD, Full HD
FM Yes
Sound Enhancement xLoud Experience, 3D Surround Sound, Noise Suppression
Ringtone Polyphonic
Other Features
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Magnetometer, eCompass
Additional Features

Wi-Fi Miracast, NFC Support, Colorful Illumination for Incoming Calls, Audio and Video Streaming, Motion and 3D Games, TrackID Music Recognition, MHL Support, Micro SIM, Play and Pause Music from Lock Screen, Notification Pannel, On-screen Keyboard, Phonepad, Time and... Read More

Important Apps Google Play, Google Voice Search, Facebook, Google Sync, SyncML, Google, Widgets, Google Talk, Twitter, Google Wallet, Gmail, Weather Forecasts, News Update, YouTube, Instant Messaging
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of Sony Xperia SP

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★★★★★
★★★★★
09 May 2013
Sony's BEST Mobile and the MID-RANGE KING

For about 2 yrs Sony's hold on the mid-range market has been strong and Xperia SP makes the 20-30k range a one horse race.

Here is a concise review covering all grounds.
Scores:(Compared with the best offerings)
Screen: 9/10 (mediocre viewing angles the rest is Splendid)
Music : 9/10 (Not too loud but great music quality)
Battery: 10/10 (Will last around 2 days under average use)
Performance*:11/10(You don't get an 11 for being just excellent)
Browsing speed: 10/10(Beats One and S4 on many occasions)
Camera: 7.5/10 (good 8mp shooter but Don't expect miracles)
Video recording :...
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For about 2 yrs Sony's hold on the mid-range market has been strong and Xperia SP makes the 20-30k range a one horse race.

Here is a concise review covering all grounds.
Scores:(Compared with the best offerings)
Screen: 9/10 (mediocre viewing angles the rest is Splendid)
Music : 9/10 (Not too loud but great music quality)
Battery: 10/10 (Will last around 2 days under average use)
Performance*:11/10(You don't get an 11 for being just excellent)
Browsing speed: 10/10(Beats One and S4 on many occasions)
Camera: 7.5/10 (good 8mp shooter but Don't expect miracles)
Video recording :...
For about 2 yrs Sony's hold on the mid-range market has been strong and Xperia SP makes the 20-30k range a one horse race.

Here is a concise review covering all grounds.
Scores:(Compared with the best offerings)
Screen: 9/10 (mediocre viewing angles the rest is Splendid)
Music : 9/10 (Not too loud but great music quality)
Battery: 10/10 (Will last around 2 days under average use)
Performance*:11/10(You don't get an 11 for being just excellent)
Browsing speed: 10/10(Beats One and S4 on many occasions)
Camera: 7.5/10 (good 8mp shooter but Don't expect miracles)
Video recording :10/10 (impressive 30fps@1080p with HDR videos)
UI :9.5/10(mini-apps,Not bloated,Awesome lock-screen and looks)
Software: 9.25/10 (On 4.1.2,Will get 4.2 soon)
Looks:10/10 (Gorgeous looks and Premium Metal Body)
Aesthetics:9/10 (Comfortable, little heavy cuz of METAL body)
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MORE ON PERFORMANCE*:
This phone is unbelievably fast for it's price.
Here are some benchmarks:

*NOTE:for B-pi:(Lower is better)

Phone......General speed.....Gaming.........Net surfing
..............B-pi*.....LP........EC........B-mark.....Vellamo
Xperia.SP...184......348.......58.0*......2263......2497*
Galaxy.S3...359......175.......41.3.......1247......1641
Galaxy.S4...132......788.......57.1.......2438......2060
Nexus..4....431......213.......53.9.......1794......1310

Conclusions:
Xperia SP is faster than s3 and Nexus 4 on all grounds.
Xperia SP is THE BEST GAMING DEVICE and among the best Browsing devices on market right now and a battery king.
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This is attributed to the adreno 320 GPU that has to run on a smaller 720p screen.

If you are ready to settle for a mediocre camera (only IMAGING..recording is phenomenal), The Xperia SP is a NO-BRAINER.

To put it bluntly: THE COMPETITION DOESN'T STAND A CHANCE.

87% of 114 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
06 May 2013
Bang For Buck Android Phone

Have been using the phone for a little over a week and i have had the time of my life.
I got it on the day of launch on the 24th of april with Sony MW600 bluetooth headphones and a Class10 32gb sandisk sd card.

Pros=
GIGANTIC BATTERY
S4PRO Processor
Adreno 320
Bravia Engine2
LED Strip
Price Point
SD Card Slot
Size

Cons=
Bad Camera
Viewing Angles
Weight

First impression of the phone is killer, the black model looks like a class apart and the led strip is a cherry on the cake when it comes to looks. The Iconic power button is really tiny as compared to the emphasis they have on it, but th...
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Have been using the phone for a little over a week and i have had the time of my life.
I got it on the day of launch on the 24th of april with Sony MW600 bluetooth headphones and a Class10 32gb sandisk sd card.

Pros=
GIGANTIC BATTERY
S4PRO Processor
Adreno 320
Bravia Engine2
LED Strip
Price Point
SD Card Slot
Size

Cons=
Bad Camera
Viewing Angles
Weight

First impression of the phone is killer, the black model looks like a class apart and the led strip is a cherry on the cake when it comes to looks. The Iconic power button is really tiny as compared to the emphasis they have on it, but th...
Have been using the phone for a little over a week and i have had the time of my life.
I got it on the day of launch on the 24th of april with Sony MW600 bluetooth headphones and a Class10 32gb sandisk sd card.

Pros=
GIGANTIC BATTERY
S4PRO Processor
Adreno 320
Bravia Engine2
LED Strip
Price Point
SD Card Slot
Size

Cons=
Bad Camera
Viewing Angles
Weight

First impression of the phone is killer, the black model looks like a class apart and the led strip is a cherry on the cake when it comes to looks. The Iconic power button is really tiny as compared to the emphasis they have on it, but thats not a problem, the build is just fine. The aluminum body does make it sturdy but heavier than many of the phones, however most of the phones are plasticy, so i wont hold it against Sony, i don't mind the extra 30 gms.

The screen is beautiful, saturated as a LCD must be, people shifting from AMOLEDS will be disappointed, but the excellent performance makes up for that. The viewing angles could have been better, not an issue when you are watching something, but sharing a video with your friends can be a problem because of the very limited viewing angle.
A lot of buyers have complained about a yellow tint on the screen. That is because, sony has set the default value to "warm" very easy to change it from Display>White balance. Take the color to blue and saturation to 30% you will get the whites to be white again and not yellowish. Make sure you do use a good scratch guard, since nothing is available in the market i have not put one yet and have already scratched the screen in one corner.
The processor is a beast. It can eat any other device from 2012 and miserably insult it. Games like Call of mini zombies, Asphalt 7, Temple run oz work very smoothly.
Scrolling between the screens and menu is absolutely stutter free. No lag at all, loading times for apps is lightning fast. Browsing is superior because of a good 4.6 screen with pixel density of 319 ppi, which is excellent. reading texts is very easy for the eyes and the brightness levels are good, but nothing to be spoken about, very decent for a 24K phone. The adreno 320 and bravia engine makes watching videos a delightful experience, the quality is way better than my full HD samsung smart tv.
The multimedia features are excellent, the walkman UI is upgraded and if you are a music lover you will fall in love with it, the layout and simplicity, full marks to
Sony. Make sure you buy good after market earphones the one provided are the worst, dont expect to ENJOY music with those.
The sound quality is good, not great. internal speaker is good too, i would rate it 7/10 you can hear a little but of bass and great mids. You wont need portable speakers for a night out with your friends for sure. The led strip, adds a whole visual element to "listening" music, and is a welcome change.

The Album and Movie apps are pretty great too. Pictures look stunning on the app and you can resize the whole gallery with pinch zoom, exceptional to look at the transition animation. The Movie app is wonderful simple and will get you info about the songs and artists on one touch, directly from Wiki and tag cloud. Excellent feature called "Look up"
10/10 for multimedia
The battery is superb. I have had to sit and hope for it run out so that i can complete 0-100 cycle 2-3 times. Guys it just wont die not for a good 18-20 hours of moderate usage. With heavy use it will easily last 12 hours make sure you dont push the screen above 60% brightness for optimum battery.
The processor seems to be very efficient.
I seem to like the part that the battery does not come off as if you drop the phone all parts are not going to come popping out. FYI- The battery is replaceable at the service center, so there is nothing to worry in case of a problem.

Coming to the camera, yes its the only one drawback, but with right settings you can still extract a few good pictures with it. Sadly it does not have the capacity to replace your point and shoot camera, if you are looking for that. It will come in handy i would give it 6/10
Maybe an upgrade could extract more out of the sensor. There is too much noise indoors and low light, might as well not click at all. I am not a fan of flash photography, but the flash is powerful enough to help you in darker situations.

Over all a great buy. If the camera had been a tad bit better i'd have given it 5 starts, but yeah there has to be a trade off somewhere since its not a flagship. Thats is business.
In my opinion, this is a best buy right now and would be a sweet deal when the price drops to 23 it could well bring back the charm sony lost in the last few years. The device has immense potential and i sure am very glad that i purchased it.

90% of 39 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
02 May 2013
SONY XPERIA SP (SEXY PHONE)

I bought this phone from a local store and have been playing with it from past 2 days. here is my short review:)

GOOD THINGS FIRST...

1. Screen is an absolute stunner.. so sharp and vivid.. mobile bravia engine2 is also here which does only good things enhances the viewing experience and adjusts the contrast.
2. phone feels solid in hand.. unlike samsung galaxy devices. iconic power button is well built and well placed.. im th fan of this unlock key:)
3. there is an ample battery on the board which easily lasts for a day.. im actually quite impressed by the battery backup:)
4. the most ap...
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I bought this phone from a local store and have been playing with it from past 2 days. here is my short review:)

GOOD THINGS FIRST...

1. Screen is an absolute stunner.. so sharp and vivid.. mobile bravia engine2 is also here which does only good things enhances the viewing experience and adjusts the contrast.
2. phone feels solid in hand.. unlike samsung galaxy devices. iconic power button is well built and well placed.. im th fan of this unlock key:)
3. there is an ample battery on the board which easily lasts for a day.. im actually quite impressed by the battery backup:)
4. the most ap...
I bought this phone from a local store and have been playing with it from past 2 days. here is my short review:)

GOOD THINGS FIRST...

1. Screen is an absolute stunner.. so sharp and vivid.. mobile bravia engine2 is also here which does only good things enhances the viewing experience and adjusts the contrast.
2. phone feels solid in hand.. unlike samsung galaxy devices. iconic power button is well built and well placed.. im th fan of this unlock key:)
3. there is an ample battery on the board which easily lasts for a day.. im actually quite impressed by the battery backup:)
4. the most appealing feature on this cell has to be see-through panel at the bottom of the phone.. im in love with this festure..
5. camera is fairly enough for day to day shots.. thats ok for me:)

HERE ARE THE THINGS I DONT LIKE MUCH...

1. viewing angles are limited.. though its not a deal breaker for many..
2. fron vga camera. it could ve been better..
i would strongly recommend this phone.. its the best phone you caN get in this price range.. GO FOR IT FOLKS..ITS BETTER THAN GALAXY S3 ON ANYDAY..

87% of 46 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
25 Jun 2013
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The Mid Range Super Phone

*** I am writing this after a month???s use ***

I'll write about how Xperia SP fares against its main competitors in 25-27K range. I'll give my ratings for Xperia SP in the end.
*Not considering Nexus 4 due to limited storage & weak battery.

-------- Xperia SP vs Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X/X+ ---------

1. Design: I just can't accept the design of S3. Few may like it, but most of you will agree with me. X is the best in looks with SP a close 2nd.

2. Ergonomics & Build: SP is the thickest & heaviest of the lot, but it is shortest in length & width making it easier to handle. T...
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*** I am writing this after a month???s use ***

I'll write about how Xperia SP fares against its main competitors in 25-27K range. I'll give my ratings for Xperia SP in the end.
*Not considering Nexus 4 due to limited storage & weak battery.

-------- Xperia SP vs Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X/X+ ---------

1. Design: I just can't accept the design of S3. Few may like it, but most of you will agree with me. X is the best in looks with SP a close 2nd.

2. Ergonomics & Build: SP is the thickest & heaviest of the lot, but it is shortest in length & width making it easier to handle. T...
*** I am writing this after a month???s use ***

I'll write about how Xperia SP fares against its main competitors in 25-27K range. I'll give my ratings for Xperia SP in the end.
*Not considering Nexus 4 due to limited storage & weak battery.

-------- Xperia SP vs Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X/X+ ---------

1. Design: I just can't accept the design of S3. Few may like it, but most of you will agree with me. X is the best in looks with SP a close 2nd.

2. Ergonomics & Build: SP is the thickest & heaviest of the lot, but it is shortest in length & width making it easier to handle. The difference in size is significant between S3 & SP. In fact S3 is bigger than S4. Build quality for all three is very good.

3. Hardware: SP has the best processor & GPU & beats the other 2 hands down in benchmarks, gaming & web browsing etc. RAM is same for all. SP???s inbuilt memory is only 8 GB (5.3 GB user accessible).

4. Screen: All 3 have same resolution & great indoor performance. S3's super amoled & X's LCD2 easily beat SP in outdoors.

5. Camera: All 3 have 8 MP and decent "good light" performance. S3 is a clear winner due to better low light performance. SP is the worse in low lights which probably is due to bad software. Future updates might correct it. SP's front camera is VGA.

6. Software: SP comes with Jelly Bean whereas the other two were launched 1 year ago with Ice-cream Sandwich & are about to receive Jelly Bean. Nobody knows if X & S3 will get Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. SP will surely get it as Sony is better in providing upgrades.

7. Battery: The most neglected aspect of a smartphone. SP outperforms both. Once you turn stamina mode on, it does even better. S3's battery is removable - a slight advantage. Check out the battery tests for all 3 on GSMarena.

8. Price: SP can be bought for about 23K outside whereas S3 will be around 27K, X+ about 29K. I am only listing X+ here as the Flipkart price for X (32 GB) is much higher than X+ (64 GB) which is stupidity. X (16 GB, no expandable storage) is not worth considering.
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I chose Xperia SP coz:

1. Design: The transparent LED makes the Xperia SP a real looker. Silver power button also adds to beauty. There are little gaps between the phone & back cover on few places, reducing a point.
9/10

2. Ergonomics & Build: The aluminium frame enhances the build & the rubburized plastic back cover improves the handling. On the front, the edges are a bit sharp for a phone reducing points.
8/10

3. Hardware: Xperia SP has the latest S4 processor & Adreno 320 GPU. The GPU is same as Xperia Z/ZL & HTC One & is the best in current mobiles. Resource hog games like Asphalt 7, Dead Trigger, Real Racing, GTA Vice City etc. work like a charm on SP. You can look up videos on youtube for it. Also, if you own a PS3 you can use its controller to play games on Xperia SP too. If you want to have too many big games on your phone at once, internal memory might be short.
9/10

4. Screen: Sp has really sharp 1280 * 720 p (HD) screen. Bright enough for indoors. However, in outdoors, the reflections from the screen are annoying. Viewing angles, though not as good as the other 2, still are good enough for a mobile which one mainly uses face on & not while keeping it tilted.
8/10.

5. Camera: Xperia SP gets the least points here due to all I wrote above. However SP takes nice pics in good lights & for low light condition like parties, better to use a digicam. Even Lumia 920's camera won???t excel in dark. The front VGA camera might be a helpful in reducing your 3G data charges due to low resolution.
7/10

6. Software: Jelly Bean is very sweet. Sony also has gone for the minimalist approach, which benefits SP's performance. For other apps the great Google Play is not far away.
10/10

7. Battery: The standby time of SP is not as good as its talktime, web browsing or video playback times, which are simply great. Also as the phone is 10 mm thick & the battery is non removable, a larger battery like 2600-2800 mAh would have been nice.
8.5/10

8. Price: 10/10

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Sony has delivered a masterpiece with Xperia SP. I am giving it 4 stars only due to 8 GB internal memory, bad main camera & VGA front camera. If any 2 out of these 3 aspects were better, I would have given 5 stars. If you are more into gaming, web browsing, watching movies on your phone then go for it.

If you want a large collection of heavy HD games, give S3 or One X+ another thought. This is because Android 4.0 onward u can???t move the apps to SD card. Here Xperia SP's limited inbuilt storage might be a problem. Though you can always keep the songs, movies & default storage of camera on your SD card.

If camera is your ultimate goal then forget it, buy a cheap phone & get a nice digicam.

If you can stretch your budget to 30K, get Xperia ZR. It is water & dust poof, has 13MP, better processor & 2 GB RAM. If budget is about 20K, go for Xperia L.

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★★★★★
★★★★★
05 May 2013
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A Pretty Decent Phone with a tad bit expensive price tag

I have been using this phone for 3 days & I have been quite satisfied with what i got.

The size of the phone is perfect (4.6 inches screen) which is pretty comfortable to hold without feeling awkward unlike those 5 inchers!

Phone is a bit on the heavy side, but i personally like the weighty feel of it.

Many people are complaining about the lcd display. I didnt find any issue with that. The screen has a vivid display enhanced by the bravia 2 engine...& the viewing angles are not as bad as some people are claiming it to be. people dont hold their phone in awkward angles while looki...
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I have been using this phone for 3 days & I have been quite satisfied with what i got.

The size of the phone is perfect (4.6 inches screen) which is pretty comfortable to hold without feeling awkward unlike those 5 inchers!

Phone is a bit on the heavy side, but i personally like the weighty feel of it.

Many people are complaining about the lcd display. I didnt find any issue with that. The screen has a vivid display enhanced by the bravia 2 engine...& the viewing angles are not as bad as some people are claiming it to be. people dont hold their phone in awkward angles while looki...
I have been using this phone for 3 days & I have been quite satisfied with what i got.

The size of the phone is perfect (4.6 inches screen) which is pretty comfortable to hold without feeling awkward unlike those 5 inchers!

Phone is a bit on the heavy side, but i personally like the weighty feel of it.

Many people are complaining about the lcd display. I didnt find any issue with that. The screen has a vivid display enhanced by the bravia 2 engine...& the viewing angles are not as bad as some people are claiming it to be. people dont hold their phone in awkward angles while looking at it. Even if you do...you'll notice that viewing angle is decent enough. And the screen has 720p HD display...again that is pretty sweet

I didnt do much sound tesst of the speaker. The speaker sounds loud when ringtones are being played....but it sounds average with the mp3's. It could have been the mp3 i was plaaying since the speaker showed it could go loud enough with the ringtones.

I didnt see the phone hang anywhere thanks to its powerful 1.7ghz dual core cpu & adreno 320 gpu. This phone beats Galaxy S3 in benchmarks, just Google it if you dont believe me!

If i was dissapointed with something...its the camera quality.
If you are buying this phone for taking lots of photos you should reconsider.
The pictures are over saturated & has lots of graininess & noise.
Also the phone is capable of taking only upto 7mp photo...even though the phone supports an 8 mp camera.
I hope sony fixes this with a firmware update if they can cause it looks like false advertising from sony as of now!

Another firmware bug that i found was...you are not able to move the brightness slider if Adaptive Brightness is turned on. Turning off AB, changing brightness and then turning AB back on did have an effect. So i dont know why it couldnt be changed with AB turned on. Again, a firmware update could fix this.

Here is a short summary of the phone:

PROS:
-comes with 4g/LTE support (i think it is one of the cheapest phone with 4g/LTE support as of now)
-beautiful 720p HD screen (319 ppi pixel density).
-Powerful Hardware (1.7 ghz dual core cpu & adreno 320 gpu)
-Decent Battery backup (2370 mAh)
-microSD card slot is available

CONS:
-poor camera Quality
-minor bugs here n there (which can be fixed with Update)

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