Sony Xperia SP

AKA: Sony C5303

Available at: Bell, Fido, Rogers, Virgin Mobile

8/10 AVG.
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We are looking at a more than reasonably powered and competitively priced smartphone with an HD screen, whose robust performance and capable hardware make it the hidden gem in Sony's growing lineup. - GSMArena team, GSMArena  
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Specs summary

Screen
4.6"

The Sony Xperia SP's screen is 4.6 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.7GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Dual core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.3 Jelly Bean) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2370mAh

The phone is powered by a 2370 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sony's performance ratings are: 30.6 days standby time, 625 minutes talk time, 378 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

This fast, powerful phone is the perfect mid-range handset

from Expert Reviews (6 months ago)

The Sony Xperia SP is a fantastic phone. It has its flaws, but they’re not quite enough to stop it from being an outstanding mid-range handset. With all the speed and power of a high-end quad-core phone, it’s also brilliant value. It wins a Best Buy award.

  10/10

Excellent mid-range Google Android phone

from PC Advisor (about 1 year ago)

The Sony Xperia SP has the spec and price of a mid-range Android smartphone, but when you actually get the device in your hands and start using it any ideas of it being mediocre go out of the window. It really is a class act, so if you're looking for a good phone to browse the web, perform tasks quickly... More

  8/10

A good phone to browse the web, perform tasks quickly and take decent photos with at a price that won't break the bank

from PC Advisor (about 1 year ago)

The Sony Xperia SP has the spec and price of a mid-range Android smartphone, but when you actually get the device in your hands and start using it any ideas of it being mediocre go out of the window. It really is a class act, so if you're looking for a good phone to browse the web, perform tasks quickly... More

  8/10

A moderately priced smartphone that offers moderate performance

from The Inquirer (about 1 year ago)

The Sony Xperia SP is a reasonable Android smartphone boasting decent performance and battery life and all the inherent perks of its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. However, the phone's ability to shine is hampered by a slightly dull display, an ordinary camera, not much internal storage... More

  7/10

The new mid-range marvel

from The Register (about 1 year ago)

The Xperia SP suffers from some of the same failings as the Xperia Z but also benefits from many of the same strengths. The difference is that the failings are fewer, and, at the price, more forgivable. The strengths, again at the price, are more gratifying. The large screen, top-notch build quality,... More

For the budget-conscious customer that wants to get the most bang for the buck

from Android Authority (about 1 year ago)

The Sony Xperia SP is available for roughly US $500 unlocked, which is a decent price for a device in this class. The SP isn’t currently ranged by any American carrier, but it should come for $100 to $150 on a two year contract. Now for the big question – is it worth it? If you are a spec... More

The SP is a very nice mid-range phone with some great features taken from the Z

from Coolsmartphone (about 1 year ago)

Since Sony took over the Ericsson side of the company they have been producing some great hardware,although their naming seems to be a little confusing to many, myself included. The SP is a very nice mid-range phone with some great features taken from the Z. I was impressed with the Bravia Engine 2... More

An understated, but good-looking LTE device that delivers outstanding performance at a fair price

from Engadget (about 1 year ago)

The Xperia SP is by no means perfect. It's got a grime- and glare-loving screen that misses the mark despite its HD resolution. Other problems: a penchant for bloatware and other small flaws like the terrible WiFi reception. The design may be a little bland for those who aren't interested in the transparent... More

Good mid-range Android smartphone, especially if you want a phone that offers a good battery backup

from NDTV (about 1 year ago)

The Sony Xperia SP is a good mid-range Android smartphone, especially if you want a phone that offers a good battery backup. Even performance wise, it does pretty well when it comes to doing day-to-day tasks and even playing medium to high end games, thanks to its Adreno 320 GPU. However, at an asking... More

  7/10

You get a good display and a device that will showcase the fun of Android nicely

from Pocket-lint (about 1 year ago)

The Sony Xperia SP is a good mid-range phone. There's power and flexibility on board and there's the performance to back it up, aside from a few minor quirks. The design of the handset is good too with the metal frame giving the SP a nice solid feel. We're not sold on the flashing bar however, it just... More

  8/10

Worst Phone I ever owned

(5 months ago)

While using the Sony Companion computer update, I was told after many hours of trying to upgrade that I needed an older version of windows to complete the upgrade. After finding a computer with Windows 7 and upgrading, I have lost most of my text messaging alerts and was told by Sony chat line that this... More

  4/10

GREAT phone, but cheap

(7 months ago)

Its got a good processor (1.7g) and ok ram (1g). these are some of the tech specs. I like this phone because it cheaper and not bad. now I mean if you are a person that does constant high performce then you need to look at the lg g2, or the nexus 5. as I said the if you want high performce then look... More

  9/10

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