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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.
Reviews (7.7/10 Avg. rating)
This fast, powerful phone is the perfect mid-range handset
Excellent mid-range Google Android phone
A good phone to browse the web, perform tasks quickly and take decent photos with at a price that won't break the bank
A moderately priced smartphone that offers moderate performance
For the budget-conscious customer that wants to get the most bang for the buck
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 fiend, there isn’t anything on the Xperia SP to get you excited. You’ll be better off with an Xperia Z (if you prefer Sony), Galaxy S4, or HTC One.
However, if you are a budget-conscious customer that wants to get the most bang for the buck, the Sony Xperia SP is an... Full review
The new mid-range marvel
The SP is a very nice mid-range phone with some great features taken from the Z
An understated, but good-looking LTE device that delivers outstanding performance at a fair price
Good mid-range Android smartphone, especially if you want a phone that offers a good battery backup
You get a good display and a device that will showcase the fun of Android nicely
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 seems a little too much at times, especially when you're lying awake at night, watching it illuminate your bedroom.
The camera performance isn't great. Although there's a lot on offer, it just doesn't seem to all come together and give you the good shots you'd sometimes expect,... Full review
Worst Phone I ever owned
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 has been happening and they currently do not have a way to fix the phone. When I requested a different phone from my service provider, they said that this is a Sony problem and would not exchange phonesLess
GREAT phone, but cheap
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 at something different, but that being said the sony sp will still run some of the most challenging tasks. so it will run real racing 3, with a little lag BUT not that much. their is not much bad to say I mean the screen resolution is not bad( 720p),could be better. before I forget, I know some people are crazy about the cameras on phones, me I don't really care. but I know people like it so I will tell you that the sony sp has a 8mp camera. I would like to say that to make sure that the info I have put is correct go to (sonymobile.com), but think all is good. good pickensLess
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- Sony Xperia SP Manual (PDF)
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