Sony Xperia SP
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An understated, but good-looking LTE device that delivers outstanding performance at a fair price.
- Well-built, attractive design
- Good all-around camera performance
- Capable performer
- Underwhelming display
- Only 8GB of internal storage
- Terrible WiFi range
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Sony Xperia SP
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- 80AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE9 ReviewsEngadget80Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performanceAn understated, but good-looking LTE device that delivers outstanding performance at a fair price.EngadgetNot RatedSony Xperia SP announced, we go hands-on (video)When you're playing music content, not only will the lighting (roughly) match the album artwork, but it'll pulse in time to the music, like an off-screen equalizer graphic.CNET UK80Sony Xperia SP reviewIf you're looking for a well-performing all rounder though, and don't want to spend upwards of 600 smackers, the SP is an excellent option to consider.Pocket-Lint70Sony Xperia SP reviewThe 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.CNET Asia70Sony Xperia SPThe Xperia SP could have been a great smartphone with its solid build and great design. However, the poor display and camera performance lets the phone down.Pocket-LintNot RatedSony Xperia SP pictures and hands-onIn the hand the body feels high quality, while the same high-quality aluminium standby button can be found to the side ... Looks like a quality mid-range offering that will further strengthen the Xperia uprising.Digital Versus80Sony Xperia SPBetween the gorgeous screen, the nice responsiveness, the manufacturing quality and the multimedia capabilities, the Sony Xperia SP has a lot more to offer than the average mid-range smartphone, enough to suit most users' needs.phoneArena80Sony Xperia SP ReviewIt 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 cost as much as a flagship handset.GSM Arena80Sony Xperia SP review: SPlendidLong story short, we believe the Sony Xperia SP to be one of the most compelling packages in the new midrange. It looks good and behaves admirably.Android CentralNot RatedSony Xperia SP hands-onPowered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip performance seems fast and I didn't experience any lag with my short time with the device. The SP's aluminum frame feels great in the hand. It's not the thinnest of phones but it's still sufficiently comfortable.T3Not RatedSony Xperia SP review: Hands-onIn terms of design, the SP isn't quite as slick as the Xperia Z, but then it won't cost you as much and the inclusion of the some of the flagship phone's features - such as the Battery Stamina Mode and the Bravia Engine 2-powered screen - is good news.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: Sony Xperia SP reviewThe body is smooth and feels quality in the hand, and while the screen is slightly dwarfed by the larger chassis, there's no doubt this is a phone that could fly off the shelves if enough people get fed up with the notion of spending loads of money each month on a handset.GSM ArenaNot RatedSony Xperia SP hands-on: First lookAs is consistently the case with Xperia smartphones, the display viewing angles are not among the best we've seen. Otherwise, helped by the Mobile Bravia Engine 2, the picture quality isn't bad at all.Expert Reviews100Sony Xperia SP reviewThe 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.TrustedReviews80Sony Xperia SP reviewThe Xperia SP is a very likeable mid-range phone. It's reasonably powerful for the price, has a stellar line up of features and looks pretty fly too.Expert ReviewsNot RatedSony Xperia SP review - Hands-onThe Xperia SP is a great-looking phone with a seriously powerful chipset. There's no word on pricing yet, but it could be an excellent upper-mid-range contender.TrustedReviewsNot RatedSony Xperia SPThe only negative comment is that the display itself didn’t seem to be of particularly remarkable quality – contrast and viewing angles were just decent, rather than excellent. This may have been affected by the dodgy lighting of Sony’s demo area, though.
- 84AVERAGE USER SCORE9 ReviewsRose100October 25, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!i think people should get this phone.Engadget Reader90November 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 14, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Xperia Sp is the best phone in this price range. No-one can ever find this hardware in any other smartphone.Engadget Reader80March 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70December 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadgetdimz0180August 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80July 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80July 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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