Sony Xperia SP

Specifications

Sony Xperia SPNotebook: Sony Xperia SP (Xperia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.6 inch, 3:5, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.155kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 73%, features: 65%, display: 84% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia SP

86% Review Sony Xperia SP Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Ambitious mid-range device 4.6-inch display with HD resolution, powerful hardware and a design similar to the Xperia Z top model's: At the first glance, the Sony Xperia SP appears to have all advantages on its side. Our test uncovers what the smartphone can really do.
80% Sony Xperia SP review: excellent mid-range Google Android phone
Source: PC Advisor English
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 and take decent photos with at a price that won't break the bank, then you really should consider the Xperia SP.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Sony Xperia SP video review: impressive mid-range Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The SP is actually smaller and heavier than its big brother, the Xperia Z, but it still manages to feel nice in your hands in terms of weight and dimensions. See also: Sony Xperia SP review: mid-priced Android phone is a class act. The 4.6in display is just about the perfect size in terms of the average thumb's screen reach. The display itself boasts 720 x 1280 pixels and looks very sharp.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2013
80% Sony Xperia SP review: an impressive mid-range Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
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 and take decent photos with at a price that won't break the bank, then you really should consider the Xperia SP.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Sony Xperia SP review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Sony Xperia SP is a reasonable Android boasting decent performance and battery life and all the inherent perks of its Jelly Bean operating system. However, the phone's ability to shine is hampered by a slightly dull display, poor storage and less than stellar software additions.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Review: Sony Xperia SP
Source: Reg Hardware English
Nokia’s Lumia 720 is another alternative if you can live with Windows Phone 8, but the 480 x 800 display counts against it, as does the limited amount of Ram, which rules out some of the apps and games in the WP8 app store. None support 4G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2013
Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performance
Source: Engadget English
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 element, but the build quality is solid.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2013
80% Sony Xperia SP review
Source: T3 English
Sony’s excellent design and build quality are evident here. The Sony Xperia SP looks great, though the notification system, a Perspex bar at the base of the phone that glows with different colours for different purposes, will divide users. The camera is not Sony’s best, though the hardware shutter trigger is useful. Sony’s special features like Music Unlimited and its video store are useful and can be inviting ways to spend money. This is a solid, effective handset that’s good value and has strong specifications. It may not be the Xperia Z but it’s certainly worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

88% Sony Xperia SP
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% Sony Xperia SP
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88% mobility: 86%
82% Sony Xperia SP
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
350-Euro-Smartphone mit Edel-Optik
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: appealing design; solid and fast device Negative: deficient voice quality; average camera
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2013

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Snapdragon MSM8960T: High end dual core SoC (Krait cores) including an Adreno 320 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.155 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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80.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Notebooks with the same GPU

» Yota Devices Yotaphone
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 4.3", 0.146 kg
» ZTE Grand Memo LTE
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 5.7", 0.197 kg
» HTC One Dual Sim
APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.2 kg
» HTC One Max
APQ8064T, 5.9", 0.22 kg
» BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» LG G Pad 8.3
APQ8064T, 8.3", 0.338 kg
» Motorola Droid Mini
unknown, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Droid Ultra
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 5", 0.2 kg
» Sony Xperia ZR
APQ8064T, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Moto X
Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT, 4.7", 0.13 kg
» Google Nexus 7 2013
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 7", 0.29 kg
» HTC Butterfly
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295
APQ8064T, 5.0", 0.151 kg
» Asus PadFone Infinity
APQ8064T, 5.0", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505
APQ8064T, 5", 0.13 kg
» Sony Xperia ZL
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 5", 0.151 kg
» LG Optimus G E975
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.145 kg
» HTC One
APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» Sony Xperia Z
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 5", 0.146 kg
» Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 10.1", 0.5 kg
» Google Nexus 4
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.139 kg
» Asus Padfone 2
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.135 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony Xperia T
Adreno 225, Snapdragon MSM8260A

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Sony VAIO SVT1122X9R
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4210Y, 11.6", 0.83 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Adreno 330, MSM8974AB, 10.1", 0.4 kg
» Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121A4E
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4020Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 11 SV-F11N1C5E2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), unknown, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 15 SV-F15N1L2ES
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
Adreno 330, MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.17 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-23 (Update: 2013-05-23)