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Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302

Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302
alaScore 90

1835 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1835 reviews of Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the connectivity.

size, performance, usability, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the sound and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

reliability, sound

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia SP SIM-free Android Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)Sony Xperia SP SIM-free Android Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

design, performance, portability, usability, camera

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia SP C5303 Smartphone - White (Factory Unlocked), 1.7GHz Dual Core CPU, 4.6" HD Screen, 8 MP Dual CameraSony Xperia SP C5303 Smartphone - White (Factory Unlocked), 1.7GHz Dual Core CPU, 4.6" HD Screen, 8 MP Dual Camera

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia SP Unlocked GSM Smartphone, No Warranty, BlackSony Xperia SP Unlocked GSM Smartphone, No Warranty, Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Xperia SP Smartphone

 

Ambitious mid-range device 4.6-inch display with HD resolution, p

high build quality; stable case; good display; high performance; decent battery life; latest Android Version 4.1

reflective display surface; average main camera; narrow viewing angles

The throughout high performance of the Xperia SP, which completely suffices games and apps. Furthermore, the very smooth handling.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Rigg (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performance

 

Sony's Xperia Z took the company into the big leagues this year: the company finally has a handset that turns heads and can compete with the established

Well-built, attractive design ; Good all-around camera performance ; Capable performer

Underwhelming display ; Only 8GB of internal storage ; Terrible WiFi range

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

May, 2013

Expert review by: GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia SP review: SPlendid

 

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with 42Mbps HSDPA and 5.8 Mbps HSUPA; 100Mbps LTE, 4.6" 16M-color 720p TFT capacitive touchscreen with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and Corning Gorilla Glass protection, Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Dual-core 1.7 GHz...

Screen has mediocre viewing angles, Not particularly slim and quite heavy, Non user-replaceable battery, Will compete with a number of quad-core smartphones

The midrange Android market has long been a Sony stronghold, and is becoming ever more enticing with offerings like the Xperia SP. We are looking at a more than reasonably powered and competitively priced smartphone with an HD screen, whose robust...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia SP hands-on: First look

 

Sony created quite the stir in the Android high end with its Xperia Z flagship - a slick device of elegant design and impressive spec sheet. Today, it's looking to capitalize on that momentum with a new higher midrange offering in the face of the...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia SP Review

 

The selection of mid-range Android smartphones is vast, which makes picking the best model a delicate task. Well, Sony wants to spare you the effort of browsing through all available options by introducing a compromise-free handset that seems to have...

Handles 3D games flawlessly ; Great call quality ; Rich in multimedia features ; Decent battery life

Not the best 8MP camera we've ever seen

There is no such thing as a perfect smartphone, and the Sony Xperia SP won't be the one to break that rule. However, looking at its pros and cons after testing it extensively, we can confidently conclude that its a mid-range smartphone worthy of...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Dobie (androidcentral.com)

Sony Xperia SP review

 

With impressive internals and a unique design, is Sony's new mid-ranger as good as it appears on paper?Once an underdog in the Android world, Sony Mobile put out a strong showing earlier in...

Overall still photo quality from the Xperia SP’s camera is good across the board, with a few quirks. In particular, we were concerned to see a fair bit of noise in most still images, even in well-lit conditions. And it some images it was evident that...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia SP review

 

Enter the Sony Xperia SP, a mid-ranger that looks great, at least on paper. But will customers agree? As usual, we take a look at the Sony Xperia SP's design, specifications, features, and software.

May, 2013

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Xperia SP Review

 

While Sony has focussed all its energies towards the flashier Xperia Z, they could have had gem on their hands with the Xperia SP. It surprised us with the sophistication of its build, and its rather capable hardware. Despite that, its pricing is still...

Very well built, Text readability is brilliant on the display, Translucent bar below the display is a neat visual element, Consistent performance as a primary phone, Battery will last a day and a half under medium usage

Very disappointing camera, particularly in low light, Tad on the heavier side

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Alvin Wong (zomgitscj.com)

Sony Xperia SP Review

 

Far too often, flagship smartphones like the Xperia Z and HTC One tend to score far more attention and interest from technology writers and enthusiasts...

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia SP review

 

A mid-range marvel with a massively impressive spec list

Attractive aluminium design ; Full-featured camera ; Media apps are a highlight ; Impressive HD screen

Average processor ; Low storage space ; Battery drains quickly ; Redundant Sony online services

The market for mid-level handsets is exploding, and manufacturers are hurrying to offer even more choice for those on a stricter budget, so the Xperia SP brings a mid-range price with a lot of technology borrowed from its bigger, Xperia Z, brother.

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Design

Standard colour:White

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, HSPA+
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,850,1800,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes