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Sony Xperia SP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and camera. The responsiveness and screen also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the features.

value for money, screen, responsiveness, camera, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia SP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Unboxing and Hands-On with the Sony Xperia SP [video]


Earlier today, I managed to get my hands on the brand-new Sony Xperia SP, the handset maker’s latest mid-range smartphone for 2013 positioned below the...

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Just OK


I just purchased this phone and got it in the mail to see that it's "aluminum body" as specified in the advertisement is actually a large plastic piece that clicks into the back of the phone. I turned on the phone and the menu's took forever to load...



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Xperia SP C5306


Nice size phone and features for the money...but. Out of the box, the phone has a great feel and size. I spent a week researching a GSM phone with LTE that I am able to use oversees. After looking at the usual phones, (Samsung, HTC, Apple, etc.) I...

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Sony Xperia SP review


The Sony Xperia SP is the mid-range sibling to the high-end Xperia Z but what does it offer? T3 went hands-on for a closer look...

Solid, classy design ; Great battery life ; Good value

Average camera ; Divisive notification bar ; Not small

In 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 flaghship phone's features - such as the Battery Stamina Mode and the Bravia Engine 2-powered screen - is good...

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Sony Xperia SP video review: impressive mid-range Android smartphone


The latest addition to the Sony smartphone family is the impressive mid-range Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia SP.

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Sony Xperia SP review


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

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