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Sony Xperia SP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the camera and value for money. The design and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the features.

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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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia SP

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 122 user reviews of Sony Xperia SP from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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86% 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 - WhiteSony Xperia SP SIM-free Android Smartphone - Black Sony Xperia SP UK Sim Free Phone - White

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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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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 review

 

That said, when you've got the Xperia SP in your hand it actually feels nice in terms of weight and size. The 4.6in display is about bang-on the line of best fit for the average thumb's screen reach. The device also feels very solid in your hand, which...

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...

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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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Sony Xperia SP review

 

The Sony Xperia SP has a good 720p screen, an attractive chassis with a daft but useful flashing bar and it squeezes a lot of juice out of its dual-core processor too. The camera doesn't impress, but if you're after a good all-round mobile with a...

720p screen ; Impressive power from a dual-core processor ; Good battery life ; Attractive design ; Relatively affordable price

Quite hefty ; Unimpressive camera ; Additional Sony app stores are pointless ; You'll have to buy an extra cable if you want to use a PS3 controller

The Xperia SP's specs won't trouble the flagship phones, but it has loads to offer for a more modest price tag. Its 720p screen is sharp, its dual-core processor is enjoyably swift and the crisp white design and flashing notification light will...