Sony Xperia SP

Announced:
Mar 18, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 30, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

4.6 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

319 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

66.63 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

Processor:

Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 320

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.3, 4.1)

Battery

Capacity:

2370 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches (130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Colors:

Black, Red, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 18(800 Lower)

UMTS:

850, 900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

This device is also known as Sony C5303, Sony C5302, Sony C5306

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia SP C5306

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 5(850), 4(AWS-1), 2(1900), 1(2100)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Sony Xperia SP C5302

HSPA+ only

Differences from the main variant:

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

Description

The Sony Xperia SP sports aluminum frame and Sony's NXT design cues, with an illuminated transparent strip at the bottom, which pulsates in different colors, depending on the notification. Still, we get this year's power/lock key, and a variety of different colors. It also sports a generous 4.6" 720p display, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1GB of RAM, and an 8 MP Exmor RS camera sensor to round up a good mid-range package. It is still amazing that now we are calling such a handset mid-range, but that's the law of the land in the Android world. The handset is likely destined for the European and Asian markets with price tag rumors hovering around the EUR 300 mark SIM-free.

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