Sony Xperia SP

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.

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

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 4.6 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels, 319 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 66.63 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T
Processor: Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait
GPU: Adreno 320
RAM: 1GB LPDDR2
Internal storage: 8GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (4.3, 4.1) Screenshots

Battery

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Capacity: 2370 mAh
Type: Not user replaceable

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Features: Video calling
Front: 0.3 MP VGA
Dimensions: 5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches (130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm)
Weight: 5.47 oz (155.0 g)
Keys: Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
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

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: DLNA, MHL
Radio: FM, Stereo, RDS

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
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Hearing aid compatible: M3

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Jun 03, 2013
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0350 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 1.08 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.43 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.17 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced: Mar 18, 2013
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Alternative variants

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
FCC approval:
Date approved: Jun 07, 2013
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0390 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.67 W/kg
Body: 1.33 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.15 W/kg

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
FCC approval:
Date approved: Jun 05, 2013
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0360 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.83 W/kg
Body: 1.29 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.50 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.24 W/kg

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