Sony Xperia SP

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

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Sony Xperia SP

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

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2370 mAh(13.23h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

4.6 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

319 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

66.63 %

Features:

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

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Flash:

LED

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 oz (172 g)

Colors:

Black, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

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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:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.3, 4.1)

Battery

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Capacity:

2370 mAh

Talk time:

10.73 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time:

29.0 days (697 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G):

13.23 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

29.4 days (706 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Music playback:

44.61 hours

Video playback:

8.41 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 18

Data:

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

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

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

DLNA, MHL

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 03, 2013

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0350 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.63 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.43 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.17 W/kg

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:

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 5, 4, 2, 1

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 07, 2013

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0390 link

FCC 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:

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

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.83 W/kg

Body:

1.29 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.50 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.24 W/kg

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (319 ppi)

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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