Are you looking to buy a new smartphone? If you answered ‘Yes’, then let me tell you that it’s one of the toughest tasks to do. Why? Well, the rapid on-going production of new smartphones is the reason behind it. There are many incredible smartphones available in the market. The company Sony has got good Xperia branded smartphones. Sony Xperia SP is one of them. This particular smartphone was unveiled by Sony in the month of March. It has been available in the market for more than a month now. So if you are looking to buy a new smartphone, then I would suggest you to take a look at its hardware and software features and pros & cons give below.
Pros: Nicely designed, Dedicated camera key, Notification light
Cons: Average screen resolution
Sony Xperia SP comes in three colors: Red, Black and White.
Since this one is Xperia branded, just like other smartphones of Sony, so the outer look is quite same that you see in any other Xperia smartphone launched in current times. Dimensions of Sony Xperia SP are 130.6 x 67.1 x 10 mm, and its weight is 155 g.
The smartphones launching nowadays are mostly of big screens. In fact, big screen is what most of the smartphone seekers want. Sony knows it pretty well, and has blessed the Sony Xperia SP with 4.6-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen. This screen offers 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 319ppi pixel density. It supports multitouch of up to 10 fingers. Corning Gorilla Glass along with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 is what you get in Sony Xperia SP.
Processor and Operating System
Sony is known to make smartphones that offer amazing processing speed. Same is the case in Sony Xperia SP. In this smartphone, the Chipset is Qualcomm MSM8960T Snapdragon and the Processor is Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait. Those out of you who are looking for smartphone with good processing speed, Sony Xperia SP is indeed a good choice.
Sony Xperia SP is an Android based smartphone that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Many custom ROMs are out for this smartphone, so far.
Sony Xperia SP comes with 8GB internal storage capacity. 5.8GB is user available. You can expand the memory by using external microSD card, which can be of maximum 32GB. RAM is 1GB.
Primary Camera in Sony Xperia SP is 8MP with 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, sweep panorama etc., are some features that you get in the primary camera. Full HD videos of 1080p can be recorded with this camera. The Secondary Camera is VGA.
Non-removable Li-Ion 2370mAh battery in Sony Xperia SP offers talk time of Up to 10 h 25 min (2G) / Up to 19 h (3G).
Price and Availability
Sony Xperia SP has been available in the market for quite some time now. Many e-retailers are offering this smartphone. The current price of Sony Xperia SP in US is around $419. It is available for INR 24990/- in India and it costs around £250 in UK.
Sony Xperia SP is undoubtedly one of the best smartphone available today. The price is not so high, but the features are just incredible. It’s ‘value for money’ smartphone. So, what do you think about the Sony Xperia SP? Would you invest your money on this one or go for any other phone? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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