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Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302

Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302
alaScore 89

1838 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1838 reviews of Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the connectivity.

size, performance, usability, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and usability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the sound and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

reliability, sound

70% 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 - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)Sony Xperia SP SIM-free Android Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The portability and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size.

design, performance, portability, usability, camera

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia SP C5303 Smartphone - White (Factory Unlocked), 1.7GHz Dual Core CPU, 4.6" HD Screen, 8 MP Dual CameraSony Xperia SP C5303 Smartphone - White (Factory Unlocked), 1.7GHz Dual Core CPU, 4.6" HD Screen, 8 MP Dual Camera

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony Xperia SP / Sony Xperia SP HSPA C5302 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia SP Unlocked GSM Smartphone, No Warranty, BlackSony Xperia SP Unlocked GSM Smartphone, No Warranty, Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia SP review

 

A mid-range marvel with a massively impressive spec list

Attractive aluminium design ; Full-featured camera ; Media apps are a highlight ; Impressive HD screen

Average processor ; Low storage space ; Battery drains quickly ; Redundant Sony online services

The market for mid-level handsets is exploding, and manufacturers are hurrying to offer even more choice for those on a stricter budget, so the Xperia SP brings a mid-range price with a lot of technology borrowed from its bigger, Xperia Z, brother.

May, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia SP review

 

The Sony Xperia SP is the mid-range sibling to the Xperia Z

Solid ; classy design ; Great battery life ; Good value

Average camera ; Divisive notification bar ; Not small

May, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia SP - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Xperia SP is a reasonable mid-range performer with good battery life. There's plenty of power under the skin and a display that's mostly good,

Nice design, frame feels solid in the hand, good battery performance, reasonable specifications, SD card slot

The illuminated bar is a bit too much, some software quirks, camera performance isn't great

The Sony Xperia SP is a good mid-range phone. There's power and flexibility on board and there's the performance to back it up, aside from a few minor quirks.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia SP pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Xperia Z kicked off the company's 2013 smartphone presence with a bang, but it's not the only handset due this year. Behind closed doors at Mobile

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: David Court (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: David Court (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia SP review

 

This fast, powerful phone is the perfect mid-range handset

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia SP

 

Xperia Z too pricey? Sony's Xperia SP might fit the bill instead.

Excellent range of connectivity options, Appealing and original design, Dedicated camera button can launch camera app from standby

Can feel a bit laggy to use at times, Screen's viewing angles aren’t that wide, Camera pictures tend to suffer from image noise, Distinctly average battery life

May, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia SP Review: In Depth

 

The Sony Xperia Z flagship may have been at the forefront of the company's 2013 handset lineup, but it's now time for a new device to help flesh out the company's latest portfolio. Say hello to the…

Great build quality ; Excellent user experience ; Good battery life even with 4G on

Lacklustre 8-megapixel camera ; Narrow viewing angles ; Display colours are distorted

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: unbox.ph (unbox.ph)

Sony Xperia SP Review: Meet the King of Midrange Smartphones

 

Sony Xperia SP: King of Midrange Smartphones We'll jump the gun a bit and go straight to our verdict. The Sony Xperia SP, based on our experience with it in the last week, is arguably the best smartphone as of this writing that you can buy in the...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2370
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:39 / 44 / 44.37 / 44.5 / 44.62
Continuous video playback time:7.36 / 7.5 / 8.25 / 8.4 / 8.42 / 8.5
Standby time (2G):635 / 697
Standby time (3G):706 / 734
Standby time (4G):510 / 709
Talk time (2G):10.25 / 10.44 / 10.5 / 10.7 / 10.73 / 10.75
Talk time (3G):1.25 / 13 / 13.14 / 13.23 / 13.25 / 18.53 / 19
Wireless Charging: No

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red, White / Red / White
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Scratch Resistant

Display

Display diagonal:11.7 / 116.8
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: No
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Navi wheel: No
Navigation key: No

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:Swype, T9 / T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, QTFF, WAV / 3GPP, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:No / Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, IMG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPEG XR / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, XVID / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG21, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, MKV, MP4, MPEG2, TS, WEBM / 3GP, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID / AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 / AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, HSPA+ / UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:700,850,1800,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSF, HSP, LAP, MAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, MAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HID, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBA
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-MD5, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, MD5, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SSID, TKIP, WAPI, WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-MD5, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, LEAP, MD5, SSID, WAPI, WEP, WPA-PSK / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-TLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11n

Other features

Flash memory:8
Java technology:Y / Yes
Multi-touch Gestures: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
T9 text input: Yes
Voice Recording:No / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Screen protector: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: No
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.3 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
Personal info management (PIM):640 x 480,1024 x 768,2560 x 1920 / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: No

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor Model:MSM 8960 / MSM 8960T Pro / S4 / S4 Pro

Software

Mac operating systems supported: No
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.3 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: No

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:8000
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Internal Memory:1
Resolution:1280 x 720

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.68 / 9.98
Height :13.1 / 130.6
Weight:155
Width:6.71 / 67.1