Sony is one of the mobile phone companies that not only has amazing looking phones but also phones that are of great build quality.
Although Sony is usually known for their flagship phones, the mobile phone company also provides budget-friendly phones to the market.
Today, we are going to talk about the Sony Xperia SP. This is a budget-friendly phone offering and one that you might not have heard of.
This phone is not that popular in countries other than the US, but I think that the Xperia SP should be given the credit that it deserves.
Let’s start with the design of the mobile phone. The Sony Xperia SP comes with an all-metal frame that gives you a premium look and feel. Although it doesn’t have glass panels on the front and back cover, this phone is still protected by the chassis.
One design aspect that stands out with the Sony Xperia SP is the inclusion of the illuminated antenna located at the bottom of the phone. Think of this as the notification LED you normally find in other mobile phones, only this one looks sexier.
The Sony Xperia SP comes with a 4.6-inch LCD display with a maximum screen resolution of 720×1280 and a pixel count of 319ppi. It is a little bit on the low side when it comes to the display and I am surprised that this phone doesn’t have an IPS panel. Still, the colors are pretty okay, although, it would’ve been better if it was slapped with an IPS panel display.
Performance-wise, the Sony Xperia SP is also okay. It comes with a Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor with clock speeds of 1.7GHz, an Adreno 320 GPU, and 1GB of RAM. Since the Sony Xperia SP caters the entry-level budget space, it is understandable that this phone lacks jaw-dropping features. This phone is still pretty capable for everyday light to moderate use.
As for the battery, the Sony Xperia SP comes with a 2370 MaH non-removable battery. Now, it might not seem a lot but the battery capacity should last you more than a day of use (thanks to the low screen resolution and the performance package I’ve mentioned earlier in this article).
The camera is pretty good considering the setbacks I’ve mentioned. This phone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.4, autofocus, and an LED flash. The front camera, though, is disappointing as it only produces VGA quality images (which means that photos taken with the front camera are grainy and noisy).
Still, the Sony Xperia SP comes with full 4G LTE capability. Since 4G LTE is the newest internet standard, I am glad that the Sony Xperia SP comes with it.
Although this phone is pretty okay, I would still get a mobile phone signal booster if I were you.
The Sony Xperia SP is Sony’s take into the entry-level bracket. Although it does lack some features, the phone looks and feels premium. I guess that is a good compromise.