Best midrange phone ever?
By Aravinda Krishna | 9 May 2014
Sony Xperia SP was launched in April, 2013 and I just bought it a few weeks ago, meaning that the model was almost a year old since its launch. However after going through benchmarks like Quadrant and Antutu, I was surprised to find that it performed equal or even better than the flagship models of 2013.
The phone was recently updated from 4.1.2 to 4.3 JellyBean adding new features and new UI. However, I faced a lot of bugs after updating, but nothing serious that would prevent the daily usage of the phone. A KitKat update is likely given the phone's popularity, so that's good news for new buyers.
The phone comes with a Dual Core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1 GB RAM. Don't be put off by the dual core processor as it performs better than many other quad core Snapdragon processors offering a smooth as silk experience. The 1 GB RAM is sufficient for day-to-day multitasking, however, a bit more RAM would have made a tremendous difference to the overall experience of the phone.
The highlight of this phone, especially for gamers, would be the Adreno 320 GPU of the phone. This will easily play the latest high-end games and Full HD videos without lag or stuttering.
The battery is a 2370mAh battery, lasting an entire day easily even with heavy usage. Further, day-to -day usage with Stamina mode ON would give you a whopping two full days of usage.
Verdict: The best midrange phone out there for under 20k that punches above its weight.