Sony Xperia SP gets firmware update, but no Android 4.2 yet

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Sony Xperia SP gets firmware update, but no Android 4.2 yet
Sony Xperia SP HSPA+ and LTE versions are now receiving a firmware update.

Xperiaguide claims that both the versions are getting the new Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update which majorly comprises of bug fixes. The site also claims that the Android 4.1.2 12.0.A.2.245 firmware update for Xperia SP is confirmed for the Philippines, Vietnam and Indian markets. The site also affirms that this is a global update rolling out in every region as it has been reported on both versions of the Sony Xperia SP.

Some of the additions that the update brings include a Quick Settings option which came to Sony Xperia Z in Android 4.2.2, some new apps and semi-transparent notification bar/ menu bar. The changelog also includes an update camera, with improvements in low-light performance.

On the specifications, the Sony Xperia SP packs in a 4.6-inch 720p HD display. It is powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor along with Adreno 320 GPU. Sony Xperia SP has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB through microSD card. Sony Xperia SP sports an 8-megapixel auto focus shooter with LED Flash and a VGA one on the front. Sony Xperia SP runs on Android 4.1. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, DNLA, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS with Glonass. The smartphone comes with a 2370 mAh battery. The smartphone is available in two colour options - Black and White.

Earlier, a report had indicated that Sony would be rolling out firmware updates for the Xperia S and Xperia SL soon.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Rich in features
  • Good build quality
  • Decent performance
  • Great battery backup
  • Bad
  • Screen appears washed out, offers below-average viewing angles
  • Low light photos appear grainy
  • Bulky
Display4.60-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon S4
Front Camera0.3-megapixel
Rear Camera8-megapixel
RAM1GB
Storage8GB
Battery Capacity2370mAh
OSAndroid 4.1
Resolution720x1280 pixels
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