Sony Xperia SP

Last Updated: 19th May 2019
Sony Xperia SP
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Sony Xperia SP summary

Sony Xperia SP smartphone was launched in March 2013. The phone comes with a 4.60-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels.

Sony Xperia SP is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM.

The Sony Xperia SP runs Android 4.1 and is powered by a 2,370mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia SP on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Sony Xperia SP based on Android 4.1 and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Sony Xperia SP is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia SP include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, FM radio, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Sony Xperia SP measures 130.60 x 67.10 x 9.98mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 155.00 grams.

As of 19th May 2019, Sony Xperia SP price in India starts at Rs. 8,999.

  • 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
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon S4
Front Camera0.3-megapixel
Resolution720x1280 pixels
OSAndroid 4.1
Rear Camera8-megapixel
Battery Capacity2370mAh

Sony Xperia SP Price in India (19th May 2019)

Sony Xperia SP (White, 1GB RAM, 8GB)Rs. 8,999
Sony Xperia SP (Black, 1GB RAM, 8GB)Rs. 21,490
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Sony Xperia SP full specifications


Release dateMarch 2013
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)130.60 x 67.10 x 9.98
Weight (g)155.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2370
Removable batteryNo


Screen size (inches)4.60
Resolution720x1280 pixels


Processor1.7GHz dual-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon S4
Internal storage8GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)32


Rear camera8-megapixel
Rear flashLED
Front camera0.3-megapixel


Operating systemAndroid 4.1


Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No


Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo
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Sony Xperia SP reviews and ratings by users

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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.
4 Out of 5
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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
By Nagarjuna Varada | 16 Jul 2014
Very beautiful and durable phone, good looking stylish performance is excellent its better to improve camera quality and front cam will be increased to min 2 mp for better viewing video calls.
5 Out of 5
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SONY XPERIA SP: M Loving it <3
By Sahil Prajapati | 31 May 2014
I nevr recommended sony phones before because of dull screen..but wen I saw this phone in sony's shop it changed everything..this phone pulled me towards itself. Its design, the way it is crafted its awsome. I specially love the red color. Its main highlight is its transparent illumination panel, which gives the phone a floating look. Xperia SP has properly utilised the illumination bar's color changing ability. SP has an 8mp Xmor RS sensor which is great for photography, It has 1.7 ghz dual core snapdragon chipset with 320 gpu is great for gaming. This phone can easily put most of the quadcore phones to shame. Screen is 720p which is great for watching videos. It even supports full HD videos and now it can play all video formats thnks to sony. I have played asphalt 8, real racing 3, amazing spiderman 2, dead trigger 2 all work perfectly. There's no lag while using the phone. Music quality, video quality because of Bravia engine 2 and xloud are great. You'll love this phone frm the moment you see it. Its value for money. Specially those who want to buy a phone in price range of 18-20k this the best phone avaliable in market.Even sony's new Xperia T2 and xperia M2 are same like xperia SP. Even the antutu benchmarks show that Xperia SP is superior to all the phones in price range of 20-26k. And dats why i give it 5 stars. And recommend this phone for others.
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Very Good
By Chitrang Dani | 19 Jun 2014
For a normal smartphone usage it is an excellent piece. Plus the Timescape UI is beautiful :-) Fully satisfied with the product.
4 Out of 5
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