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Xperia SP is Sony’s Mid-range Android Flagship

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Posted August 27, 2013 by DigitalMag.net in Smartphone
title SOny Xperia SP

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Hardware: dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro@ 1.7GHz frequency, 1GB RAM, Adreno 320GPU, 4.6-inch Reality Display, 2370mAh battery, 8MP camera, Exmor RS sensor, BSI light sensor, VGA camera, SD card slot (up to 32GB cards)
 
Technology: HD screen resolution, Bravia2 technology, 319ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass, NFC technology, MHL, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
 

What We Liked:

Decent overall performance, cool notification see-through bar, connectivity, dedicated camera key, price
 

What We Disliked:

Bulky design, display’s viewing angles, battery life, only 8GB of onboard storage
 
What We Thought

4.6-inch diagonal offers HD resolution which incorporates Sony’s expertise in making TVs with Bravia2 technology

by DigitalMag.net
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n 2013 mid range smartphones got more power but also got more affordable. Today we are taking a look at Sony’s best mid-ranger – Xperia SP

The design of the handset is of the kind you would absolutely love, or the opposite, find it too bulky and unteresting. The retangular shape straight and even lacks the typical curved back panel that is a distinctive design feature of most Sony handsets.

This CPU is quite productive at 1.7GHz frequency, backed up by 1GB of system memory

 The aluminum frame makes it look and feel massive and sturdy in the hand. But the back is completely plastic, at leased finished with rubbery surface which makes it comfortable use.The see-through bar on the bottom is gives the handset its own spirit. It lights up in different colors to notify its owner about missed calls, new messages or updates. It is also able to boost your multimedia experience as is can flash to the beat of the music played or enhance your viewing experience as it lights up in the color of the photo displayed on the screen. It is indeed really handy as the bar is also well visible when the phone is turned over.

We would define this handset as the flagship of Sony’s mid-range Android devices. Its performance is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro. This CPU is quite productive at 1.7GHz frequency, backed up by 1GB of system memory. It optimizes battery life as the chipset is energy efficient.

SP’s Reality Display boosts a great brightness level as well as sharp details and vivid colors

 Loading full HD videos and playing 3D games on this one is a piece of cake. Multitasking and loading quite a few full-sized web pages didn’t make this buddy gasp. Video performance is one of the best you can get for the money. It is handled by Adreno 320GPU.

Now let’s talk display. The 4.6-inch diagonal offers HD resolution which incorporates Sony’s expertise in making TVs with Bravia2 technology. SP’s Reality Display boosts a great brightness level as well as sharp details and vivid colors but the black levels were still rather grayish. The good picture is also achieved by the high pixel density of 319ppi. The display panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass layer.

Sony Xperia SP works in a rather energy efficient way. The 2370mAh battery didn’t give itself easily. With considerable surfing on WiFi and watching video contents online it provided power for nearly 8 hours.

Although it’s a mid-range Andoird the hardware inside this Xperia member didn’t fall victim of its more affordable price. One of the thing we enjoyed about it was the wonderful 8MP camera on the back.  

As far as connectivity is concerned the Xperia SP quickly connects shares with one touch thanks to the NFC technology 

 It uses the mobile version of Exmor RS sensor along with the new generation BSI light sensor. It helps it be more sensitive to the light conditions which also helps the camera reduce noise in pictures, taken in low-light. The shots were clear and well-exposed. The High Dynamic Range mode also does a great job even in more challenging light conditions. On the front left corner a video call VGA camera is placed.

Internal memory, available to the users is only 5.8GB but you can add up to 32GB more with an SD card.

As far as connectivity is concerned the Xperia SP quickly connects shares with one touch thanks to the NFC technology on board. There is a micro USB v2 that supports MHL connection.

The mid-range flagship Xperia SP comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and costs around $460.

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