Sony Xperia SP
2G Network (C5302, C5303, C5306), 3G Network (C5302, C5303, C5306),4G Network (C5303, C5306)
|First released||18 March 2013|
|Availability by country|||
|Predecessor||Sony Xperia P
Sony Xperia sola
|Successor||Sony Xperia T3|
|Related||Sony Xperia S|
130.6 mm (5.14 in) H
|Weight||155 g (5.47 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) announced by Sony Mobile|
|CPU||1.7 GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8960T)|
|Memory||1 GB RAM|
|Storage||8 GB (5.8 user available)|
|Removable storage||microSD support up to 32 GB|
|Data inputs||Touch, Accelerometer|
|Display||4.6 in (120 mm) TFT LCD display
1280x720 px (319 ppi)
|Rear camera||8 MP with LED flash 1080p video recording @ 30 frames/s 16x digital zoom, Exmor RS sensor, HDR|
|Front camera||0.3 megapixels (VGA)|
|Connectivity||NFC, MHL, Wi-Fi Direct|
The Sony Xperia SP (codenamed "HuaShan") is a mid-range smartphone from Sony Mobile. It was announced on 18 March 2013. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor. It has 1 GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor and a 4.6-inch reality display with a 720p resolution with Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine 2.
Sony used co-moulding technology to create a unique solid design. Featuring a design similar to its predecessor, the Xperia SP has an aluminium frame with a plastic polycarbonate removable back and a transparent strip that run across the bottom of the device. The transparent strip acts as the antenna of the phone, notification led bar and also illuminates when music is being played.
The Xperia SP features a 4.6 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, displaying 319 pixels per inch and features Sony's Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 for better image and video viewing and protected by Corning Gorilla glass. The phone comes with an 8 megapixels camera capable of 16 times digital zoom, HD 1080p video recording, HDR for images and it features Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor. It also features a 0.3 megapixels VGA front facing camera.
On the inside, the Xperia SP comes with a 1.7 GHz dual-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1GB of RAM (768MB usable on Android 4.1, 839MB usable on Android 4.3), 8GB of internal storage (5.8GB usable), microSD support up to 32GB and a 2,370mAh battery.
The Xperia SP comes preloaded with Sony's version of Android JellyBean 4.1 with some notable applications additions such as Sony's media applications (Walkman, Albums, Movies) and Sony Select. Featuring NFC, the device is able to mirror what is on the smartphone screen to compatible TVs or play music wireless on a NFC speaker. Several Google applications (like Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google search, Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude, Google Talk application) also comes preloaded with the device. For connectivity, the phone supports LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA MHL support and it is also PlayStation Certified.
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- Official website
- Press release"
- Specifications and list of reviews
- Sony Xperia SP (Russian)
- Sony Xperia SP specifications and tutorials