Sony Xperia SP - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to XperiaSp™ @ 2014-04-15 09:40 from i5x7 - click to readTHANS ALOT.... for such huge opinion...:)....but 4.1.2 has wifi range issue and camera quality issue like slow auto focus ...... Dude As I asked before that need some rest what you say will XPERIA SP BE MY GOOD COMPANION for 3-4 years....???? WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT ITS BATTERY LIFE CYCLE... AS IT HAS NON-REMOVEABLE BATTERY and to change its battery is not a CHILD'S PLAY...:)

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  • 2014-04-15 14:09
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-14 16:58 from 6QJ9 - click to read3G is the third generation of mobile phone networks. It supports calls, texts, web browsing, email, apps, video streaming and file downloads when you don't have access to Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi hotspots. connection speed is faster than old 2G network. 4G is advanced mobile network it provides even faster internet connection speed.

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  • 2014-04-15 09:42
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> In reply to ANDROID @ 2014-04-14 17:33 from 6QJ9 - click to readwell for me SP is better than xperia L if you do not update to 4.3 and if you stay in stock android 4.1 although i should say the 4.3 update has it's advantages too and additional features like daydream mode and more games in playstore only available for 4.3 and up.

it seems ceasare has answered some advantages but just to clear it Xperia L has 1GB of ram and not 512mb, [ although the usable is only 840mb like in Xperia Sp ] also Xperia L has S4 chip, it is named S4 plus while SP has S4 pro chip.

in my opinion Xperia SP is better as it has better processing power and better GPU, bigger and better screen more ppi and has bravia engine which makes watching video experience better. it also has LTE for faster internet connectivity and as you said usb OTG. --regarding the lag free performance i would say Xperia L has it. i did not experience any lag on it even after the 4.2 update the phone is responsive and when you press on something it open up instantly without and lag, unlike on my xperia SP when i open camera i need to wait 3-4 seconds before it will open. BUT as i said before if you stay with 4.1 update on Xperia Sp you will have no problem with it, no lags at all.

so to sum it up: 1.) choose Xperia SP and do not update it to 4.3, if you will update it to 4.3 that is also fine as new features will be added but then you must take the risk of having a laggy phone. [ some people recommend to do factory reset this does work because the installed apps will be uninstalled and your phone will be snappy but once you install apps again then the phone will lag again ]. 2.) Xperia L is all in all a good phone eventhough it has lower specs i would say it is lag free and is very very fast compare to 4.3 updated SP. so if you choose Xperia L then you will have a good phone but you will loose bravia engine, LTE, USB OTG and screen quality.

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  • 2014-04-15 09:40
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> In reply to ANDROID @ 2014-04-14 16:57 from 6QJ9 - click to readwhat about nexus5 or lumia...

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  • 2014-04-15 08:46
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> In reply to Deliric88 @ 2014-04-14 21:41 from LaEB - click to readlol.... i don't like the crappy designs of samsung.... and also crappy touchwiz..... .... amoled has burn in issue....

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  • 2014-04-15 07:05
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> In reply to ANDROID @ 2014-04-14 17:33 from 6QJ9 - click to readhi, you should go for the xperia SP. Both Sp and L were released together, they like brothers. I have a friend that owns an Xperia L and I own an Xperia SP. we noticed that Xperia SP is better in terms of everything :
SP has bigger screen, better and crisp display
SP has better ram, 512 for Xperia L
SP has a better S4 chip than the Xperia L
SP can give you better battery life.
SP has adreno 320, same as xperia Z, Zr.
SP has mBravia Engine 2
SP has LTE or you can get the 3g version for cheaper

so, you should go. I too use my xperia SP, and to be honest, when i play asphalt, it lags ONLY in the start. but when you play it for a while, it doesn't lag anymore.

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  • 2014-04-15 00:43
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-15 00:17 from 3sE3 - click to readbased on the opinions, i believe it would be 4.1.2

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  • 2014-04-15 00:36
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> In reply to ANDROID @ 2014-04-14 15:06 from kD7a - click to readnot yet, that's why i am staying on this page for opinions, within this week i am buying an xperia, but still a bit caught in the middle of sp and zl

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  • 2014-04-15 00:31
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> In reply to Chandan @ 2014-04-11 11:49 from XNtq - click to readHi, pls I av a question. If I buy Sp now, what version of jb will come with it out of the box?.

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  • 2014-04-15 00:17
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> In reply to ANDROID @ 2014-04-14 07:33 from 6QKG - click to readI have my XSP for about 6 months now and i dont have any bent frame or any other problems.
For all who say that XSP heats up that much, no1 said nothing before they posted the youtube link with the construction of XSP. Yes it heats up but is mildly. The last update improved much more the lagging issue but it still present. For all who are scared to buy, go buy the Samsung and experience the true TouchWiz lag. XSP still is a good mid range phone even though some ppl not even tested the phone and write.

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  • 2014-04-14 21:41
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> In reply to Loy @ 2014-04-14 13:32 from U@81 - click to readDon't use stamina mode and adjust the brightness like this , uncheck the (Adapt to Lightning conditions) Option and move the cursor to the left end corner i.e Minimum..If suppose you want more brightness just increase it little....

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  • 2014-04-14 20:39
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@ xperiasp™ .... i have come to know from your previous comments that you have also xperia l..... so also do some comparison between sp and l.... i am moderate gamer.... but watch ton and tons 1080p movies on phone.....will xperia l be good enough for me.... mean should i save 50 dollars and buy xperia l or go for xperia sp thanks in anticipation...:)... as i mensioned before that i can't afford xperia zr..... and now price,design and specs wise i like both phones.... so give me your advice....before the negative reviews on xperia sp my first chice was xperia sp .... but now i am confused either i go for sp or not......:0

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  • 2014-04-14 17:33
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what is difrence between 3g and 4g lte...???

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  • 2014-04-14 16:58
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> In reply to XperiaSp™ @ 2014-04-14 16:37 from i5x7 - click to readthanks....in my country xperia zr is too expensive and far away from my budget ..... i have not concern with led strip..... my requirements are .... good cpu+gpu combination ....usb otg.... good display..... lag free performance..... good camera.... less heats up .... my htc sensation heat up like fire...... my maximum budget upto 250 dollars.... i like the design of xperia l also..... but i have to sacrifice usb otg.....:) ... so dude what you say should i go for l or sp.... i need reliability.... as i mensioned before i need some rest...:)

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  • 2014-04-14 16:57
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> In reply to ANDROID @ 2014-04-14 15:06 from kD7a - click to readregarding the frame bent issue i've actually did take a look on it and i could say that it will required extreme heat and some force in order for the frame to be bent, the phone does heat up yes but not that much for it to be be bent like that, i would say a force was applied on the phone that is why it was bent.

you've got yourself some good phone back then so i think you may want to try the sony xperia ZR, in my country the price difference is not that much. ZR has the all the good specs that you can find in Xperia SP, and it is quadcore cause what i noticed is that you've used dual core and single core phones you may want to try quad core ZR it is amazingly fast and lag free.
anyways they are both made from plastic so the aluminun frame of SP shouldn't be that much of a advantage. but if you like the notification light strip of SP then you can choose SP. ---

to sum it up, Xperia Sp is a good phone best when you do not update to 4.3 due to lag. but there are better options if you would shell out few more bucks like the Xperia ZR.

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  • 2014-04-14 16:37
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> In reply to Aerodisaster @ 2014-04-14 11:28 from t7{} - click to readare not an owner of XPERIA SP....????

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  • 2014-04-14 15:06
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> In reply to XperiaSp™ @ 2014-04-14 11:22 from i5x7 - click to readThanks.... for your opinion .... Dude What you say about its FRAME BENT ISSUE.. last year I have changed 3 phones HTC SENSATION XE ....GALAXY S2..... HTC ONE V.....all these mobiles have not satisfy me..NOW I want to take some rest after buy this phone.... I mean I want to retain It for 3-4 years.... What would you suggest me..... should I go for it....

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  • 2014-04-14 15:06
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On screen time is just 5hr o so! Damn! :(
Tz wy too less actually!

Any1 with a better on screen time aft the .201 update?

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  • 2014-04-14 13:32
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i was happy with the software update because my phone really looks good. However there are some lags and hang after the update, i just this will be fixed. and i dont know if i just dont know or xperia sp doesn't save contacts in sim card>? or how can i save it there.

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  • 2014-04-14 12:50
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> In reply to ANDROID @ 2014-04-14 07:33 from 6QKG - click to readMe 2 same whem i first see the review in you i just amazed i like that after seeing users opinion i just shocked..

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  • 2014-04-14 12:10
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