I bought a broken sp from eBay to fix. Having disassembled it I replaced the screen, then later I bought a new battery for under £5.00. You can replace the battery but you do have to take the back cover off and get in there. There are videos on YouTube to guide you through a complete rebuild.i would advise a micro toolkit and have a magnifying glass. I've now had this phone for over a year and it's really good. About once a month it throws a hissy fit and wants a reboot and the camera is disappointing tinging the picture yellow although you can use the editor to get past that. The cheap battery from eBay lasts a very long time. Stamina mode gets me nearly 3 days if I don't use video and music. And heavy use still manages most of the day, ie, watching TV for 4 hrs on the Internet. I have around 80 apps and it runs fine, I have a 64gb sd card in it but it won't read my sandisk 128gb. I think the screen is brilliant, colours are vibrant but again the camera is poor, in fact my old samsung 5 mp is better than the 8 mp in the sp. Sound quality is great through decent headphones and the Sony Walkman app is very good. The sp has illumination on the bottom that lights up when playing music, a bit pointless but I like it.
First of all, I am a huge Sony fan. I read a lot of negative comments about this device but I just assumed it couldn't be that bad. Now two days after I bought it I've realized just how bad it is........the touch is just the biggest nightmare. My advice: don't even think of buying.
i can't unlock the bootloader ;bootloader unlock allowed: no;
fil, 18 Dec 2015yes, battery can be removed by the user.Whaaaaaaaaat??????!!!!
xperia sp , 20 Nov 2015If you root your device, the device may perform well in the beginning, but, not always. The f... moreSo untrue, you look like you're Sony's related person, I strongly disagree, I'm running my own build for this phone with GCC optimizations and uber toolchains with kernel tweaks and guess what, phone is wayy better than before !
Anonymous, 14 Dec 2015can this phone battery can be removeyes, battery can be removed by the user.
dont buy sony xperia sp its worst product, camera not good and oerformance also not good... jelly bean is final update for this phone.... totally money waste
If you root your device, the device may perform well in the beginning, but, not always.
The fast performance of any device when a custom ROM is installed is because THE MOBILE IS CLEARED OF ALL MESS IT WAS HAVING JUST BEFORE, now the rooted hanset has lesser apps,lesser amount of personal information you had before.
After sometime, if you install all apps that you need, you could easily see that there are not any performance improvements, rather only some insufficiency caused to once well-performed processor.
However, the added features, and new designs and the privilege to customise every single thing about your phone may seem like a icing on the cake, but pls dont root if you need SAFETY, EFFICIENCY, AND WHATEVER THE COMPANY DESIGNED THE DEVICE FOR THE USE IF IT.
At the moment I'm using it with CyanogenMod 11 derived from KitKat. It's a very stable state and can be safely used. Newer CM versions, Lollipop or Marshmallow, can be at an early stage therefore with some bugs.
Hemy, 10 Nov 2015There are any custom roms available? There is a lot of custom roms!
Hemy, 10 Nov 2015There are any custom roms available? Yes, much. Look here: http://forum.xda-developers.co...development/
Estonian, 23 Oct 2015Try using original cable (or another cable). You can also try another USB port.Tried it already