Got the black beauty today, its simply superb. the only disappointment was the low speaker volume, but the earphone sound is unbeatable. I can live with a slight low speaker volume, will figure out few ringtones that will be heard better ;)
Please note, it has a micro-SIM slot; those who have an older (Big) sim will need to get it cut or ask the service provide to provide a new micro-SIM.
Someone earlier mentioned in the comments that video recording does not have a backlight, which is not true.
Old Xperia P does far better job in camera processing than the "new" SP :
compare this from Xperia P:
with this (Xperia SP):
--> much more Detail and no colour noise from the "old" P model
A very boring,very heavy phone with a rubbish camera ... so rubbish my old k800i takes a better picture.
Orange in the UI have the SP for £249 on payg. I reckon it's real value is £149 at most. Pay over £200 for an SP and may as well burn your money. I wonder how the Xperia L will turn out in a review comparison ? same crap camera or a little better?
I dont know why GSMA didnt touch the "white balance" of this device in the settings. Please GSMA, after adding the battery test of SP, discuss also what will be the effect of white balance. Will it improve/worsen the screens viewing angle, contrast, etc.?
another mistake in screen and camera with repeatation spc.
sony must do better job in cellphone if it want to compate with htc and samsung.
Come on! Even lg 4x's disappointing camera is doing better job than this new cellphone.
It's interesting to see how smartphones evolve. Last year, Sony Xperia S was released in the market like a high-end smartphone. Last year!
This year we have a completely improved smartphone, Xperia SP (with HDR video, LTE, 4.6" Bravia Engine 2 display, Adreno 320, 2370 mAh...) but competing with the mid-range smartphones.
I'm wondering what would expect future. Will Xperia Z be a mid-range the next year?
It will end up in $550 in my country....as usual. Even Nexus 4 costs $470.
AnonD-34158, 01 May 2013Its market price is Rs.25000, from where you got it at 21990? Kindly reply as i'm too plannin... moreI got it from indiatimes shopping website. It was a one day offer. Do check the its homepage once a day because the offers are repeated frequently. The offer says 12% off on mrp
Wow! The phone has found that sweet spot in the market! It's a beauty with brains! Tired of the problems with my S3 and the cartoony touchwiz. The SP looks stunning and the Sony jellybean UI looks classier!
AnonD-87222, 01 May 2013The S2 used to be a high end, which means better build quality. Also, the screen on it is bett... moreIn my country SP is more cheaper than S2. what more could i expect.. XD Bigger battery in SP. No doubt the best midranger..
I wonder why all Sony phones have such a low volume for speakers. The most basic function is to hear your phone ringing, even in a pocket or a bag.
[deleted post]The S2 used to be a high end, which means better build quality. Also, the screen on it is better (Super Amoled), the camera is better and the audio quality is better, despite not using that Wolfson DAC as other Galaxy phones do. Also, it has a replaceable battery.
This Xperia is slightly faster and the screen is slightly bigger, that's about it. I'm pretty sure that this 2 year old Galaxy is going to get at least as many updates from now on as well.
kbhatia7, 30 Apr 2013i got this phone for rs 21990. after reading the review, i'm glad i made the right choice. I h... moreIts market price is Rs.25000, from where you got it at 21990?
Kindly reply as i'm too planning on buying it.
People are now leaving Galaxy series as better alternatives are now available. Sony taking lots of right steps here.