I bought it at 2013 and I upgraded it to Cyanogenmod Android 5.1.1 (v.7.0 is also available). It works fine, itÂ’s quite responsive and I feel happy because after so many years, I have a fully working, backup phone. Too bad that Sony did not supported it correctly, yet Cyanogenmod created many updates. How many new phones out there have the Nugat option?
1 Gb RAM is an absolute killer. I bought it 3 years ago, for about £230. For that time it was a good amount. It was quite slow from the beginning. Looking for a new budget phone now. I hope I don't fall into the same mistake. Thinking between Honor 6A 3Gb ram, Huawei P8 lite 2017, and Motorola G5S. If anyone has an opinion about which of these three would be better, I would really appreciate to hear about it.
Kianvash, 29 Jul 2017this phone was a beast in its time, but very bad software support and 1 gb of ram ruined it...... moreI have already kept this smartphone for 4 years already, it is definitely still working. But, with that SNAPDRAGON S4 PRO equipped with 1GB RAM, it definitely struggles since apps are always updating for the better which means more memory is used for smooth experience, this will make the XPERIA SP lag a lot. Back in the days the SNAPDRAGON S4 PRO was a powerful processor, now, it struggles to keep up on simple tasks like going to the settings, scrolling through apps slowly. Well in comparison with my Z and X series smartphones, the performance difference is big
kumanovec, 14 Jul 2017Does xperia sp support USB OTG?Yes.....it is support usb otg.
Worst phone ever!
I have never had such a terrible device in my life. It has been slow from the very beginning. Sometimes trying to bring up the keyboard takes a good 20 seconds.
It's just a terrible device. Being replaced by a Samsung Galaxy S8 this week (waiting on it to arrive).
this phone was a beast in its time, but very bad software support and 1 gb of ram ruined it....at that time, adreno 320 and a 720p display really kicked every game out...
MAG C, 22 Jul 2017Only found cm12.1 based srtyflex rom. No android 7 based rom yet?i have seen Nougat on SP
MAG C, 22 Jul 2017Only found cm12.1 based srtyflex rom. No android 7 based rom yet?i think there isn't yet. but there is android 6.0.1 versions though. stryflex ui marshmallow 1.0-2.x.
HailSkipper, 18 Jul 2017I have seen that Quashan does an excellent job on the Lineage Os.
What is the main differen... moreHey, read this
HailSkipper, 18 Jul 2017 Proud Owners of Sony Xperia Sp I made it for those who have custom Os and those who are abou... moreI would choose STRYFLEX UI mainly because this copies the newer versions of Sony's UI and would feel like I am still using Sony. There are a lot of tweaks u can do with it like the status bar etc. They also got a Software Update section too for the newer versions, just like Sony's very own one, but they used theirs because of their ROM. But, there are also cons of it. Some apps from Sony are replaced by CyanogenMod's one so it would feel a bit weird. And for the XPERIA SP users like me previously used this phone changed to XPERIA XZ a few months ago, u should know there is the big but beautiful illumination bar below the phone to illuminate light from their album, music, notifications, and charging. But if u download any custom ROM, the bar will not light up at all, not only this ROM does it
i can say...
AOSP Extended is the best custrom for XSP right now.....
Combine with script UPM V13 and aplication HEBF, i fell using XSP with stockrom, but it is nougat......
Proud Owners of Sony Xperia Sp
I made it for those who have custom Os and those who are about to. (I'm inexperienced)
What would you chooce and why, give me pros and cons.
A) Lineage Os
B) Resurection Os
C) Stryflex Os
D)Xiaomi lool alike software for the SP ( prob called Marshmallow Idk)
E) Cyanogen OS
and last Mokkee Os ???
P.s Ever heard of Tesla Os / XOSP / Validus Rom ?
Give me honest or experienced answers.!!!
Thank you everyone for your time.
MAG C, 10 Jul 2017Yes, lineage works in xperia sp flawlessly.
1. Download towelroot apk and root ur device. Tap... moreI have seen that Quashan does an excellent job on the Lineage Os.
What is the main difference on the basic and the nightly edition that he created?
@kumanovec yes Sony Xperia Sp Supports OTG.
I have tested myself on my device.
Have a nice day!
Vims, 15 Jun 2017want to install Lineage OS 14.1 for Xperia SP.
Want step by step guide, also with root fi... moreYes, lineage works in xperia sp flawlessly.
1. Download towelroot apk and root ur device. Tap alpha mark
2. Unlock bootloader. Watch this
3. Install custom rom. Watch this
Above video tutorials include every detail. The video is about installing cm13 but u can install lineage os as like installing cm13. The only difference is u should download lineage rom instead of downloading cm rom.
Download lineage rom from here. Download the latest nightly .zip