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.com/xperia-sp/development/
Estonian, 23 Oct 2015Try using original cable (or another cable). You can also try another USB port.Tried it already
RogueanX, 24 Oct 2015Because Xperia SP is similar to Xperia Z performance, but Xperia Z more expensive than Xperia SP IMOI know that, but nobody BUYS them anymore. New, at least. Thing is, people who had a SP at the time were literally made redundant when it didn't get Android KitKat. I had to risk bricking my phone just to get to that position lol
Shazzy B, 28 Sep 2015I still can't quite place why Sony would just cut ties with the Xperia SP. This phone IS capab... moreBecause Xperia SP is similar to Xperia Z performance, but Xperia Z more expensive than Xperia SP IMO
Try using original cable (or another cable).
You can also try another USB port.
Phone gets hot only when 'Mobile Data' is used, or playing Graphics extensive games.
I have the phone for 2+ years now, no regrets here. I've dropped this a lot, and by a lot i mean 1-2m+ drops to concrete.
akki, 14 Oct 2015And you are still android 4.3.yes i m still on Android 4.3
I am using my xperia sp from 1.5 years.. and now i want to root it lollipop 5.1.1 but guyz i am facing a problem, my phone isn't going to a fast boot mode.. When i plug in the USB cable pressed the power button and volume up button it is goes into fast boot mode for a few seconds and then goes to charging.Please help me with a suggestion what should i do ???
I've no regrets buying this phone almost two years ago. Build quality is superb (mine's fallen a LOT), screen size and resolution exactly what I'm looking for, also one of the highest clocked Dual core CPU around with Adreno320, useful Notification LED bar, and one of the highest capacity Battery ever fitted to 4.5" at the time.
My wishes: More RAM (only 1GB), more Internal Memory (only 5.7GB available to user), sometimes when typing in websites/online games the keypad would fall out of the screen and not come back even after re-tapping on blank areas on screen.
I didn't plan to use the camera except occasionally, actually I do a lot of zoom in on downloaded images instead.