I have updated the Sony Xperia SP with Android 4.3 (12.1.A.1.211) from the launched versions of Android 4.1. I have usen this smartphone for a few months before I made the update. After the update, I have better WiFi signal and better UI experience. I had a problem with the screen before, but after the update, I don’t have this problem anymore. As I can see, Mobile Bravia Engine 2 is still working excellent. My suggestion is to update the phone, but not in a traditional way. These are my suggestions to follow:
1. Perform factory data reset with enabled option to erase internal storage on Android 4.1.
2. With a PC compilation software from Sony, update the phone to Android 4.3 (12.1.A.1.211).
3. After the update is finished, you can perform another factory data reset with enabled option to erase internal storage on Android 4.3 now.
4. With these steps od update, you get almost a “clean” install of Android 4.3. The phone will work much better when it's directly updated to 4.3 from 4.1.
nabeel, 02 May 2014should i go for xperia sp or moto g suggestions anyone?sony sp is the best
how is the camera quality of this 4n..is it best than x peria c..please tell me who has used both these phones...
and i like to know about x v...tell me any one my friensss..plz plz plz
Is there any update available for XPERIA sp.
i want to know about OFFICIAL update only.I dont want root it.Because my cellphone is in warranty.i have read at few forums that SONY will not update its firmware.So if there is any possibility of releasing the Kitkat software ,then it would be good.Otherwise it's just crap like others OBSOLETE cellphones.Android 4.3 is too irritating and annoying.I am not satisfied with jelly bean,Want to upgrade it to KITKAT. An early reply will be highly appreciated...
lookingtobuy, 01 May 2014Mate, I'm looking to buy an SP too, but the thing is that the model is pretty old now and it's... moredude,if u got 20k in your pocket its the best choice check out the specs man ,they are outstanding and you cant compare sony quality with micromax ,lg etc.its got own class!! it packs Qualcomm MSM8960T Snapdragon processor under the hood hone which is quite good and adreno 320 so u can play heavy games smooth like butter .according to me its the best mid range phone and dude its kit kat update is already planned and currently 4.3 is available,now what else new u want???
i m using this phone since last 6 months now, being a tech guy i wanted a phone which consist every thing in a budget phone and Xperia SP was the answer i got after research. now as i am using this one since a long time i can say this really a worth buy - i am happy with my choice. (a real user - not fake, reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
dp, 01 May 2014after updating to 4.3 most of the applications are not respondig it displaying as unfortunat... moreWell its actually not a big problem. Uninstaol then re install. In games jus go to developers option forced gpu for 2d rendering and 4x masaa and the next one on that. Me i dont have a problem with my xp. Every phonehas there weakness even hi end phones. And the people has no satisfaction. They always have something to say.
kurla, 01 May 2014Please tell me should i go for Sony Xperia SP or LG G Pro Lite. I am not heavy gamer. Camera... moreMate, I'm looking to buy an SP too, but the thing is that the model is pretty old now and it's software updates have nearly stalled. So make sure you do your research on the issue.
Please tell me should i go for Sony Xperia SP or LG G Pro Lite.
I am not heavy gamer. Camera,looks and screen is my priority
Please its urgent.
dp, 01 May 2014after updating to 4.3 most of the applications are not respondig it displaying as unfortunat... moreYou should have not upgraded. 4.3 is very annoying even with the bug-fixing (they say) update, though I haven't tried repair then hard reset yet. The only solution to your problem is to uninstall and then re-install the app again. Or wait for another update to make it work again.
after updating to 4.3 most of the applications are not respondig
it displaying as unfortunately stopped/not responding
From battery life to everything its really good...
but this phone will not be getting the 4.4 kitkat upgrade - source sony xperia
the newly launched Xperia m2 don't stand a chance before SP. SP is sheer quality. M2 feels cheap. I hav used it for a while. SP is awesome im evry sense except for little bit laggy 4.3. hope its gets kitkat.
Shantanu, 26 Apr 2014There was a big confusion abt the scratches on the Camera, later it was found that the camera ... moreI hv tried many time to clean lens with Lens cleaner but nthg happen finally I hv replaced twice from Sony Service Center in jst 6 months.
nicknick, 30 Apr 2014yesterday I bought xperia sp and found out that the softkeys don't work when phone is horizont... morethe phone not working while placed on a horizontal table was a bug in 4.1..update ur phone to 4.3..the issue has been resolved in 4.3 update..