XperiaSp™, 15 Apr 2014well if you really want a sturdy and durable phone that will last long i will really suggest y... morethanks for your help....:) the things that really bother me are... heat up..... sluggishness..... battery backup..... errors(like force stop)....camera quality.....games lagging.....non-removeable battery (as one person said that what should we do if battery starts heat up abnormally and we can not put it out).... and lastly "reliability".....:)
XperiaSp™, 15 Apr 2014well for me SP is better than xperia L if you do not update to 4.3 and if you stay in stock a... moreHi, I read complaints that Sp has bending frame because of heating issues. Will a pouch prevent that? I meant, putting the phone in a pouch, will it avoid it, or its best not to use a pouch?
ANDROID, 15 Apr 2014then please tell me what should i do .... bcz i want to retain something for 3-4 years due....????well if you really want a sturdy and durable phone that will last long i will really suggest you to shell out a few more buck and go for ZR. but since the price difference in your country is too much then i would suggest you to take the Xperia SP and do not update it to 4.3 even if it has wifi range issue it wouldn't matter if you have your own wifi router,you just need to make sure you do not go too far away from the router so you won't lose connection also you wouldn't want to sacrifice the snapiness and responsiveness of your phone for some added features but if you really wanted to update it to 4.3 (.201 version) then you may do so but you will take the risk of having a laggy phone, other solution may be is to root your phone to avoid this. -- if you want to avoid all the troubles and worries then just go for xperia L that is one of the best midranger i could recommend from sony.
this would be awsome unit which can be experinced 4G at lower cost than other phones .... I love it...
XperiaSp™, 15 Apr 2014well you are right during 4.1 version wifi issue like wifi range it is not strong enough on pi... morethen please tell me what should i do .... bcz i want to retain something for 3-4 years due....????
ANDROID, 15 Apr 2014THANS ALOT.... for such huge opinion...:)....but 4.1.2 has wifi range issue and camera quality... morewell you are right during 4.1 version wifi issue like wifi range it is not strong enough on picking up signal, which is why i told you the 4.3 update has it's perks too. honestly i don't think you will be keepig this phone for 3-4 years specially if you will experience the slowness and lag. regarding with the battery even if it is non-removable in case that you think you battery may have damaged and needs replacement you can just easily walk in service centers and they'll be able to replace it for you.
AnonD-251890, 14 Apr 2014Don't use stamina mode and adjust the brightness like this , uncheck the (Adapt to Lightning c... moreBro y did u say don use stamina mode?
N u think auto brightness is the reason for shorter on screen time?
XperiaSp™, 15 Apr 2014well for me SP is better than xperia L if you do not update to 4.3 and if you stay in stock a... moreTHANS ALOT.... for such huge opinion...:)....but 4.1.2 has wifi range issue and camera quality issue like slow auto focus ...... Dude As I asked before that need some rest what you say will XPERIA SP BE MY GOOD COMPANION for 3-4 years....???? WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT ITS BATTERY LIFE CYCLE... AS IT HAS NON-REMOVEABLE BATTERY and to change its battery is not a CHILD'S PLAY...:)
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2014what is difrence between 3g and 4g lte...???3G is the third generation of mobile phone networks. It supports calls, texts, web browsing, email, apps, video streaming and file downloads when you don't have access to Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi hotspots. connection speed is faster than old 2G network. 4G is advanced mobile network it provides even faster internet connection speed.
ANDROID, 14 Apr 2014@ xperiasp™ .... i have come to know from your previous comments that you have also xperia l..... morewell for me SP is better than xperia L if you do not update to 4.3 and if you stay in stock android 4.1 although i should say the 4.3 update has it's advantages too and additional features like daydream mode and more games in playstore only available for 4.3 and up.
it seems ceasare has answered some advantages but just to clear it Xperia L has 1GB of ram and not 512mb, [ although the usable is only 840mb like in Xperia Sp ] also Xperia L has S4 chip, it is named S4 plus while SP has S4 pro chip.
in my opinion Xperia SP is better as it has better processing power and better GPU, bigger and better screen more ppi and has bravia engine which makes watching video experience better. it also has LTE for faster internet connectivity and as you said usb OTG. --regarding the lag free performance i would say Xperia L has it. i did not experience any lag on it even after the 4.2 update the phone is responsive and when you press on something it open up instantly without and lag, unlike on my xperia SP when i open camera i need to wait 3-4 seconds before it will open. BUT as i said before if you stay with 4.1 update on Xperia Sp you will have no problem with it, no lags at all.
so to sum it up: 1.) choose Xperia SP and do not update it to 4.3, if you will update it to 4.3 that is also fine as new features will be added but then you must take the risk of having a laggy phone. [ some people recommend to do factory reset this does work because the installed apps will be uninstalled and your phone will be snappy but once you install apps again then the phone will lag again ]. 2.) Xperia L is all in all a good phone eventhough it has lower specs i would say it is lag free and is very very fast compare to 4.3 updated SP. so if you choose Xperia L then you will have a good phone but you will loose bravia engine, LTE, USB OTG and screen quality.
Deliric88, 14 Apr 2014I have my XSP for about 6 months now and i dont have any bent frame or any other problems. F... morelol.... i don't like the crappy designs of samsung.... and also crappy touchwiz..... .... amoled has burn in issue....
ANDROID, 14 Apr 2014@ xperiasp™ .... i have come to know from your previous comments that you have also xperia l..... morehi, you should go for the xperia SP. Both Sp and L were released together, they like brothers. I have a friend that owns an Xperia L and I own an Xperia SP. we noticed that Xperia SP is better in terms of everything :
SP has bigger screen, better and crisp display
SP has better ram, 512 for Xperia L
SP has a better S4 chip than the Xperia L
SP can give you better battery life.
SP has adreno 320, same as xperia Z, Zr.
SP has mBravia Engine 2
SP has LTE or you can get the 3g version for cheaper
so, you should go. I too use my xperia SP, and to be honest, when i play asphalt, it lags ONLY in the start. but when you play it for a while, it doesn't lag anymore.
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2014Hi, pls I av a question. If I buy Sp now, what version of jb will come with it out of the box?.based on the opinions, i believe it would be 4.1.2
ANDROID, 14 Apr 2014are not an owner of XPERIA SP....????not yet, that's why i am staying on this page for opinions, within this week i am buying an xperia, but still a bit caught in the middle of sp and zl
Chandan, 11 Apr 2014You must upgrade your phone.. There were some bugs in 4.3 update but Sony has released another... moreHi, pls I av a question. If I buy Sp now, what version of jb will come with it out of the box?.
ANDROID, 14 Apr 2014i thing i should not buy this phone..... too much issues...:(. i fell in love with this device... moreI have my XSP for about 6 months now and i dont have any bent frame or any other problems.
For all who say that XSP heats up that much, no1 said nothing before they posted the youtube link with the construction of XSP. Yes it heats up but is mildly. The last update improved much more the lagging issue but it still present. For all who are scared to buy, go buy the Samsung and experience the true TouchWiz lag. XSP still is a good mid range phone even though some ppl not even tested the phone and write.