I've had this phone for near enough 18 months now and whilst it may not be the best in-class, it certainly makes it a great mid-range phone.
The standout feature is the camera. The 8MB "box" view and 5MB "panoramic" view are brilliant and crisp.
It also holds a lot of music where the Walkman app is more than enough.
What doesn't do it justice is the lag when you start to fill the device up. So continually you have to keep transferring between the internal storage and the SD card. This is a bit tedious.
In terms of functionality, its great.
All the apps that are compatible with your device are listed easily on the Google Play Store.
I would avoid their "Socialife" app as it's naff.
I am a big fan of this brand as it has always made me enjoy my mobile.
If you are looking for the most up-to-date and best phone on the market, this isn't it.
If you are looking for an inexpensive way with good camera and picture features, then this is worth a shout.
Make sure you use a case, its physically stronger than an iPhone but its still a touchscreen at the end of the day.
My SP (up-to-date with latest firmware and software available) started playing music through the speaker during a lecture today. What a piece of garbage.. Phony must be proud of it.
AnonD-144904, 10 Apr 2015If you are planning to get this phone in 2015. I will not recommend it as you won't be satisfi... more@Ephraim C my phone hangs especially when am using whatsapp,then asks me to wait or force close whats the problem?
how to solve sudden death issue ? my phone not even turn on i tried off button click but its not worked:/
AnonD-380431, 29 Mar 2015i want to buy this Make sure you test it out before u buy. It may not meet your expectation.
AnonD-382541, 04 Apr 2015I like that phone, Only front camera is terrible. I did not face other problems except one wi... moreI think you can ask someone that knows more about phone to check it for u personally. Is a rare problem
Anant, 05 Apr 2015I want to buy this phone plzz tell about its features and the problems with itI will not recommend this phone as it is old now. It runs on android 4.3. It is better to get a phone with Kit Kat or Lollipop. It has a VGA front facing camera which can't use it for selfie, is blurry. The phone will get hot if u play games and surf the internet. The screen and camera is not as good as many new phones nowadays.
If you are on a budget, you can take alook at some other brands like Xiaomi, One Plus One, Meizu, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo and much other phones which has better camera and display.
*BUY this phone only if you want it as a COLLECTION or LIMITED EDITION phone to keep it. It is a good phone, I'm using it, but for 2015, it may not meet your expectation.
avinosh , 05 Apr 2015Guys pls don't install battery doctor and clean master in your phone... It takes away your per... moreClean Master, it will slow down your phone because it clears up the cache stored on your phone which helps apps to load faster, reduce refresh rate. It is good to clean it once in awhile not everyday.
porky, 09 Apr 2015I have a problem for my xperia sp is to slow and slow for surf. Any suggestion poor performanc... moreHey.
1 )You can try turning off your phone once a week for 10 minutes. So that it will clear up memory and fixed errors. Is like restarting your Computer and turning it off to rest.
2) You can use Sony's default theme, it may help.
3) Go to settings, click About Phone, scroll down to build number, tap it many times until it says "you are now a developer" After that, that is a new option above About Phone which is call "Developer option" press it and turn it on, scroll down to "transition animation" and change the 1.0x to 0.5x. There are 3 option, but change only "Transition" It will make your phone smoother.
Try out this steps :)
If you are planning to get this phone in 2015. I will not recommend it as you won't be satisfied for the specs in 2015. The front facing camera is only VGA(0.3mp) so you won't be able to get a decent selfie. They are plenty of newer devices which are better with better screen and camera. This device only runs on 4.3 Jelly Bean. Is better to get a phone with Kit Kat or Lollipop.
If you have bought this device or have been using it for 1-2 years. It is a solid and good phone. If you are facing any problems. Feel free to ask, I will help.
I bought xperia sp about 2 years ago.it is very nice phone.now also i am using it without any problem. i love this phone very much.
I have a problem for my xperia sp is to slow and slow for surf. Any suggestion poor performance. Pls help me
Anant, 05 Apr 2015I want to buy this phone plzz tell about its features and the problems with itdon.t suport android 4.4.2
Guys pls don't install battery doctor and clean master in your phone... It takes away your performance...
I want to buy this phone plzz tell about its features and the problems with it
Okay so I have been using this phone for 1 year 3 months so far I have not faced any problem it works perfectly fine camera is still awesome and no lags not even a single problem I have faced so far
I like that phone, Only front camera is terrible.
I did not face other problems except one with battery.
I'm not using phone frequently. Anyway phone battery get empty after about 13h. I did try everything:
- reset to factory settings
- reinstall android
- replace battery with new one
- uninstall, disable some applications...
it did not help
One interesting fact!
I did charge battery to 100%, switch off phone, while OS is down (nothing should run at all), after 7h I switch no phone, battery is on 50%!!!???
That problem appeared after 6months of usage.
I got my phone as "new" from Amazon