Finally I got notification 2 days ago so I downloaded with Vodafone 3G and update. It last night only. Below are my assessment over 4.3 by Sony.
UI is sexiest. Butter smooth and glowing lockscreen.
Camera improved much better extent with focus issue resolved. Low light photos also improved but little.
Keyboard is absolutely amazing. Extremely satisfied with new typing style.
Notification bar is stayed simple but auto-contrast added flavour of greatness and it works fluently.
Menu style nearly as Samsung UI but could have been stupendous with different font styles.
WIFI, 3G has improved as I got 10 mbps connectivity with Vodafone 3G in Ahmedabad. Which is outstanding speed in India.
Sleep/Wake key malfunction with blackscreen issue has resolved.
Battery backup is extremely satisfied with low overheating now.
Settings UI is satyed same with some twiks and look is changed to some fancy background.
Etc.. So overall full marks to Sony to give us superb update after so much waiting.
So thank you Sony.
I am in Kerala, got update notification in my Phone and updated it using BSNL 3G 1mbps. I took 30 minutes to download update file and 50 minutes to install update.
There was some lags. But I did factory reset and it fixed.
+ points: Touch is smoother than before and changes in user interface and application drawer.
Speaker & ear phone volume decreased. It was already low before.
There was an option take video (red record button) in still camera mode. Its removed now. Also, switch to video/photo mode button are small.
No changes in photo quality.
I hope Sony will provide a firmware update for 4.3 soon:) i am sure that they wont provide 4.4 for SP :(
AnonD-225965, 25 Feb 2014hey guys, i have this other question too. my xperia sp is already on 4.3 and i did a factory r... moreI think i m the only one who updated in windows 8 thats why i m not facing lagging problem. Why don't you repaire your sp in windows 8. Maybe it resolved your problem. Only illumination bar is not working properly in my sp and heating issue as well to be honest....
Rakesh kumar, 26 Feb 2014Dear all sp user, I have upgraded version 4.1 to 4.3 but I have faced some problems in new ver... morescreen shot can be done pushing the power and volumn down button together. Yeah phone is heating more than 4.1. But I never faced hanging or lagging problem.It is quite faster than previous os and this the plus point of 4.3 update. Illumunation bar not working properly. Expecting for sony to release a bug fix update soon.
is your vedio recording making irritating noise when you record in parties?
plz frnds help. me..when plug the charger my SP is not charging. And also its not to wake up. What is the problem. Plz help me
i want give some suggestions to sony, like:
before plan of any upgrade. pls read all opinion and note the problems.
then make the new version and solved all problems in new version. don't change everything 1st focus on each problems.
i have faced some problems in sp c5302:
1) video recording sound very-2 poor when we recording on party or high sound.
2) no any option for video pause.
3) camera outdoor result is good but inside poor.
4) sony service centre enggs said handset replaced with in 1 week. but we don't know this rule regulation. where is mention or wrote this term? because this rule not mention or wrote on our bill and handset manual.
5) downloading speed not good according to 1.7ghz cpu.
pls remind it and solved all the problems in next new version 4.4 kitkat.
Dear all sp user, I have upgraded version 4.1 to 4.3 but I have faced some problems in new version. Like: 1) Screen Shot missed.
2) Camera setting changed many options of setting missed.
4) When any apps Downloading 50% completed and suddenly network gone then Apps again start from 0%.
5) Hang problem or slowly working ( I am using antivirus daily complete security 1200/-).
Here are the changes I noticed after the 4.3 upgrade. UI is very similar to Xperia Z1. Though the UI is very smooth, I still experienced frequent lags while navigating it. Mobile bravia engine is not working anymore, screenshot feature is omitted (though you can still use it by long pressing volume down + power key) after long pressing the power key. There is something wrong with the light effects when playing a song. It does not sync to the beat of the music. Your picture in the messaging is also not showing.
Overall, it is worth upgrading the phone to 4.3. We just have to wait for some minor updates for bug fixes.
And yes i experience a problem after updating to 4.3. Its good but not enough. Its sometimes laggy and the music beat is not working i hope that sony will fix all the problem.
My stamina mode is not working from the date of purchase. I have done update 4.3. Still it does not work. Clear cache from eco mode control and restart it. Still it does not work. I also repair the software through pc companion. But nothing works.
ehsan, 25 Feb 2014just updated OTA :-PHow is update worth or not
AnonD-234157, 25 Feb 2014My camera opens after pressing hardly camera key. And after opening it if I press it softly li... moreDnt worry its normal
In all sony phones u have to press hard to take a snap.
SONY FAN, 25 Feb 2014thanx..... is there any problem of heating......during high intense gaming..... what about cam... moreOutdoor still photography is acceptable, indoors the camera is mediocre and especially indoor videos are terrible.....the phone heats up quite a bit (not just during games, but also during web browsing) but it is manageable. One issue though- real racing 3 used to always crash while playing when my sp had android 4.1.2, i havent checked it out on android 4.3
AnonD-225965, 25 Feb 2014hey guys, i have this other question too. my xperia sp is already on 4.3 and i did a factory r... moreTry t repair Software via PC COMPANION.... Hope it will solve your problem....:)
k11, 25 Feb 2014xperia sp has better cpu, gpu, and display.....and it has already got android 4.3.....go for spthanx..... is there any problem of heating......during high intense gaming..... what about camera quality..... i have read many -ve comments about camera quality....:) thanx again...:)
AnonD-234157, 25 Feb 2014My camera opens after pressing hardly camera key. And after opening it if I press it softly li... moreThe hardware camera button is of two stages one you press it softly (first stage) , it will focus the object and if you press it hardly (2nd stage) it will focus and take the pic.... Hope you understand...:)