this is a superb phone...been using it for more than an year now...other that an occasional lag here and there(which is present in almost all the phones),this mid-ranger performs like a beast...maybe that's why even after more than two year of its release,its still in top fifteen phones on www.gsmarena.com...love my XSPlendid!!!
Christopher Hoeflich, 11 Mar 2015I bought this phone about a year ago because I was told it was a cheap and reliable phone. I d... moreNope,,, thus cell is a Champ!!!
Not sure if you even own thus Sony Winner??? Haha
Having owned a Lumia 820 before purchasing this xperia smartphone, I have to admit that there has not been a significant change, but a few things still make all the difference. The grandeur design will instantly lure you into acquiring an xperia sp. The phone has decent specifications, infact way better than most midrange phones in the market at the moment, the only setback being it's inability to run the latest android versions. I'm an average gamer but do lots of browsing round the clock, that can only mean i've got very limited number of downloaded apps and that could pecisely be the reason why i haven't experienced the phone freeezing despite just 1gig of RAM. The camera is not the best but still reasonably good though the front cam is a total letdown. The successor of this phone is xperia T3 but there isn't any significant change apart from the loss of LED strip, and a bigger screen with a lower ppi as well as increased number of cores with lower clock speeds. Though old in the market i'd still encourage you to buy this phone if at all newer android versions don't tickle your fancy
I bought this phone about a year ago because I was told it was a cheap and reliable phone. I don't know what reliable meant to the sales person, but a phone constantly freezing, turning music on at inconvenient times, and refusing to turn on when needed is not really my idea of reliable.
The battery life seems to have gotten worse over time and by over time I mean three weeks after purchasing it. The walkman app is really terrible for listening to music and I don't remember the last time I was able to enjoy a whole song comfortable without interruptions.
I can't say any good things about the phone, yes it's a smartphone but it shouldn't have so many complications. It was really annoying to use and I was constantly frustrated. I finally had enough of it one day and I decided to smash it on the ground and step on it with my winter boots because it was just as useful shattered into a million pieces as it was in one whole piece.
I now live a satisfied life with my new phone and the only thing I can recommend now is, "Spend the extra money!" Don't settle for months of inconvenience and agony.
M.S.Y, 17 Feb 2015MR. XperiaZ1™ I think you are same guy whsose Nickname was Xperia SP™ before he bought Z1...:PI am happy with my Xperia, I don't have problems and if I don't find another cellphone then I will have this for a long time.
crappy phone, very slow. freezes constantly. can't wait to get an iphone
ahmed, 26 Feb 2015great phone...for better camera quality use another app from appstore. Yes. U r right! Download other camera apps
dave, 06 Mar 2015worst at all, always lag, bad camera performance, connection unstable, so many problem. just w... moreTry turning off your phone for about 10 minutes. It will solve the lag. Camera, take pictures with led light on or use flash when is dark, download camera fv5 app, is excellent. If other problem u have, try updating your Xperia sp. I find the camera performs quite well with the right settings. Is really smooth, make sure to off the phone Once in awhile.
worst at all, always lag, bad camera performance, connection unstable, so many problem. just wasted my monay to buy this phone
rich, 03 Mar 2015Same problem I m facing... Never gonna buy Sony Xperia...It sucks Yup, this is an Excellent, reliable and Quality built SONY cell,,, my Next SONY cell the New M4 Aqua 2015!!!
Expected a lot about the camera. But I tell you the camera is so bad. No quality at all. Simply wasted my money buying Sony
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015Anyone guide me how do I install lollipop I dont know how to root .unlovk bootloader and other... moreDont try to install lollipop, cos perfect versions are not available. I tried 3 versions, one has data issue, the other two has problem with connecting to the network. As of now the devs are trying to create a stable ROM. So please wait and have patience.
Kitkat is available but the default android ui looks ugly.
Have used it for 1 and a half year... And concluded that it's a very slow phone with a huge touch screen problem that comes after time... Was a big sony fan (have used only 1 nokia and all other SonyEricksson or Sony) but will never ever buy Sony bcz of this phone
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2015Anyone guide me how do I install lollipop I dont know how to root .unlovk bootloader and other... moreunlocking bootloader means you can flash custom roms which were not meant for your phone. xperia sp runs perfect in rooted stock firmware(latest) 4.1.2 or custom roms based on that firmware. rooted because u can overclock the default frequency of gpu and desired governer settings to run games like monster. best custom rom xperia pureness.(both lock and unlock bootldr).cheers :)