Ignoring all the BAD reviews Finally I had taken the decision to experience XSP personally...So 2 days back I bought this phone in RED for about 150 USD, It is Running on 4.1.2 with firmware 12.0.A.2.254,so far My experience is Good.
DESIGN,DISPLAY,SOUND,PERFORMANCE,BATTERY is Good.and no comments on LED STRIP....it looks always awesome..:)
Camera is good in daylight but average in low light( in 150 USD I think it would be OK)
I have encountered only one problem that was "THE PHONE RESTARTS WHILE DOING ANTUTU BENCHMARK"
but this problem was occurred with ANTUTU 4 & 5... antutu 3 ran without any problem...then I installed antutu 4 again and "COSTUME BENCHMARK & UNCHECK CPU" antutu 4 completed without restarting it....I don't know whats the problem but i think it is software issue not hardware here anyone knows the reason please tell me.
OTHER then that every thing id fine gaming,call quality sound everything is AWESOME...
I have also got the notification of NEW SYSTEM UPDATE (12.1.A.1.205)...Its size is abiout 406 MB SO guys please guide me should I go for it or keep stay on current firmware...thanks
This was my last phone from Sony....like many said before the poor update ruined the whole experience....I think Sony just gave up on mid range devices...the m2 is also a very rubbish phone, worse than sp....for those who may be interested, I suggested look somewhere else...after this I had motor get, miles better than the sp, and now an Alcatel one touch idol x+, much better than this Sony....
Hi. I've been using this phone for almost 14 months now and I can advised you all to don't get it now (since it's an old phone anyway) Updated to 4.3. Screen freezes for 5 seconds occasionally and turns yellowish. My phone is cuckoo now. Sometimes phone won't response when I press the power button. Apps closing and opening itself.
Don't get me wrong. I'm no hater. I love this phone for the first 6 months. Great call quality. Strong durability.
I would recommend people to just get the latest phone on the market or a flagship phone. Try to stay away from Sony mid range phone. I think I will be changing my phone to another brand. Probably HTC.
Xperia Fan, 27 Jan 2015hey guys I am going to buy this phone ... I know that its 4.3 update ruin him, But if I stay o... moreHi, I've been using this phone for a year and a month now. Don't get it.my phone is going cuckoo now. It's an old model anyway. I recommend you to get a newer phone. Try to stay away from Sony's midrange phone for now. I think I'm going to change my SP soon.
I have upgraded to 4.3 but I didn't like it also the camera is not properly compatible the pics quality has ruined as compared to 4.1.2. So Pls tell me how can I downgrade back to 4.1.2
I did same but it went o factory version.
uninstall update option uninstalls all previous updates.
Any one know build no before Walkman 8.5.A.2.7 update ?
cris, 31 Jan 2015Why is the light bar music doesn't work anymore, after I updated the Walkman the f!!!! Its the... moresame problem here...the led bar flashes and that goes off...I have un-installed the new update and now the lights are working absolutely fine...
Why is the light bar music doesn't work anymore, after I updated the Walkman the f!!!! Its the best feature then its gona tsk!!! Fix this sony!!! Make a new update ASAP!!!! Please help
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2015Any alternatives...???? there are a lot of alternatives. xperia ZR, xiaomi mi 3, xiaomi mi4, asus zenfone 2 are my best alternatives, other alternatives can be ZTE Star II, ZTE Grand X Max+
Heartstoler, 29 Jan 2015u can search here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2311964Thankx....a lot friend...:)
XSP, 23 Jan 2015Pakistanu can search here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2311964
dennis, 28 Jan 2015the phone suck.. don't waste your hard earning money on it.Any alternatives...????
Hey guyz need a little help plz..!!!I tried to unlock bootloader but when I turn off my device N connect USB + volume up the blue light appears for few seconds and dissappears plzz does anyone hav a solution?? Thanks in advance :) peace
Xperia Fan, 27 Jan 2015hey guys I am going to buy this phone ... I know that its 4.3 update ruin him, But if I stay o... moreI have this mobile,the call quality really really sucks,the call volume is very low,other than that the mobile is very good and very good material.
hey guys I am going to buy this phone ... I know that its 4.3 update ruin him, But if I stay on 4.1.2 which comes with it out of the box,will it be a good companion for me,Wifi range is not problem for me bcz it is place in my room.I want this phone for listening music,watching movies,texts,camera for social media purposes... so guys reply me ASAP....Thanks in anticipation....:)
Anonymous, 23 Jan 2015sO How to backup the firmware??Use 1 of the recoveries (Clockworkmod, TWRP, Philz). Plenty of guides and tutorials on XDA, very easy to find.
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2015So it means I remain stay on 4.1.2.... as it has only wifi range issue... AS router is placed ... moreYou can back up current system, upgrade to 4.3 of you choosing (.205, .207 -which are the same- or some previous version, but I personally don't recomend them, too unstable) and if not satisfied, downgrade back to the same 4.1.2 you had, and restore the backed up content. Up/downgrading are fairly straightforward processes and nothing to be affraid of, but you need to be carefull and pay close attention to the steps of the guide you follow.