XperiaSp™, 19 Jan 2015MTK base phone are not that powerful when compared to qualcomm's offerings. but due to softwar... moreIf I will stay on 4.1.2 which come out of the box then what you say is it good to buy
sony, 16 Jan 2015thanks friend but I was considering other phones also in the same budget 150 to 170 USD . but ... moreMTK base phone are not that powerful when compared to qualcomm's offerings. but due to software optimization issue on SP it looks more sluggish than MTK based phones. yes it's true, the initial 4.3 update on SP made it lag a lot, but it was now fixed by the .205 firmware update. on the .207 update which i am using right now i can still notice some lags here and there. the phone only heats up when using mobile data and mobile data+games, the max temp I encountered is 38 degrees celsius. don't worry though all phones does heats up. I didn't encounter battery drain issue, my phone can last 2 days without mobile data. but only 1 day with mobile data and online games around 4%.
personally i would choose qualcomm than MTK. but depending on your choices MTK based phone may be better than SP.
XSP, 18 Jan 2015thanks friend how ate custom roms have you tried any custom rom i have hears about lolipop 5.0... moreyes .. now I m on cm 12 based lollipop .. 5.0 .. its far better than stock ROM .. just search previous 2-3 pages .. I give a detail procedure of how to install lollipop on Xperia sp
The worst mobile i ever used in my life not recommended keeps crashing,
hey im running lollipop 5.0.2 on my xperai sp its better than stock rom its a beta version but still super smooth and enhancements of lollipop
search rr 5.0.2 xperia sp for lollipop rom
Heartstoler, 17 Jan 2015yes .. u can downgrade urself .. no need to unlock boot loader ..no need to worry about warra... morethanks friend how ate custom roms have you tried any custom rom i have hears about lolipop 5.0 on xperia sp with CM 12.is it better than sony's official updates.?
XSP, 17 Jan 2015I dont care about warranty , but if I want to downgrade it mamually by my aelf can I downgrade... moreyes .. u can downgrade urself .. no need to unlock boot loader ..no need to worry about warranty .. download ftf file and flash directly through flash tool .. its 2 minutes work .. lol .. !! for installation of custom Roms and kernels needs unlocked boot loader ..
spaceman_k11, 17 Jan 2015If you update to 4.3 then the service center may or may not downgrade it to 4.1. In my case, i... moreI dont care about warranty , but if I want to downgrade it mamually by my aelf can I downgrade it if yes then how...???
bugsb19, 16 Jan 2015Mine too, i want to change unit right now. Every now and then, it lags then fade out.dear Xperia sp owners is it really a bad phone to buy or it become bad after 4.3 update...???
XSP, 16 Jan 2015thanks if I will update it to 4.3 with .205 CAN I roll back to 4.1.2.????If you update to 4.3 then the service center may or may not downgrade it to 4.1. In my case, in May last year the 12.1.A.1.201 firmware (previous to .205) was unstable and had serious performance issues but the service center people refused to downgrade it, saying that "it is not their policy" to downgrade phones. Some other people on this thread said that the service center in their place downgraded it for them so I can't say if they will do it in your place. If they don't then you will have to unlock the bootloader of the phone (which voids the warranty) and manually flash the stock 4.1.2 ROM.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2015I have same problem. I have nothing good saying about this phoneMine too, i want to change unit right now. Every now and then, it lags then fade out.
spaceman_k11, 15 Jan 2015Performance-wise this .205 firmware is slightly better than the 4.1.2 firmware, as the stutter... morethanks if I will update it to 4.3 with .205 CAN I roll back to 4.1.2.????
XperiaSp™, 16 Jan 2015Zenfone 2 looks good too. but I totally understand why you want xperia SP, It looks really bea... morethanks friend but I was considering other phones also in the same budget 150 to 170 USD . but ib that budget I can buy Xperia SP or any Chinease MTK based smartphone. what you say is Xperia SP with 4.3 is still better than chinease MTK quadcore .??? I also read that 4.3 update made this phone sluggish and ot heats up and lags alot battery is lasts shortly.so buddy is that true??
sonu, 15 Jan 2015Thankx I know that but While buying a smartphone I consider design and UI first then I consid... moreZenfone 2 looks good too. but I totally understand why you want xperia SP, It looks really beautiful. SP is good for playing music specially if you attached a speaker dock on it and let the LED light illuminate while playing looks amazing, however the phone's speaker is not that loud, so buying a speaker dock is a great idea (philips Fidelio AS140), watching video is good sony's Bravia engine enhance the color so it looks good. Camera is OK, you just need to tweak the settings a little. in my opinion you should just go get other phones, but if you really like SP it's not a really bad choice.
As we all know that sony has ended support,so can I still update sony apps .like walkman,album,movies,sony select,e.t.c.