Sorry for the long post, this is complete review as to why I preferred getting this over Nexus 4.
One of the BEST MID RANGE phones, didnt want to go with the previous year flagship phones ( which cost arnd the same like Nexus 4 & Galaxy S3); wanted a new product with a Powerful GPU or equivatent to N4 or S3.
This midrange phone has GLOVE MODE: very convenient and effective in use. I wear gloves when I ride my bike, sometimes use maps etc, it helps a lot.
Antutu Benchmark leaves the rest of the phones in the similar price range like Nexus 4 & Galaxy S3 behind by quite a margin, I got a score of around 21000.
Dual Core 1.7 Ghz is performing well no probs till date. Regularly play Asphalt 8 along with Whats App & a few apps which i forgot to close in the background.
Nowadays you can get a Quad core for around 8k if you want the tag of Quad core so badly.
Yes I don't think SP will get the 4.4 Kitkat update, purely buy this phone if you like the features, Android OS should not matter if the current OS is Satisfying your needs. Jelly Bean should comfortably last another 2 years or more, buy a new phone after that.
I have the Xperia SP for about 2 months. I had experienced the touch being unresponsive or more exactly - unpredictive till the moment I have discovered that the device comes with "Glove mode" ON in the "Display" settings ( can't explain why it is there ). The moment you turn it OFF ( uncheck the checkbox ) everything becomes standard and easy to use.
Other than that Pros : sturdy , descent bang for a buck. Cons : bit heavy , and I do feel the metal frame on my year ( Atrix HD plastic is nicer on the outside design ).
Generally - happy with the device.
PRAG, 17 Nov 2013i got xperia sp!! pls say it is best????Yeah its the best for the midrange phone.
kaith, 17 Nov 2013All big screen sony xperia giving problems..... Sony pplz must do sumthing of it. My xperi... moreWhat do you meanafter changing the touch screen? Do you mean you already broke your screen and replace it? Cuz my sp screen responds good when i touch it. If you replace your screen maybe its the new screen that has defect. Or if its the original its factory defect.
All big screen sony xperia giving problems.....
Sony pplz must do sumthing of it.
My xperia sp touch not responding at one side. After changing Touch sreen its respond is verry dull.
Think before buying, read reviews.
Does anyone have camera samples from the latest build or does anyone know of any links with pictures taken with the latest build
Dev9999, 17 Nov 2013guys i lost my phone can i trace it where it was?Log in to this site and maybe you can locate/ring/erase your phone. https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
1st Complaint in the police station..... They Help you...... Now a days easy to find the lost phone....... Fast.................
train, 16 Nov 2013Does the wifi work when about 10 metres away with one wall?It depends with your router. if your router is 50meters then maybe the signal is low.
m.r.k, 16 Nov 2013You have any battery saver app?? Stamina mode on (or) off??? I had battery saver apps but they were inactive. Yes, the stamina mode was on throughout the journey
roy williams, 16 Nov 2013also tell me how to upgrade the sim... help... its very urgent.How they upgrade it? simple. they just use a Blank Sim which is a more modern sim (LTE Capable sim, but not yet applicable in all country. Some can can only have it in postpaid sim plans. Its also free or comes with a very small fee). So its a double win. you have a functioning mobile data and can use LTE signal at the same time (Coz like i said some sim carrier can only give a 3G signal even if you have a LTE capable device).
roy williams, 16 Nov 2013also tell me how to upgrade the sim... help... its very urgent.Yes i know. everything is fine, except the mobile data. u can download the mobile setting but its useless because your sim has a defect or needs an upgrade. Like i said Upgrade and replacement (your old sim well be replace by a new one and your old sim well be deactivated) can only be done by your carrier. if your lucky, you well have your sim be replace by a LTE capable sim (Some carrier needs to have a LTE capable sim to use there LTE signal.
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2013Did u update the app? If yes then u will have to download all files again. It Has happenned ma... moreThanks for reply friend. Also (great big war game) like it happened. OK you're say many times happen like this. Now this problem solved or what?? Reply pls.....