its a cheap 4G droid, but its slow and laggy. Camera is bland. and the battery life is shocking well the one I bought was. Shame on you Sony. theory was good. the practicality is not.
saqi 86, 03 Dec 2014At last i sold my Xperia sp and get snappy moto droid mini its way faster and smoother then xp... morereally? is it brand new? where did you get your phone from? last time i checked the phone is still around $399. amazon has it listed for $449 and best buy $599. so I don't think they belong on the same price bracket and thus it's not fair comparing SP to that.
At last i sold my Xperia sp and get snappy moto droid mini its way faster and smoother then xperia sp ,also droid mini has good multiple apps tasking and price are same here of both sp and mini ,now my droid mini has official 4.4.4 kitkat soon it will get next year 2015 Android 5.0 , xperia sp let down only with 4.3 jelly bean with poor performance and zero multitasking. Thanks to moto for this cheep little monster .
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2014i am planning to buy this phone .... i don't care about the updates 4.3 is ok to me (but stabl... moreWhile SP is cheap for its listed specs, some things you just can't put on paper, you have to experience them first-hand.
You'll find earspeaker unconfortable during calls. Because of top-most location, the phone's edge will "cut" into your ear exterior.
Main camera is bad, no way around it. Quite awfull quality of pics and vids, even in bright daylight. Don't have to trust me, go to gsmarena's cam comparison tool (especially compare with measly HTC 310 on colour pane). And cam software is poor, hardly any settings beyond basic.
Phone's stock software is appalingly empty. Feature- and options-lacking, with speed being the only upside (which isn't always there). You'll need equal number or more taps and gestures to perform actions than on other phones with other android skin.
Signal strength could be better, it's just below average, IMO.
1GB isn't enough on stock FW. Mandatory Launcher redraws, especially after any web surfing (no matter the browser, I tried with chrome, ff, opera, maxthon,...). And I keep a verrrry neat system, froze and stopped all the background apps & services I could find.
Seriously, there is no room here to list all difficulties this phone has. In fairness, not everything is bad, it has reedeeming characteristics, ofc, but my 2c:
just go with Xiaomi Mi3. It has similar price, but much higher qualities.
dddd, 02 Dec 2014Maybe you should refresh the whole system sometimes. Mine is over a year old, I multitask as w... moreI immediately did a factory reset after getting .205 update in mid-june this year and for the next month or so performance was actually spectacular. But slowly it became worse and by october it became crap. Even though I did a factory reset after that, I didn't see the performance improve this time. I have already decided to root the phone and install cyanogenmod 11 nightly anyway.
spaceman_k11, 02 Dec 2014This phone's performance sucks. Lag is common during normal usage (or because I am a heavy mul... moreMaybe you should refresh the whole system sometimes. Mine is over a year old, I multitask as well, and I have no problems, lol.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2014i am planning to buy this phone .... i don't care about the updates 4.3 is ok to me (but stabl... moreThis phone's performance sucks. Lag is common during normal usage (or because I am a heavy multitasker). The camera is also just average and real racing 3 tends to crash due to less RAM available. I would recommend checking out the 2nd gen moto g, or if you can stretch your budget then you can go for the xperia zr or the 2013 moto x, which are much better phones overall.
my device doesnot support idea sim..y this happening to me.?? can u anyone give me a suggestion??
Croos, 28 Nov 2014Hey guys, my experia sp is miss an fell down in a bit feet, so it there any problem become a t... moreIs your phone sleep button is touchscreen now then throw this phone to trash can I also have this problem and its super annoying
Annoying + laggy = trash can
This phone lags a lot and I am sick of it I think youll buy z1 compact at the price of sp and its my opinion to go with z1 compact
ken, 01 Dec 2014does this phone don't have a built in voice recorder? Small app have voice recorder icon
Amit, 30 Nov 2014Suddenly my display is not visible to me....i dont know what happened can anyone tell me what ... moreyour LCD display is dead..you have to change it in your local repair shop.
i prefer not to bring it to autorized shop because it will take longer time for parts availability.
good luck for hunting the lcd parts.
Suddenly my display is not visible to me....i dont know what happened can anyone tell me what i to do with it ?
Amit Mallick, 29 Nov 2014Recently I have brought a sony xperia sp (old). My phone needs almost 4 hours to charge 05%... moreNo its not ok bcz i charge my sp from 0 to 100% in 2 hours 15 mnts may b its ur charger fault. Get a geniun charger of sony.
Recently I have brought a sony xperia sp (old). My phone needs almost 4 hours to charge 05% to 100%. Is it ok? And one thing I don't have the sony charger. Before charging I clean up the ram with clean master. plz anyone reply. sorry for my bad English.