If you’re short on budget and won’t be able to afford the Sony Xperia Z, the next best Xperia handset you can check out is the Xperia SP. It’s a mid-range Android phone but it has impressive specs nonetheless. It’s a combination of great design, fantastic screen and LTE and NFC connectivity in a not-so-expensive package. It’s not as slim as the Xperia Z but it’s still sleek nonetheless.
The Sony Xperia SP sports a 4.6-inch 720p HD Reality display powered by Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 which results in a crisp display with bright colors. HD quality display is great on any device and on a 4.6-inch screen, the display pops.
The phone is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip which doesn’t look much on paper but should do well in actual use. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that’s expandable via micro-SD up to 32GB.
The Sony Xperia SP will have an 8-megapixel rear camera with ‘Exmore RS for Mobile’ that is said to take great photos. The camera is enhanced by autofocus, LED flash and image stabilization and is capable of face and smile detection, HDR and sweep panorama. In front of the phone is a VGA camera for video calls and what have you. The phone runs on a Li-Ion 2370 mAh battery that can be improved using the phone’s Stamina Mode. The Sony Xperia SP runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sony’s UI enhancements on top.
The Sony Xperia SP is expected to become available in the Philippines soon. Sony Philippines says it will be available in the next few weeks and will be priced at P19,990. Go here for Sony Philippines’ Facebook announcement.
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Sony Xperia SP Specs, Price
- 4.6-inch 720p TFT screen (HD Reality Display)
- 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
- 1GB RAM
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 8GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
- Wi-Fi, LTE, NFC
- 8MP rear camera, VGA front
- Li-Ion 2370 mAh battery
- Expected Price: P19,990