Glad I bought it
I'm very pleased with this phone. It's fast -- cold boots in about a minute and everything I try is snappy with minimal jerkiness. Finds directions on Google Maps very quickly.
Sony media apps seem to "throw" to video seamlessly to my Sony HDTV's (EX710, EX720). I understand most DLNA TV's will work the same once you set this feature up.
While I don't use all of them, Sony's included applications I've tried are surprisingly functional. Car Mode is pretty good. The Walkman app sounds better than my old MP3 app as it has toggles for sound leveling and "clear audio" among other features. These are functional, not just gimmicks.
Some have complained about WI-FI connectivity and I'd recommend they update the firmware on their router. I'm running an updated FIOS router and have had no issues whatsoever. I've spent a lot of time on wifi.
Even the power savings features actually work rather well, disconnecting when unused and connecting as-needed.
In bright sunlight the screen can be hard to see, but back light option makes it merely usable and is quickly accessible.
I have two Sony ActionCams and find it connects pretty seamlessly over multiple (sleep/resume) sessions, although I have to manually tap which cam I want to see each time. That only takes a moment but be nicer if it auto-resumed.
Bluetooth 4 seamlessly re-pairs with Plantronics Voyager HD Pro, no fiddling needed. (Yea!)
The exchange email software is quite usable (I get 150 a day, so this is big). Finally, it's a bit difficult to discern what is part of the Android OS and what parts Sony tweaked, but going from my old Android 2.3 to Jelly Bean is huge improvement in intuitive functionality. I understand Sony adds some widgets which again are quite usable. Sony also includes "mini-apps" such as a voice recorder that can be quickly called into action so I can dictate a reminder while driving without hardly looking.
Sorry for the ramble, but I really feel I got my money's worth as competitor phones are very attractive and it was a very hard decision. The usability of this phone exceeded my expectations and that's what has me glad I chose this phone. It's nice to be able to just use the thing without digging through the controls to wake up Bluetooth or some other annoyance.
PS you may want to use this to navigate all the confusing status icons.
February 3, 2014
Xperia SP is a very good smartphone, excellent video on screen (Bravia engine), very fast 3,5G internet, it has the best quality/price ratio. The assistance in Sony store was excellent (I. Medina).
January 13, 2014
Sony Xperia SP: Small, yet Powerful
I bought this phone for my girlfriend since she didn't want a big phone like the Xperia Z. She LOVES this phone! The fact that it is also 4G LTE is a plus! This phone is popular in the UK and I can see why. It has so many great features and for the price, you cant go wrong. Unlocked as well. My sister and her boyfriend ended up getting this phone as well. They all LOVE this phone. The Sony Xperia SP is a great phone at a great price. Definitely check this phone out if you want a small, yet powerful phone with 4G LTE.
January 2, 2014
little be expesive for only 1g ram phone
usually stop game when I pay game, such as "minion"
September 29, 2013