When there are as many smartphones available today as there are it is really quite hard to stand out from the crowd, unless there is something truly unique about it or the manufacturer has a massive budget to publicise the handset and make you notice it.
The Xperia SP doesn’t have either of the above but what is does have is countless charm and an appeal that really can’t be explained until you hold it and use it.
Please feel free to read my review below, but if you prefer to sit back and watch then this unboxing will give you an overview of the review.
With a 1.7GHz Dual Core processor and 8GB of internal storage the Xperia SP will not get the smartphone enthusiast hot under the collar, but the SP is not aimed to do this. The SP is the higher end of the mass market smartphone that will serve the needs of a much wider audience at a much more attractive price than the more publicised competition.
With 8GB of internal storage and a microSD slot there is little need to be concerned about a lack of storage, especially when the phone can accept 64GB microSDXC memory cards (some restrictions apply). The only thing you need to be concerned about is if you install games or memory hungry apps as these need to be installed on the internal memory and with 8GB of internal, by the time the OS is installed there is only circa 5GB for you to actually use. Having said this, if you are generally installing apps like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, BBC News etc. you haven’t got too much to worry about.
The SP has a 4.6” display which we will cover in more detail later, but this is encased in a really quite comfortable and strong feeling chassis that weighs in at 155g and measures 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm.
I can’t really explain what it is about the SP, but it just feels right in the hand for me. I have recently switched from the S3 to the S4 but the SP I actually prefer when it comes to in the hand use.