The Sony Xperia SP aka ‘HuaShan’ is an amazing mid-range device inspired by the hot selling Sony Xperia Z handset. The Xperia SP spots a gorgeous design and has an awesome build quality that is often elusive of many handsets in its price range.
The Xperia SP gives you a feel of some flagship grade features in a mid-range device. This is a concept mirrored by the Huawei Ascend P6.
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Here is quick review of the Sony Xperia SP and its price in Kenya.
The Xperia SP has an imposing 4.6 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen. The display delivers a 314 pixel per inch resolution density. An aspect that is very impressive for a device in its price group. The Sony Xperia SP display delivers stunning image clarity, courtesy of Sony’s proprietary Mobile Bravia Engine 2 display technology.
To top it all, the Sony Xperia SP comes with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. The device is super responsive and sensitive even for users wearing gloves.
Body and Design
A 130.6 x 67.1 x 10 mm frame, encases the Sony Xperia SP. The glittering plastic polycarbonate construction works out extremely well at giving the device a premium luster. The device additionally has a ‘cute’ LED notification that sits vertically on the lower bezel.
You can customize the LED notification for text messages or missed calls. The LED notification bar is an innovative feature that I found cool. The Sony Xperia SP features a near perfect build quality and matte finish feels good in the hands.
The Xperia SP is available in Black, White, Red exterior colors.
The Sony Xperia SP has a 1.7 GHz Krait Dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. This is exactly similar to the tech stats of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
Couple this with 8GB of internal memory and a micro SD slot that supports up to a 32GB MicroSD card.
The Sony Xperia SP runs on Android OS v4. 1 out of the box. Sony Mobile has however, confirmed a firmware update to Android V4.4.
An 8MP snapper graces the rear section of the Sony Xperia SP. The handset captures motion at 1080p resolution. The image clarity from the rear camera is of satisfactory quality and I cannot through any jabs at it.
It is, however, disappointing that the device has just a VGA front facing camera. This is in comparison with the massive 5MP camera found on the Huawei Ascend P6.
The Sony Xperia SP has a Li-Ion 2370 mAh non-removable battery. The massive battery is the standout features of the Xperia device. It is exceedingly difficult to find such a capacity in a mid-range device.
You can therefore, squeeze out some 48 hours of moderate usage on the Xperia SP.
Tech Trends Diary Verdict
Sony Mobile is a master of juggling features in their devices. The Xperia SP has an awesome usability aspect while at the same time feels and looks good.
The Sony Xperia SP is an intuitive device that is worth a second look.
Tech Trends Diary Rating
Sony Xperia SP: [usr 8.2]
Price in Kenya
The Sony Xperia SP has a suggested retail price of Ksh 20,899 in Kenya.
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