Sony Xperia SP is a mid-range phone, but glancing toward the premium handsets. Pretty and stylish design, large battery capacity and service enriched with dual-core LTE Qualcomm MSM8960 1.7 GHz achieves timing suggests that this model can be quite good. Is the performance of the eclipse use a TN display? Let's see.
Technical Specifications of Sony Xperia SP
|Test / Review||By way of|
|Dimensions||130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm|
|Colors||black, white, red|
|touchscreen, support multi-touch, Gorilla Glass|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 px|
|Processor||MSM8960Pro Qualcomm (Snapdragon S4)|
|Usable Memory||8 GB|
|Media||microSD up to 32 GB|
|System||OS||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Standby time (3G)||for 30 days|
|Talk time||18 hours 53 minutes|
|Max photo resolution||3264×2448|
|Max video resolution||1 920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps|
|Other||LED lamp, geolocation, Digital Zoom|
|GSM||850/900/1 800/1 900|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n|
|Bluetooth||3.0 with A2DP|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB OTG,|
|GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS|
|Radio with RDS|
|3.5 mm jack|
|cable for charging and data transfer|
In a nutshell, that is wideorecenzja Sony Xperia SP
Construction / design / quality
Nice, well made phone
Sony accustomed us to the fact that it can produce nice phones kept in similar style – even if the cover trademarks, and so easily recognize the hardware from the Xperia series. Front panel covered with Gorilla Glass. In addition to the standard equipment already smartphones, or the light sensor, front VGA camera and a microphone, there is nothing more. Sony puts on a solution known from the tablet, or the lack of physical buttons or touch Home, Back and Menu – show they are just at the bottom of the screen. Housing is pretty good fits – nothing is static and does not fall off. [Nggallery id = 570 template = techmaniak] battery cover hides dull, in which he was also an 8-megapixel camera with LED, speaker, microphone and camera. On one side is the camera button, volume control and round switch / lock screen known Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, the other more modest – only a micro USB port. Phone works in standard MicroSIM: we put the card under the hood, next to the jack storage media. At the bottom of your dated proof of a transparent strip of LED. Besides the standard information, such as notifications of missed calls and SMSach or charged battery, it is able to act as a kind of Ambilight TVs – in the gallery and watching movies adjusts color to the photo. Of course, you have to treat it more in terms of interest, but rather of cool.
1280x720p, but on the matrix TN with poor viewing angles
TN-ki slowly being eroded in favor of IPS, but some manufacturers continue to install them in their phones – an example is Sony. Looking straight 4.6-inch screen Xperia SP will be impressed – Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels for sharp images, legible fonts and saturated colors. Worse is when you look at the screen at an angle – then falls flooding contrast gray screen. The maximum brightness is 451 cd/m2, which is a lot – more than the Xperia Z1. This allows you to work even at very high insolation. A minimum brightness in the range of 25 cd/m2, the phone might as well use at night.
Handset manufacturers recall that in addition to the high efficiency of their phones should also have a battery that will allow at least a few days of work. Developers Xperia SP thought about it, but optimization is, I think, made the period vigil. Occasionally use the phone I noted a decrease battery level of 1-2% per day. [Test slug = "battery" virtual = "conversation, movies-wifi-off-3g internet, internet-wifi-wifi communicator, load-ac" product_id = "18264"] All our tests we conducted with the screen brightness set to 120 cd/m2. As you can see, in the case of the apocalypse, you can count on 90 days in standby mode – just remember not to browse the internet, and definitely do not use Skype.
The camera and filming
Highly saturated colors and a lot of noise in lower light
Xperia SP has an 8-megapixel sensor with autofocus and LED flash. This configuration allows you to take photos with a maximum size of 3264 to 2448 pixels and making movies in Full HD at 29 frames per second. Autofocus works in most cases, but has problems in low light and unusual frame – then tries to sharpen the nearest object. The same thing applies with LED flash – it's just light Illuminates the object, the results are not so sensational.
Well, unless you go out on a busy street, to shop or to the game
Both the speaker and the microphone is quite good components. My caller could hear me well, and vice versa. Problems started in areas where ambient noise is greater – there already was a speaker for the quiet, but the microphone still took up his duties properly – my interlocutor had no trouble hearing what I was saying.switching to the rear speaker is pleasantly surprised – even at maximum volume (about 74 dB), the sound is not distorted, and if it is minimal, with no effect on speech intelligibility. To play music lacks somewhat midrange and bass.
More than enough for the latest games
Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro with frequency of 1.7 GHz with Adreno 320 graphics chip is probably the strongest point of this model. Backed by a gigabyte of RAM in the benchmarks achieved great results. Pad system with Sony comes super-efficient, the screens are changing rapidly, it looks like a switch applications. I was able to run a test on him all game, including those more demanding as Asphalt 8: Airborne , Modern Combat 4 or Real Racing 3 – animation was still fluid. [Wptab title = "Browser and System"] 1 Browser Tests Tests phone performance for browsing the web. [Test slug = "SunSpider" virtual = "SunSpider-chrome" product_id = "18264"] [test slug = "kraken" virtual = "kraken-chrome" product_id = "18264"] 2 Synthetic tests Tests of the system overall performance of the phone. [Test slug = "quadrant" product_id = "18264"] [test slug = "android-antutu" product_id = "18264"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fill" product_id = "18264"] [/ wptab] [wptab title = "Graphics and Media"] 3 Synthetic tests of the system (graphics) Tests mobile performance with an emphasis on 3D graphics. No result in the basic 3DMark in this case means exceeding the scale of the test. [Test slug = "gfxbench-fps" product_id = "18264"] [test slug = "3dmark" product_id = "18264"] [test slug = "an3dbenchxl" product_id = "18264"] 4 Multimedia Playback Test playback of the popular multimedia formats in applications MX Player (with a package of the latest codecs). – Mkv, 480p, xvid, 1mbps, he aac, subtitles – mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3 dual audio – MP4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac – mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis , subtitles – MP4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3 – MKV, 1080p, h264, 10Mbps, dts (liquid image, lack of support DTS) – MKV, 1080p, h264, 40Mbps – mp4, 4K (3840×2160) , h264, 34mbps (picture klatkuje) – mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (picture klatkuje). [/ Wptab] [wptab_end]
Software / functionality
Android 4.1.2 with overlay Sony
Android on the Xperia SP is not necessarily the latest system, but Sony is changing overlay it completely. If it bothers you, in December you want to see Android 4.3, and also provides version 4.4 KitKat for SP. Sony overlay we've managed to get to know everyone, so I'll mention only the most significant of its aspects. Preinstalled applications by the manufacturer, we can recognize right away – this circular icons, among which we find among others. Walkman dedicated application for playing music that the rest is one of the best offered by manufacturers. [Nggallery id = 572 template = techmaniak] It is worth mentioning here a set of programs in the style of Windows-ups. After switching on the list of running applications, at the bottom there is a list of programs that can run on another program. Relative to the more expensive Xperia unfortunately this feature was limited – you can only activate one such program. Wi-Fi and DLNA support Miracast works in 802.11 a / b / g / n copes well with maintaining a connection to the router. For comparison with other phones tests conducted at a frequency of 2 GHz, but the phone also supports the 5 GHz – here the signal was clearly stronger. [Test slug = "wifi-tel" axis = "minus" product_id = "18264"] In addition found here what Sony installs in most new phones – Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, NFC, MHL microUSB and GPS with A- GPS and GLONASS. GPS sets up very quickly and almost immediately after starting the module sees at least a dozen satellites.Let us now turn to the USB OTG function – the phone supports external equipment, but not fully. The mouse work, external drive with its own power supply hung the phone, but eventually joined him. Energy collecting devices such as passive HUB and HDD without power pay message too high power consumption, which in turn prevented their action, active hub with the rest of it did not work, I was able for it to operate on the Flash memory in FAT32 – NTFS is here supported. Xperia SP is equipped with 8 GB of internal memory, but at our disposal is about 5.37 GB, the rest is Android apps and producer.
Summary / evaluation / review
A strong middle-class, but not without flaws
Sony Xperia SP is not a perfect phone. Cool and clear screen may not like it because of the mediocre viewing angles, but in the course of normal use works like IPSy. So it is with the camera, which supposedly could be better, but it is not bad after all. The battery, which allows for a very long standby time is one of the better sides of this phone, well and most importantly – Snapdragon S4 Pro, who dances like him play. I admit – the phone a good first impression can not do it, but after a few days of use to my liking. If you think this could be your new smartphone – give it a shot. [temperature] APPEARANCE / QUALITY | 4.0 | DISPLAY | 4.0 | EFFICIENCY POWER | 3.5 | Camera | 3.5 | CAPACITY | 4.5 | SOFTWARE / FUNCTIONALITY | 4.25 [/ temperature]
As an alternative to the Xperia SP gave me the Nexus 4 – slightly larger screen, twice the built-in memory, based on the same Snapdragon S4 Pro, but clocked at 1.5 GHz.
Answering questions Readers
chilihead: I'm interested in sound quality on headphones but better (up to 100 zł) than the factory if any add + sound from the speaker (quality + loudness). The quality of the mini-jack input. Had at hand a-JAYS One + headphones and such also tested the sound quality. Factory add, but I'm not a fan of them. On the a-JAYS turn the sound was pretty good, the app has a built-in Walkman Equalizer and "dynamic normalization", so you can find the setting that will be suited us. Outside, he was one speaker – like enough for me and medium-sized bass, but do not get distorted even at maximum volume, which ranges between 72-74 dB. Mini-jack input is solidly made - should not spoil quickly, but defensively I would advise unplug when not using the player. Franco baresi: light she is not. 155 grams of good can be ordered pocket. Many people complain that for this class smartphone with a higher average price level, Xperia SP has an extremely sleazy camera. I would ask the tester to drew special attention to the quality of voice calls (or hear callers loud and clear) and also catching range, and of course the aforementioned photo camera. Yeah, as in the test – call quality is okay, but in crowded places need more strain hearing. From catching range I had no problem, and the camera – who likes what. Relative to other companies cameras really boosts color saturation, which is not always good for pictures in low light can also be seen by a noise – like on samples. Zuza: Is the rear flap is a well-fitted, if the screen and the back part of the phone quickly draw? The rear flap is a well-fitted, nothing creaks, but with frequent opening and closing hooks a little a make. Gorilla Glass is the guarantor does not scratch the screen, rear rubber flap with the rest also not particularly catching features. The worst of fingerprints and dust – just a magnet. Foginho: How does GPS and GLONASS in this model? GPS connected to the moment – even without data enabled the concrete shelter saw 22 satellites, of which 15 used GLONASS is activated when the GPS receiver is not able to determine the position – in places where I tested the GPS worked well, so the test GLONASS was not able to perform, possibly this is why the position was determined so quickly.