Xperia SP - £180
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia SP
The Sony Xperia SP is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is an accomplished device that combines excellent build quality, attractive design and a desirable brand.
This phone has a 4.6 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 319PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia SP has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.7GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 50 out of 100.
The Xperia SP has an estimated battery life of around 13 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2370mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia SP comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Sony Xperia SP comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Xperia SP is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It can also connect to Miracast and DLNA enabled devices (such as a Bravia smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The Sony Xperia SP has an FM radio and a Walkman MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Xperia SP is a solid performer in all areas. It has a good camera and comes with some of the latest smartphone technology such as NFC and Miracast, making it a strong competitor in this price range.