Sony Mobile Philippines has confirmed that the Sony Xperia SP will be landing in the Philippines this month, with a suggested retail price of Php19,990. The Sony Xperia SP represents the first of the new breed of 2013 mid-level Androids, and the mid-level Android have become very awesome indeed.
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
- 4.6-inch HD (720 x 1280) display
- 8 GB internal storage (5.8 GB users available), expandable via a MicroSD card slot
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.7 GHz dual core Qualcomm Krait processor
- Adreno 320 graphics
- 8 MP autofocus primary camera with LED Flash
- VGA front camera
- HSPA+ or LTE/HSPA+ depending on the model
- 2370 mAh battery
Do not get disappointed by the dual core processor. The dual core Krait on the Xperia SP, outperforms last years quad core phones by a fair margin. It is faster than the Galaxy S III and HTC One X. Equipped with the same Adreno 320 graphics that you have in the latest generation Galaxy S 4, HTC One and Xperia Z, but mated to a lower resolution HD display, the Xperia SP also has excellent 3D performance, being able to match or exceed the performance of the fastest Androids. It is not magic. The Xperia SP Adreno 320 graphics processor only has to power a 720p display. A Adreno 320 graphics chip on the Qualcomm variant of the Galaxy S 4 has to power a 1080p display.
The 2370 mAh battery, which is as large as that found on the Xperia Z and ZL, will also need less juice to run Xperia SP. The large battery plus mid-level specifications promise long battery life.