Sony Xperia SP Review

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sony_xperia_spSony are undergoing a return to form when it comes to mobile, the Xperia E impressed with it’s budget pricing and quality feel.  Now comes the more expensive Sony Xperia SP, a more expensive offering that builds on the quality of recent Sony mobiles.

For a very reasonable price you get a really nice handset.  Following the current Sony styling it feels like a quality handset, is very easy to use, and is a good size, similar to the HTC One X, but nothing like as big as something like the Samsung Note. A nice touch over the competitors is the addition of a camera physical button on the side of the Xperia SP, making it far easier to take photos then when using those annoying on screen buttons.

Where the Xperia SP really impresses is the screen, images and videos look fantastic on it.  At the bottom of the Xperia SP is a light bar, a nice touch which glows in a sympathetic colour depending on what you’re looking at (e.g. a picture of blue sky, the light glows blue).  You’ll either love it or think it silly, either way it’s nice to see Sony trying something a little different.

Like most Sony handset the Xperia SP has a lot of Sony related apps on, if you’ve bought into the Sony ecosystem that’s great, but if not there isn’t a way to easily remove them and they sit there taking up space you could put to better use.

The Xperia SP is a 4G ready handset, unfortunately this hasn’t been tested due to the lack of 4G service available at the time of writing.  Wifi supports duel band routers (i.e. 2G and 5G) , with good speeds once connected.

Given the price compared to it’s competitors I think this is very good value for money and well worth considering if you want a solid, nippy handset.

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Sony Xperia L3 5.7 Inch 18:9 Full HD+ display Android 8 UK SIM-Free Smartphone with 3GB RAM and 32GB Storage – Black

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  • See more of the movies, TV shows, pictures and entertainment you love with a large 5.7” HD+ display.
  • Unlock in a touch, with built in fingerprint sensor.
  • 13MP and 2MP dual camera system. High-capacity 3300mAh battery
  • Better looking selfies with a front camera that takes pictures with background defocus and comes with a range of beauty effects.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for toughness and durability

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  • Original Sony Stereo Headset MH-730 Handsfree Earphone
  • Standard audio plug - the MH750 connects to phone, computer or other device
  • A longer call - press the answer key when a call comes in and enjoy comfortable handsfree calling on the go with HD Voice
  • A bigger sound - a 9.2 mm dynamic speaker driver behind each earphone and advanced micro audio technology combine to deliver an impressive audio experience
  • Color :- Black , Warranty :- 12 months

Sony WF-SP700N Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Sports Headphones with EXTRA BASS and IPX4 Splash Proof - Black

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  • Truly wireless style for workouts anytime anywhere
  • Ambient sound mode to stay aware of surrounding
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  • 3 hours use per charge + 2 more charges offered by carrying case
  • Extra BASS sound to keep up with the workout pace

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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