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April 27, 2013

Sony Xperia SP to be released this May for Php19,990

Announced back in March, the Sony Xperia SP is a pretty good contender for the mid-range handset with LTE support. Sony has just announced that it will be available in the Philippines this May for a suggested retail price of Php19,990.

Packed with a Snapdragon Pro 1.7GHz, the Xperia SP is a 4.6-inch Jellybean smartphone that’s supposed to replace the older Xperia S from a year ago (see our review of the Xperia S in March 2012).

Sony Xperia SP specs:
4.6-inch HD display @ 720 x 1280, 319ppi
Sony Bravia Mobile Engine 2, Scratch-resistant
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Pro 1.7GHz dual-core processor
Adreno 320 GPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
HSPA+ & LTE 100Mbps
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA
8MP rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
VGA front-facing camera
GPS w/ AGPS support, GLONASS
Android Jellybean 4.1
2370mah Li-Po battery
Dimension: 130.6 x 67.1 x 10 mm
Weight: 155g

This is one of the very few, if not the only, handset that will be sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Pro chip. We’re also not sure if the LTE will support local carriers. Sony has announced that suggested retail price is pegged at Php19,990.


20 Responses to “Sony Xperia SP to be released this May for Php19,990”

  1. Nei
    Twitter: kolokoynei
    says:

    Kimstore has one for just under 17k. =)

  2. asoDog says:

    FIRST!!!

  3. johnonline says:

    mahal naman nito..

  4. Phillip says:

    Kasing price sya ng S3..

  5. Yusuf says:

    This will support Globe and Smart’s LTE networks (2100 Mhz). However, I don’t really recommend this. You can get the Galaxy S III LTE for 18k at Kimstore and Widget City.

    • Roby says:

      You may recommend but please don’t assume everyone is on the Samsung bandwagon. A lot of other people will pay a little extra for better styling and feel of difference.

    • Brother says:

      S3 LTE doesnt support LTE Band I or 2100mhz used by Globe and Smart plus Adreno 320 is way batter compared to S3′s old Mali400 GPU

    • Rafael says:

      Please read some reviews about this new phone, you,ll be ending up liking this one that the s3 ^_^

    • TEKNO-LOHIYA says:

      Well, yes, specs wise, I’d go with S3. But not everyone is concerned with specs, some go with solidly built devices. It’s subjective really.

  6. pfb says:

    sony is so notorious for putting out phones with mediocre specs for outrageous prices; dual core for almost 20k?

    • Roby says:

      Maybe, but the Sony Xperia SP sells for Php16,990 @ Widget City. Plus of course a lot of people will like that special LED notification feature.

    • Zarne says:

      Although I agree that the phone is pricey for 20K , the phone appears to have the ‘built quality’, that Sony is famous for. It’s not all about cores, ram, and benchmark results. The IPhone 5 has dual cores, why is it that it is still selling million units? I am not a fanboy of Sony or Apple but for 20K , I will look for other options like the Nexus 4 or Z10. I noticed that phone prices in the Phil. are higher compared to other foreign markets like US or Canada.

  7. kami says:

    If compared to S3 lte, how does it fair?

    Built wise, i think this is better. But of course, specs are a different story.

    THanks!

  8. Oppenheimer says:

    Going head to head with S3 at this price point will be a challenge for SP. Let’s see how will this fare.

  9. gab says:

    The xperia sp is a great phone guys, do a bit more research. just because its has a dualcore processor doesnt mean its inferior to the s3 with a quadcore processor. in fact this phone might be even faster than the s3. Remember that more cores doesnt always equate to faster phones. The sony comes equipped with a more up to date s4 krait pro chipset, clocked at 1.7ghz and a more capable adreno 320 graphics chip. from what ive read, the phone can reach up to 16k in antutu and 7.8k in quadrant.

  10. jabroni says:

    e panu naman kaya sa major update like 5.0? s3 has a better chance of getting it since its a flaghip phone…..for sp? hmm not quite sure since its in mid range category….just my opinion but lets hope for the best!!

  11. Red says:

    S3?? Ehh screen lng mganda dun, compare mo battery nito sa S3 pati yung chipset n ginamit, and of course the beautiful design at ang maangas na notif. Led light. After ilng months bagsak na presyo nito!!

  12. Chason says:

    Any news about the Xperia L?

  13. mrchicopogi says:

    hi! totoo ba na may touch screen issues itong sp kapag ginamit habang nakapatong sa table or kama? mahina din daw ang pickup nya sa wifi? gandang ganda kasi ako sa specs ng phone na ito kaya ito sana yung gusto kong bilhin until i saw this video reviews from youtube. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=xperia+sp+screen+issues&sm=1

    pls. reply

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