It's available now for £350 on pay as you go contracts or for free on pay monthly plans starting at £20.50. Make sure to check out our mobile deals to find the plan that works best for your wallet. The SP's 720p screen, 4G connectivity and speedy dual-core processor would have been high-end specs last year, but up against the recent quad-core Full HD brutes, it falls into the mid-range. It's entirely happy being there though, and as such, comes with a price tag to match. Its screen is pin-sharp and bright, while its dual-core processor gave an excellent serving of power -- beating the quad-core Google Nexus 4 in benchmark tests. Using the Android Jelly Bean software was swift and easy, although some of Sony's bundled software is less than impressive.
Physically, it's speck presidio metallic iphone x tough case - stormy grey a good-looking bit of kit, It's a little on the chunky side, but its metal edging looks smart and it feels well put together, The pulsating notification light on the bottom won't suit everyone, but I found it to be a more soothing way of being alerted to a message or call than it vibrating rudely along my desk, If you're after the best the smart phone world can offer, head on over to our reviews of the Sony Xperia Z or the Samsung Galaxy S4, If however you want a more modest phone with a good screen, enough power for all but the most demanding of tasks, a decent battery and an attractive body, the SP is certainly worth a look..
With its silver edging, clear plastic strip on the bottom and curved, white plastic back panel, the SP is a different beast from the minimalist flagship Xperia Z. That's not to say it's bad looking though -- far from it. Beneath the all-glass front is a white bezel, with the subtle Sony branding looking pretty smart. Sony says that silver edging is made from aluminium, but it's difficult to tell it apart from stiff plastic by feel alone. The back panel is a plastic affair that feels cheap when removed, but looks good when attached. There's a little flex in the casing that detracts slightly from the luxurious aesthetic, but that's offset slightly by the attractive metal ring around the camera lens.
The phone itself measures 130mm long, 67mm wide and is 10mm thick, It weighs 155g too, making it feel quite hefty, If you're looking speck presidio metallic iphone x tough case - stormy grey for the slimmest, lightest phone around, the SP isn't a good choice, The Xperia Z is physically bigger, but it knocks around 10g off the SP's weight, Stuck into that metal edging you'll find a micro-USB port for data transfer and charging and a 3.5mm headphone port, That's pretty standard, but it would have been nice to see a micro-HDMI output to hook up to a big TV, You'll also see a volume rocker, power button and a dedicated camera shutter button..
The SP comes with 8GB of storage, of which only 5.5GB is actually useable -- the rest is taken up by the operating system and other Sony firmware. That's not a whole lot of space for all your data, so you'll need to make use of the micro SD card slot underneath the back panel. I wasn't able to find a way to install apps to the SD card though, so you'll have to be very careful which big name games you download -- Real Racing 3 alone takes up almost 2GB of space. The SP also features near-field communication -- or NFC to me and you. It lets the phone communicate with compatible devices simply by tapping them together -- similar to what you may have done with an Oyster card in London.