Weight 155 grams 5.47 oz Dimensions 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm 5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches Battery Talk time (up to): 18 hours and 53 mins*** Standby time (up to): 734 hours*** Music listening time (up to): 39 hours*** Video playback time (up to): 7 hours and 36 mins*** Display 4.6" touchscreen - scratch-resistant TFT 16,777,216 colours, 1280x720 pixels On the inside Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) 1.7 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 MSM8960Pro Dual Core Camera 8 megapixel camera with auto focus 16x digital zoom, pulsed LED flash Quality precision craftsmanship Xperia SP lifts craftsmanship to a whole new level. Using co-moulding technology which allowed us to create a unique solid design, this NFC Android phone comes with a seamless look and feel that melts into ones hand. Paired with premium materials, Sony engineering and precision-crafted details, you’ll get a smartphone that lets you experience true design innovation. Makes your personality shine through The illuminating, colour-changing belt makes your Android smartphone extra personal. It will notify you of everything from incoming calls and text messages to Facebook notifications. And when listening to music, the illumination will pulse to the beat, becoming more intense as you crank up the volume. Letting design take the lead The Xperia SP was born out of a simple paper mockup and a strong vision of creating something truly unique. Our designers Jessie Zhao and Toshihide Umedan had a clear idea of crafting a smartphone where the display virtually floats in thin air. To be able to achieve this, we paired their design vision with our 60 years of Sony engineering experience. We created a transparent antenna and a body that was solid while retaining a floating feel. Then we focused on getting the right weight and shape – since balance and proportion is crucial for the overall user experience. Finally we chose the colours black, white and red, which complement the metal structure as well as the quality of each component. “We started by sharing a paper mockup with the product developers and engineers. Most of them asked us “is this really possible to create?” Luckily, with a shared vision and decades of engineering expertise, we could realise our idea.” – Jessie Zhao, Sony Mobile designer “The metal frame structure was made using a co-molding technology, allowing us to create a unified, solid body.” - Toshihide Umeda, Sony Mobile designer Truly impressive viewing – HD Reality Display Feel like you’re there with the razor sharp and super bright HD screen. An HD phone, Xperia SP brings you one of the highest levels of screen resolution available – 720 progressive scan, for crisp pictures and no jagged edges. Expertise from our BRAVIA® TV engineers goes into our mobile screens, to bring you the same quality you’d expect from a top quality HDTV. The 4.6” HD Reality Display provides razor sharp pictures – and superior brightness. And with the wide colour gamut it gives you the widest colour spectrum, so you can view every detail in vivid colour. True Screen intelligence – Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 The second generation of our acclaimed Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by adding new real-time contrast optimisation to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality colour management and noise reduction. Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 is also able to analyse content type and adjust the image accordingly. Adding Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 to the Reality Display makes for the most intelligent HD mobile phone screen – one that adapts automatically to display your content in the best way. (1) Contrast enhancement Contrast in images and video is enhanced by making the darkest parts slightly darker, which brings out details in the picture. (2) Colour Management Colour saturation is increased for specified colour ranges, which makes the colours deeper and more vivid. And the intelligent Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 software reproduces skin colour exactly as it appears to the naked eye. (3) Noise reduction Distortion and noise is reduced when streaming low-quality video from online sources, such as YouTube. Noise is reduced both to individual frames and between frames, for clearer viewing. (4) Sharpness filter Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 applies a sharpness filter to increase the overall detail level in the image. This is done by enhancing the edges and contrast without increasing noise. Stunning shots in any light — 8 MP camera with Exmor RS™ for mobile The 8 megapixel camera is built with the same modules as leading Sony cameras. Exmor RS™ for mobile is an evolution of our Sony image sensor technology, with a next-generation BSI light sensor. By adopting the technology of luminance and colour noise reduction, we’ve created a smartphone that snaps highly detailed shots with low noise – even in challenging lighting conditions. You’re now also able to reproduce objects in more vivid colours and capture night images and faces in stunning clarity. Natural colours even when backlit — HDR photos HDR for photos captures natural colours in any light. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is an imaging technology used to capture clear photos against strong backlight. With HDR, this Bluetooth smartphone captures the same image at different exposure levels and layers them to create one optimised photo. Always the right setting – Superior Auto With this HD phone it’s always easy to get a great shot. Thanks to Superior Auto, you don’t have to know the ins and outs of camera settings to make use of them. In Superior Auto mode, the camera combines Scene Recognition with high quality and high performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot with the optimal settings. And your device is automatically optimised for 36 different scenes, so you always get the best shot. Find your memories in no time – Super-fast pinch to zoom Our intuitive scaling mechanism is unique to Sony and makes it easy to find the picture you’re searching for in your album – quickly. Or search your personalised globe to find shots taken and tagged with specific locations. PlayMemories Online* Upload pictures and videos from your Sony smartphone camera to PlayMemories Online. Then view your photos on any device – tablet, phone, computer, or BRAVIA® TV. One-touch functions from Sony Sharing with friends and connecting your world has never been easier. Based on NFC (near field communication), our one-touch functions connect one device to another in a single tap. No wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary. One-touch mirroring See photos from your phone on your TV. Simply touch your Bluetooth smartphone to the remote from your BRAVIA® TV to activate screen mirroring. Simply back up your pictures on your Xperia smartphone with Sony's One-touch backup feature. One-touch backup Whether you take pictures on your Xperia smartphone, tablet or camera, now you can store them in the same place. The Sony Personal Content Station™ is a wireless hub for photos and videos. Significantly improve battery life with Battery STAMINA Mode Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you’re not actively using them. All those apps that you have on your Android smartphone may still be running in the background, draining your battery. Battery STAMINA Mode saves you wasted battery drain. It recognises when you’re not using your display and automatically turns off the functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you press the power button to wake up your screen, everything is up and running again. Get only the important notices With Battery STAMINA Mode, Wi-Fi and data traffic are disabled during standby, but you still receive incoming calls, texts, and alarms. And since everyone has different needs, you can easily customise which apps you want to receive push notifications from even in standby mode. Facebook notifications on or off? It’s up to you. Lightning speed performance – Dual-core processor We’ve matched the latest Sony software with the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor. This dual core processor gives your HD phone top performance and speed without draining your battery – run multiple apps simultaneously, surf the web with no loading time, and stream videos without a break. The Snapdragon™ S4 Pro is asynchronous, which means each core is powered up and down independently. So you get the precise amount of power when you need it, without wasting power when you don’t.