Sony Xperia SP now on sale in the UK for under £250
Sony has expanded its mid-range smartphone sector today by releasing the Xperia SP handset in the UK on network contracts and as a SIM-free device across the UK.
The Sony Xperia SP was first announced to the world by Sony at Mobile World Congress in February and whilst the handset won’t be standing up to the likes of the Galaxy S4 or even Sony’s own Xperia Z, it’s a pretty well stacked smartphone that comes in for under £250 SIM-free.
The handset comes with a decent sized 4.6-inch screen that boasts a 720p resolution and is powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 processor plus an Adreno 320 graphics chip and 8GB of internal storage. As with the Xperia Z, a micro SD card slot is present, allowing the user to boost storage by up to a further 64GB.
It runs off the Android Jelly Bean OS bust sadly that is version 4.1 and not the latest 4.2, but the phone does have an 8-megapixel camera with the Exmor RS sensor, with a front facing camera on the other side for video calling and those ‘selfie’ photos that all the kids are doing these days.
The handset will be landing on Orange and T-Mobile to start with as well as their sister company EE a few weeks later. The Everything Everywhere group will then be followed by O2 and Three, who have both expressed that they will be stocking the handset but with no release dates confirmed just yet.
If you want the handset but don’t want a contract then you can pick it up on pay as you go from T-Mobile or Orange for around £250 or SIM-free and unlocked on Clove and Handtec from today (Tuesday 30/04/13) and on Amazon from the 6th of May.
The SP is a great looking and capable handset that looks to be perfect for those who want to buy a phone outright or to get a free handset on a reasonably priced contract.