Sony Xperia SP Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia SP vs Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia SP

Reasons to consider the Xperia SP

4G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs LTE (80 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (5x faster)
Standby time More standby time 29 days vs 22.9 days Around 30% more standby time, less frequent charging
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1700 MHz vs Unknown, 1500 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 10% faster)
Sony Xperia Z

Reasons to consider the Xperia Z

4G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1920x1080 vs 1280x720 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 440 PPI vs 319 PPI Around 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Camera resolution Significantly higher resolution camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with more than 60% more detail for larger prints
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Thickness Thinner 8 mm vs 10 mm More than 20% thinner
Screen size Slightly larger screen 5.0" vs 4.6" Around 20% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 71x139x7 mm vs 130x67x9 mm More than 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 146 g vs 155 g Around 10% lighter


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen PPI Very crisp and sharp display of text, images and video
SP:319 PPI
Xperia Z:440 PPI
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens
Xperia Z:1920x1080
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia Z:13 MP
Thickness Thin
SP:10 mm
Xperia Z:8 mm
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
SP:Unknown, 1700 MHz
Xperia Z:Unknown, 1500 MHz
Network Fast data transfer
SP:LTE (100 mbps)
Xperia Z:LTE (80 mbps)
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
1080p @ 30fps
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen size Large screens
Xperia Z:5.0"
Standby time Long standby time
SP:29 days
Xperia Z:22.9 days
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


Sony Xperia SP Sony Xperia Z Sony Xperia Z


Which phone do you like, and why?

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Seby (2:18 AM, July 28, 2013)
Both are great cellphones but I rather the SP taking in count the price difference and the small difference in qualitiy.