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 Significantly higher resolution screen 1,920x1,080 vs 1,280x720 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 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 71×139×8 mm vs 131×67×10 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 Sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia Z440 PPI
Network Fast data transfer
SPLTE (100 mbps)
Xperia ZLTE (80 mbps)
Thickness Thin
SP10 mm
Xperia Z8 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Xperia Z1,920x1,080
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia Z13 MP
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Standby time Long standby time
SP29 days
Xperia Z22.9 days
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
SPUnknown, 1700 MHz
Xperia ZUnknown, 1500 MHz
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen size Large screens
Xperia Z5.0""
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


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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.