PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia SP vs Galaxy Grand

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

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Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and pocket-lint.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Sony Xperia SP 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia SP  based on its graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia SP vs Galaxy Grand

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Xperia SP
13.2 fps
Galaxy Grand
2.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Xperia SP
32.4 fps
Galaxy Grand
12.3 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia SP

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Sony Xperia SP

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Significantly faster graphics 13.2 fps vs 2.7 fps Around 5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 21.1 Mb/s Around 4.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly sharper screen 319 ppi vs 186 ppi More than 70% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Longer standby time 41,760 min vs 26,352 min Around 60% longer standby time
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
More battery capacity 2,370 mA·h vs 2,100 mA·h Around 15% more battery capacity
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Samsung Galaxy Grand

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Bigger screen 5" vs 4.6" Around 10% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia SP  vs Galaxy Grand 

8.0
8.0
The smartphone is always responsive and performs nearly flawlessly when handling even heavy tasks, while even the most intensive 3D games run at excellent framerates.
Xperia SP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia SP  vs
Galaxy Grand 
Size 4.6" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 319 ppi 186 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (100 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 41,760 min 26,352 min
Capacity 2,370 mA·h 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Xperia SP  vs
Galaxy Grand 
Weight 155 g 162 g
Thickness 10 mm 9.6 mm
Size 67.1 x 130.6 x 10 mm 76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia SP
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