PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia SP vs Xperia C


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

Xperia SP
Xperia C
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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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Sony Xperia SP 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia SP vs C

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia SP
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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia SP

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Better overall performance 2,105 vs 1,081 Around 95% better geekbench 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 0.38 Mb/s Around 260.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 319 ppi vs 220 ppi 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution
Longer standby time (3G) 42,336 min vs 36,288 min More than 15% longer standby time (3G)
Longer standby time 41,760 min vs 35,280 min Around 20% longer standby time
Back view of Sony Xperia C

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.6" Around 10% bigger screen
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia SP  vs

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


Xperia SP  vs
Size 4.6" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 960 x 540
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 319 ppi 220 ppi


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

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


Generation 4G 3G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (100 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 793.8 min 600 min
Standby time 41,760 min 35,280 min
Standby time (3G) 42,336 min 36,288 min
Capacity 2,370 mA·h 2,390 mA·h

form factor

Xperia SP  vs
Weight 155 g 153 g
Thickness 10 mm 8.9 mm
Size 67.1 x 130.6 x 10 mm 74.2 x 141.5 x 8.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


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


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