Sony Announces Xperia SP And Xperia L – Mid And Entry Level Jelly Bean Smartphones

Sony has announced two more Android smartphones today – Xperia SP and Xperia L. Both run on Jelly Bean, veiled under Sony’s NXP custom skin.

The Xperia SP is a mid-ranger, and comes with a dual core Krait processor alongwith a 720p display. The Xperia L is an entry-level smartphone, with a WVGA resolution display and a single core 1 GHz processor. While both the phones look attractive, they’re a bit thicker than usual. The Xperia SP can be considered more like a upper mid-ranger, though.

Sony Xperia SP

Xperia SP –

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sony’s NXP UI on top
  • 4.6″ LCD display with Bravia Mobile 2 engine, 720p resolution
  • 1.7 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon Krait processor, Adreno 320 GPU
  • 8 MP camera, LED flash, 1080p recording; front facing VGA camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card upto 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, Hotspot
  • 2370 mAh battery, €419

Sony Xperia L

Xperia L –

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sony’s NXP UI on top
  • 4.3″ TFT LCD display, WVGA resolution (854×480)
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon processor, Adreno 305 GPU
  • 8 MP camera, LED flash, 720p recording; front facing VGA camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card upto 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, Hotspot
  • 1750 mAh battery, €299

The Xperia SP is certainly a good device, but priced a bit on the higher side. Perhaps a 50-80 Euro price drop would help it fare better in the market, if you’re talking about unlocked devices.

The Xperia L on the other hand has the resolution going against it, but everything else seems to justify the price. Sony’s custom UI is not as destructive as HTC’s Sense or Samsung’s TouchWiz (or even LG’s skin), so it should be a good experience.