Sony Xperia SP review

A mid-range marvel with a massively impressive spec list

Sony Xperia SP review
The budget version of the Xperia Z

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The Sony Xperia SP's 8MP sensor can capture video in Full 1080p HD, even though the Sony Xperia SP's screen resolution is limited to 720p. The camera captures video at 30fps with video stabilisation built in.

The quality and detail in videos shot during the day are both more than suitable for a phone at this price point, although the colours are a little too saturated. Even so, we were happy shooting video in daylight with the Sony Xperia SP.

Unfortunately, shooting video in low light isn't as accomplished, and you can see the grainy pixels reflected in the white surfaces in our sample video. Detail on nearby objects, such as the lamppost, is picked up on, but overall the result is a poor one.