Sony Xperia SP

LTE-capable mid-ranger shows up with an affordable PAYG price tag

Sony's Xperia SP looks to be one of the more interesting mid-level Android handsets coming our way over the next few weeks. It's packing a Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, an aluminum trim and a trademark Sony "light bar" down below, not to mention an 8-megapixel camera using the company's Exmor RS stacked image sensor tech.

So the prospect of picking up such a device at a cut-down price point is nothing to be sniffed at. Today T-Mobile UK is the first British network to start selling , even ahead of most SIM-free retailers. What's more, T-Mobile's price is significantly lower than what we'd been expecting, at just £249.99 on Pay As You Go. The phone itself will be SIM-locked, and you'll need to purchase £10 worth of PAYG airtime, but that's still a lot of telephone for your money. In addition, the fact that it's locked to T-Mobile specifically means in theory it should work on sister network EE, which offers 4G LTE connectivity.

Alongside EE, O2 and Three will also be launching the Xperia SP in the coming weeks, as will a variety of SIM-free retailers.

You can also expect a full review of the Sony Xperia SP here on Android Central in the near future.

Source: T-Mobile UK; via: Recombu

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There are 7 comments

Jay Holm says:

This is LTE but the S4 is only HSPA+ in Europe?
Hmm. . .

Alex Dobie says:

Nope, the Euro S4 is LTE also.

jrb363 says:

Why would you ask about the S4 on a Sony article? Take that shi# to the forums. Nobody wants Samsung here.

jrb363 says:

This phone looks great. If it's around $300-350 in the US I might have to pick one up as a backup to my HTC One. Looking forward to the review!

TheDu9du says:

How long does it go before shutting off for good?

coofr says:

I've been looking forward to this.

For myself I'm more interested in mid-range devices than the top-shelf.

deadlock4400 says:

@Alex Dobie

cool things in a mid range