Sony Xperia SP

What you need to know

  • Get O2 4G on this phone
  • 1.7 GHz Dual Core processing power
  • Super-bright 4.6” HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  • 8 megapixel camera that takes pictures in low light
  • Doesn’t come with a charger (we explain why below)
  • Eco rating: 3.9/5
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Get wallpapers, movie content and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game, when you buy the Xperia M, SP and E1 before 30 April.
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Give your phone a Spider-Man makeover

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is hitting cinemas and you can join in the fun. Get wallpapers, themes, exclusive movie content and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game from Xperia Lounge.

Spider-Man and related characters and elements: TM & © 2014 Marvel. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the Movie © 2014 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Why doesn't this phone come with a charger?

O2 is working to try and reduce waste. And as 70% of people already have a USB charger at home, we've decided to not include one with your phone. If you do need a charger, add one at a discounted price - you can do this after choosing your tariff. O2 does not make money from selling the charger separately.

Enjoy a phone with a unique design

The Xperia™ SP has an iconic aluminium frame. It also comes with an illuminating, colour-changing belt that will notify you of everything from incoming calls and text messages to Facebook notifications. And when listening to music, the illumination will pulse to the beat, becoming more intense as you crank up the volume.

Take great pictures without worrying about storage

With Sony's Exmor RS™ you get radiant pictures even in low light. There's no need to worry about getting the camera settings right either - Superior Auto mode will help you create perfect pictures and will automatically turn on noise reduction if there is a lot of background noise. And with PlayMemories Online you can collect favourite shots saved on your laptop, phone and on Facebook and look at them wherever you are.


Listen to music - wherever you want

Xperia™ SP lets you listen to your tunes wherever you want, however you want. Create your own playlists with the "WALKMAN" app, which also lets you enjoy soul shaking clarity with Clear Audio+ and xLoud loudness enhancement. Plus you can transfer whatever's playing onto NFC-enabled speakers with just a tap.

Sony Xperia SP review

Enjoy the clear screen

The Xperia™ SP's 4.6 inch, full HD Reality Display shows your pictures in vivid colour and details and makes watching videos on the go a delight. Sony has taken the lessons they've learnt from Sony TV's and put the technology into the SP. This means that you can expect to get clear images, bright colours and excellent contrast.


Overall Specification

Talk Time
(Up to) 18 hours
Standby Time
(Up to) 30 days
130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98mm
Screen Size
4.6" touchscreen - scratch-resistant TFT
Internal Phone Memory
Up to 8GB
External Phone Memory
microSD™ card, up to 64GB
Operating System
Google™ Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Email Capability
Yes - POP3 and IMAP4, Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
Business Recommended


8 megapixel camera with auto focus, 16x digital zoom, pulsed LED flash
Video Capture
Yes - HD 1080p
Media Player
3D Surround Sound (VPT), Album art, Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP), Clear bass, Clear Phase™, Clear stereo, Dynamic normalizer, Music tones (MP3/AAC), PlayNow™ service*, TrackID™ music recognition*, "WALKMAN" application, xLoud™ Experience
FM Radio


Data Connectivity
Band Type
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band III), 2100 (Band I) MHz GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Bluetooth™ 4.0 wireless technology
Stereo Bluetooth
Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
SAR rating
1.01 W/kg (10g)
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See how much your phone is currently worth – find it in the dropdown menus below to get your quote.

Buy a new phone and you'll see a link to O2 Recycle on your confirmation page. Or to recycle now, visit our website or bring it along to your nearest O2 store.


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O2 Recycle is open to everyone – no matter what network. It costs you nothing to send your phone or gadget to us and we'll pay you same day we receive it.

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To recycle your gadget now, visit our website or bring it along to your nearest O2 store.


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Before you buy

Choosing your latest phone? Here's all the important stuff you need to know before you put it in your basket.

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We won't charge to get it to you
We offer free UK delivery on all our phones, sims, accessories and mobile broadband. And you can choose which working day you can get your phone delivered - for no extra charge.

Click and Collect

Not able to wait in for a delivery?
Click and Collect means you can choose to collect your order from any UK store, including Northern Ireland. You can select Click and Collect at checkout - use our store locator to find the most convenient store for you.


Keep your number (if you want to)
Whether you're with O2 already, or have moved from another network, we'll help you keep your number. One you've got your new phone, come back to and search 'Keep my number' - we've got Support pages to help with this that should pop up. Fill in a form and we'll do the rest.


Changed your mind?
We want you to be completely happy with your new phone. So if you're not, send it back to us within 7 working days and we'll give you a refund or an exchange. If it's faulty and you've had it for less than 14 days, we'll replace it or give you your money back - longer than two weeks and we'll get it fixed.

4G Ready

4G ready
Phone 4G ready. 4G sim and software update required and additional charges may apply for 4G service.

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This phone's 4G ready.
If you've got O2 4G coverage and you choose a 4G tariff
you'll be able to download music, stream videos, and play
games faster than ever before.

O2 4g coverage

98% - that's the percentage of the UK population that's going to have access to O2 4G coverage by the time we're finished rolling it out.

4G is available for Pay Monthly, Pay & Go and mobile broadband customers across the country - from Paisley to Sevenoaks. Find out what coverage is like near you.

Don't have 4G coverage yet?

You can still get this phone and choose the tariff that's right for you – including the ones with the bigger data bundles.

Why O2 4G

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O2 Tracks

Download all the Official Top 40 hits. Stream the best music videos. And get 4 weeks of O2 tracks with music videos for free.

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Priority Sports

Free and exclusive Priority Sports videos from your heroes every week. Supercharged by O2 4G.

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O2 Games

Challenge your mates online with the top multiplayer games. Exclusively over O2 4G. And don't worry about using up your data - game play is completely on us.

Data Explained

Whenever you use the internet on your phone, you're using data - whether it's browsing the web, sending an email, or watching a TV programme.

Downloading and using apps will also take a slice out of your data allowance.

Not sure how much data you need? Use our data calculator to help you out

Help with mobile data

The O2 Gurus have put together a quick guide to help you make sense of mobile data.
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The small print:
O2 Tracks: 4 weeks of O2 Tracks with music videos for free, for all 4G o2 Post Pay and Pay & Go mobile customers. £1.50 per week charge applies after free trial (opt out available). Compatible device required. May use your data allowance or data charges may apply.