Sony Xperia SP smartphone rolls out in UK

We talked about Sony's Xperia SP smartphone back on March 18, which we reported was supposed to hit shelves in the second quarter of this year. It looks like that timeline was spot-on, with the Xperia SP going on sale in the UK via T-Mobile and Orange for a moderate £249.99 sans-contract. Such adds on to the other places it is already available, including India and Singapore.

While the Sony Xperia SP's display isn't standing out among the best available, the rest of the specs place it fully in the mid-to-high range. Inside, users will find a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM. There's a rear Exmor RS for mobile 8-megapixel camera and flash. There's also a light strip that displays different color lights depending on which notifications the user receives.

The display is a sizable 4.6-inches with a 720p resolution, which is less than some of its competitors, but certainly not a bad resolution. Sony says that the display's colors and contrast are improved via the inclusion of a Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 system, which been used in some of the maker's other handsets as well. This is accompanied by Battery STAMINIA, which is a feature said to improve battery life.

Connectivity includes the typical 3G/4G, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The handset runs Android 4.2.2, and weighs in at 155 grams with an aluminum frame. The Xperia SP is being offered in three colors: red, black, and white, the latter of which you can see in the image above. T-Mobile UK says customers should allow 30 days for delivery.

[via Xperia Blog]