Suddenly, all the hype that surrounded the Xperia SP HuaShan smartphone, which was subjected to several leaks have vanished. As Sony took the wraps of its smartphones - Xperia SP and Xperia L at a launch event on Monday.
Analyzing the specifications of Xperia SP, it seems to be a decent offering with a HD 720p display, dual core processor and some average traits, bu that is no where comparable to the recent flagship offerings from tech titans across the world, considering it is a mid-range smartphone. It is also claimed that Xperia SP will be released by Q2, 2013.
Apparently, Lumia 920 - Nokia's flagship smartphone launched with Windows Phone 8 boasts similar specifications as the Xperia SP. Lumia 920 is priced at Rs 37,500 approximately and has some outstanding features.
Eventually, it is wise to compare the Windows Phone 8 based Lumia 920 with the newly launched Xperia SP Jelly Bean smartphone. As usual, here is a comparison between Xperia SP and Lumia 920. Read it below and decide if you will buy the Nokia smartphone or wait for Xperia SP to release.
Form Factor: Xperia SP boasts a dimension of 130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm and weighs around 155 grams, whereas, Lumia 920 being thicker and heavier carries a dimension of 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and weighs in at 185 grams.
When it comes to display, Xperia SP sports a 4.6 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 packing 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and 319 ppi pixel density.
On the other hand, Lumia 920 packs a 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, 332 ppi pixel density and Gorilla Glass 2 protection.
While the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 display in Xperia SP offers excellent viewing experience alongside superior clarity and brightness. At the same time, the PureMotion technology in the Nokia handset is also responsible for cutting off response time. Further, ClearBlack display technology of Nokia helps in reducing the reflections and improves the sunlight legibility.
Processor: Xperia SP is equipped with a faster 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. In comparison, Lumia 920 comes with a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Obviously, a faster processor in Xperia SP will result in great multi-tasking, faster rendering and more.
Operating System: While, Xperia SP comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, Lumia 920 is based on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform.
Detailing on software features, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS has Project Butter, which offers faster, smoother and responsive performance, expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable App Widgets functionality, high resolution contact photos, live wallpapers, Android Beam app and more.
On the other hand, Windows Phone 8 has improved features like dynamic Live Tile Information, social network integration in the People hub, Skydrive and Office 365 documents synchronization, Facebook-events integrated calendar, visual voicemail, threaded email conversations support and many more.
Camera: Xperia SP houses an 8MP rear camera with autofocus, 1080p video recording, BSI sensor, HDR and Exmor Rs technology and a VGA front camera for video calling.
When it comes Lumia 920, the handset has an 8MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash and PureView technology and a 1.3MP front camera for video calling.
Moreover, Lumia 920 with the PureView camera technology seems to be highly capable offering outstanding in camera perdformance tests as compared to several other smartphones.
Storage: In terms of storage, Xperia SP comes with 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM, whereas, Lumia 920 has 32GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. Furthermore, Xperia SP comes with a micro SD card slot supporting expandable memory support up to 32GB, which is lacking in Lumia 920.
Connectivity: Both Xperia SP and Lumia 920 have features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G, GPS with A-GPS, HSPA, NFC and micro USB 2.0 port with average download speeds.
Battery: Xperia SP is loaded with a 2,370 mAh battery of unknown backup and Lumia 920 is powered by a smaller 2,000 mAh BP-4GW battery offering 10 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby in 3G.
Both Lumia 920 and Xperia SP are advanced smartphones that have high-end features in terms of software and hardware. Apart from this, they also have exciting software features as they are based on different platforms.
For those willing to have a lightweight smartphone with enhanced battery backup can opt for Xperia SP. At the same time, those who like to avail better camera performance can choose Lumia 920.
Finally, the consumers will have to decide on which one to buy based on the operating system they like to have.