SONY XPERIA SP
Being the only device in this roundup to come with a 4.6-inch TFT display, it is only natural that the Xperia SP is not in the running for the unofficial title of most compact smartphone. Nevertheless, its clear that Sony’s put a fair bit of thought into making the device an eye-pleasing one.
The Xperia SP has a matte plastic back cover similar to that of the HTC One SV, which provides a secure grip. While the body is mainly made up of plastic, there is an aluminum frame running all around the phone, giving the device a solid feel.
What’s unique about the Xperia SP is the transparent strip at the bottom of the phone. The strip can be personalized to change color when notifying you of incoming messages and calls. It also changes color according to the active smartphone theme, the dominant color of the image you are viewing, and even flashes to the beat of your music.
Internally, the Xperia SP is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dualcore 1.7GHz processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. While Sony doesn’t include a custom UI, they do preload signature media apps and features such as Walkman and Battery Stamina Mode.
The Xperia SP comes with 8GB internal storage and a micro-SD card slot that supports memory cards up to 32GB.