Deal: £249 Sony Xperia SP smartphone

Looking for a relatively affordable 4G smartphone but don't want to spend a fortune on one? Check out this mainstream Sony Xperia SP smartphone available from Amazon for only £249. In comparison, Carphone Warehouse sells the same handset for a jaw dropping £330 (Sony sells it for £299).

There's a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip (MSM8960 Pro) clocked at 1.7GHz with an MDM9215 modem.

Other features include an aluminium chassis with an illuminated notification bar, a 4.6in display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution with Mobile Bravia 2 technology and Corning Gorilla glass, an 8-megapixel camera with Exmor RS technology, a microSD card slot, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, nearly 19 hours battery life thanks to the Battery Stamina Mode, a front facing VGA camera, NFC, Wi-Fi, DLNA, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage and a full selection of applications from Sony (like Sony Entertainment Network, the Walkman App). Read our review of the Sony Xperia SP smartphone here.

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