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Sony Xperia SP smartphone now down to £21 per month

Sony unveiled the new Xperia SP earlier this year and this mid-range Android-based smartphone is said to be a great option for those looking for a new handset without forking out around £500.

Mobilephonesdirect sells it on Vodafone for £21 per month on a two year contract. That translates into a total cost of ownership of £504 which includes 100 minutes, unlimited texts, 100MB data and 1GB Wi-Fi on BT Openzone. Note that the retailer also sells it SIM Free for £315.

The Xperia SP runs a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 SoC clocked at 1.7GHz with 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4.6in Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 display with a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution, NFC, 4G compability, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, microUSB, an 8-megapixel camera with full HD video recording, Android 4.1 ICS and a massive 2,370mAh battery with Stamina technology.

Compared to the rest of the market, the Xperia SP is a tad expensive. The Huawei Ascend P1 LTE for example is also 4G capable but costs only £252 on contract over two years. Check out our hands-on of the Sony Xperia SP here and the review of the non-LTE version of the Huawei Ascend P1 here.

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