Summary: Sony’s always left us with the impression that it’s playing catch up with its rivals in mobile, and while the Sony Xperia T is a perfectly decent device, it’s lacking the little flourishes and bleeding edge bits and bobs that really make it stand out.
Sony Xperia T, also known as 'The Bond Phone' (video)
30 June 2013
Summary: Like James Bond himself, the Xperia T is cool, unique, and easy on the eye. But, while I appreciated the simplicity of this high-spec handset, there were some slightly frustrating aspects that left me somewhat on the fence.
Conclusion: I think that until the phone receives its Jelly bean update, people may be put off but I say that because jelly bean has been promised to the phone that people should definitely consider this phone an option when looking for a new smartphone because it is at the moment at least the best mid range...
Sony Xperia T vs Xperia V review: same cover, different phone
10 January 2013
Excerpt: The Sony Xperia T has been out for while, and now the similarly priced Xperia V has been added to the line-up. When you first look at them you wouldn't be faulted for thinking they're about the same phone.
Conclusion: It was so close to being an across the board contender, but short of the final round the Sony Xperia T ran out of juice. Nothing can take away from the fact that the T is a beautifully designed amalgam of the Xperia S and Xperia arc with some soft touch thrown in for good measure.
Pros: Beautifully designed, Great screen, Good camera
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia T is by all means an impressive phone. The dual-core Krait does a great job of competing with many other flagships not only on its home turf, but in the quad-core arena as well.
Pros: Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with 42.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 4.55" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Scratch-resistant glass, Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, ...
Cons: Display has sub-par viewing angles for a flagship, Slightly thicker than main rivals, Relatively modest battery, JellyBean update not available at launch, Poor loudspeaker performance, Video recording could be better
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia T doesn’t offer groundbreaking features compared to the other flagships out there, but it is a pretty compelling package nonetheless. The sturdy arched design will appeal to many, and the 13MP camera will let you capture those impromptu moments on the fly because of the dedicated...
Pros: Fast camera with dedicated shutter key, Sturdy design with very easy card slots access, Strong and clean loudspeaker, Helpful Smart App pop-ups
Cons: Bad screen reflectance and viewing angles, Call quality should be better, Volume rocker is placed uncomfortably, LED notification light is too small
Summary: This time around Sony managed to keep up with the rest of the market and came up with a phone that has all the features its competitors have or at least how it looks on paper. The screen for example is supposed to be very good, but in real life leaves much to be desired in every performance aspect.