Excerpt: Sony are an interesting company to me, as before the Chinese dominated electronics, then Korea began their rampage with Samsung and LG, the Japanese made some of the best electronics in the world. Sony were once the pinnacle (to most) of electronics in the 80s and 90s. The Walkman. Trinitron. PlayStation.
Summary: The Xperia TX is a good combination of aesthetics and performance. However, it would have been nice if Sony bumped up the processor and ironed out the inaccuracies in the UI. For that I’m expecting the Jellybean update (which will arrive next year) to deliver the much needed software improvements.
Excerpt: Sony's Xperia TX is the company's first attempt in years to compete head on with Samsung and Apple. But is it a strong contender or just an ode to the company's successful cybershot and Arc phones?
Cons: In all, Sony's Xperia TX is a good phone that will capably handle your day to day needs. Sony's refined Android skin is not only the best looking (bar stock Android), it's also one of the most functional. And yet we can't get over the fact there's something missing.
Sony Xperia TX Review: The Bond Phone Just Makes Me Sad
21 January 2013
Excerpt: James Bond movies have always done an amazing job at making me feel great. They’re always so enjoyable, so fun, so cool. Bond’s latest adventure, Skyfall , has all but departed from cinemas now, and we’re left with a sense of whimsey from the world’s best gentleman spy and a swathe of gadgets we can pick up for ourselves in the real world, like the Sony Xperia TX. Don’t be fooled, however: all this phone will make you is sad.
Excerpt: The Xperia TX marks the return of Sony's famed arching body initially popularised by the aptly names Xperia Arc. Whereas the Xperia S bulged from the seams, this smartphone curves inwards, ergonomically accommodating a person's brace. At 8.6mm thin and 127 grams, there's not much to hold. But its curvaceous spine is undermined by cubic corners that leave it uncomfortable in the hand.
Pros: Great Screen and high pixel density; Sony's Android skin is the most attractive; Camera shutter key;
Cons: Cubed corners undermine the arced spine; Camera quality is underwhelming, particularly for a Sony smartphone;