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.
Conclusion: Though the Xperia TX feels a lot like the Xperia J, I certainly like the Xperia TX a lot better and could see myself using this as a regular device. It feels very nice in the hand, allowing me to hold it without too much effort. Its size and thickness are perfect for slipping into my pockets. I wouldn’t use this device to write lengthy emails or snap pictures, however. Its keyboard is a challenge for my thumbs, and its camera just won’t cooperate with me.
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.
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;
James Bond 007's latest smartphone has a distinctive design, but lacks any real wow factor
Good Gear Guide.au
20 December 2012
Summary: The Sony Xperia TX has an excellent display, some nice UI features and a distinctive arc-style design. However, it offers little that we haven't already seen on rival devices, making it a good smartphone that lacks any real wow factor. Given this is supposed to be James Bond's smartphone, it also feels a little cheap.
Pros: Distinctive, arc-shaped design, Excellent display, Some nice UI features
Cons: Disappointing camera, Average battery life and no 4G, Plastic design feels cheap