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Sony Xperia T review | Introduction

Published on: Saturday, January 19th 2013                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Sony Xperia review

T he Xperia T is Sony’s top model. This smartphone, also named the Sony LT30p, is available in black, white, and silver, and is characterized by a premium design. The Sony Xperia T runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, in combination with the Sony’s TimeScape user interface. The Xperia smartphone uses a Qualcomm Krait Snapdragon S4 Dual Core processor with a clock rate of 1.5 GHz. Additionally, the Sony Xperia T has a very clear HD touchscreen display and a 13 megapixel digital camera. There is even a 007 James Bond package available. We tested this flagship for an extended period. Our Sony Xperia T review follows below.

Sony Xperia T smartphone review

Sony Xperia T smartphone review

 

Sony Xperia T Android smartphone

Sony Xperia T Android smartphone

Sony Xperia T smartphone design

The Sony Xperia T phone has a sleek design with a chic look and a slight curve on the back. The back is made of matte, slightly rough material, which makes the phone very comfortable to handle. The front of the Xperia T is completely filled up by the 4.55-inch touchscreen display. There are no physical buttons visible on the front. We find the micro USB connection on the left side, for charging the smartphone. On top there is a 3.5mm headphone entrance available, and on the right side there is a set of three buttons, for switching the Sony Xperia T on and off, to adjust the volume, and to start up the camera app. There is also a covered slot for the micro SIM card and microSD card. In contrast to the rest of the phone, this cover is a bit fragile and easily breakable.

Sony Xperia T review

Sony Xperia T review

Sony Xperia T phone display

One of the highlights of the Xperia T is the display, which is a 4.55-inch TFT touchscreen that is scratch resistant and can reproduce 16 million colors in HD resolution (1280x720). The screen reacts very well and offers fantastic representation. By adding the Bravia Engine, the screen offers nice contrast and deep, natural-looking colors. Reflections on the screen are especially visible in full sunlight, but this actually applies to all smartphones. The viewing angle is a bit smaller than that of the competing top models. The Sony Xperia T is equipped with a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM memory. In practice, the Xperia T performs very well, even extensive graphic apps and games are shown without a problem. The new dual-core processor is not inferior to the competing quad-core processors, which require a lot more energy in comparison.

 
 

Our Rating!

Design
85%
User friendliness
85%
Features
85%
Performance
80%
Price / Quality ratio
85%
84%
Review rating
Sony Xperia T
 
 
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