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Even though it's officially James Bond's phone, we found it hard to get excited about the Xperia T. It's a great phone performance-wise, and the screen and camera are among the best we've seen, but it struggles to stand out from the crowd with its dull black design and its same old application software. That said, it costs less than its Samsung and HTC branded rivals [in the UK], so it's a good handset for those after a not too flashy Android handset. quote


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Critic reviews

7.6
14 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.3
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    6.9
  • Camera
    7.9
  • Ease of use
    7.6
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.6
  • Media support
    7.4
  • Durability
    7.6
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.4

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User reviews

8.3
7 reviews
7.0
Engadget Sep 21, 2012

Onscreen buttons and a marginally higher-resolution camera are certainly improvements, but a fully-priced Xperia T is hard to recommend over the now-discounted Xperia S.

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7.0
Engadget Nov 2, 2012

For all its pluses, the TL just can't hold a candle to the superior battery life and gorgeous Super LCD display on HTC's equally priced device. Ultimately, the choice is yours: ... think wisely with your wallet when choosing between this economy-plus Xperia and the less-fresh One X.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 12, 2012

The Xperia TL for AT&T brings Sony up to speed with a fast, reasonably priced smartphone that will please average users and James Bond aficionados alike.

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8.0
Ars Technica Nov 20, 2012

Sadly, the Bond Phone holds only so-so performance, a decent but not-great camera, and an ambitious body design that ends up being more form than function. The only Bond that Q might bequeath such a modest handset to is Peter Sellers.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 4, 2012

The Xperia T is slightly more difficult to love than some of its rivals. But it also comes in as more affordable, thanks to its slightly below-top-rung position, so if budget is a concern and a large, impressive display is on your list, it's certainly worth considering.

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7.0
CNET UK Oct 2, 2012

If you own the Xperia S, there's little reason to view this as a potential upgrade, as enhancements over Sony's precious flagship phone are minor. However, if you're moving on from an older device, it's certainly worth considering.

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8.0
phoneArena Sep 20, 2012

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 shutter key. There are no major gripes with the handset either – it is zippy, with expandable storage and easy to access card slots.

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8.0
GSM Arena Sep 24, 2012

Sometimes it's not enough to simply have the best around - you want to make a statement. Where some makers let the numbers talk, Sony are trying to appeal to emotions with the Xperia T's top notch design and feel. We're happy with the meal, but we guess there's room for dessert.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Oct 3, 2012

The Xperia T gets a lot of things right, including performance, its camera and Sony’s implementation of Android, but it doesn't quite have that wow factor.

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7.0
The Inquirer Sep 27, 2012

Even though it's officially James Bond's phone, we found it hard to get excited about the Xperia T. It's a great phone performance-wise, and the screen and camera are among the best we've seen, but it struggles to stand out from the crowd.

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8.0
Stuff Sep 27, 2012

For some gadgeteers the plasticky build stops them dropping US$700+ on the Samsung. If that’s you, and you want a big HD screen with Sony’s camera and entertainment expertise, plus features to feed your Facebook addiction in a slick package, the Xperia T is an excellent bet.

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6.0
MobileBurn Nov 12, 2012

Sony made a gorgeous phone that seemingly has the potential to be the device that finally delivers its elusive home run hit. That potential is sadly wasted on a device that has just enough frustrations to be another link in a chain of disappointments.

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9.0
vorontheraven vorontheraven

Just upgraded to this model from the Samsung Galaxy S2. Taking into consideration the price and what I get for the money, to find it here for £329. I waited a few days to leave a review in order to first experience how this phone handles frequent daily usage. After turning it on, the first...

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10
gems4m2n gems4m2n

Sony has pulled out phone worthy of a flagship on such a budget friendly price. this dual core can challenge any quad-core (except its own sibling S4 quads) and win over them too. Look wise: Great Performance: More than you can demand. Media: Best: Walkman, Sony online support (Music Unlimited,...

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9.0
sssc sssc

My experience so far has been nothing short of amazing. The screen is fantastic, the camera is unbeatable and the UI is much improved over the Ion, it must have to do with the ram and processor upgrade. I have this and an SIII and I find myself using this more, the sleek look and solid feel...

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