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79
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

The Xperia TL is Sony's first true flagship for the US market. But despite its aggressive $99 on-contract pricing, the TL fails to overtake HTC's superior One X, casting it as a second-place budget option.

Pros
  • Fast, reliable performanceFantastic 13-megapixel camera Attractively priced
Cons
  • 720p display prone to washoutWeak battery life
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Scores

Engadget

79
 

User Reviews

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gems4m2n
Sony has pulled out phone worthy of a flagship on such a budget friendly price....read more
90
sssc
My experience so far has been nothing short of amazing. The screen is fantastic,...read more
90
vorontheraven
Just upgraded to this model from the Samsung Galaxy S2. Taking into consideration...read more
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76
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

71
 

Display

80
 

Battery life

67
 

Camera

81
 

Ease of use

71
 

Design and form factor

74
 

Portability (size / weight)

68
 

Media support

75
 

Durability

76
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

75
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

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93
 
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80
 

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80
 

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84
 

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81
 

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79
 
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87
 

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83
 

User

90
 
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