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Sony Xperia T

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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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.

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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

79
 

User Reviews

90
filletgtx
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
Timisoreanul
My in depth review.Reception and call quality : Well the reception is great,...read more
70
qery
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
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.
 
80
phoneArena
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.
 
70
The Inquirer
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.
 
80
Stuff
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.
 
80
GSM Arena
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.
 
70
Pocket-Lint
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.
 
80
Expert Reviews
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.
 
70
CNET UK
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.
 
70
Engadget
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.
 
80
CNET
The Sony Xperia TL is a fantastic value and Sony's best U.S. smartphone yet.

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