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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

100
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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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.622
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
2g, 3g
Model
LT30p

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
2g, 3g
Battery type
Li-ion (1850 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (13 megapixels) (Video, Flash, Contact pictures)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Js, Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
Micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.6 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1920x1080)
Pixel density
319 PPI

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
TL (LT30at)

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
2g, 3g (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
450 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (1850 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (13 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Optical zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Js, Flash)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (Umts, Hsdpa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
Micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.6 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1920x1080)
Pixel density
319 PPI

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB