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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.

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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).

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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).

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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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Average user Score
 
100
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: GreatPerformance: More than you can demand.Media: Best: Walkman, Sony online support (Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited)Easy recommendation for anyone.
 
90
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 combined with the powerful hardware and friendly user-interface don't leave much to be desired.
 
90
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 features to strike me included; the beautiful screen and the amazing picture it produces, the incredibly responsive touchscreen, and the flawless performance allowing to seamlessly glide through the menu, multitask and browse webpages online. With 16GB of internal storage I'm also able to install plenty of apps that all run flawlessly, as well as the ability to get all the music from my iPod on the internal storage and further expand this with Micro SD storage. Which i of course put a 32GB card in with all my music. The 13MP camera produces some wonderful pictures, although slightly slow to focus after movement. A major irritation from the S2 was the lack of camera button, This is no longer an issue and the gesture input allows me to type words quickly without even lifting my finger from the screen. The free Sony MH750 earbud in-ear headset was also a pleasant surprise and work well but i of course used my own. Although it is miles better quality than the cheap and rubbish earphones that come with the last Apple phone i owned.A major reason for waiting to leave a review was because I have been extremely conscious of comments on the battery. After setting my phone up, I turned down the screen brightness, turned data traffic off, set the screen to turn itself off after 15 seconds of inactivity. After doing this, I've had no real issue with battery life although it lacks the replaceable battery of the S2. A day of use gets me down to 40%-30% before going to bed. This has also involved me playing games while bored on the bus and showing the phone's features off.It is easy to become more conscious of battery use since the battery percentage is displayed in numerical form alongside the battery icon which I personally don't like it spoils the clean look i think. Lack of a removable battery is a slight concern though (I am mostly worried about possible charge cycle deterioration of battery life over time). Overall though, I would still say a higher capacity battery could have been used.
 
70
warriach
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
xJayx
Bad battery. Not sold officially in Russia, so the problem is with accessories.
 
70
abbaaarr
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
70
qery
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
100
Timisoreanul
My in depth review.Reception and call quality : Well the reception is great, never i have seen end drop any calls ,or seen a no senal bar. The calls is natural, voice's are natural end loud, the mic's it is working great.Display : The display is bright end has natural colors , you don't need for viewing angles to see others what are you waching.The mobile bravia punch the colors in videos end pics, end works great.Battery life : The battery is good , you can get even 3 days with it ,but low use. If you use normal, a pics, some calls, you can get 2 day of it. If you are a heavy user ..internet all the time, pics , videos then you will recharge the phone every 15 hours.Camera : The phone camera takes greats pics, marco , animate art pics, take pics will shoting a video, there is some noise when the lights are low. Video it is shoting at 1080p , it is detalis end low noise , the autofocuse is a bit jumpy. Fron camera is ok , for chating with skype , end you can record video at HD.Easy of use : The phone is quite simple to use, not to much buttons, on the left is only the microUSB slot for charging end transfer data, on the top a littel hole for the secound microfon end the the conector for the headphones, on front is the proximity sensor ,, a tiny led indicator ,the earpice, the front camera , on the right is a littel busy ... there is a slot to put de microSIM end the microSD, the power /lock buton, next to it is the volume up end volume down, end the camera key . On the bottom is a tiny hole for the the main microfon, on the back is the 13 MP camera ..down to the camera is the LED flash .. end a sticker with the log NFC .. end way down is the speaker.Design and form factor : The design is very cute, sleek and small, very easy to hold in hand , no sharp corner ,feels premium. Back feels nice end curve.Portability (size / weight ) : Well the size is just perfect .. not big not small, you can easy reach the whole screan with the finger. The weight is ok ,is not a fat phone.Media support : You can throw videos up to 1080p end the phone will play with easy, media is great with Sony's album end walkman.Durability : The phone feels great, end im sure that is will last long , end in the build is superb, not a scratchy sound.Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) : The phone comes with Android 4.0.4 in 2012, ... you can upgrade to 4.1.2 end a littel improvement end very stabil. In 2014 was release 4.3 .. it is a new phone with this version , very snappy , lots a changes end to the ui. End also 4.4 is under investigation. All apps will run , game you can play even high games like real racing with no problems. Sony's walkman ,Album , video app will work/feel/sound/view/easy to use/ great.The ui is easy to use.Overwall the phone great... a 10 .Cons : Battery , camera's autofocus in video is jumpy, end some noise when the light is down.
 
90
filletgtx
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget

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