The Xperia T is the new flagship from Sony. It was released this month and it has a Snapdragon S4 chipset with only a dual core CPU and no Jelly Bean out of the box. But it can wrestle with many smartphones launched this year. Here is some of its main features:
- Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support
- 3G with 42.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
- 4.55″ 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Scratch-resistant glass
- Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 225 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A chipset
- 13 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging, Multi Angle shot
- 1080p video recording @ 30fps with continuous autofocus and stereo sound
- 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 720p video recording
- Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- 16GB of built-in storage, microSD card slot
- microUSB port with MHL and USB-host support
- Stereo Bluetooth v3.1
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- Voice dialing
- Deep Facebook integration
- PlayStation Certified, access to the PS Store
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- NFC connectivity
Full specs can be found here.
Let’s start with the dimensions of the phone and screen. The phone has 129×67.3×9.4mm and weighs 139 grams. Quite good dimension for a phone with a 4.55 inches display and it’s slim too. The display supports HD resolution at 720×1080. Pixel density is very good, 323ppi, more than the Galaxy S3. Sony says that the display is protected by a shatter and scratch resistant glass. Also the well-known Sony BRAVIA Engine is present on this display too. Multitouch supports up to 4 fingers.
The Sony Xperia T stays very very well at connectivity especially at Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. But first I will tell you about the other connectivity features. It has NFC, microUSB(MHL) v2.0, Bluetooth v3.1 with A2DP, EDGE speed up to 236 Kbps, HSDPA up to 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi dual band a/b/g/n standards, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot and that’s all; nothing special until now ha? Well didn’t you see that it has dual band Wi-Fi or that IT HAS 42.2 Mbps HSDPA download speed?! Wow, this is by far much more than even the almighty Galaxy S3 has. With this speed on HSDPA I think you don’t even need your Wi-Fi connection anymore. Should I say that the browsing experience on this phone is brilliant? Yes it is.
When you turn the phone you can see that it has a 13MP camera sensor with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization and many other options that are available in the settings menu. And this is not all; video recording has continuous autofocus, video light and video stabilizer so you can take excellent videos at 1080p HD resolution and 30 fps. The pictures are colorful, have good ISO and deep details.
I mentioned earlier about the Snapdragon S4 chipset from Qualcomm. It supports a dual core Krait processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and an Adreno 225 GPU. The graphic processing unit is helped by 1GB of RAM memory. The internal storage has a capacity of 16GB and it can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card.
Other features that the Xperia T has are: GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, FM radio with RDS, microSIM support only, 50GB of Cloud storage, TV-out via MHL A/V link and a dedicated microphone for active noise cancellation.
The 1850 mAh battery is big enough to keep the phone alive for about one and a half day in normal usage conditions.