Sony Xperia T Review - A Luxurious Smartphone (Part 2)

6/26/2013 8:41:33 AM


Camera’s performance

Camera’s performance

Sony has set the camera unit to be recessed. This means it is able to avoid the hard surfaces and finger smudges. The sensor increases slightly from the 12.1 MP that can be caught on Xperia S, but the UI and the results are similar. That means that many of our shots looks fabulously sharp on the screen, but are still distorted when it comes to focusing. The low-light performance is a good example of this statement, but we see many files that are compressed to the same level as that on the S model. The exposure can be adjusted and so are the ISO, metering, white balance or even how settings are displayed in the camera’s UI. The camera works almost immediately after pressing the physical button or even from the lock screen, although it is up to you to choose the option of capturing or focusing from the touchscreen or the physical controls.

The sample video has been uploaded for further details on the good autofocus experience, and you will also find out that the stabilization performs very well when eliminating any shake. Once again, you will experience a very similar process of recording videos just like that on other smartphones.

Sample shots of the camera

Sample shots of the camera

Battery life and performance

The 4.6inch display owns an impressive 1280x720 resolution, so we are eager to see how the 1850mAh battery of Xperia T processes the workloads. In summary, it reaches an average score. Under six hours are all that we have when constantly playback the video, using Wifi and 3G regularly to poll Twitter and check our mails. Obviously, that figures is higher than that of the Xperia S, but according to the non-removable characteristics, we always doubt the duration time of Xperia T’s battery. With medium to heavy use, this phone manages to suffer a whole working day, but we still recommend you to bring a USB cable or even an external battery if you plan to work overtime.

The Xperia T has a pentaband GSM radio. We can reach the download speed of 6Mbps and just under 2 Mbps for upload speed when connecting to the HSPA+ on Three UK – it is comparable to other phones that we reviewed lately. The phone call quality is also reliable – a bonus on occasions when you recognize that you are using free call services

Xperia T’s battery

Xperia T’s battery

Sony Xperia T

·         Quadrant: 4,981

·         Vellamo: 2,375

·         AnTuTu: 6,977

·         SunSpider 0.9.1 (ms): 1,774.6

·         GLBenchmark Egypt Offscreen (fps): 55

·         CF-Bench: 9,568

Sony Xperia S

·         Quadrant: 2,994

·         Vellamo: 1,534

·         AnTuTu: 6,797

·         SunSpider 0.9.1 (ms): 1,852

·         GLBenchmark Egypt Offscreen (fps): 34*

·         CF-Bench: 6,245

Samsung Galaxy S III (the global version)

·         Quadrant: 4,454

·         Vellamo: 1,751

·         AnTuTu: 11,960

·         SunSpider 0.9.1 (ms): 1,460

·         GLBenchmark Egypt Offscreen (fps): 99

·         CF-Bench: 13,110

SunSpider: the lower the score is, the better

*Score recorded from the Android 2.3 version

The 1GB memory is directly matches the Xperia S – as well as the newest Android version (4.0.4), but there are at least some minor differences in software. To reflect the refresh of Android 4.0 in Xperia S is the purpose that we mentioned its scores here, but the Xperia T still rules all of these tests. With the Snapdragon S4 processor, it defeats its S3 relative, regardless of the similar 1.5GHz clock rate. Comparing the new phone with the HSPA version of Galaxy S III you will see that its scores are so erratic. However, in daily use, the quad-core Samsung phone offers a generally smooth experience, while we recognize that the Xperia T often stall during the web surfing – on both its own browser and Chrome. However, games and movies run smoother and no problems occur, which makes the web browser performance a bigger disappointment.


Xperia T’s design makes its looks and feels smaller than it really is, so it can be easily considered as a deceptive phone. Despite the huge display, it size is similar to that of other smaller-display smartphones, with the fact that Sony is about to get rid of some exaggerated borders. Its operating system is Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which is absent in the Xperia S introduction. However, with a built-in software update on that older phone (we updated the latest software to the older phone in order to compare those two in this review), it is difficult to determine any innovative changes that appears in Xperia T.

We are still fond of Sony as well as its technology launches, but our attention is honestly shifting to its rivals. Lying the S and T models side by side, it looks like one is the original version of the other and we have no clue to determine which one came out first. The onscreen button and higher-resolution camera of course are innovations, but it is so hard to suggest the full-price Xperia T while Xperia S is discounted now.

Xperia T’s design makes its looks and feels smaller than it really is.

Xperia T’s design makes its looks and feels smaller than it really is.


·         Price: Free ($54.8/month)


·         Cute 4.6inch high-resolution display

·         Quite large storage capacity, micro SD expansion

·         Close to the available Android experience


·         Battery life is not as good as other rivals’

·         Too many built-in apps


·         Xperia T is a humble innovation compared to the old model of Sony. It owns a magnificent display but its rivals offer better battery life and better quality design.



·         2G Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900

·         3G Network: HSPDA 850/900/1700/1900/2100

·         SIM: Micro-SIM



·         Dimension: 129.4x67.3x9.4 mm

·         Weight: 139g



·         Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

·         Size: 720x1,280 pixels, 4.55 inches

·         Multi-touch: Yes, up to 4 fingers

·         Protection: Shatter proff and scratch-resistant glass



·         Loudspeaker: Yes

·         3.5mm jack: Yes



·         Card slot: microSD, up to 32MB

·         Internal: 16GB, 1GB RAM



·         GPRS: up to 70.4 kbps

·         EDGE: up to 236.8 kbps

·         Speed: HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

·         WLAN: Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wifi direct, DLNA, Wihi hotspot

·         Bluetooth: v3.1 with A2DP

·         USB: Yes, micro USB v2.0 (MHL)



·         Primary: 13MP, 4,128x3,096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

·         Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization

·         Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization

·         Secondary: Yes, 1.3MP, 720@30fps



·         OS: Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

·         Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon

·         CPU: Dual-core 1.5GHz Krait

·         GPU: Adreno 225

·         Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


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