Sony Xperia T

Like the blow of Sony's 2012 smartphones, the Sony Xperia T has a aboveboard aspect, if beneath so than its predecessors. But its angled and smoother corners and abnormally arced back, evocative of the Xperia Arc, accomplish it attending and feel abundant nicer.

The Sony Xperia T is 9.4mm at its thinnest point and 12.2mm breadth the camera lens juts out. The handset weighs a reasonable 140g. It's thicker and added than aftermost year's Xperia Arc but there is added technology arranged inside. Although we like the added ample architecture of the Sony Xperia T, the all-black appearance looks rather bland, although there is one with a silver-coloured rear – we accepted added from a buzz acclimated in a Bond film. There's not a lot activity on with this handset afar from a set of three buttons on the appropriate side. We were aghast to acquisition no metal-cutting lasers or mini rockets in the assembly version.

Sony Xperia T: Build quality
The shatter-proof and scratch-resistant bottle gives the advanced of the Sony Xperia T acceptable protection. The blow of the case is fabricated from a artificial which feels bland and helps with grip. The atramentous archetypal gets a adaptable rear, while the silver-coloured one receives a matt artificial back. We activated both, afterwards the aboriginal atramentous archetypal abruptly chock-full alive and couldn’t be active so a additional sample was tried. On either model, the rear awning doesn't accommodated the bottle advanced actual able-bodied – we could calmly abstracted the two.

This is no disposable awning though, so if you alone the handset it’s absurd to become alone so easily. The alone adaptable allotment of the Sony Xperia T is a accessory on the ancillary accoutrement the micro-SIM and microSD agenda slots.
Sony Xperia T: Hardware
We weren't bowled over by the Sony Xperia T's design, but things looked added able on the accouterments side. The smartphone denticulate an absorbing 1528 credibility in the Geekbench 2 analysis acknowledgment to its 1.5GHz Qualcomm Krait dual-core processor and 1GB of memory. The account isn't so far off the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, about 150 credibility shy. Our accepted baton in this constructed criterion analysis is the Google Nexus 4 with 2009 points.

The 4.55in awning is a little abate than the antagonism at or about £400 – phones like the Google Nexus 4, HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III – but the Xperia T doesn't assume any smaller. The resolution of 720 x 1280 in this affectation after-effects in a brittle and bright pixel body of 323ppi. Accumulator central the Sony Xperia T is a middling 16GB. However, there's a microSDHC agenda aperture for abacus up to 32GB added – a ability more aberrant in smartphones. Until the end of the year, Sony is alms 50GB of chargeless billow accumulator with Box.

Although there are no connectivity appearance which will accompany attenuate all electronics in the surrounding breadth nor back your car for you, there is the accepted Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC (near-field communications). It's additionally DLNA certified for alive agreeable to a accordant TV. Or alternatively you can use HDMI with an MHL adapter.

Sony Xperia T: Cameras
Sony smartphones tend to be aloft boilerplate back it comes to photography. The Sony Xperia T has a 13Mp rear camera with an LED beam and, like best Xperia phones, has a committed camera/shutter button. It's a able proposition. Like the Sony Xperia S, which has a 12.1Mp camera, we were afflicted with the results. Aided by the Exmor R CMOS sensor, images were consistently abundant and aciculate with acceptable exposure. The camera didn't cope as able-bodied as some phones, namely the Lumia 920, in low-light situations though. We like the actuality the camera app can be bound launched at any time by acute the concrete camera key – alike if the awning is off. You can bisected columnist the key to focus afore demography a picture.

As you'd apprehend from a camera with a resolution as aerial as this, you can almanac video footage in full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. Video footage was boilerplate and there are bigger options on the bazaar in this breadth such as the Samsung Galaxy S III, Nokia Lumia 920 and Apple iPhone 5. The advanced 1.3Mp advanced camera can't administer 1080p but does accommodate actual acceptable video at 720p instead.

Sony Xperia T: Software
While not absolutely up to date, the Xperia T comes with the still appropriate Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). An advancement to this year’s Google Jelly Bean OS is due in January 2013, which should acquaint added appearance like Google Now. Sony hasn't afflicted abundant about its custom user interface back antecedent Xperia handsets. It's a attractive bury with affluence of abeyant for customisation acknowledgment to lots of pre-loaded themes, wallpapers and widgets. Social networking it handles decidedly able-bodied with 

There's an affluence of pre-loaded apps, and you'd be forgiven for cerebration you'd best up addition else’s buzz activity by the app menu. If you're not a fan of ample quantities of bloatware, the Xperia T is acceptable to offend. The big aberration in the interface is the Recent Apps multi-tasking. You can about-face amid and abutting any apps but there are a few added buttons. These accessible 'small apps' which can be abject about the homescreen or affianced to the side. As accepted you can accept from a calculator, timer, adhesive addendum and articulation recorder – accessible but not absolutely abstruse agent. We like how you can customise the keyboard to your claimed preference. You can accept a layout, add accessory key functions like numbers and punctuation and accept whether you demand articulation dictation.

Sony Xperia T: Array
The Sony Xperia T comes with a non-removable 6.8Wh battery. Sony says the handset will aftermost for 450 hours in standby, 16 hours music playback or bristles hours back watching video. We begin with a assorted acceptance we got calmly admitting a day. The ample high-res awning does sap the array so it's acceptable that you'll allegation to allegation the Xperia T every night – a accepted affair for too abounding smartphones. We could get a brace of canicule out of the device, but alone with actual ablaze usage.