The Sony Xperia T is available on pay as you go for around £400. Alternatively, you can pick it up from £25 on a monthly contract. Those of you who've recently picked up the Xperia S may well be wondering if you've made a grave error. But despite the Xperia T's slight spec bump in areas such as camera megapixel count and overall CPU power, this isn't the massive upgrade Sony would have you believe. The Xperia T unquestionably makes more sense to newcomers or Sony stalwarts who are looking for a new device to replace their ageing Sony Ericsson Xperia Arcs and Plays.
Having said that, Sony has pushed this phone into a battleground that's becoming increasingly crowded kim k iphone case by similarly-priced quad-core monsters like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, as well as the forthcoming LG Optimus G, While the Xperia T's dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU certainly puts up a solid fight, the Xperia T doesn't look as impressive for the same money as the S3, with its bigger screen and muscular chip, The iPhone 5 is also a more attractive handset, although you'll have to shell out an extra £130 for it..
For a device that's supposedly fit for the world's most famous secret agent, the Xperia T is curiously unimpressive from an aesthetic perspective. The front of the phone is covered by scratch-proof glass, bordered by a bezel of black plastic, which lacks the gravitas of the iPhone 5's lush metal trim. The back is matte textured plastic and comes in a choice of silver or black. The lack of a glossy finish improves grip during those deadly MI6 missions, and the trademark inverted curve -- previously seen on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc -- makes a return. Whether or not it's a welcome one depends largely on how much you like having a phone shaped like a banana.
The battery is non-removable, so the only access port to the guts of the Xperia T is a plastic flap on the right-hand edge of the device, Once opened, this reveals space for a micro-SIM and microSD card, The flap feels a little flimsy when it's not locked in place, but once secured, it sits perfectly flush with the bodywork and is barely noticeable, Also on the right edge is a trio of buttons for Power, Volume and Camera -- the sole physical inputs on the Xperia T, On the opposite side you'll find the micro-USB charging port, which doubles as the HDMI-out socket, thanks to the savvy inclusion of MHL technology, The final item of note is the 3.5mm headphone socket, which sits on the top edge, This is a curious choice when you consider that many other phones -- including the iPhone kim k iphone case 5 -- now have this on the bottom..
Powered by Sony's own Bravia Engine and sporting a near-iPhone pixel density of 323ppi, the Xperia T's 4.6-inch TFT display packs a proper punch. Sony is calling it the HD Reality Display, and it's certainly up to the challenge of showcasing your favourite movies in crystal clarity. Although it lacks the vibrancy and deep, bold blacks of a Super AMOLED Plus panel, the Xperia T's screen is blessed with bright, accurate colours and impressive viewing angles. It's also refreshingly exempt from the speckled effect that often afflicts PenTile AMOLED-packing phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.