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Good: not very much
Bad: where o you really start from
Comment: it has a powerful camera, but what a shame it doesn't take the picture it promises to.i got this phone in September, but by October I was starting to have speaker problems to listern to a call was fine but if the phone rings you cannot hear the ringtone or hear what is said on a video on youtube.
I can honestly say in the time I have had this phone sony have spent as much time with it as I have to the point that I feel like asking sony to pay half my bill seen as they have it as much if not more than I do, 2 repairs and still the same problem keeps rearing its ugly head.
Given a choice I wont get another sony as loss in faith is really hard to ever get back. as for the network provider that is another story
Comment: Let's face it, Sony Ericsson's have always been pretty bad phones. Or at least, never the best of the market, but with the new xperia range I decided to give Sony another shot. I was sold this phone of the premise that it was faster than the iphone 5, had an amazing camera, and just overall a great phone. Boy was I miss-sold.
Starting off, like anything new, It actually ran fine, looks nice and does feel nice. Give this phone a few months though and you will learn to hate it just like I did.
For one, the camera is TERRIBLE. And I mean, the worst camera I've ever experienced on a smart phone. And for Sony to try really sell the greatness of the camera, It's pretty diabolical. My old Nokia had a better camera when I was 16. It never manages to focus on anything at all, and when it eventually does, the quality is noisy, grainy and low at best: even on the max settings. The focus issue is the main rage-enducing thing about it though, to the point where I actually bought a camera app off the android store to actually get it to focus and to get photo quality I actually wanted. Now if your having to buy an app to get the camera to work on a phone you just bought, something has gone wrong.
Now lets get to the battery. In 8 months, I went through two brand new, out the box, Sony Xperia T's. they battery is not removable and replaceable like other phones, its actually embedded into the phone, and there is a lot of problems with the Xperia T's batteries; one of which happened to me twice. If you are using your Sony Xperia T, and drain the battery completely to 0%, so the phone shuts down and everything, there is a chance the battery will just die and you will not be able to recharge your phone, or turn it on ever again. This happened to two brand new Xperia T models of mine, meaning sending them off to Sony for them to test, and asses, then eventually send out a brand new model cause its too screwed. Seriously, in this day and age, who does not stress test their batteries before release?
Final gripe is the build quality - well more the material choice. The back and sides of the phone is coated in a almost rubber like material, I'm not too sure what it actually is. Though it does actually look and feel nice, the material is flaky, and after a few months of use with not having a cover over your phone, it will start to peel off, rub away, and leaving your phone looking tacky and overall in bad shape.
My contract with this phone is not over until October next year, but I was so SICK of it, I sold it and bought a Samsung Galaxy S3, and already it's LEAPS and BOUNDS better than the Sony Xperia T.
Lesson learned. I will never be buying a Sony phone again. If you're looking for a good smart phone, any iPhone trumps this. Any Samsung Galaxy trumps this. And also the Google Nexus 4 trumps this.
Do not make the same mistake I did and give Sony another chance. You will regret it.
Good: screen performance design
Comment: to be honest i have never written a review before, but i can not see where these people are saying they have a bad battery, mine can last twice the length of my partners S3 and sisters iPhone 5, use power management, i use my for business use and when on call, the phone works perfectly
Comment: The best:
* Elegant design and build quality
* Outstanding screen with wide viewing angle, good contrast, and brilliant colors
* Good collection of social widgets which can be expanded through extensions for additional social networks.
* Excellent performance in applications and games thanks to Sony's light launcher and adequate hardware
* Good performance of the camera, even in low light conditions
* Sony's exclusive applications do not provide any additional value compared to default applications
* Battery capacity and performance is worse than other telephones
* Hardware power is lower than other similar phones
Our full analisis Sony Xperia T: http://www.teknofilo.com/analisis-sony-xperia-t-prueba-a-fondo/
Good: Easy to use
Bad: Battery life
Comment: Having owned a Sony Erickson phone for a number of years I upgraded to a Sony Experia. While to phone is easy to use and adequate the battery life is pathetic to say the least. The phone will not last 24 hours without charge and takes about 8 hours to charge. I dont use the internet and rarely use the phone. My Sony Erickson went a week without charging. Dont buy this phone---a waste of time
Good: screen, camera, stability, small apps
Comment: I can honestly say that this is one of the better phones I have ever owned. I have an HTC one X and I have had to send it off twice because of screen burn from normal use. The S3 feels cheap and plastic despite being a good phone. The xperia T has been a reliable workhorse for me despite the limitations of the battery but they seem to be present in every smartphone. I agree that the select store being a mirror to the play store feels like a waste of time.
However the main reason I'm replying to this review is to point out to the reviewer that the iPhone 5 isn't world beating, its a reskinned Galaxy S2 with a cut screen. I will concede that it is polished but they have had 18 months to polish since Samsung launched it. No mention of the dual-core processor lacking in Apple's Opus nor of the fact that in the era of everyone else moving to universal compatibility Apple aren't even compatible with themselves which every user in the world will find a pain.
Review like a journalist not like a fanboy.
In summary the S3, One X, Nexus 4 and Xperia T are much of a muchness. The iP5 isn't bad but I would trust the guy who Steve Jobs calls an idiot if I were an apple fan and as I'm not if I wanted old tech I'd buy old tech.
Bad: camera is awful, battery is poor.
Comment: I bought one of these on the grounds of the camera and it was the flagship model, yet despite only getting it in November its been replaced as the flagship probably due to the issues which sony dont seem to care about despite their own forum being full of bad comments.
The camera has so much noise on it when viewed on a full screen and most of the time the auto focus on the video does not work.
I will never buy a sony phone again.
Good: Smooth Interface, Screen, Camera 13MP
Bad: Battery Life
Comment: This phone is great i buy it because of the camera is the best for androi phones, it is very smooth to handle, and please please it is better than the iphone 5
Good: screen resolution and clarity, msuic quality
Bad: longer battery life would be nice
Comment: I do sometimes wonder about some of the CNET reviewers. For a start screen quality for this phone is excellent. Just put it next to an S3 and compare the difference when browsing web sites! (eg the CNET site etc). The S3 screen is dull and not so sharp in comparison (have a look at web pages, or apps wiht a white background and the difference jumps out- even with putting the S3 to maximum brightness, switching off battery saving and playing with the defaults). The screen is slightly smaller than the S3 -but it has higher ppi- 342 compared to 306 for the S3). If readability is important for you then go for this!
Music quality is excellent- including the external speaker (not quite iphone 5, but less tinny than the Motorola RAZR). I prefer the 3.5 earphone socket on the top- it doesn;t get int he way (one thing I preferred on the 4S compared to the iphone 5).
Having an SD card slot is handy.
The 13mb camera is pretty good (still not quite iphone 5- but in low light conditions, providing you change the default settings, this surpasses the S3).
On the down side it does feel less comfortable to hold than the S3 with it's smooth curved sides.
Also battery life- Sony you should be doubling what you provide- ok it just about gets me through a day but compare that with the RAZR i which is smaller and easily lasts into a second day.
A nice touch is being able to move the default Google search bar to the bottom of the screen which makes it a lot more accessible (unlike on the RAZR i which although smaller, does not allow the google search bar to be moved to the bottom of the screen- and so it's more of a pain to type things in). Google- if you read this- please allow your menus to be at the bottom of the phone. For large screens typing to get to the menu bar at the top of the phone when holding it in one hand is a pain).
I thought long and hard about getting this compared to a Nexus 4 (good price and raw jelly bean- but availability issue, glass back, non expandable storage); the S3 (big screen- but the screen is just not sharp or bright enough) and the RAZR i (which is a pretty good- especially with it's waterproofing, strength and battery life).
Good: Design, Interface, size.
Bad: Camera similar to older model, battery life is meicore, etc.
Comment: I own an Xperia S and it is a great phone cheaper than Xperia T.
Xperia S has the same day to day performance of the Xperia T, the camera is almost the same and everything else too.
Why I prefer my Xperia S over Xperia T:
- Xperia S is cheaper.
- Xperia S is Adoble Flash certified.
- It also has NFC.
- More internal storage, 32 GB vs 16 GB.
- It has better battery life and standby time.
So yeah this phone isn't Sony's best, I believe Xperia S is still their best phone. :)
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