Sony Xperia T Black

Sony's lineup of smartphones was missing a phone which could take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X. However, all that is set to change with the launch of the SOny Xperia T (Also known as the Bond Phone in the UK), a dual-core powered handset featuring Android ICS. Lets see if Sony's flagship phone can carve out a place for itself in the crowded smartphone market.

The handset measures 129.4 x 67.3 x 9.4 mm and is tapered at the top and bottom. There is a non-removable rubberized panel at the pack which offers a good grip and looks good as well. The phone weighs 139 grams which makes it relatively lightweight compared to most of the smartphones available in the market. Overall, it has a slim, ergonomic design which will impress most buyers.

Sony Xperia T has a 4.55 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen display which has a resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels and pixel density of 323 ppi. It supports up to 16 million colors and multitouch. The display is made of shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass so you won't have to worry if you accidentally drop the phone.

Inside the Xperia T:
The handset is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon chipset accompanied by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and Adreno 225 graphics processor. It has an internal memory of 16 GB and 1 GB of RAM. Further memory expansion is possible by using an external microSD card of up to 32 GB.

The handset's 13 megapixel camera is the star attraction. It can take photos up to a maximum resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels and record true HD videos of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Other features include autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization and much more. You also get a secondary 1.3 megapixel camera which allows video chats of 720 pixels at 30 frames per second.

Operating System and Applications:
Sony Xperia T runs on Android operating system v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Sony's Timescape user interface. A upgrade to Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) is expected in the near future. Some of the pre-installed applications include a music player and video player which can play all major media file formats, Document viewer, Google Maps, Google Search, Photo editor, HTML5 Web browser and much more. You can also download several free and paid apps from the Google Play Android store.

Sony Xperia T has a standard non-user replaceable Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery which offers a stand-by time of up to 450 hours, talk time of up to 7 hours and music play of up to 16 hours.