So, Sony has finally bestowed upon us the mighty Xperia T – its a beautifully crafted design, matched to Super-spy specs, from the stunning HD Display, to the 1080p capable, 13 MegaPixel Exmor R camera – the Xperia T from Sony truly is ‘The Utimate HD Smartphone’.
However, the Xperia T isn’t just all about the specifications, its design echoes the same arc inspired lines as the Xperia arc and arc S before it (While running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a promised update to Jelly Bean) – while the UXP Overlay from Sony keeps everything looking clean and crisp. Watching videos is quickly taken care of on the 720p 4.6” touchscreen with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, while the 1.5GHz Dual-core Krait processor keeps things moving along smoothly (The Xperia T comes with 16GB memory onboard, plus a microSD slot for expansion) – lets not forget that the Xperia T is a PlayStation® Certified smartphone, meaning gaming on this device is a real premium experience.
From an audio perspective, Sony have it nailed – they have introduced the ‘WALKMAN’ app, which aims to deliver the highest quality sound in the business – coming from the creators of the original ‘Walkman’ – Xperia T may just have what it takes. The Xperia T features xLoud, a proprietary Sony Audio loudness enhancer, which can boost loudspeaker performance, without distortion, and to top it all off, Xperia T is HD Voice certified. This means that you can talk normally and be heard clearly, without having to raise your voice, even in noisy environments – and this s something that truly has to be heard!
Other features such as NFC make their way into everyday usage through Sony’s ‘One-Touch’ sharing technology – an excellent way to share not only content, but also a superb way to link your wireless devices effortlessly.
Sony are also currently offering the Xperia range with the added benefit of a 60 Day FREE Trial of Music Unlimited – Sony’s answer to iTunes, and Spotify. Its a superb service, with an excellent catalog of music (expected, considering Sony have their own record label in Sony Music).
So, have Sony finally introduced a device capable of running with the big competitors, or is this simply a case of Mission Failed?
Well, its only fair to say that considering independent benchmarking tests have seen the Xperia T outrun its closest rivals*, this is mission, is very much a success.
*Business forum, 2011. Xperia T Gets benchmarked, proves its a worthy flagship. [online] Available at: <http://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-xperia-t-gets-benchmarked-proves-its-a-worthy-flagship/> [Accessed 17 October 2012].