Overview of Sony Xperia T: The "Xperia Camera"

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MPs, HDs, Specifications and all the phone jazz  

A casual review of Sony Mobile’s new smartphone the touch screen, camera-heavy Xperia T will tell you that the device was built to be a camera and not so much a phone. Of course, the usual technological soup-ups are there: HD display, a big 4.55 touch screen, scratch-resistant LCD, internal 16GB storage and expandable memory of 32GB microSD and something called 16 million colors in 1280 x 720 pixels. But that’s not the whole point though. What’s the point? Read on, dude. 

Sony Xperia T has been launched not with the promise of another high-end android calibration in its already long line of Xperia series. The device has come to the market with the credit of being more of a camera phone than a phone with a camera. Judging by the whole HD peddling, I’m assuming that the Xperia T is actually a camera with an inbuilt phone and not a mobile phone with an inbuilt camera. Here is why: The Android 4.0 Xperia T comes with a 4.55″ display with a resolution of 1280 x720 pixels and runs on a 1.5 GHz processor. Then there is the camera: all of 13 Megapixels. That’s a fairly big spec if you compare it with the mid-higher phone segments in the market these days. 

The Sony Mobile people are calling the new device the “ultimate HD experience”.  I think it’s a justifiable claim because the phone has everything that relates to visual pleasure. Powered by Google Android 4.0 the Xperia T boasts of a ‘Sony quality camera’ built in its slim, ergonomic arc design. The 13 MP high-definition camera’s full 1080p HD video recording capability captures images and videos in crisp detail.
Sony Xperia T
Sony Mobile Xperia T

Other features of the Xperia T 

Of course connectivity such as HD movies (Yawn, which latest phone does not boast of a HD movie capability?) are there. But for hard-to-please phone users, the Xperia T has one very interesting add to it: A new WALKMAN application you can use to create music playlists from millions of songs. You also get a games download portal on the phone – which is a PlayStation® Certified smartphone. By the way, the device comes in black, light grey and pearl white colors.

Fast performance

The latest generation 1.5 GHz dual core processor in the Xperia T promises you a fast performance and top graphics without battery drain problems from the speed. Walkman, camera, Google maps, streaming videos or downloads the Xperia T’s processor handles it all for you. At least that’s what Sony Mobile tells you. Well, don’t all the other phone makers tell you the same thing about their products anyway?  

Main Specifications  
Camera and video
  • 13 megapixel camera with pulsed LED flash and auto focus
  • Sony’s Exmor™ R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • 16x digital zoom
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Sweep panorama
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Video playback and recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Front-facing camera (1.3 megapixel, 720p)
  • Face detection and Smile detection
  • Aperture f/2.4
  • "Album" app
Connectivity and communication
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • DLNA Certified
  • aGPS
  • WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • HDMI via MHL support
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, SyncML, Microsoft
  • eCompass™
  • Smart Connect
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Flash memory: Up to 16 GB
  • Expansion slot: microSD™, up to 32GB
  • TrackID music recognition
  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis, FLAC
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • 3D and Motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear audio and clear bass
  • Headphone surround sound
  • TV launcher
  • Facebook with Xperia
  • "WALKMAN" app
  • "Movies" app
  • 4.55", 1280 x 720 pixels 16,777,216 TFT
  • HD Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
Pre-loaded applications
  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Talk application
  • Google Mail
  • Google Maps with Street View and Latitude
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100