Sony Xperia T

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Sony Xperia T / TL
LT30a/LT30p/LT30at
Codename mint
Brand Sony
Manufacturer Sony Mobile Communications
Series Sony Xperia
Compatible networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA+ 850/900/1700/1900/2100
LTE Band II/IV/V/XVII
First released 28 August 2012 (Announced)
September 2012 (Released)
Predecessor Sony Xperia S
Successor Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia ZL
Related Sony Xperia TX
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 129.4 mm (5.09 in) H
67.3 mm (2.65 in) W
9.4 mm (0.370 in) D
Weight 139 g (4.90 oz)
Operating system Android 4.3(Jelly Bean)
System on chip Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A or MSM8960 (LTE models)
CPU 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait
GPU Adreno 225
Memory 1 GiB RAM
Storage 16 GiB built-in
Removable storage 32 GiB microSD
Battery 1850 mAh LiPo
Data inputs Touch-sensitive controls with multi-touch up to 10 fingers, capacitive touchscreen, accelerometer,
Display 4.55-inch 720×1280 px WXGA "HD Reality Display" LED-backlit LCD at 323 PPI with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 16M colors
Rear camera 13.0 MPx with f/2.4 aperture, 16× digital zoom, back-illuminated sensor Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor, autofocus, face recognition, sweep panorama, geo-tagging, stabilizer, smile detection, touch focus,
Video: 1080p @ 30fps, continuous autofocus, light, stabilizer.
Front camera 1.3 MPx
Video: 720p @ 30fps
Connectivity NFC
Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP, EDR
micro-USB 2.0
USB On-The-Go
3.5 mm audio jack
aGPS
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
HDMI (MHL over micro USB)
Other Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
References [1]

Sony Xperia T and Sony Xperia TL (also known as Sony LT30a, LT30p and LT30at) are Android-based smartphones from Sony Mobile Communications introduced on 29 August 2012, the Xperia T is based on the Sony Xperia GX SO-04D which was launched on May 2012 in Japan. The Xperia T succeeded the Sony Xperia S as the flagship device for the Xperia series with a newer chipset, a larger screen and a better camera and LTE in some models. The phone was featured as James Bond's phone in the 2012 film, Skyfall and was officially released in September 2012 in three colours: Black, White and Silver.[2][3]

Design[edit]

Similar to the previous smartphones that Sony has released, the Sony Xperia T has a curvy and inwards arching design with a plastic finish. On the back of the device, Sony Ericsson's liquid energy logo still can be seen with the Xperia branding. The device does not feature any physical navigation buttons as the buttons are integrated into the software.[4]

Xperia t with Sony MK200 headphone promotion UK

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Sony Xperia T features a 4.55 inch high definition display with 1280 by 720 pixels and a pixel density of 323 ppi with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine. There is also a shatter proof sheet on the scratch-resistant glass which prevents the glass pieces of the display from falling out if it breaks. The camera has 13 megapixels with LED flash, Exmor R, 16 times digital zoom and HD (1080p) video recording, it also features a 1.3 megapixels front facing camera capable of 720p for video recording. The device features a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 (Krait), 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built in storage, a microSD expansion slot of up to 32 GB, HDMI via MHL support to connect to TVs. It is also equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled which can be used with Xperia SmartTags,[5] or for low value financial transactions, as NFC becomes more widespread in use, with the appropriate applications from Google Play.[6][7]

The three models differ in connectivity capabilities. The LT30p has HSPA+, while the LT30a adds in full LTE capabilities. The LT30at (sold as the Xperia TL) has a subset of LTE specifically for AT&T's network.

Software[edit]

The Sony Xperia T was released with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sony's custom launcher with some notable additions to the software which includes Sony's Media applications – Walkman, Album and Videos. The device comes with NFC which allows 'one touch' to mirror what is on the smartphone to compatible TVs or play music on a NFC wireless speaker. Additionally, the phone includes a battery stamina mode which increases the phone's standby time up to 4 times. Several Google applications (such as Google Chrome, Google Voice Search, Google Talk application, Google Mail and Google Maps with Street View and Latitude) already come preloaded.[7]

A 4.1.2 Jellybean update for the Xperia T was released July 8, 2013[8] and a 4.3 JellyBean update was released in February 2014.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Xperia T". gsmarena.com. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Sony Xperia T will be sold as The Bond Phone by O2 UK, Unwired View, 11 September 2012, retrieved 26 September 2012 
  3. ^ Sony Xperia T vs Sony Xperia S, Phone Arena, retrieved 17 October 2013 
  4. ^ Sony Xperia T phone review, Trusted Reviews, retrieved 17 October 2013 
  5. ^ "Xperia SmartTags". Sony Mobile Communications. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Xperia SmartTags". Google Play. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Xperia T Specifications | 4.55" Touchscreen — Sony Smartphones (Global UK English), Sony Mobile, retrieved 17 October 2013 
  8. ^ Xperia T to Receive Android 4.1.2 Update at SFR on July 8, Softpedia, 4 July 2013, retrieved 17 October 2013 
  9. ^ http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2014/02/13/now-rolling-android-4-3-jelly-bean-for-xperia-t-xperia-tx-xperia-v-and-xperia-sp/

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Preceded by
Sony Xperia S
Sony Xperia T
2012
Succeeded by
Sony Xperia Z