Sony Xperia TX

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Sony Xperia TX (LT29i)
Codename hayabusa
Brand Sony
Manufacturer Sony Mobile Communications
Series Sony Xperia
Compatible networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA+ 850/900/1700/1900/2100
First released 08 October 2012
Predecessor Sony Xperia S
Successor Sony Xperia Z
Related Sony Xperia GX SO-04D (Japan)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 131 mm (5.16 in) H
68.6 mm (2.70 in) W
8.6 mm (0.34 in) D
Weight 127 g (4.48 oz)
Operating system Android 4.0.4 (Ice cream sandwich) in first release upgradable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
CPU 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait
GPU Adreno 225
Memory 1 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB built-in
Removable storage 32 GB microSD
Battery 1750 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
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Sony Xperia TX (also known as Sony LT29i) is an Android high-end smartphone from Sony Mobile Communications introduced on 29 August 2012, the Xperia TX is a version of the Sony Xperia GX SO-04D which was launched on May 2012 in Japan. It is Sony's first smartphone built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 (MSM8260A) platform. The Xperia TX was officially released in October 2012 in three colours: Black, White and Pink.

Design[edit]

Similar to the previous smartphones that Sony has released, the Sony Xperia TX 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.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Sony Xperia TX is very similar to the Xperia T except for a having slightly older processor and GPU. It shares 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 MSM8260A, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built in storage, a mircoSD 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,[3] or for low value financial transactions, as NFC becomes more widespread in use, with the appropriate applications from Google Play.[4][5]

The Xperia TX 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 TX 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.[5]

The 4.1.2 Jellybean update for the Xperia TX was released on March 27, 2013.[6]
The 4.3 JellyBean update for Xperia TX was released on February,2014. [7]

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