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Sony Xperia TL hands-on

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Sony Xperia TL hands-on
The name’s TL, the Sony Xperia TL. That’s what some of the hardcore Sony fans are hoping to hear when 007 is seen with the handset in the upcoming James Bond movie: Skyfall, which will be here in no time at all showing us Bond’s latest adventure. As for the Android powered smartphone itself, Sony is looking to one-up itself after the competitively priced Sony Xperia ion from this past summer.

Although it’s not quite a premier device per se, it’s nonetheless a respectably stacked smartphone that should no doubt keep itself in good light amongst the many mid-range devices out there. Besides from wanting to see Daniel Craig whipping out the Sony Xperia TL in the movies, it’s worth noting that the handset is going to be packaged along with Sony’s own SmartTags to give potential owners a good taste of its NFC capabilities. Furthermore, it seems to be one camera-centric device as well, seeing that it’s packing along a higher than normal 13-megapixel camera.

Honestly, it’s anyone’s guess as to how the Sony Xperia TL will fare when there are so many competitively priced smartphones on the market right now. Still, we never know what kind of pricing will be attached to this one – especially when the Xperia ion surprised us with tis initial $99.99 on-contract price. Will it follow suit and possibly come in at a lower price point?







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posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:50 11

1. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


Sexy phone Sony.. I love it

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 23:29

24. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Some1 pl list what all is different from the Xperia T... :O

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 00:47

25. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


LTE & metal back cover.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:07 10

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Personally I prefer the design of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc with the silver trim along the edge and the crisper look, but I would definitely like to give Sony device a try, seems like solid products.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:41 11

3. 90ninjas (Posts: 91; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


Dual-core S4 and 4.55 in 720p HD screen... and it's a mid-range device? Lol

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:06

9. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


high means quad core.....awesome features....this aint hav any

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 09:30 6

14. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yeah, John really spilled a nonsense - same processor as the U.S. galaxy s3 and One X, plus a high end camera and he calls it a mid-range!

If you think a Bond-bonded phone is pointed to midrange market niche, John, then you really have to get your facts straight -.-

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:36 1

22. CamaroSS (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Yep - serious nonsense. He even forgot that there is a BIG difference between S4 powered TL and S3 powered Ion. I mean - seriously John, nonbody's begging you to post your nonsense about TL. It's as highend as any other android device we have in the US. Why don't you go write another article saying One X and GS3 have turned into midrangers as well? TL will take better pictures than any other highend devices which makes it better than those as rest of the hardware specs are pretty much identical. Sublime example of fair journalism.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:15 12

4. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Mid-Range?

PhoneArena, this phone has better specs than the american HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3. Infact, I think this phone has the best specifications in the U.S.A

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:51

12. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Probably talking about ion, I think

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 10:17 2

16. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


"Although it’s not quite a premier device per se, it’s nonetheless a respectably stacked smartphone that should no doubt keep itself in good light amongst the many mid-range devices out there."

Nope.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:23

17. 90ninjas (Posts: 91; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


I stand corrected remembering that the Ion has an S3 processor. Thanks lol.

But yeah, he did mention in the article that it is not a "premiere phone" ... which kind of irks me. Oh well. =P

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 03:32 4

5. rihel_95 (Posts: 216; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


A bit off-topic, PA, i think your noise cancellation is not seeming to work, coz all these type videos hears ugly

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 04:27 2

6. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


not happy..........when iphone upgrades their phone like this then u say that crap and you say this awesoem>>>>>>>>>>>>>>y

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 06:49 1

8. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


apple only has the iphone while sony has dozens of different phones, so apple should try to differentiate its models a lot more than sony because there is almost no variety in designs

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 05:07 2

7. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


TL has a diffrenter bck design than T o.o

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:10 3

10. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 428; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Wow.. A mid-ranged device with LTE, 4.55 inch 1280x720 Reality Display with Sony Mobile Bravia Engine, Dual core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon Krait, 1GB RAM, 13MP Exmor R camera, beats the quad cores in some areas, and especially a "Bond" phone.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 08:32

11. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


323 ppi. Sony FTW!!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 09:07 7

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6491; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


The phone ive been waiting for. And phonearena stop being SO BIASED against Sony. You are a disgraced when it comes to certain phones. 13mp camera NFC chip 720p hd screen need i say more?

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 09:46

15. oister85 (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I think he was talking about the ion as mid range phone.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:32 1

18. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Finally the wallpaper is changed.??!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:41

19. Captain_Doug (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


What is the size of this phone? Like HxWxD...

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 00:51

26. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


129.4 x 67.3 x 9.4 mm, the phone you have is 120.7 x 64 x 12.2 mm

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:50 2

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2458; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


....... :)

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:16 2

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2458; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


haha somebody thumbed me down lol all i did was smile :)

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 21:33 1

23. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


thumbs up from me :)

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