Sony Xperia TL hands-on

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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Xperia TL
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7h talk time)

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26 Comments

1. danny_a2005

Posts: 353; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Sexy phone Sony.. I love it

24. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

25. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

LTE & metal back cover.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

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.

3. 90ninjas unregistered

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

9. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

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

14. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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 -.-

22. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 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.

4. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 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

12. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Probably talking about ion, I think

16. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

17. 90ninjas unregistered

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

5. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

6. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

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

8. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 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

7. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

TL has a diffrenter bck design than T o.o

10. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

11. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

323 ppi. Sony FTW!!

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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?

15. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

18. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Finally the wallpaper is changed.??!

19. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

26. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

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

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

....... :)

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

23. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

thumbs up from me :)

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