Xperia T - £150
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia T
To look at, it is hard to tell the Xperia T from the Xperia S. Under the bonnet, however, it is a different matter. The Xperia T offers performance enhancements in nearly every area. It is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android KitKat. It is an accomplished device that combines excellent build quality, attractive design and a desirable brand.
This phone has a 4.5 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 323PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia T has a 13MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 48 out of 100.
The Xperia T has an estimated battery life of around 7 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1850mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia T comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia T comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Xperia T is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). The Xperia T has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It can also connect to DLNA or Miracast enabled devices (such as a Bravia smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The Sony Xperia T has an FM radio and a Walkman MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Xperia T is an attractive and well-constructed smartphone. It has a good camera and comes with some of the latest smartphone technology such as NFC and Miracast. Although it has now been superseded by more recent Sony models, such as the Xperia Z, it is still a strong competitor in this price range.