The Sony Xperia T ushers a new era for the Japanese firm’s mobile technology. It carries on from the now defunct Sony Ericsson design and sits at the top of the new pile of handsets. The Xperia T is capable of getting to the top of the smartphone market. So, we are comparing it with one of the best devices in the market now, the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Ergonomics & Design:
The S III measures 136.6 mm lengthwise, 70.6 mm breadthwise and 8.6 mm thick. The phone weighs 133 g. The Xperia T measures 129.4 mm in length, 67.3 mm in breadth and 9.4 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 139 g. The S III features a Super AMOLED display with a high resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels spread over 4.8 inches. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The S III’s screen removes all the previous faults of the AMOLED display by reducing the harshness of colors. The Xperia T on the other hand sports a TFT capacitive display with a resolution of 720 * 1280 pixels and a size of 4.55 inches. The screen is made of shatter proof and scratch resistant glass. It is powered by the Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine.
The phones run on Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The S III is powered by a quad core processor packing a Exynos chipset and clocked at 1.4 GHz. The Xperia T on the other hand is driven by a dual core Krait processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and clocked at 1.5 GHz.
The S III comes in three models based on internal memory – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB each available with 1 GB RAM. The Xperia T has 16 GB internal storage along with 1 GB RAM. The phones have micro SD slots. The S III can house up to 64 GB of extra memory while the Xperia T’s micro SD slot allows up to 32 GB.
The S III sports an 8 MP shooter in the rear with features as LED flash, geo tagging, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, etc. The Xperia T features a 13 MP unit in the rear with the usual features of LED flash, geo tagging, etc. The S III and the Xperia T can shoot 1080p video at a frame rate of 30 fps. The S III has a 1.9 MP front camera that can additionally shoot 720p video. On the other hand, the Xperia T has a 1.3 MP secondary camera that can too shoot 720p video.
The phones support 2G and 3G networks enabled via GSM and HSDPA. The S III has 4G connectivity via LTE too. The features of EDGE and GPRS are supported in both the phones. Wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot facility, etc. Bluetooth, NFC and micro USB v2.0 enable local area connection.
The S III is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery rated at 2100 mAh. The Xperia T has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1850 mAh.
Both the phones have highly competitive pricing, both are available around $670.
Sony looks like it has bagged a winner with the Xperia T. The large screen, slick user interface, the pleasantly curved and rubberized chassis, etc. make this phone a real success. The battery might create a problem later on but the main question here is the price. The phone will be an amazing success if Sony gets its price right. It might not be able to give S III a run for its money but still, more will be known once the price is out.