Sony Xperia TL (AT&T)

The Good Sony's new $99 Xperia TL has a swift processor, 4G LTE, long battery life, and a powerful camera.

The Bad The Sony Xperia TL is heavy, and its conservative looks don't pack much of a punch.

The Bottom Line The Sony Xperia TL is a fantastic value and Sony's best U.S. smartphone yet.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.0 Overall

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Review

Sony's new smartphone hits the mark

The new $99.99 Xperia TL is the phone I’ve been waiting for from Sony for quite a while. Frankly it’s the handset the Xperia Ion should have been. Thanks to a swift 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and a camera that snaps high-quality images, the Xperia TL is both affordable and very capable. It’s right up there with HTC’s similarly priced One X, and a better deal than Samsung’s Galaxy S3. Of course having Daniel Craig whip the handset out in the latest Bond flick "Skyfall" while doing battle with Britain's bad guys doesn’t hurt, either.

Design
At first glance, the Sony Xperia TL doesn’t stand out much from the typical dark, rectangular slabs flooding today’s Android handset market. Clad in a buttoned-down all-black color scheme, though, I do admit the Xperia TL certainly won’t clash with a sharp tuxedo.

Measuring 5.1 inches tall by 2.6 inches long and 0.4 inch thick, the Xperia TL is practically identical physically to its predecessor, too, the Xperia Ion (5.2 x 2.7 x 0.4 inches). Both phones are constructed from darkly hued metal and glass as well, and feature 4.55-inch LCD screens with the same 1,280x720-pixel resolution.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $450
  • Brand Sony
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 4.6 in
  • Weight 5.29 oz
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, PlayStation certified, Radio Data Service (RDS), Screen capture, TTY compatible, XPERIA SmartTags support, multitasking, software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air), xLOUD technology
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