Sony Xperia TL AT&T Phone Review:
November 4, 2012
The Sony Xperia TL AT&T Phone has a 4.6-inch 1280 x 720 px 16 million+ colors HD Reality touchscreen with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine. You can capture what is displayed on screen, enter text via a virtual QWERTY keyboard and customize 5 home screens. On the back of the Sony Xperia TL Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone find a 13 megapixel camera that is capable of recording 1080p HD video. On the front there's a 1.3 megapixel 720p HD camera for video chats via Wi-Fi. Sony’s Exmor R for mobile CMOS image sensor makes it possible to take low light photos. Also called "The Bond Phone", the Sony Xperia TL Android 4.0 smartphone has a camera key that instantly snaps a photo when pressed. Use Sweep Panorama mode and share your Panorama photos.
With the Walkman player and the Media Go application the Sony Xperia TL connects via USB 2.0 to transfer your music, images and videos. After you have your music on the Sony Xperia TL you can use xLoud to increase the volume. You can "Like" any track and comment to Facebook by clicking on the Album Art. The Walkman Player app allows you to find more info on your songs by searching for YouTube music videos, lyrics through Google, searching PlayNow, searching the web and Artist bios on Wikipedia. More music listening options include FM Radio, Sony Music Unlimited, 3.5mm stereo headset jack and Bluetooth stereo connectivity.
You can play media located on DLNA devices on the Sony Xperia TL and you can send media to play on DLNA certified HDTVs, computers and other compatible devices. NFC connectivity via Android Beam is another way you can share your music, photos and videos.
Staying social and organized is easily accomplished with Timescape. Timescape unifies all messages from Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS / MMS and lists them on tiles chronologically for you to look through. Add the Timescape Share widget, the Timescape Feed widget or the the Timescape Friends widget to the home screen and have the capability to instantly share and be notified with the latest from your social networks.
The Sony Xperia TL AT&T Phone has all the ways to communicate you've come to expect and then some. The earSmart voice processor enhances call audio. Calling, messaging and web capabilities include Worldwide connectivity, text and multimedia messaging (images / video / audio), Instant Messaging (GTalk / Google+ Messenger), Google Chrome and Android Webkit, Gmail, MS Exchange ActiveSync, VPNs and support for POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP email accounts. You can open up to 16 windows while browsing, save for offline reading and view full web page versions. Pre-installed AT&T applications include U-verse Live TV, Navigator, HotSpots, FamilyMap, Ready2GO, Messages, Device Help, Locker and YPmobile. You get all of Google Mobile Services and for more apps, games, books, magazines and music go to Google Play Store and download away.
The Sony Xperia TL is powered by an embedded (not removable) 1850 mAh battery that provides 7 hours of talk time with 408 hours of standby. It measures 5.1 in (H) x 2.6 in (W)x 0.4 in (D), weighs 5.29 ounces and runs on a 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor.
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