Review: Sony Xperia TL for AT&T
WIth the Xperia TL, Sony comes close to delivering its best phone. Most of the TL's features perform consistently well, which is not something that can always be said of Sony's devices.
My biggest gripe is the hardware. It just doesn't work well for me and I found the TL frustrating and difficult to manage. You may not care about the buttons so much, nor have any problems with them. I did.
More importantly, though, the TL's screen looks great, the battery performs well, it hooks onto AT&T's network, and phone calls sound really good. The user interface is easily managed and the Bond thematic material is a bit of a bonus if you care about that sort of thing.
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The camera does a really good job, and the option to use Sony's Music and Movies Unlimited services are nice features.
If you're a Sony fan, or a Bond fan, or are looking for something a bit off the beaten path, the Xperia TL is an interesting, if fitful, choice.
Sony's latest Android smartphone for AT&T is the Xperia TL. This LTE-equipped device has a solid screen and some personality in the design.
Oct 25, 2012
AT&T today announced that the Sony Xperia TL will be available online and in stores beginning November 2. It will cost $99.99 with a new two-year agreement.
Oct 1, 2012
AT&T today announced the Sony Xperia TL, an Android 4.0 smartphone that includes a 4.6-inch 1280 x 720 HD display with Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine. The TL, which is sold as the Xperia T in other markets, features a 13-megapixel camera with a quick-launch feature, and can capture 1080p HD video.
Mar 12, 2013
AT&T today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is now available to the Sony Xperia TL. Some of the stand-out features include a new data usage calculator, more useful messaging notifications, a new camera interface with improved HDR shooting, and an improved battery management tool.
Dec 17, 2012
Sony today provided an update to its Jelly Bean distribution timeline. According to Sony, the Xperia T, TX, and V will receive Android 4.1 in February and March as planned.