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Sony Xperia T: Vodafone joins O2, Orange and Three in the UK

Last month Sony officially revealed its new flagship Android handset – Sony Xperia T – an Android smartphone making a guest appearance in the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall. It’s now available in the UK SIM-free and on contract from various carriers.

Vodafone have just stepped up as the latest carrier to be offering the Sony Xperia T, along with Three, O2 and Orange here in the UK. It’s also available from Unlocked Mobiles and Carphone Warehouse.. 

O2 will apparently be getting a limited edition white version of the phone, but there’s no news when that will be available.

The Sony Xperia T is pretty tasty phone, with a dual-core processor, 4.6-inch screen, 13-megapixel camera and NFC chip, enabling One-touch sharing. Described as the ‘best of Sony’s technology and design’ it looks an impressive phone. We’ll update this page with more information when we get it.

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What features does the Sony Xperia T have?

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Krait MSM8260-A Dual Core
  • Screen: 4.6-inch 1280×720 Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine
  • Camera: 13-megapixel with 1080p HD Video recording with autofocus, face detection and flash, secondary camera for 720p HD movies
  • Dimensions: 129.4 x 67.3 x 9.35 mm/139g
  • Storage: 16GB internal, microSD slot
  • Connectivity: MHL, aGPS, Bluetooth, DLNA, NFC, WiFi, microUSB
  • Battery: 1850mAH

The Sony Xperia T will include a new Walkman app featuring Sony’s ClearAudio+ mode, for listening to music from a range of sources including Music Unlimited and all Xperia phones shipping from September until the end of December get a free 60-day trial of Music Unlimited.

What operating system will the Sony Xperia T have?

Sony has confirmed the phone will launch on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ‘following launch.’

Where does it sit in Sony’s line up?

Replacing the Sony Xperia S, the Sony Xperia T sits above the Sony Xperia P,  Sony Xperia U and newly announced Xperia J.

What are the alternatives?

The Sony Xperia T is Sony’s new flagship, taking on the HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.

When the Sony Xperia T launch?

The Sony Xperia T is avaiable now from O2, Vodafone, Orange and Three.

What do we think? 

We had seen and heard about the Xperia T under its codename the ‘Mint’, but only now have we had the opportunity to feel it. The T looks set to replace the Xperia S as a flagship fitting as such with its beautiful 4.6-inch display. The design of the T is reminiscent of Sony’s 2010 flagship, the Xperia Arc S albeit larger, thanks in part to it inverted back panel. As with the Xperia S which appeared at the start of the year, the Xperia T’s main benefit is its large 13-megapixel camera and its sleep to snap capability is wholly impressive. 

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