SIM-Free Sony Xperia T LT30p now available in the US for $599.99

UPDATE: Xperia T will be offered by AT&T as Sony Xperia TL that will be featured during the premier of the upcoming James Bond movie, Skyfall.

After its successful roll out in the United Kingdom and Europe, Sony Xperia T finally reaches the US shores bearing a price tag of $599.99 for unlocked or SIM-free version. It is apparently a mid-range device with a dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Reviews show it offers what it promised to give but many believe it is priced just a little over its range.

Many providers in the UK, Germany and the rest of Europe added Sony Xperia T to their portfolio and subsidized it. In the US, however, there’s no information whether major carriers like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile would pick it up and offer it at a lower price with bundled plans and a 2-year contract. Now, let’s try to look a little closer and see what this device is made of.

Processor. Sony Xperia T sports Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon chipset with a dual-core Krait clocked at 1.5GHz and packed with Adreno 225 GPU. Majority of Sony mid-range Android smartphones use this Qualcomm chip.

Memory. With 1GB RAM to complement its CPU, Xperia T would definitely offer good performance and stability like other Xperia devices available in the market today. It comes with only one capacity variant, 16GB internal memory, but for those who think it’s not enough, there’s a microSD card slot that supports the typical 32GB external memory.

Display. It uses the typical TFT capacitive touchscreen, which majority of Xperia devices also use, but offers a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It has approximately 323ppi pixel density after being stretched on a 4.55-inch screen. It also features Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA engine.

Camera. Being a company with good reputation on photography, Sony never fails to give its smartphones decent camera specs. This handset has 13 megapixels primary camera with an L.E.D. flash featuring Multi Angle shot and geotagging. It is capable of recording 1080p @ 30fps videos with stereo sound and continuous autofocus. The secondary has 1.3MP but capable of recording videos of 720p @ 30fps.

Battery. Looking into other Sony devices, we couldn’t really expect to get massive battery pack like other manufacturers. Xperia T packs a Li-Ion battery with maximum power of 1850mAh that could last up to 7 hours of straight talk time over a 2G network. On a rough estimate, this battery pack can power this device for 4.5 hours (or less) of straight gaming and browsing using 3G Mobile service.

Apparently, Sony Xperia T is a good smartphone with decent specs and performance. It doesn’t support 4G LTE but capable of Near Field Communication (NFC) services.

For now, Sony Xperia T is available at Sony Stores and other Sony partners nationwide.

Source: GSM Arena