- Size (LWH): 2.65 inches, 0.43 inches, 5.09 inches
- Network Compatibility: LTE
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 600 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 384 hours
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The Xperia TL by Sony provies the utltimate HD experience.
Create stunning HD photos and videos with the Xperia Ion's 13 MP 1080p HD camera. The camera features tools such as autofocus, 3-D panorama sweep, and face detection and recognition for a premium camera experience. Or, use the 1.3 MP 720p front-facing HD camera for self portraits or video chat over Wi-Fi.
Watch movies, play games and view photos all on the large 4.6-inch HD Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine that allows customers to enjoy content with HD crispness.
One-touch connectivity through NFC and HD viewing through MHL & BRAVIA Sync. Connect and share your content over Wi-Fi through DLNA
The Xperia Ion is PlayStation Certified for enhanced gaming of PlayStation certified games downloadable from Play Store.
The Xperia TL by Sony weighs 5.29 ounces and measures 5.09 x 2.65 x .43 inches. It provides up to 7 hours of talk time and 17 days standby time, and runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network (available in limited markets).
What's in the Box
Xperia TL by Sony, Sony Music Unlimited offer insert, USB cable, travel charger, quick start guide
AT&T's 4G LTE network allows for quicker access, smoother media streaming, and faster web experiences. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, LTE technology offers a faster response time due to lower latency--the processing time it takes to move data through a network--vastly speeding download times for web pages as well as improving services such as mobile gaming and two-way video calling. 4G LTE coverage is currently available in limited markets, and will continue to expand.
When combined with 4G HSPA+ technology, AT&T is capable of delivering a quicker, more consistent mobile broadband experience than ever before. AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber). Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
|LTE = Long Term Evolution |
Advanced wireless technology capable of increasing AT&T's already-fast network speeds. Now in select markets with deployment ongoing.
|HSPA+ = High Speed Packet Access |
Paired with enhanced backhaul--the accelerated pipeline between our network backbone and cell towers across the country--this technology boosts network performance.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System
The Xperia TL runs the Android 4.0 operating system (dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich), which adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing while improving on the best Android features: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and more.
The new Ice Cream Sandwich interface features an onscreen navigation bar that replaces the hardware buttons for Back, Home, and Menu found with older Android-powered phones. And with Google+ integration, you can video chat with groups of up to 9 friends as well as easily upload and share photos and videos. Other features include:Face Unlock
You can now unlock your phone with just your face using the Face Unlock option. It takes advantage of the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your phone in front of your face to unlock (or use a backup PIN).
And the lock screen now lets you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.Home Screen Folders
Quickly access related apps right from the home screen by organizing apps and shortcuts into folders--just drag one app onto another to create a folder.Multitasking
Multitasking is even easier and more visual in Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently--tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.Voice Input
The new voice engine in Android 4.0 lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want, using the language you want. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.
Also Available for This Android Device
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Top Customer Reviews
For those of you who are upgrading or are starting a new line this phone is most likely priced lower than some of the top android phones currently out there, namely the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X+. Despite it's lower price point the Xperia TL is a very good phone capable of doing all the things other premium android phones can.
Whats in the box: 1 Xperia TL handset, 1 NFC Tag, USB Charging cable, power adapter, instruction manual.
The Xperia TL is powered by a 1500 MHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, the same as the one used in the Samsung Galaxy S III. It also has around 1 GB of RAM with 16 GB of built in storage that is expandable via a Micro SD slot that can hold a maximum 32 GB. Despite not being a quad core like some of the newer phones out there, the Xperia TL performs well with little to no stutter or noticeable lag with general use. Flipping though home screens and menus are smooth, internet browser is responsive and pages load quickly with both 4G and wifi. The camera is mostly excellent and takes nice detailed photos in the usual 4:3 ratio as well as widescreen 16:9. The only problem is taking photos in low light situations which results in grainy photos with a moderate amount of noise. Videos can also be recorded in 1080p HD though I have yet to test their quality.Read more ›
AS far as the power button and volume buttons all being on the right hand side, yeah, it is a minor annoyance. Holding the phone right-handed, I can use my thumb to access the power on/off button and to adjust the volume. With the phone in my left hand I can access these buttons okay this my ring finger. The phone has a 4.5" screen, bigger than my iPhone 4, yet I can hold it in one hand and reach any part of the screen with my thumb, an important feature for me.
We have pretty much been an Iphone family, my wife and I, and this is the first non iPhone we bought for our 16 year old son. I must say I'm jealous he's getting the Xperia and I'm stuck with my iPhone 4.
I bought it for $29.00 with two year contract, and price was the main reason for going with Xperia over Iphone or the S3. Now I see the phone is free with the two year contract through Amazon. This phone is every bit as good as the Samsung S3, IMO, even better with its metal construction an superior camera. With the S3 going for $200 with a 2 year contract, it's a no brainer for me, the Xperia TL is the phone to get.
Pros: 1) Really, really good camera. Pictures are wonderfully sharp, it's easy to focus on the subject, and I can use the touch-screen to zoom in. It's also easy to share pictures, either in emails or texts.
2) It gets good reception, and is compatible with the bluetooth connection in my truck (my husband still hasn't gotten his Motorola phone to sync).
3) While I really hate onscreen keyboards, the keys on this phone's onscreen keyboard are just a little larger than other phones I looked at when in the vertical position. I can also turn it horizontally if I want the keys to be even bigger. A nice feature is that I can use the microphone to speak my search term. This is cool since I don't have to use the keyboard. Supposedly I can also use this to compose text messages, but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet (I don't really do texting).
4) Apps! Something I never had with my old phone (Sony 580i).
5) Looks. This phone looks cool.
6) The display is nice, bright and big enough for my aging 55-year-old eyes (sometimes even without my glasses). Exactly what I expect from Sony. So the size issue really belongs to both Pro and Con categories.
Cons: 1) The battery life is dismal. I haven't even made it to 6 hours yet without having to charge it. By the time I play one game with good graphics, the battery is down 50%.Read more ›
My only gripes are that the battery is internal and not exactly the longest lasting. The buttons could have been placed in a better... place. The screen will wash out everything after a darkened "loading" screen appears which is common in almost all apps, but it corrects itself after a second or so. This is probably the Mobile BRAVIA Engine that is used for movies and pictures, so it's not a defect. The home screens are always reloading themselves, but that's a fault with ICS, not the phone.
I've had many android devices over the few years that Android has been around. I've experienced devices from HTC, Samsung, Acer and Motorola. Each of them had screen separation issues. I was amazed that this one didn't. HTC was my favorite, with Motorola being my least. I think Sony has taken the new favorite spot for now. Great external speaker, amazing screen, not too big and not too small, really fast and buttery smooth (can't wait for JB 4.1.2), and nice shape.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had problems with the usb connection to my pc, but after downloading drivers and updating software it's working great.Published 14 months ago by Peace on Earth...123...Go!
After roughly 16 months and two different Sony Xperia TL phones (replaced under warranty). Done and done!!! Horrible phone(s) as far as battery life and performance. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John D. Kanios
Battery life wears down fast, phone gets very hot even when talking on it.Published 18 months ago by Jennifer Champlin
Tthis phone constantly has new problems!
first one i got aftter 3 months it would not accept picture messages. Went to deivce support center the couldn't get it to work. Read more
This is so much fun! The Bond connection is the icing on the cake. The ergonomics and battery life make it useful. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Kev
Specifically bought this for the camera and it takes crappy pictures. Too many glitches with wifi etc. Lots of bloatware. My last Sony phone.Published on July 31, 2013 by Dan
This is my 3rd smart phone. the first was an older blackberry a friend gave me. worked fine except for the incredibly cheap plastic toggle thing that broke like 3 times in a matter... Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by hippiegirl
I bought this phone in store at a local AT&T store, but it was sooooo bad that i had to post my review here on amazon. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by M. Safford