Sony Xperia T 16GB LT30 Android Smartphone Review
It is no secret that Sony are not the all-conquering giant that they once were. The consumer electronics market has changed significantly over the past decade and it is taking time for Sony to adapt. One of the more recent changes was to move away from their Sony Ericsson brand to devices under the Sony brand only and key to that strategy was the Xperia S which we reviewed a few months back.
The Xperia S was a good, solid handset which didn’t have industry leading specifications but performed well and offered some unique design elements. Sony’s follow up is the Xperia T, a device which looks to build on their experience with the S and capture some more of the lucrative Android market.
Packaging and Bundle
Sony package their Xperia T in a compact box which is less than an inch thick and very similar to the one we received the S in. It has a clear image of the handset on the front and opens to reveal the phone, wrapped in protective plastic with the bundled extras stored beneath.
Starting off the bundle we have a bunch of standard extras which include product documentation, USB data/charge cable and charger. Then we find a Sony Smart Headset otherwise known as "LiveSound". As well as providing us with a more desirable audio quality than most free headphones this model arrives with various earbud sizes and some advanced functionality. Through using the buttons on the control pod we can, as normal, answer/end calls and change the volume but an additional button "LiveKey" is present and can be configured in the operating system, using LiveManager, for various tasks. The bundle of extras doesn’t stop there and Sony also include a free screen protector and application cloth.