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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

June 5, 2014

Sony Xperia T2 UltraThe Xperia T2 Ultra was released last month (May 2014) and is Sony’s answer for those of you who are looking for a decent phablet that won’t cost you a fortune and will also be able to deliver a satisfying user experience. This fellow is the sibling of the first model from the Ultra series and promises to deliver a similar user experience for a lower price, being a very capable mid-range device that offers some impressive features and, like I said, will also go easy on your pockets. Keep reading and find out more details about it.
In its box, the Xperia T2 Ultra sits next to a charger head, a microUSB cable for making data transfers and re-charging your unit, a headset and some user manuals.
In terms of design, the T2 Ultra measures 165.2 x 83.8 x 7.7 mm and has a weight of 172.4 grams, being quite light for a phablet and quite easy to manage, if you’re already used to handling big fellows such as this one over here. It’s also pretty slim too and its OmniBalance design offers it some good points for its looks, being very attractive and elegant. Even if the glass has been replaced with plastic, the appearance and feel are still top-notch. The only thing that’s not so cool about it is that it attracts fingerprints, so if you get the black version, you’ll have to clean it periodically.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gadgetsOn its frontal side, the Xperia T2 Ultra holds a 6 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 245 ppi. It’s powered by the Sony Mobile Bravia engine 2 too, so you’ll be pleased by a great image quality. The situation changes when outdoors: the display is a little bit too reflective and doesn’t look so great under direct sunlight. Anyways, the colors are bright, the contrast is good and so are the viewing angles.
On the “inside”, the Xperia T2 Ultra comes loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but there’s an update “cooking” for it, so you’ll be able to enjoy the last version soon (Android 4.4 KitKat). The user interface is nice and friendly, but there’s a downside here as there aren’t any optimizations for the huge screen. Let’s hope that Sony does something for improving this issue. Google Now is here for adding ease to your daily activities, being a great personal assistant that learns stuff about you by following your routine and offers information about things that might interest you, among others.
At the hardware department, the Xperia T2 Ultra features a Qualcomm MSM8929 Snapdragon 400 chipset, having a quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 32 GB. Even though it has some mid-range specifications, the handset delivers a pretty impressive performance and won’t bother you with any lag issues or anything unpleasant like that.
One of the strong points of the Xperia T2 Ultra is its camera. It comes with a 13 MP snapper with autofocus which is able to produce stills with a maximum resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels and is accompanied by a LED flash for getting help in low light conditions. The Superior Auto mode is offering a great help, by adjusting the settings for offering the best image quality. It limits the pictures to a resolution of 8.6 MP and delivers some really nice ones too, with accurate colors, good contrast and a high amount of resolved detail. The camera is a capable performer and will certainly please your eyes with the results it delivers.
The handset is capable of shooting some beautiful 1080p videos @ 30 fps. There’s also a 1.1 MP front facing camera on board for making video calls or taking “selfies”.
In terms of connectivity, the Xperia T2 Ultra comes loaded with support for quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE, tri or penta-band 3G and LTE, where it’s available. There’s also dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC and microUSB 2.0 – MHL enabled.
Surfing the web is a pleasure on the Xperia T2 Ultra, as the large screen accompanied by the very capable Google Chrome is the recipe for a great experience while browsing. The pages are loaded in no time and look great on the phone’s big display.
Some other useful features found in the T2 Ultra’s basket full of goodies are the Office Suite 7 for viewing and editing document files, a GPS receiver with support for A-GPS and GLONASS, Google Maps for navigation, an FM Radio with RDS support, some capable media players and much more.
The Xperia T2 Ultra holds inside a 3000 mAh battery which will keep your handset alive and kicking for more than three days under a moderate usage.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra gadgets

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