Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

7.4/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
6"

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra's screen is 6 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8928 Quad core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 44.6 days standby time, 840 minutes (2G), 1440 minutes (3G), 737 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



Reviews summary

7.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 7 reviews

What's good  

  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable, secure grip
  • Vivid screen
  • Great camera quality

What's bad  

  • Non-replaceable battery
  • Limited on-board storage
  • Limited video playback support without additional apps

The T2 Ultra is Sony’s latest venture into mid-range phablet territory. With a 13 megapixel camera, quad-core processor and detailed 720p IPS display, the handset appears to offer plenty of performance for the price. Let’s see how the reviews line up.

One of the first things mentioned in nearly every review of the device is the size. Cramming a 6-inch display into a mobile requires a bit of finesse. However, Sony appears to have accomplished the feat well while still sticking with the sharp, angular Xperia design. Android Authority notes, “Even with the size, this mid-range Xperia will not strain your hand — or hands — too much.”

The phone features a plastic unibody design with a microSD port on the side. While some larger devices have had trouble pulling this off well, the T2 Ultra receives positive reviews in build quality from most reviewers. GSM Arena states, “The build quality is still top notch though, and while the slippery back may harm the handling, the matte sides offer enough grip.” The only review to make note of anything negative in the build quality was Android Authority, saying, “While the phone feels sturdy and well-made in general, the buttons feel cheap, as they wiggle and provide mushy feedback. This is especially evident with the camera button.”

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While the display might not be the most powerful available, it offers a full 720p resolution and is powered by the Sony Bravia 2 engine. GSM Arena says, “The contrast and brightness of the screen are very nice, color reproduction is great too, all adding up to an excellent image quality screen.” However, both note that performance in direct sunlight might be difficult. However, the IPS display ensures that viewing angles are nice and wide for easier viewing.

The T2 Ultra runs Android 4.3 out of the box. GSM Arena was particularly impressed with the performance, noting, “The user interface is buttery smooth, there is no visible lag or long loading times.” Sony mentions release of a Android 4.4 update in the future. When this happens, performance will likely increase yet again. For a mid-range product, reviews seem to suggest it's more than capable of everyday tasks, multitasking, video playback and gaming.

Finally, the X2 features an upgraded camera from previous Xperia models. With 13MP resolution, a plethora of shooting modes, 1080p video capture and an LED flash, its fully capable of taking respectable photos. Both Android Authority and GSM Arena praised the camera stating that pictures had “plenty of detail” and that “overall the phone’s camera does a great job and is fun to use.”

While the size might be off-putting to some, its performance and build quality place its reviews firmly in top of the competition in the mid-range Android smartphone market.


Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)


UnleashThePhones

Thin and lightweight with fantastic battery life and decent performance

from UnleashThePhones
Sony has created an incredible mid-range phablet with the Xperia T2 Ultra and there’s just simply no other 6 inch phone in this price range that is as much value-for-money. If you’re on a tight budget and end up picking one up, I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed... Full review
Digital Versus

The phablet with the phenomenal battery life

from Digital Versus
Sony's second phablet almost lands right on the money. More reasonably sized (and priced) than the Z Ultra, it has a good display, fantastic battery life, good multimedia capabilities and decent responsiveness, which doesn't leave many cons... The biggest problem we can see, beyond its intrinsic performance, is the recommended price, which we find a little high for what it is... Full review
GSMArena

The bigger, the better

from GSMArena

The T2 Ultra reports to the Z Ultra in Sony's Xperia lineup - and is getting ready to take on a number of midrange phablets the competition has had for a while now. It will certainly try to position itself as a more affordable option of the Xperia Z Ultra but, at least at this point, the difference in pricing between the two doesn't quite reflect the difference in the level of equipment.

The Xperia T2 Ultra has seen a drop in screen resolution and processing power, lost the IP certification and has a more common finish than the premium Xperia Z Ultra.

What it offers in retur... Full review

Android Authority

A monstrous sized phone that's packing quite the punch

from Android Authority

The T2 Ultra completely dwarfs phones like the Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Despite its size, however, the T2 Ultra does not feel too heavy, which is partly due to its plastic construction and 7.7 mm thin profile. Therefore, even with the size, this mid-range Xperia will not strain your hand — or hands — too much.

True to its “ultra” name, the T2 Ultra is indeed a big phone. Its 6-inch display comes at 720p resolution, however, pixel density junkies are not likely to be satisfied here. If you look close enough, you might find jagged edges, especially with t... Full review

PhoneArena

Undeniably large but thankfully thin and light

from PhoneArena

Sony did an excellent job with the Xperia T2 Ultra. Granted, it is a big handset, but you can't expect anything less from a 6” phablet, plus it's very thin and light for the screen size. We could also expect a bit more from the display's pixel density, but it's a worthy tradeoff for the phone's price and performance. When we stack the longest battery life we've ever measured, with the very good pictures and videos produced by the phablet's 13 MP camera, and the dual SIM Active functionality, we can pronounce the T2 Ultra as one of the best phablets in the midrange category.

Al... Full review

NDTV

A mid-range phablet which faces monumental competition in the price range it operates

from NDTV
With Sony faltering in areas that are generally considered its strong suit - camera and sound - the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, priced at Rs. 24,990, is a difficult device to recommend. There is strong competition in this segment from the feature-rich Moto X and the Gionee Elife E7, with its great camera. But if the requirement is a 6-inch screen and nothing less, the T2 Ultra is the best bet at the moment. In short, Sony gets one thing absolutely right - the price... Full review

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I hate it kinds is slow maybe because of just 1 GB ram but over all happy with it . use a task killer and I only keep 2 process in the background that makes it little bit more faster... Over all happy with this $250 phone so I can use straight talk and get out of contract crap...
I hate it kinds is slow maybe because of just 1 GB ram but over all happy with it . use a task killer and I only keep 2 process in the background that makes it little bit more faster... Over all happy with this $250 phone so I can use straight talk and get out of contract crap... Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 21, 2014
Regions available United Kingdom, Asia, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat)

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8928 Quad core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB Flash
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.22 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 600 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 737 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
840 minutes (2G)
1440 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 44.6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Purple, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.5 x 8.4 x 0.8 cm
(6.5 x 3.3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 172 grams
(6.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 245 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 16x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Scene recognition, Metering
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony D5303, D5306

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