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  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra


7.4/10
Informr score
The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.”

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.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


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.

- Clinton Jeff, UnleashThePhones
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 per...

- Sofian Nouira, Digital Versus
GSMArena

When it eventually settles, enough users will appreciate the much more usable camera and nearly double the battery life, in a friendlier size.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
Android Authority

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is a mid-range phablet that offers reasonable performance, great camera, awesome battery life and good build quality.

- Lanh Nguyen, Android Authority
PhoneArena

There's no going around how big the T2 Ultra is – it is a 6” phablet. Thankfully, it's also thin and light.

- Daniel P., PhoneArena


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Sony backs up the Xperia T2 Ultra with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6"

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

Processor
1.4 GHz

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 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 1440 minutes, 737 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia T2 Ultra Specs

Overview
Release date February 21, 2014
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
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 size
Micro-SIM
variations
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 Storage 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
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
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 600 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 737 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1440 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 44.6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Purple
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
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 245 pixels
Size 6 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, 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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
16x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Scene recognition, Metering
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, ASF, XviD, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 0 fps, up to 0 minutes
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 AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
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 -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony D5303, D5306

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