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Sony Xperia TL

Sony Xperia TL
alaScore 86

79 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and battery are on the whole positive. The design and screen also get good comments.

camera, screen, design, responsiveness, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia TL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Xperia TL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony Xperia TL from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

camera, design, screen, value for money, portability

63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Xperia TL (AT&T)

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Sony Xperia TL (AT&T)


The Sony Xperia TL ($99.99) is what the Sony Xperia Ion should have been. And had it come out back in June, it would have been a contender for top Android smartphone on AT&T. Now it's just a good phone for a good price. There's a lot to like, from its...

Fast performance. Good camera. Nice display

Bloatware. A little heavy

The Xperia TL for AT&T brings Sony up to speed with a fast, reasonably priced smartphone that will please average users and James Bond aficionados alike.

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Sony Xperia TL (AT&T)


The Sony Xperia TL delivers fast performance, long battery life, a sharp camera and handy NFC features for a good price.

Strong performance and graphics; Vivid display; Excellent battery life; Sharp 13-MP camera; Clever NFC features

Design somewhat bland; Weak audio; Sluggish upload speeds

Click to EnlargeGimmicky movie tie-ins aside, the Sony Xperia TL is a very good mid-level Android phone. For $99, consumers get a large HD display, a powerful processor and long battery life. And while the 13-MP isn't the fastest on the block, it...


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Sony Xperia TL (AT&T)


The new $99.99 Xperia TL is the phone I've been waiting for from Sony for quite a while. Frankly it's the handset the Xperia Ion should have been. Thanks to a swift 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and a camera that snaps high-quality images,...

Sony's new $99 Xperia TL has a swift processor, 4G LTE, long battery life, and a powerful camera.

The Sony Xperia TL is heavy, and its conservative looks don't pack much of a punch.

The Sony Xperia TL is a fantastic value and Sony's best U.S. smartphone yet.

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Sony Xperia TL review: the company's second US flagship is much improved, but still imperfect


As Sony's second stab at the US mobile market, the Xperia TL arrives with a major corporate synergistic push: a 007 movie franchise tie-in. But an awkward distinction as the official Bond phone and a smattering of pre-loaded "Skyfall" multimedia...

Fast, reliable performance ; Fantastic 13-megapixel camera ; Attractively priced

720p display prone to washout ; Weak battery life

The Xperia TL is Sony's first true flagship for the US market. But despite its aggressive $99 on-contract pricing, the TL fails to overtake HTC's superior One X, casting it as a second-place budget option.

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Sony Xperia TL Review


The name's TL, Xperia TL. Just as the secret agent made famous in the big screen, this “James Bond phone” from Sony surely comes off as being nonchalant with its attitude, since it's deceitfully packing some killer hardware under its façade. No doubt,...

Great balance of price & hardware ; Sturdy construction ; Snaps photos quickly

Very reflective display and poor viewing angles ; Muted call quality ; Physical buttons are too crowded

Part of being a world famous secret agent, James Bond will surely appreciate that he’s finally given a smartphone for his missions – as opposed to the dummy phones of yesterday, though, the Ericsson concept phone in Tomorrow Never Dies was an...

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Sony Xperia TL


If you've always wanted to own one of James Bond's gadgets, the Xperia TL can make that happen. The phone offers a beautiful design and powerful performance for a tiny price tag. The smartphone's connection to the Bond movie "Skyfall" burdens the phone...

The Xperia TL uses a 13MP rear-facing camera, which is able to take better pictures than any other cell phone we reviewed

The display has a very narrow viewing angle

As a budget smartphone, the Xperia TL offers great features and powerful processing.

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"I WISH I could give this 5 stars!"


Likely, I'm that one review you'll read where the person just had horrible luck and got dud phones. I'm going to start off by saying that I LOVE this phone! And I'm picky. It has such a crisp screen, a beautiful camera at 13MP, awesome recording...

Absolutely LOVE this phone. It's fast, easy to navigate, crisp screen, GREAT camera and video recording, seamless transitions from one app to another

TERRIBLE battery life! Still on

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"Fast and Solid alternative to S3 or One X"


I upgraded to the TL from a pantech crossover which I loved, it was just too slow. I enjoyed the simple interface that allowed me to turn on/off wifi, GPS, alarms, and bluetooth from the pull down bar. The TL does not have all of these option. You can...

Good size, Nice Screen, Fast Processor

Camera can have hard time focusing in low light, non removable battery, bloatware, hard to get to some settings

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"An awful tease."


Some of this may be unavoidable, as far as AT&T phones go, but for this phone in particular, I found that in order to truly get the most out of it, I will have to root it. Also, during routine use, one may find that the hardware buttons are placed...

Sleek, modern profile allows the phone's speaker to actually be heard well. The display is crisp and high definition.

The battery is not removable, and the device comes with an absurd amount of junk apps, many of which cannot be truly removed. The touch screen is sometimes accurate, and other times way off. Wimpy battery.

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"Dis phone is good"


I realy like it yup

I like it lots

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