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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra (2014)

Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
Adreno 305
1 GB / 8 GB
6 inch (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 6 inch IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra specifications

BrandSony
NameXperia T2 Ultra
ModelD5303/D5306
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.03 oz
Dimensions6.5 x 3.3 x 0.3 inch
Colorsblack, purple, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra comes with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. Google regularly releases new versions of Android. They have new features, improvements, and security updates. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size6 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. The 6 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Xperia T2 Ultra (8 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera1.1 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Xperia T2 Ultra comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This Sony phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Xperia T2 Ultra smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The Xperia T2 Ultra has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The Xperia T2 Ultra does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsSony Exmor RS

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Xperia T2 Ultra smartphone has an accelerometer.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Sony phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • appropriate screen size
  • microSD slot

Cons

  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Updated: June 23, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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