In fact, the need for a device that combines both Smartphone and tablet and comes at a reasonable price was felt in India quite some time back. Unfortunately, the market lacked any product that fitted the mentioned criteria. As such, products that were in the market were significantly expensive.

It seems Sony has launched a new lifestyle gadget in form of Xperia T2 Ultra, after considering the factors mentioned above. In fact, this gadget has been launched solely for the Indian market. This electronic device is actually a phablet, having dual SIM facility. According to market experts, Xperia T2 Ultra has been designed to succeed another Sony product, Xperis T. Technical specifications of this gadget are as follows.

Tech spec

  • It possesses a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Supporting Operating System is Jelly Bean, Android version 4.3 (with a promise by the electronic major to update it to Kitkat in near future)
  • Physical dimension 165.2×83.8×7.65 mm and weighs 171.8 g
  • 6-inches display screen is supported by Sony’s own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, along with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels
  • It supports an internal memory of 8 GB; however, the external memory can be extended up to 32 GB
  • Supports Bluetooth version 4.0, GPS version AGPS, GLONASS
  • Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, NFC and 3G data pack
  • 3600 mAh battery
  • 1.1 MP camera in the front, 13 MP camera on the rear with LED flash
  • It comes along with a set of sensors that include Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity and Compass

Interestingly, its quoted market price is approximately 25,990/- in INR.

Review of the product is as follows.

Look and feel

  • It comes in a range of three shades, mainly black, green and purple. In fact, Sony products have undergone an impressive change of design since the manufacturing major parted ways with Ericsson. The range of shades for T2 Ultra Dual is quite attractive.

Designing practicality

  • Interestingly, the top and bottom edges of the phablet are bare. The right-hand edge bears the buttons for power, camera and volume, which is functionally helpful. However, some people might require time to get used to this, but on the whole, it is certainly appreciable.
  • The edge on the top right holds a 3.5 mm jack and the dual SIM slots.
  • The left edge bears slots for micro SD card and micro USB port that facilitates data transfer and charging.
  • The 1.1 MP front camera is right above the screen. The rear surface, made of plastic, holds the rear camera along with the LED flash. In any case, it is better to wrap it under a cover right from the word go, just to save the rear from unwanted scratches.
  • Color reproduction and shade contrast both are exclusively impressive on its 6” screen. However, when one holds it under the bright sun, legibility of the screen takes the backseat.

Performance

  • Using the default Chrome browser that comes with the device may cause the display screen to flicker from time to time. Moreover, the App drawer may freeze every now and then. However, when the device works, it works real smooth.
  • Audio output level of the gadget is annoyingly low. Even when earphones are employed, it does not make much of a difference. In fact, audio output quality of Sony devices is quite famous. But on this occasion it is quite disappointing.
  • Its video player cannot play 1080p video streams. However, video files run smooth on it.

Final assessment

The Sony product comes for a price of near about 25 thousand. In fact, the Indian market in this range of products is extremely competitive at the moment. However, if the criterion is a larger screen display, then this Sony product is certainly the better choice.