On paper, the Sony Xperia T's camera is impressive, as the handset boasts a 13MP camera with a back-illuminated Exmor R sensor and LED flash.
Thankfully, it's just as impressive in real life too, and still photos come out full of detail with little noise. We did notice a little fuzziness when images were snapped in low-light conditions, but other than that we were very impressed. The camera interface is also nice, enabling users to fiddle with settings and snap images in Panorama mode, which although it was a little glitchy at the beginning managed to produce some good images.
That's not all the camera has going for it, as it's also capable of shooting HD 1080p video. Though the continuous autofocus proved to be a little slow, video captured was detailed and smooth, although not noticeably better than video shot on rival smartphones.
Sony claims the 1,850mAh battery on the Xperia T will last for around seven hours of talk time, and that seems about right. While the handset will last through a day of average to heavy usage, we did find that we had to charge the handset every night, which seems to have become the norm with smartphones nowadays.
Even though it's officially James Bond's phone, we found it hard to get excited about the Xperia T. It's a great phone performance-wise, and the screen and camera are among the best we've seen, but it struggles to stand out from the crowd with its dull black design and its same old application software. That said, it costs less than its Samsung and HTC branded rivals, so it's a good handset for those after a not too flashy Android handset.