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Sony Xperia TX / Sony LT29i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Sony Xperia TX / Sony LT29i. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen. The design also gets good feedback. The durability and battery get critical comments. Reviews about the camera and usability are mixed.

design, screen

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia TX / Sony LT29i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia TX (LT29i)


Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia TX (LT29i)

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (

Sony Xperia TX: первый взгляд


Sony Xperia TX: первый взгляд

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Sony Xperia TX Android phone


James Bond 007's latest smartphone has a distinctive design, but lacks any real wow factor

Distinctive, arc-shaped design ; Excellent display ; Some nice UI features

Disappointing camera ; Average battery life and no 4G ; Plastic design feels cheap

The Sony Xperia TX has an excellent display, some nice UI features and a distinctive arc-style design. However, it offers little that we haven't already seen on rival devices, making it a good smartphone that lacks any real wow factor. Given this is...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Sony Xperia TX Android phone


James Bond 007's latest smartphone has a distinctive design, but lacks any real wow factor

Distinctive, arc-shaped design ; Excellent display ; Some nice UI features

Disappointing camera ; Average battery life and no 4G ; Plastic design feels cheap

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

Sony Xperia TX


This is Sony's best phone to date, but is being released at a time when competition is hottest. Its 13-megapixel camera should be the difference in Sony's favour, but it's not.

Best Sony screen to date ; Nice user interface ; Replaceable battery, expandable memory

No HDMI ; Photos can be quite noisy ; Older version of Android

The 13-megapixel camera should be a feature that really sets the TX apart from the pack, but regardless of how many pixels this camera can capture, the results are easily bettered by phones from companies like HTC, Apple and Samsung.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Anthony Garreffa (

Sony Xperia TX Smartphone Review


We take our first Sony smartphone out for a spin, the Xperia TX. Let's take a look and see how it went.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Luke Hopewell (

Sony Xperia TX Review: The Bond Phone Just Makes Me Sad


James Bond movies have always done an amazing job at making me feel great. They're always so enjoyable, so fun, so cool. Bond's latest adventure, Skyfall, has all but departed from cinemas now, and we're left with a sense of whimsey from the world's...

Honestly, if you’re a veteran Sony Xperia user, you don’t need me to tell you that it has a software problem that makes it difficult to love. If you’re one of the rare folks that doesn’t care regardless — and I know you’re out there — the Xperia TX is...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (

Sony Xperia TX


Sony's Xperia TX is the company's first attempt in years to compete head on with Samsung and Apple. But is it a strong contender or just an ode to the company's successful cybershot and Arc phones?

Great Screen and high pixel density; Sony's Android skin is the most attractive; Camera shutter key

Cubed corners undermine the arced spine; Camera quality is underwhelming, particularly for a Sony smartphone

Jan, 2013


Expert review by: Nick Rego (

Sony Xperia TX Review


A minor improvement from previous Xperia models.

Fantastic screen, unique phone design and shape, lightweight

Average battery life, keyboard needs reworking, camera doesn’t do well indoors

Overall thought, the Xperia TX runs smoothly through most everyday tasks – surfing the web, checking emails, Facebook etc. are all easily handled here.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Stephen Fenech (

Sony Xperia TX - the smartphone good enough for James Bond


Who doesn't want to be like Bond, James Bond? Well you can use the same smartphone as the onscreen super spy – the Sony Xperia TX – when it goes on sale next week.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:18
Continuous video playback time:4
Standby time (2G):300
Standby time (3G):400
Talk time (2G):6.4
Talk time (3G):6.4

Call management

Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y


Colour of product:Black / Pink / White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:11.6 / 115.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, MP4, OGG
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MP4
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, HSPA+
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP
Bluetooth version:3.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included:Y / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8260A


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :13.1 / 131
Width:6.86 / 68.6
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