The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra was one of the most popular phones released by Nokia over the last few years. The phone was released in May 2014 and struct a very good balance for a mid-range phone. Prices in the range of €230 for its specifications made good sense. It leaves it between the Xperia Performance and the Xperia C mobile phones in terms of price.
The phone covers the 2G band being (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) as well as the full 3G band being (HSDPA 850/900/2100 – D5303) as well as (HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 – D5306) and also the 4G bands being (LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) – D5303) as well as (LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 7(2600), 17(700) – D5306) on the second version of the phone. Connectivity on the phone is also good with HSPA at 42.2/5.76 Mbps as well as LTE Cat4 at 150/50 Mbps. GPRS is also with speeds up to 107 kbps and EDGE at up to 296 kbps. The phone has really good connectivity much like many of the Xperia mobile phones brought to market by Sony.
The phone uses a micro-SIM and comes in the Xperia size of 165.2 x 83.8 x 7.7 mm which fits well into your pocket. Its round edges are also very good on the hand and leaves you with the feeling of quality. Note that there are two versions of this phone and they do not weight the same. The first is 171.7 g (D5303) and the second is 172.4 g (D5306).
The screen on the phone is large, being an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The screen is a full 6.0 inches (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio) which is very good. The resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels which is still very good for a mid-end phone. This with a ~245 ppi pixel density and a multitouch triluminos display makes for a very good looking phone.
Hardware wise the Xperia T2 Ultra comes with a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 based on a Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset. The graphics and video is on a very capable Adreno 305 GPU. With 8 GB of space and 1 GB RAM as well as a 13 MP with LED flash the memory might run full, however there is a dedicated slot for a microSD with up to 32 GB of additional space. If you wish to hard reset the Xperia T2 then you can search our sister website. The camera also offers geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR as well as sweep panorama. Video is really good on the phone and able to push 1080p@30fps which is really good high definition.The phone also has a secondary phone in the form of a 1.1 MP and able to run at 720p@30fps.
Ringtones are in the form of vibration; MP3 as well as WAV ringtones. There is a loudspeaker a well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. Note that the T2 Ultra also offers active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone. The phone also offer WiFi in the form of Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA as well as hotspot ability. Bluetooth is in the form of v4.0, A2DP as aptX. The chipset on the phone also offers A-GPS and GLONASS. There is also NFC as well as an FM radio and RDS. The USB also has a microUSB v2.0 (MHL TV-out) as well as a USB Host. These TV out ability Xperia has added to their mid-range and high-end mobile phones.
Sensors are an accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. There is also an HTML5 browser and SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM as well as Push Email. There is no Java on this phone but it does offer ANT+ support.
The phone is powered by a really good non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. This gives you a standby time of up to 1071 h (2G) and talk time of up to 14 h (2G). This is a really good phone which strikes middle ground between the lower and higher end phones by Sony. Its is a phone well worth the purchase.