Sony Xperia T review

New top-end phone enters the fray at Sony

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Shooting video on the Sony Xperia T is similar to the still capture mode, although you're given a couple of extra modes, such as sport capture for movement or night time mode for, well, night time.

You can shoot video in 1080p at 30 frames per second to produce decent home-grown video.

Image stabilisation is average and could be improved, especially given the stabilisation that Nokia has recently shown on its new Windows Phone-powered Lumia 920.

Sony Xperia T review

You can alter the white balance and exposure as well as turn on face recognition for video and, as expected, the overall results are impressive.

Sony has been making cameras for a while now and it seems that this expertise is slowly starting to bleed into its smartphone products.

The standard video shot in daylight demonstrates the Xperia T's ability to shoot comfortably in high resolution. However, the image stabilisation isn't as good as rival smartphones and we were quite surprised by the jerky quality of the zoom.

Sony Xperia T review

The video shot in a dark environment with the night-time settings manages to pick up what detail there is.

We found the microphone on the Xperia T was quite good at picking up audio during shooting – just not during an underground music gig.