Xperia TX does not have HD Voice functionality

by XB on 7th November 2012

in Firmware, Xperia T

Sony Mobile has just published a post detailing a new software update for the Xperia T (LT30p) and Xperia TX (LT29i). Before you get too excited, Sony is referring to firmware version 7.0.A.3.195, which we already reviewed two weeks ago.

It brings a whole host of new features such as Wi-Fi Miracast Screen Mirroring, new Small Apps and media icons. For the Screen Mirroring, Sony recommends the Netgear dongle (PTV3000) for those TVs without built-in wireless capabilities. One additional new feature we forgot to mention at the time is the Extended standby mode that was previously found in the Xperia P.

Sony also talked about HD Voice capabilities on the Xperia T, but what surprised us is that this feature is not included in the Xperia TX. Given how close the hardware is for both handsets, it seems strange that it was omitted from the TX, especially as it features in so many past Sony handsets.

Via Sony Mobile.

  • Glory arc

    Ok … dose this mean it is cheaper?
    any way i cant wait much longer .. come on sony unleash it already

  • A_A

    Bizarre, my Xperia S supports this and the Xperia TX that is likely to replace it won’t :-/

    Perhaps Asian countries (the countries the TX is more likely to be available in) don’t have this feature widely, but in Australia it’s in use on the Telstra network, and having spoken to a friend using the Galaxy S III on Telstra network I do have to say HD Voice makes a big difference.

  • My oldish Arc had hd voice functionality. This is one of Sony’s high end devices and no hd voice for the TX? What a bummer!

  • Ambroos

    Perhaps this TX does support HD voice BUT perhaps there just aren’t any HD Voice capable networks in the countries where the TX is marketed so they choose not to mention it? It isn’t a feature if you can’t use it… The T and TX are virtually identical when it comes to hardware so there is absolutely no reason why it wouldn’t have HD voice.

  • jxPerience

    yeah you’re right. Once the handset has 2 built in microphones it is capable of HD voice. But sadly TX was launched in regions wherein networks doesn’t support HD Voice.

  • jxPerience

    It does dont worry. They also didn’t say XPeria Arc support it but it does.

  • It’s really a setback when Arc S, Xperia S support HD Voice but TX just don’t.

  • Sigh, I am riding my TX on an HD Voice enabled network in Hong Kong. This news really disappointed me.

    But to my surprise, I tried to call a friend using GS III on the same network. I definitely feel his voice is great on the phone. Supposedly both of our phones have to be HD Voice enabled to achieve this effect. Maybe I should make further tests.

  • Rene

    Is Screen Mirroring the same as MirrorLink? If so will it come to the TL or the GX?

  • Brapicoco

    It’s just marketing crap, HD voice with and without sounds the same, my TX sounds better and louder then my ray (HD Voice)

  • pavel

    can somebody explain to me what is this hd voice and what it does??))

  • jag

    Wow.. you already bought a TX? so envious O.O

  • Brapicoco

    Yes dude, from kimstore. very sleek unit. love the pink accent :) already updated the OS. i have to say it’s good :)

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