While the tech world is busy with news pouring in from the Computex 2014 announcements, Sony has unleashed a mid-ranger with a large 5.3 inch display. Sony claims that the latest offering dubbed Xperia T3 measuring 7 mm in thickness is the world’s slimmest smartphone in the 5.3 inch display segment. The handset boasts the signature design pattern as the Sony Xperia Z lineup featuring a metallic trim on its edge, dedicated camera button and signature rounded power button. However, being a mid-ranger, the Xperia T3 lacks water and dust resistance certification. Read below to know the other aspects of the new Sony smartphone.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Xperia T3 is given a standard 8 MP primary camera with the Exmor RS for mobile that helps in capturing stunning snaps even in low light environments. There are other camera features such SteadyShot, Social Live, AR Effect, TimeShift Burst, Portrait Retouch and Creative Effects. Sony has also assured that it will enhance the camera features with more applications consistently.
Though an 8 MP primary camera appears to be average, in the expected price range, we can bank upon years of expertise Sony has with imaging hardware. Also, there is a front-facing 1.1 MP camera to assist in video calls.
On the storage front, the Sony Xperia T3 features 8 GB of internal storage capacity that can be expanded with the help of a micro SD card. Again, the 8 GB of storage is low to store all the default software and downloaded applications, but the inclusion of an expandable card slot is ad added advantage.
Processor and Battery
The Xperia T3 is stuffed with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC ticking at 1.4 GHz clock speed that is capable of delivering stunning graphics and ultra-fast performance. This processor is coupled with 1 GB of RAM that takes charge of multi-tasking capabilities. You can expect smooth performance for low to moderate day to day usage.
The battery capacity in this smartphone is 2,500 mAh and this is backed by the signature Battery STAMINA Mode that helps in extending the battery life. With such a powerful battery, the Xperia T3 becomes highly suitable for entertainment on-the-go via the Sony Entertainment Network.
Display and Features
The Xperia T3 boasts of a 5.3 inch HD 720p TRILUMINOS display with a Mobile Bravia Engine 2 that delivers exception viewing experience with deep colors. The IPS panel makes it perfect to watch the display from any angle without any color degradation.
On the software side, the Xperia T3 runs on the latest iteration of Google’s platform – Android 4.4 KitKat. Also, it comes with Sony Media applications such as Walkman, Movies and Album, Xperia Transfer that helps in transferring content from any device to the Xperia T3 and social camera features that are mentioned above.
From the specifications and features of the Sony Xperia T3, we can say that the smartphone will compete with the likes of HTC Desire 816, Micromax Canvas Knight, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and Gionee Elife S5.5.
|Sony Xperia T3
|5.3 inch, HD
|Quad Core Snapdragon 400
|8 GB, Expandable
|Android 4.4 KitKat
|8 MP/ 1.1 MP
What we Like
- Thin profile
- Good display Size
- Snapdragon 400 Quad Core
What we Dislike
- Only 1 GB RAM
The Sony Xperia T3 with its elegant design and looks and impressive spec sheet would have made more sense in the mid-range smartphone market. The handset will definitely grab the attention of consumers in with its aspiring software features including the social camera aspects. The price seems quite high for these specifications.