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Sony announces the slim-line Xperia T3

By Kevin Thomas on 06th June 2014

Xperia T3

Sony has made public its desire to become the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world and its tactic seems to be to throw as many handsets at the market as possible. Not that that’s a bad thing, it worked for Samsung and choice is always a good thing.


The Xperia T3 is the latest phone from Sony and it combines a premium design with a big screen. The handset has a stainless steel frame and at 7mm thick it’s the slimmest 5.3 inch smartphone in the world.


Don’t mistake this for a high end handset though, as while the 5.3 inch IPS LCD screen is on the large side it’s only 720 x 1280, with a pixel density of 277 pixels per inch.  That should still make it reasonable quality, especially as it uses Sony’s TRILUMINOS technology and its Mobile BRAVIA engine 2, but it won’t be up to the standards of the screen on the Sony Xperia Z2. Nor is the build quality, as while the frame is metal the back is plastic.


Rounding out the specs there’s a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2500 mAh battery, 8GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot with support for cards of up to 32GB.


The Sony Xperia T3 runs Android 4.4 and supports 4G LTE and NFC, so it has some high end features. Sony has given the camera some love too. It’s an 8 megapixel snapper featuring Exmor RS for mobile and it’s packed with features and effects, including SteadyShot, which will hopefully prevent blurring in your photos.


All in all it looks like a solid upper mid-range smartphone and its set to launch globally from the end of July. Its price hasn’t been announced yet but given the specs we’d expect to see it come in at between around £350 and £400.


Have you read our Sony Xperia T2 Ultra vs Nokia Lumia 1320 article?

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