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Sony Xperia T3 Review, Generation Next

August 18, 2014

Sony Xperia T3

Although the world of smartphones is evolving fast and receives more and more strong, premium devices for the picky consumers, not everyone’s attention is thrown at the best, as there’s a thick area of mid-range devices that offer quite a lot and are able to satisfy almost anyone’s needs from a smartphone. The Sony Xperia T3 is one of these and the one that I’m going to be speaking about in this review, being a recent release that comes with some attractive features and might be the answer to the needs of anyone who’s needing a capable and handsome performer that also doesn’t go hard on the wallet. Keep reading if you’re feeling interested and find out more details about this handset.

In its retail box, the Xperia T3 comes along with an A/C adapter, a microUSB cable that serves for re-charging the phone and making data transfers and a pair of headphones.

One of the things that I like about this handset is its slimness. The Xperia T3 stands at 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm and has a weight of 148 grams, which is reasonable for a device that carries a 5.3 inches display. It’s made from plastic, but stands pretty far from looking cheap, as it seems to be nicely put together and holds a solid build. Handling it is a pleasure due to its OmniBalance design and its waistline, which makes the handset look slick and elegant, not to mention easy to manage.

The frontal side of the handset is taken by a 5.3 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 277 ppi. The triluminous display is powered by the Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2, this way having some features enhanced for offering a better image quality. The screen does a great job, pleasing your eyes with some punchy colors, a great contrast and some wide viewing angles. The sunlight legibility is also more than decent and you won’t be having issues when using the handset in the outdoors.

Sony Xperia T3 Generation Next

The software department is also rich in features, as the Xperia T3 comes loaded with the latest and greatest from Android, v.4.4.2 KitKat, which has been slightly enhanced here and there by Sony. If you’re familiar with Android, you probably already have a strong idea about what’s this phone about; if not, you’ll be greeted by a friendly and intuitive user interface which will make sure that your user experience is going to be nothing short than wonderful.
Browsing through it nice and smooth, as the handset is free of any issues, such as lag or freezing. That’s due to its hardware, which is not the best around, but still manages to do a good job and deliver nice results. The Xperia T3 is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset, having a quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. The storage can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 32 GB.

In terms of connectivity, the Xperia T3 features support for quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE, tri-band or quad-band 3G (depending on the phone version), LTE Cat4, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA, Hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE and A2DP, microUSB 2.0 with USB On-the-go support and NFC.

The main browser that will serve you for surfing the web is Google Chrome, which has been preinstalled and does a wonderful job, as it packs inside a lot of useful features and settings for enhancing the user experience while browsing. The pages are loaded fast and look nice of the handset’s large display.

The Xperia T3 holds an 8 MP autofocus camera which takes photos with a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and is assisted by a LED flash when the lighting conditions are poor. The camera application reveals plenty of options and settings for adjusting the image quality, such as the ISO, white balance, exposure compensation and more in the Manual mode; there’s also the Superior auto mode, among other, which does a great job. The images produced by the Xperia T3 offer some beautiful colors, a good contrast and a high amount of resolved detail.
The video camera is also very capable and delivers some nice 1080p videos @30 fps.
There’s also a 1.1 MP secondary camera on board for making video calls.

Some other interesting and useful stuff found in the Xperia T3’s backpack are a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Google Maps for navigation, an FM Radio with RDS support, some great media players, TrackID for music recognition, the Office Suite 7 for managing document files, a Power Saver, File manager and more.

The Xperia T3 is kept alive by a 2,500 mAh battery and will last for almost three days under a moderate usage.

Sony Xperia T3 ReviewYou can use Sony Xperia T3 to make free phone calls and for free texting. Download Tap4Call app from Google Play and enjoy!

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