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Sony unveils Xperia T3 - 'the world's slimmest 5.3" smartphone'

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Sony unveils Xperia T3 - 'the world's slimmest 5.3
That teaser we were seeing from Sony the other day? It turns out that Sony has had an awesome surprise in store for us, as it just introduced the Xperia T3, dubbed "the world's slimmest 5.3" phone." We can't argue with that, as there aren't many 5.3" handsets lying around to measure against.

We kid, but the svelte T3 is indeed very thin at just 7mm, and if you are worried about the IPS-LCD Triluminos screen resolution, you can relax now - it's decent at 720x1280 pixels, with 277ppi pixel density. The processing power is a bit on the slow side for today's standards, as the Xperia T3 gets powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, but hey, this is the new midrange now, and it looks pretty svelte with the 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm chassis, built around a stainless steel frame, with an aluminum power/lock key on the side.

The memory situation includes 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot that takes up to 32 GB cards, if you want more. There is an 8 MP Exmor RS sensor on the back for snapping and 1080p video purposes, and a 1.1 MP front-facing camera that does 720p recordings. Power is provided by a 2500 mAh battery, that Sony cites as good for 12 hours and 46 minutes of talk times, and 8 hours and 14 minutes of video playback, which is quite the good result. Naturally, Android 4.4 KitKat with Sony's own Xperia UI are loaded on the handset, too. The Xperia T3 will be available in three colors - black, white and violet - and should be hitting the shelves by the end of July for a midrange price tag.


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posted on 03 Jun 2014, 02:53 8

1. Teeeyoo (Posts: 97; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


First..nice mid range..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 07:04 1

25. RuiBacelar (Posts: 153; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


If they manage to price it 400€ tops they have a winner!

But...why so thin, in a couple of generations you may shave with your smartphone??

Love the enginiering though.

Kudos to Sony

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:12 2

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Price will come down for sure....

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:17 1

31. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


400€ is too much. It should be under 400$ for a Snap 400 and a gig of ram. You could buy 3 Moto Gs with same specs (except for the cam).

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 02:59 29

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


To be honest, I would rather buy a last years flagship than a modern midrange device.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:03 14

5. MarioG (Posts: 21; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


I'm buying an LG G2 or HTC One (M7) by July. :P

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:18 4

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


And I already got my Nexus5.
Wanted to buy G2 but I find the Nexus more interesting.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 00:19

45. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I had the G2 but returned it because I HATED the UI. Trust me, it sucks balls. Now I have the Nexus 5 and couldn't be happier. Vanilla Android FTW...

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:49

14. Nath4N (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Apr 2014)


same here, buying LG G2 in the next couple of months

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 08:42 1

33. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


The LG G2 is a great choice. The price is super low but the specs are still great.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:30 1

36. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


bought it just last 2 weeks.. best investment ever..

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:17 5

8. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Sony is overpriced anyway, real mid range would be something like the moto x.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:31 1

13. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Moto g

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:52 2

16. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


G is low end. Well, at least it's price is :)

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:21 4

10. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Exactly... at the same price, you get a better camera, a better screen and so on.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 02:59 2

3. MarioG (Posts: 21; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


What's cooking good looking?

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:02 8

4. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


i think your resolution detail is incorrect. go to the official sony website. it says there it's a 720p panel, not 1080p.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:04 3

6. JunaidZaka (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)


Their phones would look even better If they decrease the bezels on all of their devices

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 09:03

34. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Agree, why don't they get rid of those big bezels, orelse it would be a killer looking design that everyone is following Sony's ubiquitous design.

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 00:20

46. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


The rectangular top and bottom bezels always hurt my eyes with Sony phones...

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:06 1

7. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


I will just imagine Windows Phone 8.1 running on that *¿*

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:28

12. josephnero (Posts: 561; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Guys keep in mind these kind of devices are pretty popular in asia.
when buying smartphones first thing most people care about is screen size

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:21 2

11. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Yes, it's slim. It's a pity that the other specs are junk.

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 03:51 4

15. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


why snapdragon 400?...... this device will cost around 400$ so why not snapdragon 600..... every company like sony,htc,Samsung,LG is putting 400 processor in mid range....200$ moto g has it.. mid range devices should have snapdragon 600.....

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 04:08

17. sanyamjain75 (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Come on Sony again 1 GB ram..atleast increase it to 1.5 coz 1 gb is lesser ram as compared to todays standard

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 04:16

18. Thief76 (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


quite slim but ugly .
xperian

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 04:29 1

20. DONUT (Posts: 427; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


the top and bottom bezels make it look less appealing, but from the sides, it is a fine looking thang

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 04:28

19. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Sony deliberately crippled this phone with 1GB of memory! Why Sony WTF?!

posted on 03 Jun 2014, 04:47 3

21. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


if i am phone manufacturer, i will release a 12mm thickness phone and 4.813 inch screen , and say it is "the world's slimmest 4.813 inch smartphone"

posted on 04 Jun 2014, 00:25

47. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Exactly. That's like Apple saying that the iPhone is "the only smartphone with a Retina display" (which they actually use in their brainwash marketing)...

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