Sony Xperia T3 to be available starting next week for a decent price

Sony Xperia T3 to be available starting next week for a decent price
Announced at the beginning of June, the super-slim Sony Xperia T3 is now almost ready to hit shelves around the world. It looks like the first country to get the T3 is Hong Kong, where the smartphone will be released next week, on July 14. According to Sony Hong Kong’s official Facebook page, the new handset will cost around $386 (2,998 HKD in local currency).

Built around a steel frame, the Xperia T3 is only 7mm thin, this allowing Sony to tout it as the world’s slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone. The T3 is by no means a high-end device - but, seeing its price, you didn’t expect it to be, anyway. Its 5.3-inch display is a 720p one, while other features include: LTE, NFC, 1.1MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2,500 mAh battery (for up to 12 hours of talk time). Android 4.4 KitKat and Sony’s custom UI are included.

The Xperia T3 will be available to buy in three color versions: black, white, and purple (or violet, if you prefer). So, anyone here looking forward to getting this new mid-range Sony handset?

source: Sony Hong Kong (Facebook) via Xperia Blog

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Xperia T3
  • Display 5.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)



1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

nice price..... in some time it will be close to 350$....

4. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Actually the HTC Desire IMO is better. Better price, More RAM, faster CPU. (Supposed to have) better camera. Dual front speaker.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

In the USA it's not worth it though. The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is $299 and has an insane 18 hour screen on battery life (4000mAh battery), it has the higher clocked version of the processor, higher MP camera, LTE compatible on both AT&T and T-Mobile. The only downsides vs the T3 is it's thicker, and has an older version of the OS. If i was going over $300 I'd go Nexus 5. Someday if they every can deliver I'd actually buy a OnePlus One 64GB for $350. There's much better phones for cheaper.

6. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

the same exact thing ran through my mind. besides the huawei ascend mate 2 has 2gb ram and 16 gb internal, for $300 thats a good deal to me. i dont mind the 6.1 inch screen either

8. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

bad price bro 200-230 max

2. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Has a really nice premium look for a mid grade phone. Sony has some of the best looking phones in the business

3. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

for $385 is a decent price for this? huh 250 is pushin it...

7. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

should be no more than 200-230 max.

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I know right. And for $385 I can get the Z Ultra LTE here in the US. XD

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Wish Sony needs to stop releasing so many devices. If they are not going to update their midrange phone why bother sell them?

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