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

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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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)

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48 Comments

1. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

First..nice mid range..

25. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 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

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Price will come down for sure....

31. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 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).

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

5. MarioG

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

45. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

14. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

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

33. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

36. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

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

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

13. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Moto g

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

3. MarioG

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

What's cooking good looking?

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

6. JunaidZaka

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

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

34. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

46. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

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

12. josephnero

Posts: 773; Member since: Nov 16, 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

11. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

15. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 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.....

17. sanyamjain75

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 04, 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

18. Thief76

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

quite slim but ugly . xperian

20. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

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

19. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

21. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 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"

47. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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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