The Lumigon T3 is a luxurious, water-resistant phone that can see in the dark


Danish phone manufacturer Lumigon unveiled a new water-resistant, dual SIM, all around heartly feature-packed smartphone, simply named the T3. The luxurious successor to 2012's T2 and 2014's HD revision seems on paper like a top-notch high-end device, and it better be, considering the price tag.

The Lumigon T3 is fairly compact – at least compared to most premium offerings from other brands – the device measures at 5.93 x 2.71 x 0.311 inches (137 x 69 x 7.90mm) and weighs 5.11 oz (145g), so it's very similar in size and weight to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s. Its 4.8-inch 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen, protected under a layer of Gorilla Glass 4, is encased in a molybdenum stainless steel and damage resistant glass body. The screen is perhaps the most disappointing feature of the Lumigon T3, as a lot more is to be expected resolution-wise from a device in this price range.

The Т3 features three cameras, along with dedicated physical zoom and shutter controls for the rear 13MP shooter. The rear camera is capable of recording 4K video and sports phase-detection auto-focus and a dual-tone flash. The front-facing camera is a 5MP unit with flash, and the third – and arguably the most interesting shooter – is a 4MP sensor located on the back of the device and is capable of taking black-and-white pictures in complete darkness thanks to a dual infrared flash. This is a unique feature, as far as smartphones go at least, but its usefulness is questionable, since we have no word what range the IR flash has. Don't expect to take cool long distance shots in complete darkness relying on IR light alone, or on any flash for that matter. It might be a cool feature if you want to film something unnoticed but we don't want to give you any naughty ideas.

The Lumigon T3 is powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 2.2 Ghz, which is backed with 3GB of RAM, a very generous 128GB of internal storage, a “high-capacity” lithium-ion battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its heart.

One of the most interesting features of the T3 is the back touch panel which allows users to swipe photos, scroll websites and take selfies. Other features include a dual Nano SIM card tray with support for hot swap (i.e., you can swap SIM cards in and out without switching the phone off), a 360-degree fingerprint reader, NFC, HDMI output, stereo speakers and even an illuminated mirror for the vainest of the T3s users. The black version of the Lumigon T3 is available right now for $740 in the U.S. and $925 in Europe. It can be purchased from Lumigon's official online store, with the white and orange versions coming in late June.

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10 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Nice design. For that price, it should have a better and newer processor though.

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

They could have at least used mode range specs, helio x10 is just too s**tty, a snapdragon 652 would have been a lot better.

4. choata15

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Why do u need such a powerfull processor r u gonna do some serious hacking?

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

For that price, it better have the top of the line specs, otherwise, just another inferior and overpriced garbage with a high price tag just for subjective looks and branding...

7. TerryTerius unregistered

Why are you jumping to defend charging more than an S7 or HTC 10 for a less powerful device? Yes, it's pretty. But that alone isn't enough to warrant a price tag in the upper end of the smart phone market.

3. Hama22

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Well it costs as much as a 64GB iPhone 6S in the USA, I think it's pretty cool and although a better processor would've been good but if someone doesn't go quite hard on his phone in the processing power department I think it's worth 740$ of their hard earned cash. And oh you wouldn't see a lot of other people having one!

5. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

I dont see the point of IR Flash and Dedicated cam for it. I mean if the distance is same for a Dual led flash and IR Flash, Then why would you use an IR Flash and take Monlchrome Pics instead of using Dual tone led flash for taking normal pic? Why? Does IR Flash work for larger distances?

8. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

All phones should have an IR-flash for navigating in your home without turning the lights on and recording those naughty sessions with your sidechick. Are you listening Samsung?

9. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I kind of like it but FHD is a minimum for me.

10. edaf1

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

Nice device, I have a T2 HD. Beautiful , elegant, but rubbish as a phone. Jumping in and out of network. Shuts down unexpected. Not trustful at all. Lots of trouble. My old iPhone 4, is much better as a phone.

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