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Sony Xperia T3

Specifications

Sony Xperia T3Notebook: Sony Xperia T3 (Xperia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.148kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 71.63% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 58%, performance: 63%, features: 58%, display: 74% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia T3

83% Sony Xperia T3 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Stylish device with rough edges. Sony's Xperia T3 was launched in Germany under the name Sony Xperia T3 Style. It fuses a 5.3-inch screen with the known, appealing design and a swift chipset in a mid-range model. Some minor shortcomings prevent it from standing out decisively from the competition.
Sony Xperia T3
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The Sony Xperia T3 is an excellent mid-range smartphone if you want a big (but not too big) screen. Its main problem is that its price is closer to high-end smartphones (which the Xperia T3 is not; it should have at least a better camera and a full-HD screen to be considered a high-end one) than to mid-range devices, such as the Motorola Moto G, which has, for the size, similar specifications and a far lower price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2014
65% Sony Xperia T3 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Sony has made a well-rounded midranger that shines in terms of design, and performs adequately in most departments. Granted, its screen seems a bit too reflective outdoors, and the earpiece is not up to snuff, but the Xperia T3 offers an ultrathin chassis that is comfortable to hold, and an excellent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
75% Sony Xperia T3 review: A solid mid-range large-screen phone
Source: Zdnet.com English
Sony's 5.3-inch Xperia T3 is a distinctive-looking and well-built large-screen smartphone with no serious failings, although both the screen resolution and internal storage are on the low side.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony Xperia T3 video review: budget smartphone has a specific customer in mind - is it you?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia T3 is a good but not great smartphone, which will suit only a particular customer: one who wants a large-screen smartphone without spending loads of cash. The Sony delivers on this front, but you should consider the slightly smaller, slightly more expensive Nexus 5 for better performance. Alternatively, Sony's own Xperia Z Ultra is a nicer smartphone and costs about the same money, as long as you can handle its 6.4in screen.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2014
70% The price isn't right on the Xperia T
Source: Techradar English
Aside from being quite big, the Sony Xperia T3 is very easy to get on with. Aside from a few cut-down and missing features there are no deal-breaking issues. However, it is too expensive when you compare it to other phones at the price. Unless you're desperate for a big screen Sony handset and don't have the budget to get the Xperia Z Ultra, you're probably best off looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia T3 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia T3 is a decent smartphone, but if you simply want a phone with a large screen, we think the marginally more expensive 6.3in HTC Desire 816 is a better buy. Likewise, there are other similarly priced phones out there, such as the Motorola Moto X, that outclass the Xperia T3 in almost every way, making the Xperia T3 feel a little average by comparison. Still, if you're after something that's thin and the same size as a high-end smartphone, the Xperia T3 could be for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia T3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia T3 is a good-looking, mid -ange phone that won't blow you away in any one department. It’s a similar story to the HTC Desire 816. Both hide their hulking bodies well and have similar deficiencies in the screen and camera departments. The Sony Xperia T3 is a slim, stylish big phone that won't disappoint you, but no single part of it really stands out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Sony Xperia T3 review: Budget phablet can't compete with Nexus 5 or Xperia Z Ultra
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia T3 is a good but not great smartphone which will only really suit a particular customer: those wanting a large screen smartphone without spending loads of cash. It delivers this but you should consider the slightly smaller Nexus 5 for a little more money to gain better specs or even Sony's own Xperia Z Ultra if 6.4in doesn't sound too big.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony Xperia T3 Review: Battery Life Saves the Day
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
One area where Sony fails miserably is with the pricing of the Xperia T3. At Rs. 27,990, even the limited period offer of a bundled SmartBand and premium case is not enticing enough. The two things going for the Sony Xperia T3 are its great battery life and decent camera performance, but nothing else about this phone's price-to-performance ratio works out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Sony Xperia T3 review: Wits and looks
Source: GSM Arena English
Sony Xperia T3 isn't the regular mid-ranger we've expected it to be. It comes with an excellent build quality and an extra slim profile, it's as snappy as you may expect and it's got some great imaging capabilities. We really like the displays Sony is putting on its latest Xperia phones and the Xperia T3's 5.3" IPS unit is great, too. The smartphone would have been the perfect mid-ranger if it was water and dust proof, but we can't have it all, can we?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2014

Comment

Model:

The Sony Xperia T3 is a premium design smartphone in a stainless steel frame which oozes class and style. Although it is super lightweight and slim, it does not compromise on functionality and performance. The minimalist block-shaped smartphone has slightly rounded corners and comes in 3 colors; Sony’s classic black, white and purple.

Its amazing 5.3 inch IPS HD TRILUMINOS display sports the same impressive BRAVIA engine 2 technology found in Sony televisions. This allows for a full range of authentic colors and impressive clarity. The D5103/D5106 model comes with a Qualcomm MSM8928-2 quad core processor and the D5102 version comes with a Qualcomm MSM8228 quad core processor.

Both processor models are clocked at 1.4 GHz and are combined with 1 GB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. Internal storage is only 8 GB, but users can add another 32 GB using microSD support. There is an 8 MP rear camera with Pulse LED flash and a 1.1 MP secondary front facing camera. The 2500 mAh embedded allows up to 12 hours of talktime and up to 8 hours video playback.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


400 MSM8928: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.3":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.148 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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71.63%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-17 (Update: 2014-08-17)