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Sony Xperia T3 Review

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Xperia T3. At Rs. 27,990

The Xperia T3 follows the same principles but tweaks them slightly to accommodate a matte plastic back. A stainless steel strip runs along the edges of the phone and makes it look premium. The back attracts a lot of grime and we think the glass back on Sony’s more premium smartphones looks better. The Xperia T3 is available in Sony’s usual three colours – black, white and purple. The phone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat

The Xperia T3 is possibly the slimmest Sony smartphone yet, at 7mm thick. Its weight of 148g is distributed evenly. It has a width of 77mm and a height of 150.7mm. The bezels around the 5.3-inch screen are quite thick, making the Xperia T3 look large. Sony could have trimmed it little bit more but we are nit-picking here because the Xperia T3 is actually pretty comfortable to use. Unlike its more expensive siblings, the Xperia T3 is neither waterproof nor shockproof.

Sony has decided to place the Micro-USB port on the left edge of the device. The right is crowded with a dedicated camera shutter button, volume rocker, power button and a flap that conceals the SIM card and microSD card slots. A 3.5mm jack sits on the top while a lanyard eyelet and microphone are present on the bottom. The non-removable rear of the smartphone has the camera with flash and the loudspeaker.

The Xperia T3 runs on a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 graphics, and has 1GB of RAM. The phone has 8GB of internal storage and accepts microSD cards up to 32GB.  There is an 8-megapixel rear camera with a flash and a 1.1-megapixel front camera. The rear camera can shoot 1080p videos while the one in front can capture videos at up to 720p. The Indian variant of the Xperia T3 does not support 4G but can connect to 3G networks. Apart from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, the Xperia T3 also supports NFC. Inside the phone is a large 2,500mAh battery. The 5.3-inch screen has a 720p resolution, which translates to a pixel density of 277ppi.

Sony bundles a ton of apps which include NeoReader, Facebook, Sony Select, What’s New, Walkman, Socialife News, Video Unlimited, TrackID, Smart Connect, Support, TrackID TV, Update Centre, Office Suite, File Commander, Navigation by Garmin, Xperia Lounge, Sketch and Pixlr Express.