Sony Xperia T3, The Slimmest 5.3-inch Phone Launched in India for Rs. 27,990

Last Updated: September 29, 2016

Sony announced the Xperia T3 phablet last month and the Japanese manufacturer has launched the device in India today. Sony claims it to be the world’s slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone. Well, we don’t know about that but it’s indeed pretty slim at 7.7 mm. The device features a stainless steel frame, which gives it a more premium look and add to that an ultra thin body.

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The Sony Xperia T3 features a 5.3-inch HD (1280x720p) Triluminos display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The device is powered by a 1.4GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno Adreno 305 GPU. The device features 1GB RAM for your multitasking needs. There’s 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion up to 32GB.

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Sony has equipped the phablet with an 8MP rear camera with Sony’s Exmor RS sensor and LED flash. On the front, there’s a 1.1MP HD camera. The device comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with Sony’s interface customizations. A 2500 mAh battery runs the show. Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, DLNA and NFC.

The Xperia T3 will come in Black, White and Purple color options and the device will go on sale in India starting July 28, priced at Rs. 27,990.

Sony Xperia T3 Specifications:

Display5.3-inch Triluminos IPS display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
ResolutionHD (1280x720p) resolution
Dimensions150.7 x 77 x 7.7 mm
Processor1.4GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
RAM1GB
Memory8GB internal storage
microSDYes
up to 32GB
Camera8MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor and flash
1.1MP HD front-facing camera
OSAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Battery2500 mAh
Connectivity3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
PriceRs. 27,990

Comparison:

The Sony phablet faces a lot of competition at its price. There are a lot of good devices including phablets at the sub-Rs. 30k price range. So, let’s see if the Xperia T3 manages to hold its own against the competition.

SpecificationsSony Xperia T3Google Nexus 5 16GBSamsung Galaxy Note 3 NeoXiaomi Mi3
Display5.3-inch Triluminos IPS display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
HD (1280x720p) resolution
5-inch IPS display
Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution
5.5-inch Super AMOLED display
HD (1280x720p) resolution
5-inch IPS display
Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution
Processor1.4GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor2.3GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
Adreno 330 GPU
Exynos Hexa-core processor (Dual 1.7 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz)2.3GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
Adreno 330 GPU
RAM1GB2GB 2GB2GB
Memory8GB internal storage
microSD expansion
16GB fixed storage16GB internal storage
microSD expansion
16GB fixed storage
Camera8MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor and flash
1.1MP HD front-facing camera
8MP primary camera with OIS and LED flash
1.3MP front-facing camera
8MP primary camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
13MP primary camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
Battery2500 mAh2300 mAh3100 mAh 3050 mAh
OSAndroid 4.4 KitKat with Sony's custom UIAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWizAndroid 4.4 KitKat with MIUI on top
PriceRs. 27,990Rs. 27,500Rs. 27,999Rs. 13,999

 

The Sony Xperia T3 is an attractive looking device, no doubt about that but sadly, it fails against the competition at its price of Rs. 27,990. At this price, you have the Google Nexus 5, which is better in almost every department. If you are looking for a phablet, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Gionee Elife E7 are far better options. Adding insult to injury, there’s the newly arrived Xiaomi Mi3, which easily beats the Sony phablet and it’s priced at almost half  of what the Sony Xperia T3 is priced at.

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We wouldn’t recommend the Sony Xperia T3 unless Sony makes the price more reasonable. So, that’s our verdict, what do you say? Does the Sony Xperia T3 makes sense at Rs. 27,990?

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Rupesh is an avid mobile geek and a movie lover. He loves to keep a tab on new gadgets and loves watching movies. Now a high time tech blogger here, along with a daytime engineering student. You might soon find him blogging about movies too!

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