If you’re looking for a mid-range Android smartphone, and a sleek design is at the top of your list, then Sony’s new Xperia T3 could be the phone for you. Sony has perfected the look of its modern smartphone range recently, proven with the attractive Xperia Z2, and it has now brought the same style to its mid-range hardware.
The Xperia T3 has a stainless steel chassis with a smooth, matte rear panel, giving the phone a solid, premium look. It’s a mere 7mm thick, but still manages to house a 5.3-inch screen, which has Sony’s Triluminos and Bravia Engine 2 technology for the best possible image quality.
This isn’t a top-end Sony phone, so the resolution is 720p and not 1080p, and the processor isn’t a Snapdragon 801, but a 1.4GHz Snapdragon, which sounds like a Snapdragon 400. By not choosing the best possible specs, Sony will keep the Xperia T3′s price down. This also explains the decision to use an 8 megapixel camera on the rear, and a 1.1 megapixel camera on the front.
Android KitKat is installed, along with other features including NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, and 1GB of RAM. It’s good to see 4G LTE connectivity onboard though, which could see the Xperia T3 represent good value for money. The phone will be sold in black, white and purple.
Sony hasn’t confirmed the Xperia T3 will be coming to the UK, but the press release does say it’s set to have a global release in July, so more information should come in the next few weeks.