Xperia T3: See the first hands-on photos and videos

by XB on 3rd June 2014

in Hands On, Videos, Xperia T3


Xperia T3_Hands-on_1Sony Mobile unexpectedly announced the Xperia T3 smartphone earlier today. This is a 5-inch 720p handset with IPS display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 2500mAh sealed battery and 8MP Exmor RS camera. The mid-ranger utilises the OmniBalance design in a chassis measuring just 7mm in thickness and a stainless steel frame. It has a matte plastic rear cover with sloping edges that should make it easier to hold.

Pricing for the Xperia T3 remains a mystery right now, but while you wait, you may want to see some in-the-wild pictures of the handset. The Russian tech media managed to get hands-on with the device and we’ve included some photos below, including a hands-on video (in Russian). The viewing angles of the display appear to get credit, along with the ergonomics of the device. For more information click on the source links below.

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Via Hi-Tech.mail.ru and Mobile-Review.

Thanks Tosya!

  • babylonbwoy

    6 news smartphones on sony website, only one of them is priced and available… WTF Sony this joke is still going on?
    http://www.sonymobile.com/fr/products/phones/

  • Makiz

    The bezels are going bigger and bigger :P That’s crazy!

  • darannechelle

    Atleast its slimmer!! The only thing sony can do

  • lilmt

    why they produce a worst phone than the previous one

  • bb

    Z2 looks like a baby-face among these.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    hmmm is it me or the T3 uses that aluminum bezel supposed to belong to Z3 a few weeks ago?!

  • Makiz

    I want Sony to shut some mouths! They need to do a super slim, ergonomic and bezel-less device!!!

  • Bob

    Yes I think so too, it was probably leaked from the T3 but people thought it was the Z3

  • RealityCheck2013

    I love that PlayStation App icon :P :P :P

  • WhyWai

    u can download the app just to put it on ur homescreen. :P

  • Mohammed Khired
  • Froyo Radeon

    It designs base on Xperia T-series.but impress with the thickness on SONY

  • asian companies = tasteless

    The bezel is too huge.

  • suit up !

    The sides of T3 is so good looking

  • rygarto

    Bezel is a bit overboard, but the biggest issue I have with the paltry 1GB RAM and tiny 8GB storage.
    Given that most apps on Kitkat cannot use SD cards very well, this will be a very crippling limitation.

  • shortb

    the xperia t was a good looking device. this one has an UGLY front and back. it only looks good from the sides.

  • bryanspeaks

    i wish it had the body of ZL.

  • Damon Adrian

    sony stop trying to be like samsung.a premium brand doesn’t release a lot of phones

  • SkyS1gn

    Those bezels O.o…. not even IP rated!

  • Mirrorpurple

    8mp on a 7mm frame seems fine… 13mp would have a bulge which will definitely look weird…

    But the bezels… Omg, worst than my Z1

  • Xperia SP Proud Owner

    Design is Beautiful. But Don’t get me wrong – But these designs are kinda boring , This one here T3 is exactly identical with other sony phones, take for an example – Backcover material of T3 is similar with that of Xperia SP and others too…. But all xperia phones from 2011,2010, like – Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray are unique and beautiful too. Nowadays, These phones are differing ONLY in their specs & Size only. This is so unexpected from a Sony.

  • Sumo

    Dude, don’t get so upset just wait for the Z3 :)

  • Phillip

    on paper, i think t3 is in same category with m2, unless sony are going to release either one in different market, otherwise, they will be competing with themselves. apart from their model number, they lack of their own distinctive features like last year’s L and SP.

  • alex

    Russian guys from mobile-review like allways are first! I can not understand Sony logic , why you release the same brick design, the same smartphones T3, T2, only under different names.)) And yet, T3 is not waterproof, but tell me sony, why back cover it`s not removable???

  • adneon0

    Sony’s strategy deteriorating day by day… :'(
    What are they actually trying to do? Hope they don’t shit like samsung…. by releasing dozens and dozens of Xperias… Samsung already has more galaxies than the universe with same design.. :3

  • Go premium or go home

    Embrace yourselfs! Sony is gettin like samsung’s shitty phones every month!

  • Jaywalker

    They don’t get it. This is not the way to an increasing market share as people noticed here already. I don’t know why they are wasting so much time and money for nothing. Big flap? Lower specs? Bigger screen? And maybe bigger price :D Good luck with that.

  • Dolan

    because fuck you, we still buying its shit, thats why, if they focus on 2 low-end, 3 mid range and 1, not 2 just 1 fucking flagship, things will be different, T2andT3 in “mid” E2M2C2 Low End, now stop giving “flagships” and using “BEST OF THE BEST OF THE PREVIOUSLY BEST” for every flagship… ): i dont want you guys to turn out like samsungs :C sony stahp!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Whatevr it is, Samsung is the market leader. No matter how much we criticize it, Samsung grows with larger market. Sony has to do so to get to the top…..

    Remember Kaz Hirai is behind all this and he cannot go wrong !!!

  • So bigger than the nexus 5 for just 0,3” more…

  • lol

    actually u wrong, Samsung already lose for entry level and low end device, people today can buy cheap phone such as asus zenphone 4 or lenovo
    s820 with same or better spec

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  • lol

    people in 3rd world and emerging country start to buying asus or lenovo because it is more cheap with same or bigger screen size, SONY still didn’t know this. their market for e1 and m2 already doom, for this T3 will following the same path. only Z series will be profit for SONY.

  • Brian

    It’s not a flap that someone would open every often, so that’s alright for me.

  • Damien

    Yes they should bring back the Arc as a new Flagship with better specs revamp it my arc was that best feeling phone ive ever had

  • Mint

    I think you mean “brace yourselves”, not embrace.

  • Mint

    Bezelicious!

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  • s-emo

    That’s a flap that you don’t need to open often.
    Probably only when you want to change your sim or the memory card.
    IMO It’s a good solution considering that the back of the phone is sealed.

  • josesl16

    Despite what you may think, Samsung is actually still making HUGEE and HUGE amounts of profits from low-end and mid-range phones, and that’s because Samsung’s brand is just so strong(like Apple), and people doesn’t trust the less-known brands as much.

  • xperianer

    for me, it seems like sony experiment wth different materials, isnt it?
    the back is the gummed material from xperia T / 2012. i think sony try out what customers prefer..back: glass, plastic, gummed plastic, metal….

    so for me, they just try out. i guess in 2015 they will have a straight product line…thats how i would do it…and fo me it would be gummed back in all models

  • Peter

    Dat BEZEL! *grabs popcorn* ;-)

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  • ?ukasz Struk

    i want phone with minimum 1,5 GB RAM. 1 GB is not enought

    ;(

  • xperiafan324

    Seems to be a great midranger provided the price is reasonable, imo, it has to be at least below€350 to actually make any dent in the mid range segment.

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  • Hamatz

    What I do find regrettable is how it the overall size is still big…I wouldn’t want to have a big metal/plastic sheet on my ear saying “hello?” it does look silly.

    But apart from that, I like the design, I agree SONY’s been releasing so many series which look alike at first glance, but apart from the number released, the same can be said to iPhones; they all look the same too anyway. At least it’s thinner and it doesn’t have those round edges like it’s made for little kids so they don’t injure themselves.

    If only it was a size smaller…then it would have been a fine device. But I still might get it if it’s at a reasonable price.

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