Sony Xperia T3, we have tested it

Sony Xperia T3, we have tested it

The Sony Xperia T3 is a smartphone from the Japanese company Sony that was officially presented at the beginning of June of this year 2014 . It is a mid - range mobile incorporating specifications such as a screen of 5.3 inches with 1.280 x 720 pixel resolution, a processor four cores running at 1.4 GHz , 1 gigabyte memory RAM , a main chamber eight megapixels and system Android operating on Android version 4.4.2 KitKat. Its sale price in the Spanish market is 370 euros .

We have had the opportunity to carry out a thorough test of the Sony Xperia T3 , and then we are going to expose and analyze point by point each and every one of the technical specifications of this smartphone. We will try to find out if the Sony Xperia T3 delivers what it promises and, above all, if it is an alternative to consider within this price range.

Sony Xperia T3, we have tested it


The design of the Sony Xperia T3 is that of a mid-range mobile , so it should not surprise us to find a  plastic casing on the back of the terminal that reminds us of the type of range we are facing. Said plastic case integrates correctly with the design of the mobile, and in fact we could highlight that it is a favorable detail in order to offer greater resistance against shocks and falls compared to the glass covered cases that we can find in other mobiles like the Sony Xperia Z2 .

In the front of the Sony Xperia T3 we have the same design that is repeated among the other phones in the range Xperia from Sony . The screen integrates inside the three virtual buttons of the Android operating system , so that all the control of the interface is carried out through the keys integrated inside the screen. On the left side of the terminal we find the slot microUSB , while on the right side we have the card slot microSIM and card slot microSD , the power button , the button to raise and lower the volume andbutton to take a picture with the camera.

In general, the Sony Xperia T3 conveys a good feeling of comfort when holding and operating the mobile with one hand. Keep in mind that its dimensions ( 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm and 148 grams weight) fall within the standards of mobile incorporating screens of this size, although millimeters seven thick are a feature deserving special mention since they make the Sony Xperia T3 have an even greater feeling of lightness in the hand.

Sony Xperia T3, we have tested it


The Sony Xperia T3 incorporates a screen of 5.3 inches to reach a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density in screen 277 ppi . Although we are used to meet higher resolutions in high - end phones, the fact that these 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution are more than enough for any use that we will give the Sony Xperia T3 . This is probably possible thanks to Triluminos technology , which makes the colors on the screen look much more vivid and sharp.

The screen offers a very good image quality both in terms of displaying the interface itself and in terms of viewing videos, and the different levels of brightness intensity make it possible to use the mobile in outdoor places without that sunlight turns out to be a nuisance when viewing the screen.

Sony Xperia T3, we have tested it


The Sony Xperia T3 camera surprises, and also a lot. The fact that this is a camera eight megapixels might make us think that this is a sensor that is below other mobile mid - range competition, but certainly Sony has focused all its efforts on getting the main chamber offers a very remarkable image quality . Therefore, the result of photographs taken during the day is of high quality, both in interior scenes and in exterior scenes.

Applying the camera of the Sony Xperia T3 includes an automatic mode ( " Superior Auto ") responsible to choose for itself the best scene for photography that we will perform. This means that as we move the camera we will see that in the lower right part of the application we are shown the type of scene that the camera will use to take the photograph at all times. In the event that we decide to choose the scene ourselves, the available options are: Manual , AR effect , Creative effect , Timeshift burst , Social live , Sweep panorama andBeauty Mode ). In addition, through the option " + Applications " we have the possibility of downloading other additional options such as Time Lapse , Live on YouTube and Flightradar24 Pro , among many others. All these options are small customization additions that allow us to configure the mobile camera in detail to take snapshots that adapt exactly to the scene we want to capture.

The maximum resolution of photos taken with the main camera of the Sony Xperia T3 is 3,264 x 2,448 pixels , while the maximum resolution of the video reaches 1,080 pixels at a rate of 30 frames per second .

As for the front camera, the sensor built into it is 1.1 megapixels, which is scarce especially if we want to use this camera to take self-profile photographs. Even so, in the case that we are unconditional lovers of selfies, it would be more advisable to take a look at the Sony Xperia C3 .

Sony Xperia T3, we have tested it

Power and memory

The Sony Xperia T3 incorporates a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 of four cores operating at a clock speed of 1.4 GHz with a memory RAM of 1 gigabyte . These specifications are the most balanced sample of the performance that mid-range mobiles usually offer, and in the case of the Sony Xperia T3 we are talking about a smartphone that makes the most of this data to offer absolute fluidity.

During the test of the Sony Xperia T3 we have not encountered neither fluidity problems nor performance problems when running applications that require good technical specifications on the mobile to run smoothly (see the game Angry Birds Epic , for example ).

Regarding the memory of the Sony Xperia T3 , although the internal storage capacity is set at 8 GigaBytes , really when we turn on the mobile for the first time we have at our disposal a space of 4.9 GigaBytes . This internal memory capacity is sufficient for daily use of the mobile (installing applications, saving photos, saving movies, etc.), but it would still be recommended that we get an external microSD memory card (up to a maximum of 32 GigaBytes) to avoid encountering space problems when storing large files. To give us an idea of the space you need on mobile depending on the use we make him a video of one minute recorded at maximum resolution with the camera of the Sony Xperia T3 occupies an area of 145.2 megabytes , while a photograph in high resolution occupies a space of 2.3 MegaBytes .

Sony Xperia T3, we have tested it

Operating system

The operating system installed as standard in the Sony Xperia T3 is Android in its version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat . This operating system is also customized the interface Xperia UI from Sony , so its appearance remains the same colors and the same style as the rest of the range mobile Xperia .

As for the applications installed as standard, the Sony Xperia T3 comes with programs such as Google Maps , WALKMAN , Google Chrome , FM Radio , Hangouts , File Commander and Drive , among many others. But beyond these applications, the true hallmark of Sony in this mobile resides in the main screen, which is personalized as standard so that as soon as we turn on the mobile for the first time we will find widgets such as What's New , the bar Google search , Media Player and awidget dedicated entirely to the camera , among others.

Sony Xperia T3, we have tested it

Autonomy, availability and conclusions

The battery built into the Sony Xperia T3 has a capacity of 2500 mAh , and is a battery that can offer us even two days of autonomy in case we use any of the modes of energy savings that come built- in series on this mobile. If we make daily use of the terminal without using any of these energy saving modes, we should have no problem reaching the end of the day without having to go through the charger and still having a remaining 30-40% of autonomy.

Accounts summary, the Sony Xperia T3 is presented on a scale with the following advantages and disadvantages : on the side of the advantages would place the performance , the camera and battery , while on the side of the disadvantages would place the plastic housing of the back of the mobile and its price in the market ( 370 euros ). The Sony Xperia T3It is a mobile that has entered the mid-range of the market with a strong footing, and will probably begin to have much more popularity at the moment in which its price drops slightly to approach 300 euros .

Sony Xperia T3

ModelXperia T3


Size5.3 inch
Resolution1,280 x 720 pixels
Density277 dpi


Dimensions150.7 x 77 x 7 mm
Weight148 grams
ColorsBlack, white, purple


Resolution8 megapixels
FlashYes, LED flash
Video1,080 pixels at 30 frames per second


HDR mode

Eightx digital zoom

Image Stabilizer


Smile detector

Front camera1.1 megapixels


RadioFM Radio
SoundHeadphones and Speakers
FeaturesVoice dictation

Voice recording

Media player (both video and audio)

Album thumbnail display


Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Extra applicationsFile Commander, WALKMAN, What's New, etc.


CPU processorQualcom Snapdragon 400 1.4GHz Quad Core
Graphics processor (GPU)Adreno 305
RAM1 GigaByte


Internal memory8 GigaBytes
ExtensionYes, via microSD up to 32 GigaBytes


Mobile Network3G and 4G
WifiWiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n
GPS locationa-GPS with Glonass technology
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0
Audio3.5 mm minijack
BandsGSM 850/900/1800/1900 - all versions

HSDPA 900/2100 - D5103

HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 - D5102

HSDPA 850/1700/1900/2100 - D5106

LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600 - D5103

LTE 700/1700/2100/2600 - D5106


Create WiFi zone


Capacity2,500 mAh
Standby durationUp to 639 hours (2G) and 688 hours (3G)
Duration in useUp to 12 hours and 46 minutes (2G) and 14 hours 47 minutes (3G)

+ info

Release dateNow available
Manufacturer's websiteSony

Price: 370 euros