Sony Xperia T3 

Released July, 2014
  • Android 4.4.4
  • 4G
  • 5.3"
  • Quad core 1.4 GHz
It bounces light back to our eyes with an aplomb, greatly diminishing contrast and visibility outdoors, even when the sun is not shining directly on the screen.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
The viewing angles are also pretty poor for today's standards, with brightness, contrast and color saturation diminishing greatly with the slightest tilt of the phone, and our measurements fully confirm our observation.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Features Key features of the Sony Xperia T3

screen size

Xperia T3
One V

screen resolution

Xperia T3
1280 x 720
Ascend P7
1920 x 1080
One V
800 x 480


Xperia T3
1 GB
Ascend P7
2 GB


Xperia T3
Quad core
One V
Single core
Xperia Z1 Compact
Quad core

camera resolution

Xperia T3
8 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Sony Xperia T3

For that kind of money you can now get the 32 GB G2, LG's 5.2” flagship from last year, which beats the T3 in almost every aspect, save for the thin design, and the battery life.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


This fashion statement of a phone is built around a metal frame that rims it from all sides, and has a grippy soft-touch rear with sloping edges that makes it very comfortable to hold.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
When it comes to screen quality, however, Sony's panel takes a step back, and no amount of X-Reality engines or BRAVIA branding can make for the fact that the display exhibits overly cold colors, returning 7698K temperature, compared to the reference 6500K white point.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
Shooting against a bright source produces photos that are darker than usual, though, even for smartphone standards, and it happens even if there is a piece of cloudy sky in the frame only.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)


The Walkman music player, for its part, has extras such as ClearAudio+, which automatically enhances sound clarity, not to mention that it's also hooked with Sony's Music Unlimited service (eligible for a free trial).
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
For example, Sony Select is a small, curated apps and themes market, and Socialife News is a news reader with an ultra-simplified, yet rather laggy design.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
This chipset, alongside 1GB RAM, actually make the Xperia T3 performance rather acceptable, with barely a lag or stutter in the interface, though heavy 3D games will take their toll on the weakling.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)


Sony cites close to 15 hours of talk time and nearly a month on standby from the 2500 mAh juicer.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
Don't get us wrong, though – with its thin, yet sturdy chassis, and excellent battery life, the Sony Xperia T3 is still a great midranger – we'd just advise you to wait for the inevitable price drop, so you can save on the buyer's remorse when you compare it with last year's flagships.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
True to its year-long midrange tradition, Sony managed to put a frugal display panel in the Xperia T3, and optimize the hardware for a pretty great battery life.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)


Granted, these brands are fairly obscure in the US, but will offer you truly flagship specs, like 5” 1080p displays, Snapdragon 801 procesors, and 13 MP cameras, for the same, or a bit higher tag than what Sony asks for the T3.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
Granted, not everything looks as detailed as on those 1080p displays, but for the vast majority of tasks this pixel density does the job.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
Our complaint is underexposure again, just like with the stills – the video comes out rather dark, compared to reality.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)


The default Superior Auto shooting mode churns out 5.5-megapixel snaps instead of 8-megapixel ones, so you have to go into the settings, and choose a 4:3 format if you want to utilize the full resolution.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
As with most Sony middle-of-the-road Xperias these days, the phone is outfitted with a modest quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip from Qualcomm and 1GB of RAM, along with an 8-megapixel Exmor RS sensor.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
The LED flash does a pretty average job at illuminating our test scene from about three feet distance, failing to distribute the light evenly to the edges of the captured scene.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720
PPI 277 ppi


Clock speed 1.4 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 1.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 4G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. LTE Cat3
  3. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  4. HSPA (unspecified)
  5. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  7. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  8. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  9. LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
  10. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  11. LTE Cat 4 (150/)


Talk time 768 min
Talk time (3G) 888 min
Standby time 38,304 min
Standby time (3G) 41,328 min
Capacity 2,500 mA·h

form factor

Weight 148 g
Thickness 7 mm
Size 77 x 150.7 x 7 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Android 4.4.4
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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