It takes two to tango but the Japanese consumer electronics major Sony is offering an extra move to maximise your fun and play time. The company seems to have learned the lesson in its mid-range smartphone section as its new offering, Xperia T3, is a complete entertainment package which suits the wallet (R27,990 only) as well as the personality of the target audience—the hip, the young and the playful.
Powered by a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, the T3 is faster than its predecessor (T2 Ultra) and is lighter. After using the phone when we switched to other handsets, suddenly the other handsets felt quite heavy. Although the operating system interface experience remains the same as it uses the latest Android operating system v4.4.2 (KitKat).
Coming to style, the device’s sleek design with a choice of three colours (black, white and purple), is carefully crafted to complement the user’s trendy look. It is the perfect live-in phone that caters to all your social needs. The fun begins with the camera though Sony has reduced the power of it in comparison to the T2.
The T3 sports a 8 MP camera capable of clicking pictures with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. The camera also boasts of a auto-focus complemented by a LED flash to make clicking pictures in the dark easy. But what is exceptional is the Geo-tagging feature along with the social mode. You can click a picture, tag its location and immediately upload to your preferred social media site especially Facebook. Sony has also combined the Cybershot features in the camera—smile and face detection. It also has HD recording and panorama mode along with five other in-built camera modes. The front camera powered with a 1.1 MP lens is perfect for video calling (though there is no development in this section compared to its predecessor).
The T3 will excite and attract you with its display. Its impressive IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen sports the Bravia (mobile) engine 2 that is capable of handling 16 million colours. Unlike the other members of its family, T3 has the advantage of having the Trilumious Display, that enriches your viewing experience with a wider palette of rich, natural colours. The size of its screen is 5.3 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Watching video on the screen is fun and can be zoomed to cover the whole screen without losing quality.