Sony today launched Xperia T3 for Indian market. Xperia T3 is not the successor to existing T2 Ultra as you’d like to think but rather it’s a sister device with compact chassis. It uses Snapdragon 400 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. Xperia T3 features Sony’s OmniBalance design with stainless steel frame and is 7mm thin and weighs only 148gms.
Xperia T3 uses a 5.2 inch HD (720p) TRILUMINOUS display topped with BRAVIA Engine 2 for mobile. It boasts a 8MP AF camera with ExmorRS sensor which is capable of FullHD (1080p) video recording. Xperia T3 gets its juice for all the operations from a 2500 mAh battery. The handset will run Android KitKat 4.4 out of the box.
On the connectivity front, Xperia T3 is a single SIM handset unlike T2 Ultra but supports 2G/3G networks. Other features include DLNA, NFC and WiFi. Although, the phone has good set of features, Sony has priced it on a bit higher side. Sony will be selling Xperia T3 in India from 28th July 2014 and it’s priced at Rs.27,990 but its features doesn’t seem to justify the tag. It’ll have to compete with its siblings Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia M2 Dual apart from HTC Desire 816 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and all of them are cheaper than Xperia T3. For couple of thousand rupees more, you can easily get Xperia Z1 Compact which is the best “mini” flagship in the market and has far better specifications such as Snapdragon 800 processor and 20MP camera but a smaller 4.3 inch screen. Or you can also get a Nexus 5 8GB variant. Sony might want to rethink the pricing of Xperia T3 if it plans to sell the handset in good numbers.