Sony's new Android phone sports an impressive display and sharp looks for a midrange device. The Sony Xperia T3 promises to be a more affordable business smartphone than the flagship Xperia Z2, without sacrificing that device's premium design. With a midrange processor and just 1GB of RAM, it won't blow you away in terms of performance. But the phone is surprisingly thin, and its big 5.3-inch screen could be a draw for business users who need a bit more screen space. The Xperia T3 is set to launch in late July, and pricing details haven't yet been announced. Here are three features that could make it good for work.
The centerpiece of the Xperia T3 is its 5.3-inch display, which is even bigger than the 5.2-inch screen on Sony's more powerful Xperia Z2 smartphone. That's a big a plus if you need to perform screen-intensive tasks such as editing documents on your smartphone, and even everyday tasks like checking email or browsing the Web are more comfortable on a bigger display. The Xperia T3's display isn't as sharp as the screen on flagship devices like the Xperia Z2 or the Samsung Galaxy S5, however.
The Xperia T3 is a large phone, but its super-thin design makes it more portable than most phones its size. It's thinner than the Galaxy S5, which measures 8.1mm thick, and Apple's iPhone 5s, which is 7.6mm thick. That makes the Xperia T3 a decent choice for business users in the market for a large smartphone that still fits in your pocket.
With its sleek, all-steel body, the Xperia T3 is a smartphone that can make an impression. At the very least, it outclasses plastic phones such as the Galaxy S5 in the looks department. In other words, the Xperia T3 is a smartphone that business users can take seriously. In addition to its large display, other hardware highlights include 8GB of onboard storage, a microSD card for expandable storage, and a beefy 2500-mAh battery that should give the phone plenty of longevity.