Review Sony Xperia T3: Comfortable Phablet Held

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T3_banner-Hit2k – Review Sony Xperia T3: Comfortable Phablet Held ,There is no reason to doubt of Sony in terms of design. Materials and perfect finishing make Sony products, especially for the middle and upper classes, always perform excellent. No exception to the latest Sony Xperia T3 phablet that feels comfortable when held.
Similarly, in the selection of hardware. Specifications are embedded in this phablet is sufficient to run the applications of today. The last decision is crucial to rely on one factor: the price. In Indonesia, the Sony Xperia T3 sold for Rp4.499.000.

Specification :

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8928-2 400
  • CPU: 4-core 1.4 GHz
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: Yes
  • Operating System: Android 4.4
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Screen: 5.3 inch
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Dimensions: 15 x 7.7 x 0.7 cm
  • Weights: 148 grams
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2500 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP (rear) and 1.1 MP (front)
  • Sales Package: Manual, Earphone, Charger, Data Cable
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Network: GSM (Single SIM)
  • NFC: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Micro USB: Yes
  • Radio: Yes
  • Browser: HTML 5
  • Protection: N / A
  • GPS: Yes
  • Anti-water: No
  • Anti-dust: No
  • Color: Black, White, Purple

Handling :

Sony Xperia T3 is a large screen smartphone. 5.3-inch screen size makes Xperia T3 included in the category phablet (smartphone-tablet), the name for a smartphone with a screen more than 5 inches but less than 7 inches. Therefore, the Xperia T3 was quite large when held with one hand.

Nevertheless, Sony still really take into account the comfort and security of its users. The physical size large enough Xperia T3 balanced with a light weight (148 grams) and a thickness of only 0.7 cm. In addition, Sony uses a rubber-like material to coat the back that is not slippery. Frame at the left and right side surface is made slightly grooved also helps the user to grasp firmly Xperia T3.

As with other smartphones that are included in the category phablet, Xperia T3 also has the same handling characteristics that is quite difficult to use with one hand. Wide screen display menu to make some hard to reach with the thumb when you use it while standing on public transport, for example. Moreover, for users whose hands are small.

Therefore, we recommend to keep Xperia T3 in a shirt or pants pocket when conditions are less than ideal use. Because, although the physical Xperia T3 is large but still can fit into a pocket with enough comfortable.The thing we think is simply the position behind the camera. It is located in the upper left corner barely body. When we tried to take a picture, the camera is often hindered finger so disturbing. This occurs because the palms should open wide enough to fit the width of the body Xperia T3 while trying to take a picture.

Software :

Sony does not make a lot of customization to the user interface. Loyal users of smartphones Sony must have been familiar with the typical Sony Xperia UI interface elegant without too many accessories. It is certainly easier for both loyal users of Sony as well as new users switch to using Sony products.

Sony Xperia T3 is equipped with Android 4.4.2 KitKat as its OS. Although not a lot of customization to the user interface, Sony still presents some touches to enhance the user experience. Among these are the drop down notification bar that displays various (SMS, e-mail, messaging, etc.) are small mengalamiredesign. In addition, recent apps feature now provides a favorite bar to access the various applications that are most frequently used by more quickly.

Interestingly enough of user interface Xperia T3 is a side bar that is located on the left side of the screen. The function of the side bar of this is to set the display application in the app drawer. Users can set it manually, in alphabetical order, the order of time lawyer-install an application, or only display the applications most frequently used. Side bar can also be used to uninstall the application and access the Play Store.

Hardware :

As a middle-class smartphone, the Xperia T3 hardware specifications are not much different from any other product in its class such as the Lenovo S850, LG L90, even Motorola Moto G. Therefore, the performance of Xperia T3 was nothing special but still satisfactory.
When running four to five applications simultaneously, we do not experience lag or hang. Even when we open multiple tabs in Chrome browser while running several other applications, everything went smoothly. Switching from one application to another or scrolling the screen up and down can be done smoothly without a hiccup.

However, another story when the Xperia T3 is used to play games. Not a problem if used T3 Xperia play casual games like Clash of Clans, Swing Copters, Flappy Bird or Subway Surfers. But if you want to play games with graphical display that “wow” like Real Racing 3 and Modern Combat 5: Blackout, Xperia T3 is not the right choice. Because, it will feel the lag in the time this game is run.

T3 Xperia screen uses IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. To enhance the image of the display, the Sony immerse Triluminos features Display and Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The result could we feel when playing videos with a resolution of 720p and 1080p. The second picture was to show clear video with color saturation and contrast are quite natural. Similar results we get when seeing the photos.

Unfortunately, a satisfactory display screen makes battery performance Xperia T3 oversized. Battery Li-Ion 2500 mAh it was so sorely lacking sufficient. Because the smartphone screen is big enough to suck power in order to produce a good level of brightness.
Another feature is the power to suck enough vibration function every time we hit the keyboard. Loud enough vibration would require considerable power supply. Moreover, the function is set to the default by Sony so that users must disable it manually.

Benchmark :

As a middle-class smartphone, the Xperia T3 including satisfactory although not exactly special. For standard usage like browsing, chat with messenger application (WhatsApp, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Line, Kakao Talk), accessing social media, and play casual games, Xperia T3 can do well. But it is not the case when playing heavy games.

To test performance, we use synthetic benchmark applications. AnTuTu Benchmark we use to measure the performance of the processor. Based on test results, CPU 1.4 GHz quad-core embedded able to outperform its rivals were paired with other chipsets on Xiaomi Redmi.
Our battery performance testing done by using AnTuTu Tester. The battery capacity of 2,500 mAh Li-Ion was still overwhelmed in supplying the necessary power than Redmi Xiaomi battery capacity is smaller.

Applications Unlimited 3D Mark Ice Storm we choose to test the graphics performance. Here, Adreno 305 GPU combined Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8928-2 400 GPU PowerVR SGX544MP2 able to outperform paired with MediaTek MT6589T.
SunSpider we use to test the responsiveness while browsing using Google Chrome. Based on the benchmark results, Xperia T3 is still quite reliable when used for browsing.

Imaging :

For business photos and video, Sony does not want to play games. The main camera with a resolution of 8 MP which is found on the Xperia T3 equipped with a sensor Exmor RS for mobile image sensor. In addition, there are also features SteadyShot to reduce vibration when taking pictures so that the resulting image does not blur (blur).

Features Xperia T3 camera is very complete. The scene modes are available, either automatically or manually. In fact, Sony also provides an integrated application that can be used to produce interesting photo creations.

We do testing cameras inside and outside the room. For shooting indoors, we use the same object and the camera is set to Auto mode. The first photo shoot in the room we did without using a flash. As a result, the object less detail can be displayed properly. Colors also tend to be dominant appear yellow.

On testing in the next room, we were photographing the same object using a flash and put the focus on corn. The results are slightly better, but still not satisfactory.

When used for outdoor shooting, the results are not much different. By using Auto mode and without flash, the resulting image looks less sharp. Details on dedauanan can not be captured properly. Differences in green plants and the other one is not too obvious.

Verdict :

Sony Xperia smartphone T3 will not be king in the middle class. Performance was already satisfactory for everyday use. Unfortunately, the ability of the camera and battery endurance a minus value that makes it fail to be the primary choice.

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