The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
Sony is one of the manufacturers that got many mentions in this year’s Mobile World Congress for their flagship smartphones which includes the Sony Xperia XZs. After its big reveal, the flagship comes with a deluxe version, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which will be released this year. Sony is saving the premium version for a later release, while the Xperia XZs is already available for pre-order in Asian markets like India. Here are the features of this lite phone flagship from Sony.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.4 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Processor model||MSM 8928-2|
|Processor architecture||ARM Cortex-A7|
|Display diagonal||13.5 cm (5.3")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB B|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,2100 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|Security algorithms||128-bit AES,128-bit WEP,64-bit WEP,EAP,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,MSCHAPv2,PEAP,TKIP,WPA,WPA2|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.4|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||1.1 MP|
|Video recording modes||1080p,720p|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery capacity||2500 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||14.78 h|
|Standby time (3G)||688 h|
|Talk time (2G)||12.77 h|
|Standby time (2G)||639 h|
|Standby time (4G)||582 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||63.5 h|
|Continuous video playback time||8.25 h|
|Colour of product||White|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
|Audio formats supported||3GPP,AAC,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,ASF,FLAC,M4A,MP3,MP4,OGG,WAV|
|Video formats supported||3GP,3GPP,H.263,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VP8,WEBM|
|Image formats supported||BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
This phone is designed to appeal visually to smartphone users, while at the same time provide a pleasing user experience which is smooth and seamless. The Sony Xperia T3 is a phone that will appeal to every smartphone user who is after a decent call, text, browsing, and multimedia device. Being one of the earlier models of the Xperia series, its specifications may seem outdated, but its performance and looks haven't gotten out of style.
The Sony Xperia T3 is impressively thin, its width only measures about 7mm but its screen display is wide enough to provide users a display that’s enjoyable for movie streaming and gaming. Its display is a capacitive 5.3-inch touchscreen with Triluminos display; its screen resolution is at 720p with a pixel density of 277 pixels-per-inch. Its graphics is boosted with Sony’s own X-Reality engine. The overall build of the phone is designed for multimedia and gaming, but at the same time handy enough to easily slip into the pockets.
For a midrange device, this phone already over delivers in terms of pixels. With a camera technology from Sony thrown in the mix, this phone easily becomes one of the best in the midrange market. Its rear camera is not just equipped with a pixel-heavy shooter, but also with Sony’s very own Exmor RS sensor. The phone comes with a LED flash for a better shot at low light conditions and a hardware key for easy access and capture. The camera feature can easily be accessed with the aid of its shutter key, even when the phone is locked. As for its video recording capability, it can record videos in HD at 30 frames per second.
The Sony Xperia T2 comes with a 2500 mAh battery which can be considered as an average amount of battery by today’s standards. However, considering that the phone’s processor and screen are not graphics and power heavy, the 2500mAh is sufficient enough to keep the phone running all day with light to moderate usage with just a single charge. What’s good with Sony’s Xperia series is that they have their own Power Saving technology that could maximize the phone’s battery setting; the phone automatically shuts down background apps that are not necessary. The battery could hold up to 6 hours of continuous browsing and 24 hours of standby time.
The Sony Xperia T3 is among the earlier and one of the first few smartphones that carried a quad-core processor. Basically, this phone is still up to today’s standards for midrange devices. Aside from that, its 1 GB RAM is sufficient enough to run a decent number of apps all the same time. Its GPU is Adreno 305, it’s basically an average graphics processor that could run almost all mid-tier games in the market smoothly. When it comes to performance, this phone won’t show its users any hiccups when it comes to light to heavy applications.
The Sony Xperia T3 is a device designed for everyone. It’s visually pleasing, easy to hold, and have quite a few surprises to show off in terms of performance. If you’re after an all in one device from Sony that won’t cost you a lot, the Sony Xperia T3 is the phone for you.