If you want to be different from the rest of the iPhone users or just be a bit tech savvy, then an Android phone might work best for you. One of the smartphone manufacturers today is Sony and its Xperia range is quite popular not only because it is more affordable than the iPhone but also due to the specs that its smartphones boast. With that said, here are some of the latest Sony smartphones in the market today which hopefully would help readers who are looking for a new smartphone.
Sony Xperia T3
Released this year, the Xperia T3 is one of the mid-range smartphones from Sony. The phone features a 5.3 inch touch capacitive screen boasting of 1280 x 720 pixels with Triluminos Display translating into a more vivid viewing experience for users. Weight is just 148 grams and with 7.7mm thickness, it is made of stainless steel making it lightweight and yet durable. Aside from the designs, the phone boasts of dual camera with 8MP camera at the back and 1.1 MP front camera. It features 36 scene types for the avid camera enthusiast and with HDR, backlights are no longer a problem – one would be able to capture a clear photo.
Camera apps are included in the phone so one can choose which effects they want or perform retouch with the Portrait Retouch app. In terms of performance, the Xperia T3 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4 GHz quad processor with 1GB RAM. It also uses the latest Android Kit Kat v4 4.2 with 8GB of internal memory that is expandable to 32GB with a micro SD. The T3 can last up to 14 hours of talk time or about 63 hours of music play. Price range for the T3 is about $500 – $600.
Sony Xperia Z2
For camera enthusiasts, the Xperia Z2 can be a welcoming addition to the smartphone industry, combining both phone and camera in one gadget; Sony makes the Z2 an eye candy for camera lovers. The phone features 20.7 MP, 5248 x 3936 pixels, 4k video capture of 3840 x 2160 resolutions, with 27mm wide-angle lens F2.0 bright. The screen design is made up of shatter proof glass, IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with multi-touch capacity.
Another thing that makes Z2 a possible contender is that it is waterproof and one can use it up to 30 minutes in freshwater or about 1.5 metres deep. It also boasts of being dust resistant with IP rating of 55/58. The Z2 is powered by Quad core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon using Android Kit Kat as its operating system. Internal memory is 16 GB with 3 GB RAM. Talk time lasts up to 15 hours with music play of up to 120 hours. Price range for the Z2 is about $400 – $600 depending on whether the phone is unlocked or if you bundle it.
Sony has been catching up with its competitors and is rumoured to launch new phones every six months. With that said, you might also be interested in waiting it out for the Z3 which some phone enthusiasts say would include additional features and might be sold at the same price range as the ones mentioned above. On the other hand for those that can’t wait, these two smartphones will certainly be value for one’s money.