There was a time when
I owned one myself and remember it, some time around the millennium, jangling around in my pocket along with loose change, car keys and probably a few moths.
This was the post brick-size era when having a tiny phone was cool, despite the buttons being so awkward that text messages were unintentionally littered with offensively bad grammar and spelling.
Today we find
The Xperia T3 is a strong example of how far
The first thing that is noticeable is the device's weight in relation to its size – it has a 5.3-inch screen, yet tips, or should that be touches, the scales at a mere 148 grams and is just 7 milimetres thick.
Then there's the quality of the display, boasting
This means, in the company's words, redder reds and bluer blues.
It's hard to disagree that there is technical wizardry going on behind those crystal-clear pictures and videos.
The Android operating system provides straightforward navigation, and the phone comes with a host of creative tools, such as Timeshift Burst, AR Effect and panorama mode, for those who like to doctor their pictures, which are taken with the 8-megapixel rear camera.
The battery life is, like the phone in general, excellent.
Although it is priced above most of its rivals at around Dh1,500, the Xperia T3 has that
It might have the brain of a mid-range smartphone, but it is blessed with the body of a flagship.
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