Sony's 6.1in D2203 phablet promises to be big, but definitely not clever

Sony's 6.1in D2203 phablet promises to be big, but definitely not cleverThere is surely little so uninspiring in the world of smartphones than an entry-level phablet. I mean, let's face it, who's going to respond “big, cheap and slow” when asked to describe their perfect phone?

Yet still they exist, and it appears their ranks will soon be swelled by the 6.1in Sony D2203, one of the biggest and slowest examples of the breed we've seen so far.

Well not actually seen, as the only we have on the Sony D2203 comes from a GFXBench entry bearing its name.

But the specs listed paint a pretty clear picture on their own: that 6.1in display delivers a resolution of just 480 x 854, delivering a woeful pixel density of 160ppi.

Fair enough – the 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor is respectable – and shouldn't be too overtaxed powering that low-res display despite its large size. It's backed by 1GB of RAM, but you get a painfully inadequate 4GB of internal storage.

There's nothing on whether there's a microSD slot, but with such a small quota of on-device storage, there surely must be.

The cameras come in at 5MP and VGA resolutions, and credit where it's due – the D2203's rear camera comes with autofocus, HDR, face detection and flash (by no means guaranteed at this end of the food chain), and supports Quad HD (2560 x 1440) video capture.

Hopefully the Sony D2203's battery will be a decent size – it's not like there's a shortage of room after all – while the OS is listed as Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

So a gargantuan 6.1in smartphone that can record video in Quad HD but can only play it back at a fraction of that quality, plus has hardly any space on board to actually store it.

Methinks the Sony D2203 is going to need a seriously attractive price tag if it's to drum up any interest at all.

Via Xperia Blog

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 14, 2014 at 15:50

That seems.... odd.

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