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Sony Reader PRS-T3 review

5.8/10 AVG.

Informr score
The Sony Reader PRS-T3 currently has an Informr score of 5.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Screen Size
2 GB
Reading Time
30 hours

What the Critics Are Saying...

Digital Versus

The Sony Reader PRS-T series may be a reference for some, but very little has changed over the past three generations. As for the optional cover with the light, it's just a clip-on reading lamp that doesn't illuminate the screen as uniformly as an actual built-in frontlight system would. The PRS-T3...

- Marine Goy, Digital Versus
Good E-Reader

In the end, I am personally a big fan of the PRS-T3S. It really maintains the same sort of visual allure as prior models and is easy to hold with one hand. I love the fact Sony listened to their customers and made a cheaper model that did not rely on you having a bulky case permanently attached to i...

- Michael Kozlowski, Good E-Reader
PC Pro

The Sony PRS-T3 is a sleek, attractive ebook reader, which delivers good access to a range of EPUB format titles, and has a few enticing extras. However, it’s marred by its lack of a built-in light and unresponsive touchscreen. At only £10 more, we’d choose the Paperwhite every tim...

- Bobby MacPherson, PC Pro
Good E-Reader

The Sony PRS-T3 really feels like the company isn’t even trying anymore. They are using hardware internals that e-Readers in early 2012 were using and haven’t really updated it in any significant way. Considering the new Nook, Paperwhite and Kobo Aura are using cutting edge technology, t...

- Michael Kozlowski, Good E-Reader

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Screen Size

The Sony Reader PRS-T3's screen size is 6 inches with 758 x 1024 pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The eReader runs on the Custom operating system (OS).

2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The e-reader is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Battery life is rated for up to 30 hours reading time according to Sony's.

Reader PRS-T3 Specs

Release date September 3, 2013
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom
SIM card size No
Operating System Custom
Internal Storage 2 GB
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 2 hours
Reading Time Up to: 30 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 16 x 1.1 cm (4.3 x 6.3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 200 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution 758 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare Unknown
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Page Turn Key Unknown
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony PRS-T3

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