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Sony takes low-end to new heights with FWVGA 6.1-inch Android phablet

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SonyGadget buyers on tight budgets used to have a pretty high tolerance for crappiness, as device manufacturers made them feel like they didn’t deserve a whole lot for their hard-earned money. But now, with all the Moto Es and Gs, the Nokia Lumia 520s and 530s, sub-par specifications are no longer acceptable.

Not even at a sub-$100 price point. Not even if you go the extra mile to disguise them as respectable with gimmicks. Yes, I’m calling an obscenely large screen on an entry-level smartphone a gimmick. Sony D2203’s entire list of features feels like an experiment gone horribly wrong, so for once, we hope data exposed by GFX Bench is erroneous.

Either that, or for Sony to wake up in the eleventh hour and realize putting FWVGA resolution on a 6.1-inch display is, well, beyond stupid. Yes, you read that right, FWVGA. 854 x 480 pixels. On 6.1 inches. Resulting in, wait for it, 160 ppi pixel density. Wow! Just… wow!

And what’s up with the 1.8 GB of user available internal storage? You mean to tell us the D2203 has a 4 GB ROM, Sony? Have you lost your minds? Here’s the thing, unless you’re planning to charge, like, $50 outright, you better scrap this sorry excuse for a phablet before it’s too late. Regardless of the pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat, and the tolerable quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC.

Via [GFX Bench]

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