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Sony Xperia E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 503 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and battery. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features and reliability. Reviews are divided on the reception.

value for money, usability, camera, battery, screen

responsiveness, reliability, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Review Sony Xperia E Dual Smartphone


Dual-SIM beginner. One does not need two separate smartphones for

Fancy design & sturdy built; Sits comfortably in the hand; Card reader supports up to 64GB; Exchangeable battery; Space for two SIM cards; Cheap price; Convincing values of the display; Temperature increase on the outside; Acceptable battery life

Haptic & stability not convincing; Low display resolution (320 x 480 pixel); Viewing angle stability of the LCD-TFT panel; Slow performance in comparison; Only 512 MB RAM & disc space (2,3 GB net storage); Cannot play high definition (HD) content; Bad...

The Samsung Galaxy S DUOS GT-S7562 as dual-SIM counterpart. Alternatives for single SIM card: Sony Xperia J, Sony Xperia T, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, HTC Windows Phone 8S, HTC One SV, Nokia Lumia 820, Motorola RAZR i or clearly the Google Nexus 4.

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Sony Xperia E Dual Review


Small time mobile phone manufacturers are bringing super cheap Chinese handsets into the market by the week and bigger brands are looking to beat them at their own game. Bigwigs like HTC, Sony and Samsung have been releasing inexpensive handsets to...

We did use the phone for a few days as our primary handset and found no flaws with the operating system or the user interface. The only complaint we have is that the user interface seems a tad sluggish or slow, but since we are used to faster phones,...

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Sony Xperia E review: E-lementary


Well, this sounds like an apt title really. The Sony Xperia E is among the cheapest packages on offer from Sony, second to only the Tipo. From the design theme of the first generation of Sony smartphones, to the familiar internals, the Sony Xperia E...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and -band UMTS support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.5" 256K-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480) ; Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean ; 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227A...

Feeble chipset and uninspiring performance ; Mediocre screen quality ; Fixed-focus camera, No LED flash ; Video recording No front-facing camera

Like its dual-SIM counterpart, the Sony Xperia E offers quite the feature set for such a conservative price point. It's currently available for under €130 in most markets - about €10 less than the E dual, and is the one of the very few smartphones from...


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Sony Xperia E dual review: Something extra


In 2012, Sony decided to alter its smartphone strategy and launched numerous affordable entry level smartphones, aiming to bring solid Android at prices close to those of some featurephones.

Dual-SIM (dual stand-by) ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.5" 256K-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480) ; Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ; 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU,...

Feeble chipset ; Poor screen quality ; Fixed-focus camera with poor image quality, No LED flash ; No front-facing camera ; Mediocre audio output

The Sony Xperia E dual offers quite the feature package for such a conservative price point. It's a very well built dual-SIM smartphone from a tier-one manufacturer that is powered by the really functional Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Sony Xperia E dual Review


The Sony Xperia E dual is the thrifty Scotsman's dream phone come true – cheap, versatile, and able to work with two SIM cards simultaneously. That latter feature allows one to take advantage of two carriers' deals from a single device, or have two...

Dual SIM phone ; Great call quality

Low quality display ; Mediocre camera

The Sony Xperia E dual was born to be used for voice calls. It offers outstanding call quality and can handle two SIM cards simultaneously, meaning that those who own it can take advantage of two carriers' deals, thus saving some cash along the way....

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Sony Xperia E Dual Android Smartphone – Specs, Features and Price


What can sound more alluring than this? Yet another high-end feature packed dual sim phone by Sony. Sony has brought the new Sony Experia E dual smartphone at a very promising and cheap rate. The phone runs on android system ...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Xperia E


alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Sony Xperia E from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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responsiveness, features, reception

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia E C1604 Dual-SIM Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia E C1504 Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)

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basic phone


As a basic phone carrying two sim cards this is great. As a smartphone its a bit clunky. Text messaging is not super fast and if you are a heavy text message user look elsewhere.The processor is a bit slow.But for basic use its great.This product is......

Small size


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Awesome loved it

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Sony Xperia E Review: First Look


Sony have introduced the Xperia E as a new entry-level handset with HD Voice plus data and power-saving tools for new smartphone users.

We’re still not sure of an exact arrival time for the Sony Xperia E, but it’ll be arriving within Q1 2013, which pins its touchdown anywhere between January and March.


Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean
Operator:3 / EE / METEOR / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging:No / Yes
Push email: Yes
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