Sony introduces Xperia E and Xperia E Dual entry-level smartphones

5 December 2012 by
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Sony today announced two new entry-level smartphones. The Xperia E and Xperia E Dual are two 3.5-inch Android handsets with 1GHz processor and 3.2 megapixel camera

Sony Xperia E announced

The two new Sony Xperia E and Xperia E Dual are identical Android models except that the Xperia E Dual has room for two SIM-card and runs on the older Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Xperia E has a 3.5-inch TFT display with a 262.000 colours and a scratch resistant PMMA glass. Xperia E will be available in black, white or pink. The Xperia E Dual can be bought in either black or gold.

Sony introduces a new power saving feature which will turn off Wi-Fi and data traffic where most apps will be inactive. This extended standby mode will increase the standby time up to 4 times. The power saving mode kicks in when the display has been in sleep for a few minutes.

The two new Xperia models are clearly aimed at those looking for an affordable smartphone. The 3.5-inch TFT display with only 262.000 colours and the 3.2 megapixel camera do not place the Xperia E on top of most consumers desire list. But functionality such as DLNA and aGPS (without GLONASS) is still included

Sony Xperia E and Xperia E Dual will be available in Q1 2013. Xperia E will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, while Xperia E Dual has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed. Jelly Bean will be released for Xperia E Dual later

Sony Xperia E highlights

  • Weight: 115.7 gram
  • Size: 113.5 x 61.8 x 11 mm
  • 3.5-inch TFT touch display
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. MSM7227A
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage. Expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card
  • 3.2 megapixel camera.
  • FWVGA video capture (854 x 480 pixels)
  • Networks
    • Xperia E C1505: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSPA 900/2100
    • Xperia E C1504: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSPA 850/2100
    • Xperia E Dual C1605: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSPA 900/2100
    • Xperia E Dual C1604: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSPA 850/2100
  • 1530 mAh battery
  • Standby time: 530 hours
  • Talk time: 6 hours 12 minutes
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • microUSB
  • aGPS
  • Xperia E Dual: Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Xperia E


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mikeb8 years, 10 months ago
Can anyone explain why Sony (former SE) continue to play Scrooge with RAM ? A brand new phone running Android 4.x and only 512Mb RAM ? ICS & Jellybean really need 1Gb to run well.
I understand this is a budget phone, but why compromise the end user experience so badly, by putting in too little RAM ?
laffen8 years, 10 months ago
I have no idea why. The lack of at least 1 GB RAM is probably what most consumers will complain about in 6 months when Android 4.3+ is out. It will most likely require at least 1 GB to operate properly
Bonovox8 years, 10 months ago
Looks like Xperia J
chunkybeats8 years, 10 months ago
is that the J? Tipo?? now im really confused. Although I know what Sony are doing releasing really low end. cheap to make phones for the emerging markets but yeah I agree wheres that 1GB ram, its the same processor as my Neo V and thats not getting JB!!!!
Bonovox8 years, 10 months ago
I recently tested an Xperia J and it's the most laggy phone I ever used. Even the Xperia P lags a bit god knows what these will be like

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