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Sony Xperia E Dual Review
1 May 2013
Summary: The Xperia E Dual is a great phone for those looking for an entry-level Android smartphone on a budget. The build quality is excellent and the performance is decent. The dual-SIM feature offers the option to keep your professional and personal life separate. In short, if you want a market-tested brand with the features of a smartphone, the Xperia E Dual Android phone is a good choice.
Conclusion: 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 top-tier manufacturers that run Jelly Bean in this segment. Despite the less than stellar hardware, the Xperia E provides performance that isn't too bothering with little lag and acceptable app loading times.
Pros: 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 chipset, 512 MB of RAM, 2GB of user-accessible built-in storage (4GB total), microSD slot (32GB supported), 3.15 MP fixed-focus camera, geo-tagging, VGA video @ 30fps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, Accelerometer an...
Cons: Feeble chipset and uninspiring performance, Mediocre screen quality, Fixed-focus camera, No LED flash, Video recording No front-facing camera
Summary: Dual-SIM beginner. One does not need two separate smartphones for private and business use. Sony is offering a cheap dual-SIM smartphone with the Xperia E dual that comes with the Android operation system, a single core chip, a 3.5-inch display and a micro card reader. Are 170 Euros (~$225) worth spending on this?
Pros: 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, The integration of the dual-SIM function, the integrated card reader for media of up to 64 GB and the good results of the display performance tests.
Cons: 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 mono speaker, Consumption in office use a bit to high
Conclusion: 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. ICS is no longer the best Android out there, but it gives you pretty much everything you may need for your daily routine.
Pros: 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, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227A chipset, 512 MB of RAM, 2GB of user-accessible built-in storage (4GB total), microSD slot (32GB supported), 3.15 MP fixed-focus camera, geo-tagging, VGA video @ 30fps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hot...
Cons: Feeble chipset, Poor screen quality, Fixed-focus camera with poor image quality, No LED flash, No front-facing camera, Mediocre audio output
Summary: Sony the fourth largest phone manufacturer made no qualms about announcing its plans for securing the third position in the lucrative smartphone market. The company which has been instrumental in bringing some solid tech in the past year, be it with Xperia Sola which introduced the floating touch technology or the Xperia S which featured the sharpest HD smartphone display smartphone, the company has been constantly surprising us with some novel additions.
Summary: The balance of the huge sale of Sony’s budget smartphone after their new releases of 2013 shifted from Sony Xperia Tipo to the newly released Sony Xperia E. This new phone by Sony is very decent for its price tag. Do not expect anything wow in this phone, its just simply “goes with the motions” kind of a phone. It looks quiet decent, feels nice in the hands and a very good phone for the normal man. Sony Xperia does always deliver on sound and a very nice built.
Summary: A few months ago, Sony had released the Xperia Tipo Dual in the market, a device that received a fair deal of acclaim and praise. So it only made sense for the company to roll the affordable dual SIM device once again, this time with the Xperia E Dual, an Android device that might be running an older version of Android but comes packed with features. Looks: Different but not exceptional There are two things that we can say about the appearance of the Xperia E Dual.
Excerpt: With the market flooded with number of highly cheap Chinese handsets , the big brands like HTC, Sony and Samsung are trying to wow the users with their economic yet feature rich handsets crafted with superb build quality, consistent operating system and a brilliant after sales scheme. One such good example is the Sony E Dual.
Excerpt: Sony Xperia has always come up with loads of surprises in its smart phone models for its high end customers. From enticing designs to the best in class internal machinery, the Sony Xperia broods do carry a bit difference than the other branded mobile phones. This time, it has come up with its all new technology rich Xperia E to give you a classic mobile operating experience.
Summary: The entry level smartphone segment is littered with devices from both recognized brands and a growing group of indigenous manufacturers. Micromax in particular has taken this market by storm and introduces devices at a breakneck pace. When Sony announced the Xperia E Dual , we were quite interested in seeing if Sony could disrupt the market with a great product and solid after sales backing.
Pros: Good build quality, Decent battery life, Innovative notification LED
Cons: Poor camera, Middling performance, No front facing camera