Excerpt: "...internet, texting and phone calls. Sony claim that the standby time is around 530 hours which is ambitious - if you are using GPS, WiFi, mobile data etc expect to charge it every night. 3G talktime is estimated at up to 6 hours 18 minutes - again I would say this is a little ambitious. Unfortunately I think the fact this phone runs a new-ish version of Android paired with a slow, one-core processor is a huge setback as the phone can't seem to be ...
Pros: Fairly recent version of Android, budget price, relatively attractive design and build quality
Cons: Slow and choppy performance, awful camera, poor resolution
Summary: The Xperia e 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. In short, if you want a market-tested brand with the features of a smartphone, the Xperia e android phone is a good choice. For the price its sells at, it is a bit overpriced because of the below average camera performance, a dual core processor and the inability to play back 720p videos comfortably.
Summary: Features, form and cost together appeared to be value for money for a segment of users and I thought it would satisfy my need. I am OK to continue with this phone if SONY can fix following two unexpected issues: 1) phone crashed (got rebooted) while initiating or trying to receive a call. 2) got "messaging stopped" thrice; one of the reboot was just after "messaging stopped" error message. I needed to reboot the phone to use the messaging.