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Sony Xperia E1

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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Xperia E1

Channel5
4 October 2014
  • Summary: Sony's made a valiant effort for the low-end market with its E1, but it just doesn't match up to either of Motorola's budget blowers. Even compared to the cheap Moto E, Sony's low-cost smartphone doesn't quite match-up, while you can even find the superior Moto G on sale for around the same price if you don't mind being tied down to certain networks, making Sony's effort almost redundant.
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 3
2.9
Sound 7
7.0
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 8
8.2
Weight 10
9.5
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 7
6.9
Connectivity 7
7.3
Keyboard 8
8.4
Temperature 9
8.9
Camera 5
4.7

Sony Xperia E1 Smartphone Review

Notebookcheck
14 June 2014
  • Summary: It's got the beat. Sony's Xperia E1 is a Walkman with many settings options. It comes in a flashy plastic casing, a 4-inch TFT screen, and an entry-level SoC from Qualcomm besides 4 GB of flash memory. An included headset reinforces the portable jukebox claim. The price of 129 Euros (~$174) matches the available power.
  • Pros: Sharp and responsive screen, Speech quality, Headset included, Battery power saving mechanisms + runtimes, Build, Though the speaker is very loud..., The good music player with direct access via a dedicated button, and the battery runtime.
  • Cons: ...it soon overdrives and is treble-heavy, Tight internal storage, Not App2SD capable, Moderate camera unit, No front-facing camera, Slightly cheap-looking plastic, but very robust, A higher-quality appearance and a better camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia E1 Duos

reviewzat.com
10 June 2014
  • Summary: Having a walkman on board is this phone’s strong suit, so if you have 1300 EGP to spare, two SIM cards and you were on the hunt for a mid-range Android smartphone and you’re nostalgic for the days when walkmans were in, then definitely consider the Xperia E1.
  • Pros: Has a built in Walkman, decent performance, Android JellyBean, dual SIM and cheap price.
  • Cons: Basic display, no front camera and limited internal memory.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia E1

reviewzat.com
10 June 2014
  • Summary: Having a Walkman on board is this phone’s strong suit, so if you have 1300 EGP to spare and you were on the hunt for a mid-range Android smartphone and you’re nostalgic for the days when Walkmans were in, then definitely consider the Xperia E1
  • Pros: Has a built in Walkman, decent performance, Android JellyBean and cheap price.
  • Cons: Basic display, no front camera and limited internal memory.
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Overall 5
5.0

Sony Xperia E1 Review: In Depth

Recombu
30 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Our full review of the Sony Xperia E1 smartphone, an £80 mobile with a focus on music, with a dedicated Walkman button. Oh look, another sub-£100 smartphone. We’ve only gone and reviewed two of these already in the past week: Motorola’s Moto E (£89.99 here in the UK) and Nokia’s Lumia 630 (£89.95, a cheeky four pence cheaper).
  • Pros: Rugged build, Expandable storage, Walkman button
  • Cons: Rubbish speaker, Lacklustre screen, Iffy camera
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia E1

s21.com
16 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The Sony Xperia E1 is an excellent entry-level smartphone with a fast processor, 4 inch screen and outstanding battery life. Only the weak camera performance lets it down.
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Sony Xperia E1 review: Enter Walkman

GSM Arena
15 April 2014
  • Conclusion: What's not to love about well-made affordable smartphones with a distinct feature that's not only marketable but adds character too? We don't mind aggressively priced either. Which the Sony Xperia E1 clearly is. It's built to a budget, but not a lazy copy-paste job of which we've seen enough in the low end. The Sony Xperia E1 has a no-nonsense kind of hard-plastic finish that may feel a bit rough to the touch, but doesn't collect fingerprints and feels extra sturdy.
  • Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and -band UMTS support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 4" 16M-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800), Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean, KitKat confirmed but not yet scheduled, Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 302 GPU, Qualcomm SM8210 chipset, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of user-accessible built-in storage (4GB total), microSD slot (32GB supported), 3.15 MP fixed-focus camera, geotagging, SVGA video @ 30fps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-...
  • Cons: Fixed-focus camera, No LED flash, Poor video recording, No front-facing camera, 512 MB of RAM
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Overall 5
5.0

Sony Xperia E1 Review

Phone Arena
2 April 2014
  • Conclusion: All in all, the Sony Xperia E1 turns out to be a device that is affordable, yet offering an above average performance for its class. It will appeal to music lovers with its dedicated key for controlling music playback, but it does not offer much in terms of loudspeaker sound quality. It has a dark side too, though, as two of its most important components are compromised: the display is of underwhelming quality, and the camera captures mostly disappointing shots.
  • Pros: New 28nm Snapdragon 200 chip is fast for its class, Dedicated Walkman key is a nice touch for music lovers, LED light below display adds a fun effect, Xperia E1 is very compact and lightweight, Sony’s skin looks good and works smoothly, Phone support expandable storage via microSD cards
  • Cons: Underwhelming display with washed out colors, poor contrast and awful viewing angles, Camera is sub-par, sorely lacking in detail, Video recording borders with unusable, appears choppy, Phone is made of very cheap plastic, 512MB of RAM (and no KitKat on board) limit multi-tasking
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Xperia E1 Review

Know Your Mobile
28 November 2014
  • Summary: The Sony Xperia E1 is a competent entry-level phone in several respects, but spend just a tiny bit more and you can get something you'll be much happier using long-term
  • Pros: Pretty cheap, Sony interface looks good on a budget mobile
  • Cons: Low-rent design and screen, A bit laggy, Very limited storage
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

The Gadget Show
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The basics If Motorola's bargain Moto G has proved anything, it's that cheap and cheerful is in this year, and now Sony is getting in on the affordable market with its brand new Xperia E1. With its low £99 price tag, Walkman music focus and plastic construction, it certainly sounds like a firm rival to Motorola's latest Moto E on paper, but can the Sony Xperia E1 beat out the current king of the budget blower? We grabbed one and put it to the test to find out.
  • Pros: While Sony's top end Xperia Z2 spares no expense in delivering you top-notch design and materials, the E1 only carries over the design. That's not to say its materials are bad - the plastic construction is surprisingly solid and robust, and lightweight too. Just like the rest of the Xperia range, the E1 carries over the familiar Omni-Balance design, only relegated to plastic status, meaning you'll find the circular power key and volume buttons on the right hand side, ...
  • Cons: While Sony has done a good job in bringing over its trie sand tested Xperia design to the E1, its build quality and design doesn't match up to Nokia's top-notch Lumia designs, which look good even on the low-end - Nokia's excellent Lumia 630 for instance. The E1 is creak free, but you do have to peel off its back cover, which makes it feel even cheaper than it should be, and that's also the only way to add in a microSD card too - which we're thankful to have too, seei...
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