Sony Xperia E announced: ‘affordable addition’ to Xperia range

Sony Xperia E announced: ‘affordable addition’ to Xperia range  We’ve had no shortage of Sony Xperia smartphones this year, and supposedly the Japanese manufacturer was third only to Apple and Samsung in Q3. Not too shabby.

Sony unveiled the latest addition to its Xperia range in London this morning, and it's a decidedly wallet-friendly kinda chap. Meet the Sony Xperia E.

Let’s get down to the tacks of brass. Sony Xperia E specs include a 3.5in display (320 x 480, 165PPI), single-core Snapdragon S1 processor at 1GHz, and 512MB of RAM.

Other Sony Xperia E specs include a 3.2MP rear camera, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and a modest 4GB of built-in storage (augmentable via microSD).

The Sony Xperia E also boasts a data usage application, while “extended standby mode” disables data and Wi-Fi when the phone has been asleep “for a few minutes”.

There’s also a dual-SIM variant called the Sony Xperia Edual, allowing customers to “easily switch between tariffs with just one touch to stay on the most cost effective plan”.

There’s no specific mention of Sony Xperia E price in the press release, though Sony assures us it’s “affordable” and “competitively priced”. In any case, the Sony Xperia E will be released in Q1 2013.

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:37

Horrid display, ancient processor and that camera is going to be about as much use as a potato for taking pictures. That standby mode for internet conections sounds sh*t too, you won't get any internet based notifications when the phone is asleep, how useful.

Jelly Bean and MicroSD storage are this thing's only redeeming features.

Pondlife  Dec. 5, 2012 at 13:11

By competitively priced they best mean around £50 like the blade 2 is atm but I doubt they do

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 5, 2012 at 13:21

By competitively priced they best mean around £50 like the blade 2 is atm but I doubt they do
For £50, it's a good buy. For (a more realistic, since it's Sony) £100+, I'd get a G300/G330.

mrew42  Dec. 5, 2012 at 16:05

WHenever the G330 turns up i'd agree with that. no sign yet though.
Still don't know what to make of the Sony range. I don't know anyone who's actually got one.

Pondlife  Dec. 5, 2012 at 16:18

Due next week on talk talk isn't it.
I know someone who owns a SE Arc S though technically they haven't got it atm as it's in for repair. Don't know anyone with the newer ones.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 5, 2012 at 18:16

Know someone with an Xperia S, wasn't that impressed tbh.

Pondlife  Dec. 5, 2012 at 22:26

Someone on hukd was trying to say it was better than nexus 4 on the n4 thread yesterday...

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 5, 2012 at 23:08

Someone on hukd was trying to say it was better than nexus 4 on the n4 thread yesterday...
They were wrong. End of.

Pondlife  Dec. 11, 2012 at 01:38

And the European pricing has been announced and Sony remain as clueless as ever. €159 (£128)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 11, 2012 at 05:44

And the European pricing has been announced and Sony remain as clueless as ever. €159 (£128)
So that'll sell about 4 units...if they're lucky.

Pondlife  Dec. 11, 2012 at 07:07

Just compared it to the xperia u which I had thought it might be due to replace, other than expandable storage on this it makes it look even more pathetic. Mind you the u has been on sale as low as 90 quid so when this goes on offers it could sell to the unwary as the styling seems good at that level.

U wins on size, resolution and number of colours, in built capacity, 3g speed, camera quality and features, video quality, front camera, cpu and gpu. E on battery, micro sd, and erm jellybean whilst demonstrating with its low spec that jellybean could have been squeezed onto their better 2011 phones...

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