We’re patiently awaiting a whole bunch of Xperia devices with ‘4’ in the title (Xperia Z4, Xperia Z4 Compact, Xperia Z4 Ultra, Xperia Z4 Music, Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra), but, well, we’re still waiting, and we probably will be till summer.
In the meantime, we’re making do with the Sony Xperia E4, an interesting entry-level phone with a curved design, 2-day battery life, and a couple of fancyish hardware bells and whistles.
Diving straight into Sony Xperia E4 specs we have a 5in qHD display (that’s lower case ‘q’, so 960 x 540), quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage (5GB user accessible), microSD compatibility, a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, 2,300mAh battery, and KitKat Android 4.4.4.
Sony reckons the Xperia E4 stands out with “unrivalled 2 day battery life”, which makes sense; that display, while big, won’t bother the battery much.
The Sony Xperia E4 also boasts “design accents found usually only in top-tier smartphones”, specifically a diamond-cut aluminium power button, and stainless steel camera ring.
The other standout feature here is the Sony Xperia E4’s curved design, which is a bit of a departure from the Xperia range’s typical square edges. A preview of a curvaceous Sony Xperia Z4, perhaps?
Sony doesn’t care to specify Xperia E4 price just yet, saying only that it’ll be “highly-competitive”. Anything more than £100 and it’ll surely struggle against the £99 Motorola Moto G 4G at Tesco Direct, but when has logic ever come into smartphone pricing?
The Sony Xperia E4 will launch from mid-February, with a dual-SIM variant. Full details on price and availability as they emerge.