Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Sony Xperia E dual phone review

Before launching this device sony launch many mobies such as xperia z Sony unveils Xperia ZR etc .
We have seen many Indian and Chinese brands offer plenty of affordable smartphones in the Indian market. A few of these affordable smartphones have been getting good response from the consumers.
         Xperia E dual is an affordable dual-SIM smartphone from Sony.


Sony Xperia E dual is an interesting looking smartphone. It has a 3.5-inch HVGA display that will appeal to those who do not wish to own a large screen smartphone. The smartphone is also easy to hold and fits easily in the pocket.

 Sony Xperia E dual does not bring anything new to the table. It has a very conventional rectangular design with a chrome strip running across the borders. 

 The screen is taken up by the 3.5-inch display and there are three capacitive buttons just below it for Home, Back and Menu.The design of the Sony Xperia E dual is a small LED light near the earpiece and an entire strip below the capacative button.

The rear of the Xperia E dual is made of a textured back, which gives it a good grip.Sony Xperia E dual is an entry-level smartphone, the company seems to have made no compromises in the quality of materials used.The Sony Xperia E dual looks like a robust smartphone.

Most key specifications:-
  • - Auto Rotation 
  • - Gesture Input
  • - On screen QWERTY keyboard 
  • - On screen 12-key board
  • - Touch screen
  • - Voice input
  • - Wallpaper animation
  • - Picture wallpaper 


Sony Xperia E dual comes with 3.5-inch 240x320 TFT display with a capacitive touchscreen capable of showing 256K colours. The smartphone offers pixel density of 165 ppi.

The screen on the Sony Xperia E dual failed to impress us. The resolution and the viewing angles are not good. You can easily read text on the smartphone but the same cannot be said about watching YouTube videos and browsing pictures.Under sun visibility on the Xperia tipo is also not very good. The screen used in this smartphone is reflective

Most key specifications:-
  • - Display - 3.5 (8.9 cms)
  • - 320 x 480 pixels
  • - 262,000 colour TFT

 Sony Xperia E dual comes with a 3.15-megapixel camera.

The pictures clicked indoors are grainy and hazy. Sony Xperia E dual seems to have an issue is focusing on objects that are placed near the camera. There is no dedicated camera button on this smartphone.

The videos clicked through the rear camera are nothing to speak about either.Sony Xperia E dual does not come with a front camera.

Most key specifications:-
  • - 3.2 Megapixel Camera
  •  - 4x Digital Zoom
  • - Geotagging
  •  - Video recording
  • - Touch capture
  • - Video recording, Send to web


Sony Xperia E dual comes pre-installed with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 along with a layer of its Timescape User Interface. Sony has shared that it has rolled out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for this smartphone. However, up till the time of writing the review, our unit had not received the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update.

Apart from this, WhatsApp, File Commander and TrackID app pre-installed with the smartphone.


The Sony Xperia E dual is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor along with Adrena 200 GPU. The smartphone also packs in 512MB of RAM. The smartphone functions smoothly while performing routine tasks and is also capable of handling a bit of multi-tasking. However, if you try to open more than 4-5 apps simultaneous you will start experiencing lags in the performance. The major reason for these lags is the scanty 512MB RAM that the company is offering with this smartphone.

Playing popular games such as Temple Run, Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Subway Surfer is a pleasurable experience.

Sony Xperia come pre-installed with Chrome and Opera browser along with the default Android browser.

The smartphone features a 1,530mAh battery. Based on our usage, the smartphone is easily able to last a full day. One Gmail account with push notifications, screen at maximum brightness, Twitter and Facebook notifications and WhatsApp chats, the Sony Xperia E dual lasted good 15-16 hours. It's also worth pointing out that we had turned on Wi-Fi and switched off auto-brightness. Altering these settings might help in running the phone for a longer duration, depending on your usage pattern.

Here are the devices core specifications at a glance:-

Price: Rs. 10,990
    >   Display - 3.5 (8.9 cms), 320 x 480 pixels 262,000 colour TFT
    >   3.2 MP camera with 4x digital zoom
    >   1.0 GHz processor
    >   Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
    >   2 GB Internal Storage (app.)
    >   Dual Sim

Here are the devices core specifications at a glance:-      
  •             Decent build
  •             Good battery back-up
  •             Underwhelming camera
  •              Poor display
    Ratings (Out of 5)

                        Design: 3
                        Display: 2
                        Performance: 3
                        Software: 3.5
                        Battery Life: 4
                        Value for Money: 3
                        Camera: 2
                        Overall: 2.5 


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