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Sony Xperia E dual Review

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The decision to include a dedicated camera button on the Sony Xperia E dual is rather odd since the phone only has a mediocre 3.2-megapixel camera. With a snapper that modest, the resulting images are of poor quality even when taken in broad daylight – seriously lacking in detail, color saturation, and dynamics.

Camera interface - Sony Xperia E dual Review
Camera interface - Sony Xperia E dual Review
Camera interface - Sony Xperia E dual Review

Camera interface



Videos – taken in VGA resolution (640 by 480 pixels), are usable, but don't shine with anything either.

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Multimedia:

Like all of Sony's recent Android smartphones, the Xperia E dual comes with the Walkman music player, which is among the better ones we've come across on any handset out of the box. It comes with plenty of handy features, such as the lock screen controls, home screen widget, and the ability to search and download missing song information, in case your collection isn't too organized. The built-in loudspeaker is strong enough for comfortable listening to music, as long as the xLOUD feature is enabled.

The Sony Xperia E dual comes with the Walkman music player - Sony Xperia E dual Review
The Sony Xperia E dual comes with the Walkman music player - Sony Xperia E dual Review
The Sony Xperia E dual comes with the Walkman music player - Sony Xperia E dual Review
The Sony Xperia E dual comes with the Walkman music player - Sony Xperia E dual Review

The Sony Xperia E dual comes with the Walkman music player


Photos and videos can be viewed from a single Album application, where they are conveniently organized in chronological order. Alternatively, there is the Movies app, which lists only stored video files and can search the internet for information about them. Not that you really want to watch an entire movie or TV show episode on a screen so poor, but it is nice to have the feature handy nonetheless. Only videos of resolution no higher than 480p are playable, so don't even bother loading any 720p video on the Sony Xperia E dual. Most popular video file formats are suppoted, but QuickTime (MOV) and MKV videos are a no go.

Photos and videos can be viewed from a single Album application - Sony Xperia E dual Review
Photos and videos can be viewed from a single Album application - Sony Xperia E dual Review
Photos and videos can be viewed from a single Album application - Sony Xperia E dual Review
Photos and videos can be viewed from a single Album application - Sony Xperia E dual Review

Photos and videos can be viewed from a single Album application



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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:16 6

1. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


nice entry level android.. please PA, this is an entry level and low budget phone so what do you expect???

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:13 3

4. boosook (Posts: 1078; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Exactly. This is in the same league of the galaxy mini 2, which has a screen with awful contrast and brightness. I bet the Sony will be at least a little bit better. And the screen is a tad bigger.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:28

5. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Actually its UK price is higher than what the xperia sola is selling for so i don't see any value in this phone unless its price drops.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 09:00 3

8. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


sony jellybean

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:16 9

2. lee480 (Posts: 177; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Haha the budget Xperia E scored the same as BlackBerry Z10.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 09:42 1

10. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Both are different category of phones. Your argument is invalid :)

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:20

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Galaxy Fame has specs that are a l'le better than this phone...it comes with 4.1 out of the box to point one out. Let's see what you give the Fame...

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:49

6. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


blackberry z10 and this one has the same rating??
PA this doesn't makes sense
BBZ10 is an highend smartphone and this one is budget phone?

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 08:24

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I guess you're new here... There are different rating systems depending on the category of the phone reviewed, that it feature phones, mid-range phones, high-end phones etc.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 09:30

9. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


hmmmmmmmm....!!

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 03:59

11. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


It should get 7.5... BbZ10 its high-end but not upto mark.. Xperia e dual gets the job done with its standard as its an good entry level device...

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Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.47 x 2.43 x 0.43 inches
(113.5 x 61.8 x 11 mm)
4.08 oz  (116 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6.2 hours talk time

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