Sony Xperia E dual Review
With a removable battery of 1,500mAh, the Sony Xperia E dual should deliver a tad over 6 hours of continuous talk time. Also, it is rated for 8 hours of video playback or 33 hours of listening to music. These are all pretty average figures, so don't expect any miracles out of the handset in terms of battery life. You can, however, bring down its power consumption by enabling the Extended Standby mode, which turns off unneeded connectivity features when the handset isn't in use. That can extend the smartphone's stand-by time to well over 3 weeks, at least in theory.
The Sony Xperia E dual was born to be used for voice calls. It offers outstanding call quality and can handle two SIM cards simultaneously, meaning that those who own it can take advantage of two carriers' deals, thus saving some cash along the way. Besides, its performance isn't too bad, so it can be a decent entry-level handset for users on a tight budget.
We can't omit mentioning that its camera and display are of very low quality, but considering what the Sony Xperia E dual costs, we can't view them as too big of drawbacks. As a matter of fact, you'll have a hard time finding a better dual-SIM phone offered at this price point.
Still, if your budget can handle it, there are dual-SIM smartphones far superior to the Sony Xperia E dual. The Samsung Galaxy S Duos and HTC Desire V, for example, both come with much better screens and can take better photos. In case you don't insist on having dual-SIM support, the Sony Xperia U costs about the same as an Xperia E dual.
Software version of the reviewed unit:
Sony Xperia E dual Video Review:
- Dual SIM phone
- Great call quality
- Low quality display
- Mediocre camera
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???
4. boosook (Posts: 1086; 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.
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.
2. lee480 (Posts: 177; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
Haha the budget Xperia E scored the same as BlackBerry Z10.
10. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Both are different category of phones. Your argument is invalid :)
3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; 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...
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?
7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; 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.
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...
|Display||3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
|Size||4.47 x 2.43 x 0.43 inches|
(113.5 x 61.8 x 11 mm)
4.08 oz (116 g)
|Battery||1500 mAh, 6.2 hours talk time|