Not an accident this time: Sony unveils the mid-range Xperia E5

Not an accident this time: Sony unveils the mid-range Xperia E5
Last week, we got an accidental glimpse of an upcoming Sony Xperia E5 – a rumored midranger, with an unknown release date got posted on Sony Mobile's Facebook page only to be pulled moments later – obviously a mishap, but a teaser none the less. Well, today, the E5 is officially unveiled, with its own page on the Sony website.

So, the Xperia E5 rocks a 5-inch display with a 720x1280 pixel resolution, a MediaTek MTK6735 SoC, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable memory. Its main camera has a 13 MP sensor and is capable of HDR photography, while the selfie snapper has a 5 MP resolution and is assisted by a front-facing LED flash. Its software is based on Android 6 Marshmallow and, based on the promotional photos, we can see Sony's new UI, which we've seen teased on the upcoming Xperia XA and Xperia X lines.

The E5 will be hitting select markets in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa, with no word on a US launch at this time. In Europe, the handset will cost around $223 (€200).

source: Sony via PocketNow

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Xperia E5
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(9.5h 3G talk time)



1. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

For 200€ its OK. Looks much more premium than other devices in this price range. Still, I don't understand why Sony is still trying to compete in this segment. They can't win on the hardware side against Samsung or Chinese competitors in lower mid range segment.

2. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

J7 2016 costs similsr and is much better..

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Man, they're both sh*t.

10. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

J7 2016 isn't sh*t. Best in class display/camera

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

J7 cost $315, and no they dont cost similar.

3. dimas

Posts: 3414; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Sony your 2016 midrange pricing zuk.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Mid range? With those specs? This is an entry level, the XA is low range, the X i mid range and the XP is the flagship.

6. dimas

Posts: 3414; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Then their pricingng really sucked.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right MTK6735 is equal with SD410 (1.3 GHz quad-core A53) this spec should be priced sub$100

8. Sealblaighter

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Front facing LED flash? I can not see it on the photos.

9. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony should fire the head of their mobile division, including the guy who hired him in the first place. They continue to released phones that are over price.

12. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Too expensive when it comes to the comparison with moto g series.

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