Sony announces Xperia E - affordable Android with HD Voice

Sony announces Xperia E - affordable Android with HD Voice
Sony has just announced the latest addition to its Xperia line-up, and this time it's an affordable solution called Xperia E. The handset seems compact for today's standards but features Sony's recognizable design language, which we quite like. The stand-out feature Sony wants us to note in the Xperia E is HD Voice, the purpose of which is to noticeably boost the sound quality of phone calls. No more calls from beyond!

When it comes to specs, the Xperia E will deliver a mid-range experience with its 3.5" HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) touchscreen and 1GHz processor. Let's hope that Jelly Bean's Project Butter will help get rid of the lag. Sony also claims that we'll be surprised by the battery life of the device. The 1500 mAh battery will benefit from a special extended stand-by mode designed to increase overall battery life. Basically, when the phone's sleeping, it will disable all functions except for calling and messaging, and once you wake it up, all functions will be restored to their normal state. Of course, users will be able to enjoy Sony's "Walkman" music experience, as well as the xLOUD sound technology, which works really well in most Sony smartphones.

The Android 4.1-powered Xperia E is scheduled to launch in Q1 2013 in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.

Sony announces Xperia E - affordable Android with HD Voice
Sony announces Xperia E - affordable Android with HD Voice
Sony announces Xperia E - affordable Android with HD Voice


source: Sony

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Xperia E
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.3h 3G talk time)
Xperia E dual
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.3h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Android 4.1 runs on 1 GHz single core processor with 512 MB ram compared to WP8 and IOS 6.so android is not hardware hungry if optimised properly.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

agree.. sony is one of the best phone maker when it comes to optimazation. i have an xperia P and note 2. Xperia P works really good for a dual core, note 2 can be fluid thanks to quad core but still suffer on some lag. cant wait for the 5.0in flagship with/without quadcore, im happy.

20. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Hey Hey.. make that 800 mhz. Those are the specs of the Galaxy mini 2 that will get the JB update

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't hate it...but except for the OS, Lumia 620 is better i think!

2. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

sony is a bitch :-/ xperia E will have jelly bean out of the box and it has only 1 ghz processor and still have JB.where as xperia arc s has 1.4ghz and will not updated to JB :-( :-/

4. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I'm with you on this one man, they indeed screwed the 2011 xperia range. I wonder what excuse/argument are they gonna present to all 2011 Xperia owners. hhmmmmmmm. . .

7. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

this is totally unfair with 2011 xperia line :-/

9. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

excuse: buy a new "SONY" phone not "Sony Ericsson" phone :))

12. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Meh. . . the level of me Goin' Gangnam Style Next year is already damn high!.

19. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Excuse: I'm a friggin' student

8. XperiaUser unregistered

Actually there is a big verity in 2012 range and 2013 series is on the way so they have no time for old xperias. :(

11. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

No there are some reasons...Just like Intel has a lot quad cores...But every one of them are not same...This 1 GHz Cpus are lot more different than 2011 lineup...

14. XperiaUser unregistered

maybe , but at least i need some bugfix for my xperia ,at least one firmware update which makes my xperia ICS experience little more better. thats it!

5. XperiaUser unregistered

this will be entry level Xperia for 2013 range. :D

6. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Mr.AbdulGhafoor, Xperia arc or arc s are Sony ericsson phones. It's generous of sony to give ICS update. Sony are struggling to give Xperia S jelly bean. It's not as you think.

10. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

That's not even a legit excuse. So what you're sayin' is since they were both a S/E phone, SONY is not oblige to support it software wise? And we should be thankful that they updated it to ICS even though they broke up with Ericsson? Are they not oblige to do so? The older SGS2 (older that ArcS) is even getting JB anytime soon so I see no legit excuse from them to screw up their loyal (used to be) customers.

25. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Yes but I think that was the only phone that got updated to ICS in the SS 2011 range

22. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

huh they give us a unstable,buggy and heavy ICS :/.,Sony must give us 18 month software updates .

13. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Oh very interesting detail : look at the power button ! Yuga anyone ?

26. Coolkid

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Yes... Exactly... I guess, that power button's gonna be on each n every model of Sony in 2013...

15. Grishm

Posts: 54; Member since: May 18, 2012

Isn't it similar to Xperia J in almost every aspect right from design to hardware specs?

30. apawar71

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Xperia Miro And Xperia J hooked up and now they have a nice lil cutie pie named Xperia E! :D

16. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

i guess this is the first article about sony that is not complaining about something in the phone :D p.s for those who didn't see the close-up, here you go:http://youtu.be/j4o9Muwb5WQ brilliant as always.

17. thelegend6657 unregistered

Sony should update some 2011 devices to jelly bean . Example Arc , Arc S etc

18. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Great phone.!! Android jelly,Google now at affordable..great work sony.. Should have added front cam..

21. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

This can be easily the best low end, stylish smartphone out there, for the right price.

23. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Xperia E against Lumia 620.. i dont know what to pick

27. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I actually like the design of the phone, but if I had to go the unlocked route, I would still go with the Xperia SL. I like the design of it better, mainly due to the cool sliver strip. :3

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

SONY is started to run out of letters what bout their 2013 new phone models what letters would they use left?

29. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

WOW.. they remove the ericsson logo, FINALLY that green is kinda annoying, having sony & xperia is good

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