Sony says the Xperia E3 offers the same great battery life of the Z3 and Z3 Compact

Sony says the Xperia E3 offers the same great battery life of the Z3 and Z3 Compact
As our tests from last month have shown, Sony’s Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact both offer record battery life in their respective categories (see here and here). As it turns out, the more affordable Xperia E3 is also a battery champ: according to Sony, the E3 “matches the same two day battery life standards” of the Z3 couple.

Of course, the Xperia E3 doesn’t have a power-hungry processor, and neither a high-resolution display, but at the same time its battery capacity is smaller (2330 mAh).

Sony started selling the Xperia E3 last month, asking about $200 for it. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and has four color versions: black, white, yellow, and copper (though it isn’t widely available yet). The E3 sports a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, further featuring LTE connectivity, a 5 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, and 1 GB of RAM. There’s only 4 GB of internal memory, but, thankfully, you can use a microSD card to get extra storage space.

We’ll probably review the Xperia E3 in the near future, so check back if you want to find out more about it and its battery.

source: Sony

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Xperia E3
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(8.68h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looks like a good phone for $200. It's awesome that more Android phones now have great battery life. Hopefully Volta will improve things even more. I'd love to have a Z3C-sized phone I only had to charge every week.

4. Busyboy unregistered

The bezels are the only thing that would deter me from getting one. And the camera

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Sony is getting better n better.....everyday....

3. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Moto g seems better

5. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Bezels. They should just recycle whatever remaining stock and redesign that phone again.

7. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Especially the Xperia Arc

6. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Sony needs to price the low / mid rangers properly. For this price, They should have used better resolution screen(qHD) and better internal memory.

8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

If only it had 8GB of flash memory and a 720p screen it could finally rival the Moto G, but with those specs and a higher price I doubt that the long lasting battery will be enough to sell, expecially when you consider that the Moto G lasts long as well.

9. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Not impressed - that display simply isn't good enough in that segment. And body size to screen ration is awful - Sony Ericsson's old affliction has returned to plague Sony Xperia. I remember the old SE candybar phones like K700, T650, T700, W890 which where GORGEOUS - but the display was always awkwardly too small - never looked right.

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Nope nope nope. This phone is almost the same as the Xperia M. That 4GB of internal memory sucks. You only get like 1.7GB because of factory installed apps. And as far as I know, Sony does not let you move Apps to your SD card so you would have root your phone. The Xperia M is nearly $50 cheaper and almost as good. You even get more internal memory...

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