Sony thinks its low-end Xperia E1 can be successful in Samsung's and LG's homeland
posted by Florin T. / Jul 07, 2014, 11:09 PM
The Xperia E1 costs 165,000 won (about $163) in Korea. According to The Korea Times, this is the first “mobile” to have a price under 200,000 won. We’re assuming that by "mobile" the publication means "smartphone".
Currently running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat), the Sony Xperia E1 is a low-end device that offers features like a 4-inch WVGA display, dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 3MP rear camera. The handset also has a 100 dB loudspeaker, and a dedicated Walkman key. We weren’t particularly impressed by the Xperia E1 when we reviewed it, but maybe South Korean users in search of cheap handsets will like it anyway.
Earlier this year, Sony also released the high-end Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 in South Korea, and it’s said that both were well received.
sources: Sony Korea, Korea Times
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This is how you should make low end phones, Samsung. Proper spec & stylish. Not ugly crap with HVGA display & installed with laggy touchwiz
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 11:46 PM 4
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Same old same old brick design
posted on Jul 07, 2014, 11:46 PM 5
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Haters going to hate. The last time I heard, Samsung used the same design for 2 years and Apple? My god at least 7 years I guess?
posted on Jul 08, 2014, 1:38 AM 4
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This phone is a nice deal,but the plastic material quality is just plain horrible,i felt it by myself
posted on Jul 08, 2014, 12:17 AM 2
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This phone looks great, and the spec is quite nice for the low end. The only problem I think it's the 4" size. While japanese don't like big phone, more than 80% korean already moved on to 4.5" or bigger screen. Perhaps sony need to upsize the screen size.
posted on Jul 08, 2014, 12:35 AM 0
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