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Sony Xperia E dual Review

Sony Xperia E dual

Posted: , by Nick T.


Call quality:

Sony Xperia E dual Review
If there's anything that the Sony Xperia E dual excels at, that would be handling calls. We were genuinely pleased by the loud and clear voice tones emitted by its earpiece, and the call quality was equally great on the other side of the line. Note that our testing was done on a carrier that doesn't offer “HD voice” on its network – a feature that the smartphone boasts.

Battery life:

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:
Android 4.0.4
Build: 11.1.A.0.64

Sony Xperia E dual Video Review:


  • Dual SIM phone
  • Great call quality


  • Low quality display
  • Mediocre camera
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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:16 6

1. Rexperia (Posts: 134; 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???

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:13 3

4. boosook (Posts: 1442; 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.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:28

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.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 09:00 3

8. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

sony jellybean

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:16 9

2. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Haha the budget Xperia E scored the same as BlackBerry Z10.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 09:42 1

10. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Both are different category of phones. Your argument is invalid :)

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:20

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4320; 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...

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:49

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?

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 08:24

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4320; 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.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 09:30

9. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


posted on 10 Feb 2013, 03:59

11. Samsomesh (Posts: 195; 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...

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PhoneArena rating:
Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.47 x 2.43 x 0.43 inches
(113.5 x 61.8 x 11 mm)
4.08 oz  (116 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6.2 hours talk time

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