Design and Specifications
Sony Xperia E is a mid-range smartphone with an affordable price and decent specifications. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is the first mid-range smartphone from Sony to run the OS when it launches in December 2011. The phone is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor based on ARM Cortex A5 architecture and 512 MB of RAM. The phone has a modest 3.5 inch TFT multitouch capacitive display which makes for a great ergonomic design. The phone is also fairly light at 115.7 grams and with dimensions of 113.5 x 61.8 x 11 mm, it is very handy as well.
Camera and Multimedia
The phone comes with a 3.15 MP primary camera with just bare minimum capabilities. The camera has geo-tagging capability and nothing else. In terms of even video recording the camera can only record VGA videos which can be considered as pretty disappointing these days. Sony's phones do provide great multimedia experience and this phone is no different. The phone provides the trusted Sony's brand of music listening functionality with support for MP3, eAAC+, WMA and WAV formats. With a modest screen size, the phone isn't ideal for video watching but those who wish to, can watch videos in MP4, H.263, H.264 and WMV formats.
Connectivity and Features
Sony Xperia E runs on quad band 2G and 3G networks making it accessible to global users. The phone lacks 4G support which is understandable considering its price tag. The phone lets users access internet via GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi b/g/n. The phone supports Bluetooth v2.1 and Micro USB 2.0 for all the connectivity needs.
Battery and Storage
In terms of battery performance, Sony Xperia E provides considerable talk time of 6 hours in 2G and 3G networks with its 1530 mAh battery. The phone offers bare minimum 4 GB storage with only 2 GB accessible to the user. Users will have to depend on the MicroSD card slot to expand the memory by up to 32 GB.