Sony Xperia E dual

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The Sony Xperia E dual currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
3.5"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


NDTV

Xperia E dual is an affordable dual-SIM smartphone from Sony.

- Surbhi Chawla, NDTV
Fone Arena

The Xperia E Dual is not the best handset that you can get in the budget segment but it is a solid offering nonetheless. Good build quality, long battery life and a reliable software build means that if the essentials are what you care for then this could be the handset of choice for you. Those who...

- Dhruv Bhutani, Fone Arena
Android Authority

More than a lot of devices on the market right now, the Sony Xperia E Dual is a good choice for someone who uses their device first and foremost as a phone, with other functionality running a distant second. Despite its low-end specs, the phone is quite capable, but there are many better choices if...

- Kristofer Wouk, Android Authority
PhoneArena

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...

- Nick T., PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Sony released the Xperia E dual on February 4, 2013.


Sony Xperia E dual prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Sony's suggested retail price is $199.99. You can compare Xperia E dual prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia E dual user manual here.


Sony backs up the Xperia E dual with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.5"

The Sony Xperia E dual's screen size is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A Single core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1530mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1530 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 22.1 days standby time, 374 minutes, 462 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia E dual Specs

Overview
Release date February 4, 2013
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A Single core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.15 W/kg
Body: 1.39 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1530 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 480 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 462 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 374 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22.1 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.3 x 6.2 x 1.1 cm (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 116 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density 165 pixels
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features GMail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Geotagging, Self-timer, White balance, Scenes, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube, NeoReader, Google Play)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony C1604

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NDTV

Affordable, dual-SIM Android

from NDTV

If you are not too fond of the large screen Android smartphones, then you need to give Sony Xperia E dual a consideration. If not, then there are plenty of Android smartphones made by Indian smartphone makers that you can look at.

Most Indian smartphone makers are now offering 1.2GHz quad-core smartphone in the market. The Karbonn S1 Titanium is a decent budget smartphone option. It offers a 4.5-inch screen phone, with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean....

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If you are not too fond of the large screen Android smartphones, then you need to give Sony Xperia E dual a consideration. If not, then there are plenty of Android smartphones made by Indian smartphone makers that you can look at.

Most Indian smartphone makers are now offering 1.2GHz quad-core smartphone in the market. The Karbonn S1 Titanium is a decent budget smartphone option. It offers a 4.5-inch screen phone, with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Some of the other smartphones that you can consider are Intex Aqua Wonder Quadcore and Xolo Q700. However, we haven't had a chance to review the phone yet, so we have no idea how they perform in the real world.

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Fone Arena

Good build quality, long battery life and a reliable software build

from Fone Arena

The Xperia E Dual is not the best handset that you can get in the budget segment but it is a solid offering nonetheless. Good build quality, long battery life and a reliable software build means that if the essentials are what you care for then this could be the handset of choice for you. Those w...More

The Xperia E Dual is not the best handset that you can get in the budget segment but it is a solid offering nonetheless. Good build quality, long battery life and a reliable software build means that if the essentials are what you care for then this could be the handset of choice for you. Those who desire a higher level of performance or a great camera may want to look elsewhere.

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Android Authority

Despite its low-end specs, the phone is quite capable

from Android Authority

More than a lot of devices on the market right now, the Sony Xperia E Dual is a good choice for someone who uses their device first and foremost as a phone, with other functionality running a distant second. Despite its low-end specs, the phone is quite capable, but there are many better choices...More

More than a lot of devices on the market right now, the Sony Xperia E Dual is a good choice for someone who uses their device first and foremost as a phone, with other functionality running a distant second. Despite its low-end specs, the phone is quite capable, but there are many better choices if you only need a single SIM. That said, this is hands down one of the most affordable dual-SIM phones on the market, and that alone makes it worthy of a recommendation for the right person. The Xperia E Dual can be found for around $200 U.S. dollars contract-free, so it’s going to be very difficult to find another dual-SIM option at this price.

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PhoneArena

Cheap, versatile, and able to work with two SIM cards simultaneously

from PhoneArena

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 c...More

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.

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