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Sony Xperia E4
Sony Xperia E4
Sony Xperia E4
Sony Xperia E4

Informr score
The Sony Xperia E4 currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Good viewing angles
  • Smooth performance during basic tasks
  • Long battery life

What's bad

  • Chunky design
  • Pixilated and highly reflective display
  • Lack of fine details in pictures

Like other manufacturers, Sony is turning their attention to emerging markets. Their Xperia E4 is a mid-range smartphone meant to appeal to this demographic. From the moment experts laid eyes on it, they knew it was a budget phone from its all plastic build to bulky, shell. Indian Express likens the appearance of the back cover to, "a protective covering made of Styrofoam to prevent toddlers from cutting themselves." Unsurprisingly it is also quite heavy at 144 grams. Despite its cheap appearance, reviewers found it to be fairly sturdy with no issues in its build quality.

The 5-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen isn't going to win any medals in terms of clarity as it only has a pixel density of 220ppi. While not horrible, reviewers did find it to be slightly pixilated, especially when compared to other smartphones in the same price range. They also were disappointed with sunlight legibility as the protective coating ended up reflecting far too much light. On the plus side, they describe the colors as accurate even at various viewing angles though the colors tended to be a bit dull.

The Xperia E4 comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and just 1GB of RAM. It also comes with only 8GB of internal storage though this is expandable via microSD card. Performance-wise reviewers would not call it speedy, but it did perform smooth enough when navigating the homepage and playing casual games. However, they experienced some delays and lag when attempting to multi-task or playing more graphic-intensive games. A 2,300mAh battery provides the power and it lasted critics around two days of light use and about a day of heavy usage. To make it last longer, Sony included a Stamina mode that increases the battery life at the expense of other features like Wi-Fi, screen brightness and mobile data. Speaking of mobile data, the Xperia E4 does not come with LTE connection, instead opting for 3G. Consumers can purchase the Xperia E4G if they need this feature, but it will end up costing a bit more.

The 5MP rear camera might not be the best on the market, but experts add it also isn't the worst. Although it took them a while to load the app, in decent lighting situations they were able to take adequate pictures with good contrast and accurate colors. Still, they did notice a lack of vibrancy in the colors and significant noise when zooming in especially in low-light settings. It also comes with a secondary 2MP camera, which critics describe as "not that great" especially when using it for the main purpose of taking selfies. The best features of the camera are its ability to record full HD (1080p) video and the plethora of modes and apps available to edit/filter images and videos.

While it isn't horrible, experts cannot recommend the Xperia E4. Times of India states, "…[it] may have stood a chance two years ago, but Motorola and Xiaomi have now transformed the budget smartphone landscape…making it a bad choice. Express adds, "The Sony Xperia E4 may be a budget smartphone, but that does not necessarily mean it is a bargain smartphone."

Operating system
Operating system
1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
2300 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The latest addition to Xperia E series isn't the best in the lineup. In fact, Sony Xperia E4 is kind of a mixed bag, especially for those who own the Xperia E3 and are thinking to upgrade to this model.Sadly, I can't say that it's worth the upgrade, as you will be better off keeping the Xperia E3. T...

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia
The Indian Express
The Indian Express

The Xperia is a decent phone but not worth buying at this price. There are many under-Rs 10,000-smartphones that come with a killer spec sheet than this one.

- Leela Prasad, The Indian Express

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia E4 user manual here.

Sony backs up the Xperia E4 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Xperia E4 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Sony Xperia E4's screen size is 5 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.3 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6582 Quad core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2300 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 29 days standby time, 763 minutes.

Xperia E4 Specs

Release Date March 18, 2015
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor MediaTek MT6582 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.34 W/kg
Body: 0.5 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
4x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 220 pixels
Size 5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 402 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 763 minutes
Standby Time Up to 29 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.7 x 7.5 x 1.1 cm (5.4 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 144 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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