The IFA 2014 also saw Sony announcing a budget smartphone in its popular Xperia series, the Xperia E3 along with its dual SIM version. It is touted by Sony to be the “Fun and fast smartphone that brings you flagship experiences without the price tag.” The Xperia E3 is a slim and light phone with design similar to the company’s latest flagship the Xperia Z3, but with certain compromises in material and a few other features to cut down the cost.
Although Sony has made some noteworthy improvements in the Xperia E3 as compared to its predecessor the Xperia E1, its screen resolution remains more or less same. Also, its bezels are quite thick with poor screen-to-phone ratio. But its screen is made of durable tempered glass and is scratch resistant. The corners are also specially designed to prevent scratches due to unexpected bumps.
Let’s have a look at the specifications of Sony Xperia E3:
- 4.5-inch with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and 218 ppi pixel density, IPS capacitive touch screen display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 GPU
- 1GB RAM, 4GB flash memory, expandable up to 32GB with microSD card
- 5MP rear camera with HDR and LED flash, 1080p HD video recording, Geotagging, image stabilizer and auto scene recognition
- VGA front-facing camera
- 2330 mAh battery with Battery STAMINA Mode
- FM Radio with RDS, ClearAudio+, xLoud, surround sound technology
- Dual SIM variant available (E3 dual)
- OS Android 4.4 KitKat
- Dimensions 137.1 x 69.4 x 8.5 mm
- Wight 143.8 g
Network and connectivity and options include:
- GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA (3G), LTE (4G) (not available in all markets)
- v3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
- GPS /aGPS, GLONASS, ANT+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB
The Sony Xperia E3 and E3 dual will be available in white, black, lime and copper color options and would be launched globally from autumn 2014 onward.