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Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2494 reviews of Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Comments about the reception and reliability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 user reviews of Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and screen. The portability and price also get good views, but comments about the reception and camera are mixed. There are some negative comments about the reliability and performance.

usability, price, portability, screen, design

performance, reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia E UK SIM Free Phone - BlackSony Xperia E UK SIM Free Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 534 user reviews of Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. The screen and reliability get less positive opinions. There are mixed comments on the reception and camera.

price, usability, portability, design, size

performance, reliability, screen

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia E C1504 Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia E C1504 Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia E / C1505 / C1504 / Xperia E Dual / C1605 / C1604 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia E C1604 Dual-SIM Unlocked Android Phone-U.S. Warranty (Champagne)Sony Xperia E C1604 Dual-SIM Unlocked Android Phone-U.S. Warranty (Champagne)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia E Review: First Look

 

Sony have introduced the Xperia E as a new entry-level handset with HD Voice plus data and power-saving tools for new smartphone users.

We’re still not sure of an exact arrival time for the Sony Xperia E, but it’ll be arriving within Q1 2013, which pins its touchdown anywhere between January and March.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia E Preview

 

Following on from the debut of the company's latest flagship: the Sony Xperia T, the Japanese manufacturer has proceeded to flesh out the product line, with various handsets in the mid-range such as…

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Евгений Вильдяев (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia E Dual

 

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia E Dual

К качеству передачи речи есть существенные претензии: например, я слышал абонентов с сильно отдающим эхом, а они жаловались на низкую громкость моего голоса.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Francis D'sa (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia E Dual Review

 

Small time mobile phone manufacturers are bringing super cheap Chinese handsets into the market by the week and bigger brands are looking to beat them at their own game. Bigwigs like HTC, Sony and Samsung have been releasing inexpensive handsets to...

We did use the phone for a few days as our primary handset and found no flaws with the operating system or the user interface. The only complaint we have is that the user interface seems a tad sluggish or slow, but since we are used to faster phones,...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Francis D'sa (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Xperia E Dual Review - Tech2

 

Small time mobile phone manufacturers are bringing super cheap Chinese handsets into the market by the week and bigger brands are looking to beat them at their own game.

The Xperia E Dual is a great phone for those looking for an entry-level Android smartphone on a budget. The build quality is excellent and the performance is decent. The dual-SIM feature offers the option to keep your professional and personal life...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Xperia E Dual Smartphone

 

Dual-SIM beginner. One does not need two separate smartphones for private and business use. Sony is offering a cheap dual-SIM smartphone with the Xperia E dual that comes with the Android operation system, a single core chip, a 3.5-inch display and a...

Fancy design & sturdy built, Sits comfortably in the hand, Card reader supports up to 64GB, Exchangeable battery, Space for two SIM cards, Cheap price, Convincing values of the display, Temperature increase on the outside, Acceptable battery life, The...

Haptic & stability not convincing, Low display resolution (320 x 480 pixel), Viewing angle stability of the LCD-TFT panel, Slow performance in comparison, Only 512 MB RAM & disc space (2,3 GB net storage), Cannot play high definition (HD) content, Bad...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia E review: E-lementary

 

Well, this sounds like an apt title really. The Sony Xperia E is among the cheapest packages on offer from Sony, second to only the Tipo. From the design theme of the first generation of Sony smartphones, to the familiar internals, the Sony Xperia E...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and -band UMTS support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.5" 256K-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480) ; Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean ; 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227A...

Feeble chipset and uninspiring performance ; Mediocre screen quality ; Fixed-focus camera, No LED flash ; Video recording No front-facing camera

Like its dual-SIM counterpart, the Sony Xperia E offers quite the feature set for such a conservative price point. It's currently available for under €130 in most markets - about €10 less than the E dual, and is the one of the very few smartphones from...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia E dual review: Something extra

 

In 2012, Sony decided to alter its smartphone strategy and launched numerous affordable entry level smartphones, aiming to bring solid Android at prices close to those of some featurephones.

Dual-SIM (dual stand-by) ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.5" 256K-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480) ; Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ; 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU,...

Feeble chipset ; Poor screen quality ; Fixed-focus camera with poor image quality, No LED flash ; No front-facing camera ; Mediocre audio output

The Sony Xperia E dual offers quite the feature package for such a conservative price point. It's a very well built dual-SIM smartphone from a tier-one manufacturer that is powered by the really functional Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia E dual Review

 

The Sony Xperia E dual is the thrifty Scotsman's dream phone come true – cheap, versatile, and able to work with two SIM cards simultaneously. That latter feature allows one to take advantage of two carriers' deals from a single device, or have two...

Dual SIM phone ; Great call quality

Low quality display ; Mediocre camera

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....

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Sony Xperia E Dual

 

(Please Note this Product has Not been Launched Yet!) The Sony Xperia E Dual Smartphone is a sleek and new offering by Sony. The Mobile is powered by Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS and has a 1 GHz processor for faster web browsing, gaming and...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500 / 1530 / 1750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:33 / 36 / 39.23 / 39.4
Continuous video playback time:6.35 / 8 / 9.7
Standby time (2G):350 / 429 / 530 / 552
Standby time (3G):360 / 441 / 530
Talk time (2G):10.16 / 10.3 / 5 / 6 / 6.12 / 6.2
Talk time (3G):6 / 6.18 / 6.3 / 9

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-in Flash:N / No / Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:16 / 4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.15 / 3.2 / 5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.15 / 3.2 / 5
Second Camera:N / No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Champagne / Gold / Pink / Purple / Red / White
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Scratch Resistant
Standard colour:Black / Red

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:10.2 / 4.57 / 8.89 / 88.9
Display number of colours:0.256000 / 0.262000 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours / Monochrome
Display Resolution:176 x 220 / 320 x 480 / 480 x 320 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: No
Internal Memory:2048
Internal RAM:0.5 / 1 / 1024

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, LC-AAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA, UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 152-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA2 / EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking type:GSM, UMTS
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900, 2100
Playable formats:MP3/MP4, AAC
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts / Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Standby time (2G):350
Talk time (2G):8.5

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5
Processor Cores:1
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:MSM 7225A / MSM 7227A / MSM 8227

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024 / 512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Scratch resistant:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.1 / 1.3 / 11 / 9.3
Height :10.2 / 11.3 / 113.5 / 12.4
Weight:115 / 115.7 / 70
Width:4.3 / 6.18 / 6.2 / 61.8