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Sony Xperia E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2621 reviews of Sony Xperia E1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but reviews about the connectivity and reception are different.

size, usability, performance, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia E1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 user reviews of Sony Xperia E1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reception and reliability. Opinions are divided on the performance.

price, usability, portability, screen, size

reliability, reception

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia E1 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia E1 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of Sony Xperia E1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and sound. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the battery and reception. There are mixed views on the camera and price.

design, portability, usability, sound, screen

performance, reception, battery

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia P LT22i-BK Unlocked Phone with 8 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, Dual-Core Processor, and 4-Inch Touchscreen--U.S.Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia P LT22i-BK Unlocked Phone with 8 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, Dual-Core Processor, and 4-Inch Touchscreen--U.S.Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia E1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony Xperia E1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the portability, whereas some have doubts about the usability and screen.

portability

screen, usability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: UNLOCKED Sony Xperia E1 D2004 Google Android Phone, BLACKUNLOCKED Sony Xperia E1 D2004 Google Android Phone, BLACK

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia E1 review

 

Small and convenient, but there's better budget options

Low price ; Decent interface ; Good camera modes

Fairly poor, low-res screen ; Insufficient RAM ; Weak battery life

Ratings in-depth The Sony Xperia E1 is a cheap phone – about as affordable as Sony makes. It's small, doesn't have all that many cutting-edge features and can't afford to be quite as stylish as its big brother the Sony Xperia Z2.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia E1

 

Spend a little more if you can

It's cheap, Not as anonymous-looking as some budget phones, Decent custom interface

Limited screen quality, Performance and stability issues, Poor camera

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia E1 Review: In Depth

 

Read our full review of the Sony Xperia E1 smartphone, an £80 mobile with a focus on music with a dedicated Walkman button.

Rugged build ; Expandable storage ; Walkman button

Rubbish speaker ; Lacklustre screen ; Iffy camera

May, 2014

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony Xperia E1

 

If Motorola's bargain Moto G has proved anything, it's that cheap and cheerful is in this year, and now Sony is getting in on the affordable market with its brand new Xperia E1. With its low £99 price tag, Walkman music focus and plastic construction,...

Sony's made a valiant effort for the low-end market with its E1, but it just doesn't match up to either of Motorola's budget blowers. Even compared to the cheap Moto E, Sony's low-cost smartphone doesn't quite match-up, while you can even find the...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Sony Xperia E1 review

 

At the bottom of Sony's Xperia range is the E1, which aims tooffer sophisticated smartphone capability for a fraction of theprice of the high-enders.

Solid build quality, decent battery life

Sluggish processor, not waterproof

The Xperia E1 is a decently built smartphone with a reasonablerange of features for the price. The screen is good to look at,though it lets itself down a bit in the usability stakes, and it'sa shame about the sluggish processor and we only really miss...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Sony Xperia E1 и T2 Ultra: неожиданный анонс

 

Вряд ли кто-то из журналистов ждал от презентации чудес - мне кажется, большинство шли посмотреть еще раз на Sony Xperia Z1 Compact и аксессуары фирмы. По факту, всем нам (и вам, дорогие друзья), показали два новых смартфона. Один из бюджетного...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia E1 Smartphone Review

 

It's got the beat. Sony's Xperia E1 is a Walkman with many settings options. It comes in a flashy plastic casing, a 4-inch TFT screen, and an entry-level SoC from Qualcomm besides 4 GB of flash memory. An included headset reinforces the portable...

Sharp and responsive screen, Speech quality, Headset included, Battery power saving mechanisms + runtimes, Build, Though the speaker is very loud..., The good music player with direct access via a dedicated button, and the battery runtime

it soon overdrives and is treble-heavy, Tight internal storage, Not App2SD capable, Moderate camera unit, No front-facing camera, Slightly cheap-looking plastic, but very robust, A higher-quality appearance and a better camera

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia E1 review: Enter Walkman

 

Back in 2012, the simple and affordable Xperia E was targeting youths and first-time smartphone users. Two years later and out of elementary school, the Xperia E1 has more screen size and brain power to stay afloat in the rough waters of junior high....

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and -band UMTS support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4" 16M-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800) ; Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean, KitKat confirmed but not yet scheduled ; Dual-core 1.2 GHz...

Fixed-focus camera, No LED flash ; Poor video recording ; No front-facing camera ; 512 MB of RAM

What's not to love about well-made affordable smartphones with a distinct feature that's not only marketable but adds character too? We don't mind aggressively priced either. Which the Sony Xperia E1 clearly is. It's built to a budget, but not a lazy...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia E1 Review

 

The Sony Xperia E1 is among the first members of the ultra-affordable family of Android smartphones from 2014, bringing a newer and much more powerful system chip…

New 28nm Snapdragon 200 chip is fast for its class ; Dedicated Walkman key is a nice touch for music lovers ; LED light below display adds a fun effect ; Xperia E1 is very compact and lightweight ; Sony’s skin looks good and works smoothly ; Phone...

Underwhelming display with washed out colors, poor contrast and awful viewing angles ; Camera is sub-par, sorely lacking in detail ; Video recording borders with unusable, appears choppy ; Phone is made of very cheap plastic ; 512MB of RAM (and no...

All in all, the Sony Xperia E1 turns out to be a device that is affordable, yet offering an above average performance for its class. It will appeal to music lovers with its dedicated key for controlling music playback, but it does not offer much in...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Xperia E1

 

The entry-level smartphone market is a crowded place these days. Sony is looking to enter the field with the Xperia E1 . With 4GB of storage, a 4-inch display, a dual-core processor and dedicated media controls, it certainly seems up to the task. How...

Sturdy design, MicroSD card support for built-in MP3 player, Excellent battery life, Walkman button

Basic camera, Weak speakers, Poor color reproduction on screen, Low storage capacity

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:35 / 35.53 / 35.8 / 35.9 / 81.5
Continuous video playback time:8 / 8.12 / 8.2 / 9.6
Standby time (2G):366 / 498 / 551
Standby time (3G):441 / 454
Talk time (2G):8.13 / 8.2 / 8.21 / 8.22 / 9.02 / 9.2
Talk time (3G):8 / 8.41 / 8.67 / 8.7 / 8.77

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Flash:N / No
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Front Camera: No
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3
Second Camera:N / No
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.815
Body SAR (USA):1.33
Head SAR (EU):0.648
Head SAR (USA):0.71

Design

Colour of product:Black / Purple / White / White, Wood
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:White

Display

Display diagonal:10.2 / 101.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive / Resistive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive / Resistive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 0.5625

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, PCM / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AMR, MP4 / 3GPP, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AMR, FLAC, OTA, WAV, XMF / AMR, FLAC, OTA, WMA, XMF
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, H.264, MPEG21, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, MKV, MP4 / 3GP, MP4 / 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, SSH-2, TKIP / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, TKIP / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, TKIP, WEP
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 302
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 302
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: No
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:200 / MSM 8210

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.4
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDHC, SDXC
Internal RAM:512 / 576
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 Chrome, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 12
Height :11.8 / 118
Weight:120 / 121
Width:6.24 / 6.42 / 62.4