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Sony Xperia E3 / Sony D2203 / D2206 / D2243 / D2202

alaTest has collected and analyzed 744 reviews of Sony Xperia E3 / Sony D2203 / D2206 / D2243 / D2202. 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. Views about the portability and performance are generally positive. The size and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia E3 / Sony D2203 / D2206 / D2243 / D2202 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 E3 / Sony D2203 / D2206 / D2243 / D2202

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 user reviews of Sony Xperia E3 / Sony D2203 / D2206 / D2243 / D2202 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the size.

price, usability, performance, portability, durability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia E3 4G UK SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia E3 4G UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia E3 / Sony D2203 / D2206 / D2243 / D2202

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia E3 / Sony D2203 / D2206 / D2243 / D2202 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the portability, but some have doubts about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia E3 D2203 4GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Android Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia E3 D2203 4GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Android Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia E3 review

 

A budget option with a curious name

Good build ; Low price (likely)

Slower processor ; Massive bezels

A solid attempt at the budget market that needs further investigation.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Sony Xperia E3 review - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has been busy at IFA 2014, announcing a number of new Xperia devices to its portfolio including the new Xperia Z3 flagship and smaller Xperia Z3

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia E3

 

4G from a top brand for under £100?

Has 4G ; Low price ; Good battery life

Low-res screen ; Quite chunky for screen size ; Very low-detail camera

The Sony Xperia E3 doesn’t use Gorilla Glass either – a toughened glass layer used in many phones as a protective top surface. It does use tempered glass, but clearly isn’t as tough as Gorilla Glass as you can very easily cause screen distortion with...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia E3 hands-on review

 

Sony used its keynote at IFA 2014 in Berlin to unveil the Xperia E3, alongside the new Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact the SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3.

The Sony Xperia E3 might not have the best specs for a phone at this price but it is one of the most stylish budget devices around and includes 4G connectivity.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia E3 Review: In Depth

 

We review the Sony Xperia E3, Sony's most affordable 4G phone to date at just under £100. But is it great value for money, or do rival budget phones beat it into the dust?For £100, you can bag yourself…

4G ; Nice design ; Expandable storage

Cramped, low-res screen ; Iffy camera

Sony’s Xperia E3 is one of a growing number of sub-£100 4G phones, and it brings some slick design with it, but there are better rivals for the same or lesser cost. The grainy display and iffy camera ultimately make it a difficult phone to recommend,...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Xperia E3

 

Sony Xperia E3 smartphone : Sony Mobile presents the Xperia E3 smartphone. The Sony Xperia E3 provides unmatched entertainment with fun features including creative camera apps. Its ultra-fast performance and 4G connection also allows consumers to...

With Sony’s broad range of accessories you can also enhance your experiences even further by connecting them to your Xperia E3. SmartBand SWR10 is an innovative life-logging wristband that lets you keep track of everything you do and presents it back...

Oct, 2014

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

Sony Xperia E3 – первый взгляд

 

Бюджетный аппарат компании Sony – мне очень понравился E3 желтого цвета, выглядит классно. Есть версия с LTE и двумя SIM-картами, IPS-дисплей, неплохая производительность, обычная SIM-карта. Эй, Sony, всем интересно узнать цены на новинки!

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia E3 review: Blue collar

 

Sony's cheapest LTE smartphone - that is the Xperia E3 key selling point, but is there more to it than that? With the same design language as the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, the E3 looks well up-to-date and gives you the latest Android KitKat decked...

4.5" IPS LCD, 480 x 854px, 218ppi, shatter-proof glass, ambient light sensor ; LTE connectivity ; Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Xperia UI on top ; Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM ;...

Low screen resolution ; Thick bezels make the device bigger than 4.5" peers ; Battery isn't user-replaceable

The Sony Xperia E3 wants to make a splash but not rock the boat of Sony's other midrangers. Now, that sounds like a tough brief but the Xperia E3 might just have enough to get noticed in the crowded mid-range market. Bang for buck is key here and the...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com.au)

Sony Xperia E3 is Sony's cheapest Android phone yet (hands-on)

 

With the new Xperia Z3, Sony has crammed some of the best mobile technology ever invented into a gorgeous, skinny, waterproof body. So naturally it'll be ridiculously expensive.

With its low-resolution display and basic processor, the Xperia E3 certainly won't appeal to those of you after the best smartphone Sony has to offer -- you should look at shelling out for the new Xperia Z3. If you're after an attractive, fun...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Andy Walker: Gearburn Editor (gearburn.com)

Sony Xperia E3 review-in-brief: unflappable but uninteresting

 

With Sony launching the Xperia E4 and E4g recently, we look back at the device it replaces -- the Sony Xperia E3.

: For around R2200, the Sony Xperia E3 is one of the cheaper Sony devices you can get. It isn’t loaded with awesome things like the flagship Xperias but it will get the everyday mundane job done. I do think there are better value-for-money devices out...

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2330
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:49 / 49.4
Continuous video playback time:7.27 / 7.45 / 7.5
Standby time (2G):706
Standby time (3G):661
Standby time (4G):579
Talk time (2G):12 / 12.2 / 12.20 / 12.33
Talk time (3G):8.41 / 8.5 / 8.68

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.664
Head SAR (EU):0.538

Design

Colour of product:Black / Copper / Green / Lime / White / Yellow
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Copper / Lime

Display

Display diagonal:11.4 / 114.3
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: 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-NB, AMR-WB, M4A, MIDI, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGA, OTA, RTX / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WMA / 3GPP, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGA, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP, JPG, PNG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GPP, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 2100 / 850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSPA, UMTS
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, DES, EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-MD5, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, HTTPS, LEAP, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WDS, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, DES, EAP, EAP-MD5, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, MD5, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, PEAP, WPA / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB / USB-SATA
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:400 / MSM 8226-2 / MSM 8926-2

Software

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:1.7 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :13.7 / 137.1
Weight:143.8
Width:6.94 / 69.4