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Sony Xperia E5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Sony Xperia E5. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The camera and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the durability and battery, while many are critical about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia E5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia E5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia E5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia E5 (white) unlockedSony Xperia E5 (white) unlocked

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Simon Hill (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia E5 review

 

Not quite a budget bargain, and certainly no mid-range marvel

Attractive design ; Nice display ; Decent camera

Slow performance ; No fast charging ; Odd volume rocker placement

Awkwardly straddling the budget and mid-range categories, the Sony Xperia E5 doesn't quite do enough to earn a recommendation in either. There's nothing particularly wrong with it, but you can get better smartphones for around the same price.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia E5 Review: In Depth

 

Sony Xperia E5 Review: Sony's cheapest Xperia phone of 2016 costs just £99, has a 13-megapixel camera & 5-inch HD screen. Here's our full Xperia E5 review.

Decent battery life ; Respectable budget performance ; Rugged

Very basic cameras

Sony’s Xperia E5 is one of the cheapest Xperia phones you can nab these days, but holds up remarkably well compared with rivals like the Wileyfox Spark. Attractive and solid design work, respectable performance and battery life, and a decent HD screen...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Sony Xperia E5

 

Despite serving up a number of solid specs, the Xperia E5 arrives on the scene when a number of great mid-range devices are already on the market. Ultimately, Sony's option is not a clear standout.

Solidly constructed body; Good display and camera; Strong battery life

No standout features; Not competitively priced; A tad under specced

As has become Sony's usual modus operandi with its mid-range Xperia devices, the E5 is as solid and capable as they come. At R3 999, it's similarly priced to comparable devices like the Huawei GR3 and AG Mobile #Hashtag, and with the mid-range market...

Sep, 2016

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

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia E5

 

Типичный представитель бюджетного сегмента на базе MTK6735 – интересный дизайн, неплохая фронтальная камера (и странная основная), неплохой дисплей, покупать можно, но с оговорками

Громкость звонка хотелось бы чуть увеличить – но уже некуда, вибрация слабая. Качество передачи речи на хорошем уровне, но динамик мне показался совсем тихим, хочется сделать погромче, а все, запас кончился. В рознице аппарат стоит около 13 990 рублей....

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia E5 Review

 

The Xperia E5 seems stronger than ever, with significantly better hardware compared to its predecessor in essentially every area: design, display, power-crunching, and even imaging. On paper, it's a worthy successor...

Signature design ; Good display ; No-nonsense software ; Good performance ; Very decent camera overall

Volume rocker's placement isn't optimal ; Earpiece produces muffled voices ; Camera sometimes messes up white balance

It's not often we get to say this, but it's probably best that, for the time being, you stay put and steer clear of the Xperia E5. That's not because it's a problematic device—the very opposite in fact! As a whole, we were pleasantly surprised by...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Sony Xperia E5 review

 

The Sony Xperia E5 is a decent mid-range smartphone, with an attractive slimline design. Priced in the competitive mid-range, it's not lacking in any way, but neither does it particularly stand out. We reckon it's a safe choice that won't let you down,...

We've decided to call the Sony E5 a safe choice. It's not an exciting choice; it's not revolutionary or pushing at any boundaries. Nope, but it's very safe. Asked by dave from uk on 19th Aug 2016 We used the standard setting straight out of the box. Reply

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Steve (s21.com)

Sony Xperia E5

 

Got this phone yesterday at Carphone Warehouse, & put my Three sim in it, as a workphone replacement for my LG Leon, which disappointed me with its fast battery drain & slow (2-3 hrs) charge. The E5 is a far superior phone- fast charge (1-1 1/2 hrs),...

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:55 / 65
Continuous video playback time:11.5 / 7
Standby time (2G):511
Standby time (3G):518
Standby time (4G):525 / 528
Talk time (2G):11.5
Talk time (3G):10 / 9.5
Talk time (4G):9.5

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:1600
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.461
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.458

Design

Brand colour:Graphite Black
Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MID, MP3, OGG, OTA, SMF, Vorbis, WAV, eAAC+ / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MID, MP3, OGG, OTA, SMF, Vorbis, WAV, eAAC+ / 3GPP, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, SMF, WAV / AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, Vorbis, WMA
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, PNG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, M4V, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, WMV8, WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA+, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, DID, GAP, GAVDP, HFP, MAP, OPP, SAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, HID, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 6
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:No / Yes
TV-Out :No / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:MT6732 / MT6735
Processor operating modes:64-bit

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / Google Androi M

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1536
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:200
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.2
Height :14.4
Weight:147
Width:6.9