With smartphones ruling the roost in the mobile market, the need of the hour is a phone that makes both you and your wallet happy. Sony seeks to satisfy the craving for budget Android phones without skimming on the features with the Sony Xperia E. The bar shaped, single GSM SIM smartphone comes with a capacitive touch screen and runs on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean). The Xperia E is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512 MB RAM that allows you to multitask seamlessly. Network:
Operating frequency bands of any mobile phone is the key part of its specification. The supported frequency bands only determine whether a certain handset is compatible with a certain network carrier. The operating frequency brands of this phone in the 2G network are GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and in the 3G network are HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100.Body and Display:
The dimensions of the phone are 113.5 x 61.8 x 11 mm. It weighs about 115.7 grams. The phone has a TFT capacitive touchscreen with 256KM colours. Capacitive touch screens work by recognizing the electrical properties of the human body instead of pressure and generally we cannot use stylus in capacitive touch screens and so handwriting recognition is not allowed in capacitive touch screens. But capacitive touch screens are more sensitive than resistive touch screens.
The screen size is 3.5 inches with approximately 165 ppi pixel density. The screen resolution of the phone is 320 x 480 pixels. The touchscreen is protected by scratch-resistant glass.
It has multitouch feature also. Multitouch refers to the ability of a touch sensing surface to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact with the touch sensing surface. The constant tracking of the multiple points allows the mobile phone interface to recognize gestures, which enable advanced functionality such as pinch-to-zoom. Memory:
The phone has a microSD card slot. The external memory can be extended up to 32GB using a microSD card. The internal memory of the phone is also good. It comes with 4GB internal memory. The phone has a Random Access Memory of 512MB. Connectivity:
Sony Xperia E utilizes both EDGE and GPRS technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. Wi-Fi is also available. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly. NFC is not available. Camera:
This phone has a 3.15 megapixel primary camera. The camera has a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. There is a no secondary camera on the front to make video calls.Features: OS:
OS is an infrastructure operating component of a smartphone. It is the vital component of a smartphone as it controls all the basic operations of a smartphone. This phone comes with Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean).CPU, Chipset and GPU:
The CPU is 1 GHz Cortex-A5. The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. The phone comes with Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon Chipset. The GPU of the phone is Adreno 200.Sensors, Radio, GPS and Java:
The phone has sensors like Accelerometer, proximity etc. GPS is also available with A-GPS support. Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The phone has Stereo FM radio with RDS. Java is available with Java MIDP emulator. Key Features:
The model is available in three colours Black, White and Pink. It supports microSIM card. The key features of the phone include SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player, Document viewer, Photo viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial, Predictive text input etc.Battery:
The phone is powered by standard Li-Ion 1530 mAh battery. Market Status:
This phone was announced on December, 2012. It was released on March, 2013.