Sony Xperia E1


Sony Xperia E1Notebook: Sony Xperia E1 (Xperia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302
Display: 4 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.119kg
Price: 129 euro
Average Score: 75.25% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 51%, features: 62%, display: 64% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia E1

79% Sony Xperia E1 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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 jukebox claim. The price of 129 Euros (~$174) matches the available power.
80% Small and convenient, but there's better budget options
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia E1 is a cheap phone, and it both looks and feels like one. Unlike some rivals it hasn't quite made enough right moves to ensure it brings a solid core experience to the table, while still including some fluffier elements like a dedicated music button. Thanks to the decent interface it's a reasonable low-cost option, but it's solidly beaten by the Motorola Moto E, which costs as little as £10 more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Sony Xperia E1 Dual Review: Funky and Affordable
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Sony Xperia E1 Dual competes with the Motorola Moto E, HTC Desire 210 Dual SIM, Asus Zenfone 4, and Nokia X Dual SIM, in addition to multiple options from local brands. We find that Sony, Motorola and Asus have the edge here, each with a different set of strengths and weaknesses. We do like the Sony Xperia E1 Dual (and by extension, its cheaper twin the E1) but it's a crowded market. Go for this phone if you're comfortable with Sony's Android skin and if its style appeals to you. Otherwise, the Moto E is a solid alternative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony Xperia E1 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sony is keen to promote the Xperia E1 as the “best phone in its class”. It's a bold statement, but one that's based on data harvested back in November 2013. Since then times have changed. There are compromises across most hardware elements of the Xperia E1, but the thing we have most issue with is the performance and stability of the phone. Part of this will improve with successive updates, but the phone's 512MB of RAM is likely to prove a longer-term performance roadblock.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
60% Sony Xperia E1
Source: Gadget Show English
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 superior Moto G on sale for around the same price if you don't mind being tied down to certain networks, making Sony's effort almost redundant. We like the musical focus here, but it's not enough to make the Xperia E1 a must-have budget phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

92% Sony Xperia E1
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% emissions: 88%
86% Getestet: Das Sony Xperia E1 dual vereint Walkman mit Dual-SIM-Smartphone
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 85% workmanship: 84% emissions: 89%
85% Handy-Walkman
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 92% mobility: 83%


Qualcomm Adreno 302: Integrated graphics card in some Snapdragon 200 SoCs with 6 shaders clocked at 400 MHz.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

200 8210:

ARM Cortex-A7 dual core with a max of 1.2 GHz clock rate

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

4": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.119 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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Sony reviews

75.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 6 (Update: 2014-06- 6)