Sony Xperia E1
Average of 8 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Xperia E1
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.
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%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
Source: Gadget Show
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%
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% emissions: 88%
Source: Mobicroco DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 85% workmanship: 84% emissions: 89%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 92% mobility: 83%
CommentQualcomm 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.
ARM Cortex-A7 dual core with a max of 1.2 GHz clock rate
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This is one of the smallest diagonal for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
75.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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