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Sony Xperia E3

Specifications

Sony Xperia E3
Sony Xperia E3 (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
4.5 inch 16:9, 854 x 480 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
144 g ( = 5.08 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

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Average Score: 70.8% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 98%, performance: - %, features: 77%, display: 85% mobility: 91%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia E3

50% Sony Xperia E3 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
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, even though it does its job, allowing you to stream media and browse the web with satisfying LTE speeds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
Sony Xperia E3 review: Blue collar
Source: GSM Arena English
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 most affordable Xperia of this generation offers plenty of it. The sub-720p screen counts against, but it readily over-delivers in other departments.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2014
Sony Xperia E3 hands-on review: Budget 4G phone takes on the Moto G
Source: PC Advisor English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2014
Hands-on: Sony Xperia E3 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Xperia E3 is a good looking device that brings many of Xperia range's design features to a more entry-level product. It's plastic, not as slim and a little heavier than the premium devices in this portfolio but it has a nice feel to it and we liked it. This end of the market is becoming more and more competitive but despite the low internal storage capacity, we think Sony has done alright here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
A budget option with a curious name
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia E3 is another phone that's designed to do a job, and does it pretty well. It's meant to take some cues from the big Sony phones and bring them to a price point that the smartphone naysayers can stomach. The HDR mode and wider viewing angles of the screen make it feel a lot more premium, and while I find the chassis too chunky I don't think it will put off too many people.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014

Foreign Reviews

80% Sonys Einsteiger-Handy
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 98% features: 77% display: 85% mobility: 91%
65% Sony Xperia E3
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Sony Xperia E3
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Sony Xperia E3
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%

Comment

Model: With the Xperia E3, Sony has created a well balanced device that delivers performance with bang for the buck. The design philosophy is the same as any modern Sony smartphones' with emphasis on built quality and simplicity. There are 4 colors to choose from; white, black, yellow and copper. The chassis feels solid in hand with slight curves at the corners while the entire device weighs in at just 143.8 g. The 4.5 inch IPS panel has a pixel density of 218 ppi. Images are sharp and colors are beautiful even if the screen size is on the compact side.

The Android 4.2.2 KitKat device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, a Cortex-A7  quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, an Adreno 305 GPU and an internal storage of 4 GB. Users can upgrade storage with an additional 32 GB using a microSD. Despite the affordable tag, Sony has implemented a good 5 MP autofocus rear camera. There is also a secondary VGA front camera on-board. The Sony Xperia E3 also feature Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and an FM radio with RDS. Battery life gets the thumbs up with a non-removable Lithium-Ion cell rated at 2330 mAh delivering up to 12 h talk time.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. 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.
400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

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.


70.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-09-14 (Update: 2014-09-14)