Sony Xperia E5
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 15 scores (from 22 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Xperia E5
Solid entry into the smartphone world. In our test, Sony's Xperia E5 entry model presents itself as a solid smartphone in the lower price range. You can find out in our review whether a purchase is worthwhile in light of the strong competition.
Source: Expert Reviews
It's a shame the Xperia E5 isn't quite the full package, as its smaller dimensions would have made it a great alternative to the big-screened Moto G4. Sadly, terrible battery life and an underwhelming camera leave little reason to recommend it, and those serious flaws make the E5 feel decidedly average. It's slightly better value if you're only paying £100 for it on Vodafone's PAYG service, but when you can get the Moto G4 for just £160 SIM-free, you might as well spend the extra and get an infinitely superior smartphone in the process.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tech Smart
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 as competitively specced and priced as it is at the moment, the Xperia E5 may find it hard to distinguish itself.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2016
Source: Tech Girl
The Sony Xperia E5 is going to have to push and shove to paddle around and I’m not 100% sure it is suited to that. It’s more a quiet beauty content with gently displacing water in the corner. You’ll love her if you spend some time with her but the chances are you might miss her with all the splashing. The Sony Xperia E5 can definitely compete with other phones in the price bracket but I’m just not sure it is going to make the big splash it needs to own that side of the pool.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2016
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 all make for a worthy £100 handset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: GSM Arena
Affordable, entry-level smartphones are just as well-made and feature-rich as mid-rangers from last year. This doesn't sound like a remarkably profound statement when you keep hearing it every year, but still credit to Sony for coming up with a solid upgrade. Now, Sony doesn't bother with real cheap phones - which is actually fair from a brand that usually commands premium prices. Sony's base 2016 model is more of a midranger but one that keeps up with the latest trends: big screens, hi-res imaging, decent processing power, NFC, Android Marshmallow - it's all there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/05/2016
Source: Phone Arena
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 Sony's work with this affordable, €199 (~$210) smartphone, which performed well across the board. A very welcome surprise!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Android Mag DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 82% performance: 40% features: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 77%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 11/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% mobility: 66%
Source: Teltarif DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 80% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 61%
Source: Curved DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 74% display: 74% mobility: 76%
Source: Android Welt - Heft 5/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Source: Canaltech PT→EN
Positive: Compact size; good performance; decent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2016
Source: Lupo Kkio IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 72% display: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Techstation.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% display: 80% ergonomy: 75%
Source: Les Mobiles FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Top for Phone FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful image; stylish design; quality manufacture. Negative: Many unwanted apps.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2016
Source: Mobilizujeme CZ→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good sound. Negative: Relatively high price; poor performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2016
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 70%
CommentARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript. 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.
MT6735: A 64-bit quad-core SoC (4x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz and designed for inexpensive tablets and smartphones.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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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.
72.45%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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