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Sony Xperia E1 Review Complete Information

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

The Sony Xperia E1 is a gadget for music partners on a plan. A telephone with a committed Walkman catch and a rich music application, its music proficiencies make it emerge in a wildly aggressive business sector of competitive Android cell phones.

It additionally has time on its side, as its one of the first gadgets to ship with another and speedier Snapdragon 200 system chip. Notwithstanding this, the Xperia E1 is additionally an exceptionally reduced and lightweight telephone, an ideals that gets less and less basic these days.


Operating System            Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Dimension                      118 x 62.4 x 12 mm , Weight 120 g 4.23 oz

Size                               480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches

Processor                       Dual-core 1.2 GHz

Storage                         4 GB, 512 MB RAM, microSD, up to 32 GB

Primary                          3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels

Battery                           Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery,

                                    Stand By Up to 366 h (2G) / Up to 441 h (3G)

                                     Talk Time Up to 8 h 13 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 41 min (3G)

2G Network                     GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900- all version

3G Network                     HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - D2004/D2005

Colors                            Black, White

Design And Display

Regarding immaculate size, the Xperia E1 is an exceptionally smaller and pocket capable telephone it measures only 62.4mm, or 2.46 inches, wide. Accordingly, it is almost ideal for solitary utilization, as your thumb can essentially achieve its each corner. Moreover, the E1 is additionally of light weight, tipping the scales at only 120g . Keeping in mind as far as thickness, it is a decently pudgy little telephone with a form size measure of 12mm 0.47, its packed general size makes this less of an issue than it might have been for a bigger telephone.

In advance, you have barely the Sony logo on top, the screen, and no physical catches - rather, the gadget utilizes on-screen catches for route around Android. All the physical keys are spotted on the left: a little bolt key, and a volume rocker above it, keeping in mind both are clicky and responsive, they are made of that same amazingly poor quality plastic, which is frustrating.

We should independently say the novel Walkman key placed on the highest point of the telephone. Since the telephone is so minimal, it’s not tricky to arrive at for it, and its likewise clicky enough. This key is particularly custom-made to control the music listening and it coordinates hard with Sony's Walkman music application. You can tweak it to your loving, however naturally, long pressing it begins the Walkman application, pushing it once stops or resumes the current tune, and twofold pressing it switches to the following melody. It's a perfect touch for music beaus, who can control their music without sparking the telephone.

The Xperia E1 characteristics a 4-inch display with a determination of 480 x 800 pixels WVGA. Truth be told, the display is one of this current telephone's weakest focuses - it gazes exceptionally washed out, with a dissimilar pale blue cast, poor complexity, and wrong shades. Review edges are simply appalling and we're not being critical - tilt the telephone simply marginally and you witness tremendous misfortune conversely and shade immersion. With all these genuine defects, the mediocre 480 x 800-pixel determination, and the 233ppi pixel thickness, resembles a mellow bother that we could pardon given the shoddy cost of the telephone.

On a more positive note, the telephone helps programmed splendor alterations, a setting that is periodically absent on low-end gadgets. It's additionally decently splendid, yet outside its perceivability is not incredible in view of the high reflectivity of the display.

Software And User Interface

It is Android at form 4.3 Jelly Bean, enhanced with the Xperia client interface, that invites clients of the E1. It's not the most recent 4.4 Kitkat, and that is a disgrace since Kitkat includes enhancements for gadgets with 512mb of RAM, simply the kind of telephone the Xperia E1 is.

Sony's skin runs easily and is a standout amongst the most agreeable custom Android U is with smooth looks, fitting quick liveliness that include some decent progress, and a couple of custom applications that add to the stock experience. Such applications are the custom collection, motion picture, Track ID, Back Up, and Smart Connect applications.

Sony's custom Walkman application merits an uncommon specify here since its upgraded to work with the devoted Walkman catch on the telephone. It offers a rich music experience with customary capacities like the capability to order all your music, however it additionally offers a committed equalizer permitting deeper controls for music yield.

Sony additionally offers you to attempt its Music Unlimited music streaming administration with boundless skips, no ads, disconnected from the net listening and accessibility crosswise over different gadgets, however its free just as a 1-month trial, and you'd need to pay to utilize its full capacities as a part of the long haul.

The on-screen console is sufficiently huge, with decently dispersed catches for helpful, moderately quick writing. As we've recently said, the telephone is smaller enough for courageous utilization, and you can likewise sort with only one hand without performing intense hand acrobatic and telephone juggling.

Processor and Memory

The chip that makes everything conceivable is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Msm8210. While a large portion of 2013's moderate gadgets in this class delivered with a Snapdragon 200 chip, they utilized distinctive varieties of it, the vast majority of them, produced utilizing a 45nm methodology. The Msm8210 emerges with being made on the more exceptional 28nm LP hub. We're taking a gander at 1.2ghz double center Cortex-A7-based processor and Adreno 302 illustrations.

This effects in some gigantic additions that are extremely evident in benchmarks. The Xperia E1 scores about twofold effects when contrasted with its 2013 associates. The GPU is additionally reasonably skilled for its class, and you can play most recreations with smooth frame rates.

The greatest return to the past in the Xperia E1 is its small 512mb of Lpddr2 RAM. This, consolidated with the way that the E1 ships with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and not the most recent 4.4 Kitkat, particularly advanced for gadgets with 512mb of RAM), causes some inconvenience as far as execution. The low measure of RAM influences most multitasking, as the framework ends applications rapidly, and the most well-known annoyance is whether you are playing an amusement and somebody interferes with you with a call. The telephone would rapidly end the diversion, and when you backtrack to it, the amusement needs to reload once more.

Inward capacity on the Xperia E1 is 4gb, of which just around 2gb are accessible to the end client. Fortunately, you can develop the rare stockpiling recompense with microSD cards of up to 64gb.

Sony Xperia E1


The camera is a frail spot for the Xperia E1. It's a barebones 3-megapixel shooter that needs painfully in points of interest and catches rough feature.

To make an amazingly competitive gadget, an organization simply need to take shortcuts and, shockingly for some, with Xperia E1, Sony chose to cut in a standout amongst the most oft utilized characteristics - the camera. The handset accompanies a barebones 3-megapixel auto-center camera with no blaze, and there is no front-confronting camera.

The camera application itself is well made it’s the same as on other late Sony gadget, however it takes very much a while to begin, and on some confined events, it recently crashed on us. When it stacks, you have the Superior Auto Mode that picks the right camera settings for you and it works great the majority of the times, in addition to there is the Manual mode for the individuals who need to physically set things like ISO, white adjust, et cetera.

The real pictures, in any case, are some place between normal in immaculate conditions and baffling in low light. Wherever you shoot, however, the caught pictures need detail painfully, and that is the greatest issue with the camera on the E1. Still, in well-lit conditions the camera gets the shades for the most part directly over blowing them marginally in a few circumstances, so we can envision that for imparting on informal organizations to no misrepresentation of photographic perfection, the pictures are usable. Inside, however, pictures fringe with unusable, as the camera misses the shades totally, and in many cases pictures look as though there was a blue channel on top of them.


The E1 ships with a 1750mah client removable battery. Cited talk time remains at 8.2 hours 8.7 hours on 3g, which is beneath the normal. In our every day experience with it, the telephone kept ticking around a day, obliging an overnight charge by and large.


The Xperia E1 cost relies on upon business, changing from around $150 and up to €140 ($190). At this cost, there are a lot of options. A standout amongst the most prevalent gadgets around this class it really requires almost 30% less remains the Windows Phone 8-based Nokia Lumia 520. The Lumia 520 characteristics an extraordinary 5-megapixel camera, a similarly measured however of better quality 4-inch WVGA presentation and its exceptionally strong as far as silicon force. An alternate alternative, this time running on Android, is the prevalent Motorola Moto G, a 4.5" gadget sold at a slight premium, however in return for that, offering a 720p presentation, the most recent Android 4.4, much quicker execution, and a great camera.


All things considered, the Sony Xperia E1 ends up being a gadget that is moderate, yet offering an above normal execution for its class. It will speak to music sweethearts with its devoted key for controlling music playback, however it doesn't offer much as far as amplifier sound quality. It has a dim side excessively, however, as two of its most imperative segments are traded off: the presentation is of disappointing quality, and the camera catches generally disillusioning shots.

With everything taken into account, the Xperia E1 would appear to be a competitive gadget that does little to emerge in the furiously focused low-end fragment. The not very impressive average presentation and camera would appear to be excessively incredible of a trade off, particularly given the way that there are different telephones at around the same value offering considerably more.


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