Best Price: Rs. 5,319
- Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) upgradable to v4.4.2 (Kitkat)
- 4 GB + 32 GB Expandable
- FM Radio
- Dual SIM
- Lightweight (120 g)
- The best1 Sony phone priced around Rs. 6,000
- Stylish looks
- Good camera
- Good connectivity options
- No front camera
- Average display
Style and substance in one package
Display and configuration
The Sony Xperia E1 Dual sports a 4-inch TFT LCD display featuring a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The screen is ideal in size to operate with one hand, and has a sufficiently high pixel density of 250ppi. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor from Qualcomm and comes with 512MB of RAM. The OS is Android Jelly Bean v4.3.
Camera and storage
The Xperia E1 comes with a 3.1MP primary camera, which is capable of recording 720p videos. It packs a host of features such as smile detection, HDR and a host of manual settings, making it a pretty good shooter in spite of having a low resolution. The phone lacks a front facing camera. It comes with 4GB of on board memory, out of which only about 2GB is available to the user, but this can be expanded upto 32GB via a micro SD card.
Connectivity and Battery
The dual-SIM phone supports HSDPA 3G, allowing for high uplink and downlink. Along with this, it also has Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi with hotspot, GPS and a USB port. All this is powered by a 1,750 mAH Battery, claims to provide talk time of over 9 hours.
Sony Xperia E1 Dual comes with a host of features you can expect in an entry level Android phone. Packed in a stylish polycarbonate body and priced affordably, this is a good competitor to cheap indigenous Android phones.