Best Price: Rs. 4,758
- Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) upgradable to v4.4.2 (Kitkat)
- 4 GB + 32 GB Expandable
- FM Radio
- Lightweight (120 g)
- The best1 Sony phone priced around Rs. 4,000
- Sharp display
- Decent configuration
- Sturdy design
- Supports 3G
- No front camera
Display, Processor and OS
The Sony Xperia E1 features a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen which is protected by scratch resistant glass, and has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) takes care of the software platform. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, accompanied by 512MB of RAM.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The handset has a 3MP camera at the back but lacks a front facing snapper. It supports features like 4X digital zoom, HDR, white balance presets, face detection, smile detection and geotagging. The camera can shoot stills up to a maximum resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels and record 720p videos at 30fps. The inbuilt storage of 4GB can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card.
Battery and Connectivity
It can be connected to other networks and gadgets through options like Bluetooth v4.0, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, 3G, micro-USB 2.0 and GPS/AGPS. The 1,750mAh Li-ion battery is strong enough to deliver 9 hours of talktime and 551 hours of standby time on 2G networks.
The Sony Xperia E1 is an entry level Android phone. It features a sharp display powered by a decent configuration. Even at just 3-megapixel, the camera clicks good pictures. Except of the lacking front camera, the device is absolutely great value for money.