Xperia E1 - £120
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Xperia E1
The Xperia E1 is a mid-range smartphone that runs Android Jelly Bean. With its attractive design and solid construction, the E1 follows the pattern set by the other devices in Sony's Xperia range.
This phone has a 4 inch touchscreen that displays in 233PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia E1 has a 3.2MP camera and can record video in up to 640VGA. This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 28 out of 100.
The Xperia E1 has an estimated battery life of around 8 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1700mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia E1 comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia E1 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Sony Xperia E1 Dual) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Xperia E1 has an FM radio and a Walkman MP3 player. It places a special emphasis on music with a dedicated button for launching the Walkman and it has a 100 decibel speaker with both Sony's Clear Audio and xLOUD technologies to boot. This phone is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Xperia E1 is a steady mid-range phone and a competent performer. Its strong focus on music helps to increase its appeal and it is a very capable handset in all areas.