Xperia E3 - £110
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia E3
The Sony Xperia E3 is an entry-level smartphone that runs on Android KitKat.
This phone has a 4.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 218PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia E3 has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 68 out of 100.
The Xperia E3 has an estimated battery life of around 12 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2330mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia E3 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 E3 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). 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. The Xperia E3 is able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly. It also has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Sony Xperia E3 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 E3 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It 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 E3 is a very stylish budget phone and offers more than enough in the way of features to make it an attractive device for the money.