Xperia E - £70
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia E
The Sony Xperia E is an entry-level smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is an uncomplicated device that is attractively priced. It offers an extensive feature list and has a reputation for excellent build quality.
This phone has a 3.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 165PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia E has a 3.2MP camera, can record video in up to 480p. This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 18 out of 100.
The Xperia E has an estimated battery life of around 6 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1530mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia E 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 E 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. It can also connect to DLNA enabled devices, enabling you to stream content directly to or from this phone wirelessly.
The Xperia E has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It has a feature that Sony are calling 'HD voice' which is intended to boost the sound quality of phone calls. It also comes with a document viewer installed to help you open email attachments and a data usage app to help you stay on top of your phone bill. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and 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.
Sony's Xperia E is reasonably priced and comes loaded with features. It is capable of handling most basic smartphone functions and has much to commend it.