Sony India has added Xperia E1 and E1 to its bulging Xperia line-up that comprises of more than 10 models currently. Xperia E1 is the upgraded variant of its entry-level Xperia E which was available till this year.
Announced at the CES this year, Xperia E1 phones are primarily for the brand conscious consumers who are more likely to ditch buying devices (more powerful) from domestic brands.
The Xperia E1 gets a bigger 4 inch display compared to 3.5 inch on Xperia E, however the resolution remains at meager 800×480 pixels. It comes packed under a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor clubbed with a hardly enticing 512 MB RAM. Sony Xperia E1 is more suited for its music capability as the company has added its signature Walkman touch to the device with hardware
buttons to offer easy access to music library.
Much to our surprise, the company has managed to offer Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version on these entry-level smartphones, which is a welcome addition but can the device sustain consistent level of output? We will take a closer look and talk about it later.
It comes fitted with a 3 MP rear camera that is way beyond its time and with 1700 mAh battery one expects the Xperia E1 to last out an entire day without much of a fuss. Targeting first time buyers, Sony must be angling towards enticing new smartphone users with its brand image and market understanding.The Xperia E1 dual model carries the same hardware and software with notable addition of dual-SIM option.
Priced at Rs 9,490 Xperia E1 will be available on stores from 25th March while the dual-SIM powered Xperia E1 dual can be bought from 10th March onwards