Sony Xperia E dual review: Decent Dual-SIM Android

posted at 02 March 2013 by Dan


The Sony Xperia E dual is affordable, versatile, able to work with two SIM cards simultaneously and provides access to Google Play's vast library of Android applications. The device also has a decent spec sheet which includes a 3.5-inch screen, a 1GHz processor and a 3.2-megapixels camera.

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What is in the box:
- The Sony Xperia E dual phone
- Wired stereo
- microUSB cable
- Wall charger
- Quick start guide and FCC statement

Even if the 11 millimeter thick Xperia E dual is made out of plastic, it is actually visually appealing, especially for an entry-level smartphone. Its curved back makes it easy to handle and operate, while its texture helps for additional grip. It has an RGB embedded notification light on the bottom which glows in a different color, depending on notification.

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Unfortunately, the Xperia E dual packs a pretty small, low-quality 3.5 inch screen with a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels and only 165ppi, that will certainly not impress you in any way. Graphics are rough around the edges and text looks jagged, while the color depth, outdoor visibility and viewing angles are below average.

The three well spaced capacitive Android buttons are underneath the smartphone's screen while its physical buttons (a volume rocker, lock key in the middle, and a camera shutter) reside on the right side of the device.

The back of the Xperia E dual has the 3.2-megapixels camera lens and the loudspeaker grille. Removing the battery cover will give you access to the microSD card slot, the 1530mAh battery and the two SIM compartments.

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