The Sony Xperia E-series is one of the limited line of small smartphones from Sony which is now on its fourth generation. E4 is Sony’s latest entry level offering that promises tons of features that you don’t usually get to enjoy in an entry level device. For those users who just want to try Android but don’t want to splurge much or those who just want a decent Android phone that’s affordable, this is the device for you. Click here to know more about it.
Sony is one of the manufacturers that got many mentions in this year’s Mobile World Congress for their flagship smartphones which includes the Sony Xperia XZs. After its big reveal, the flagship comes with a deluxe version, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which will be released this year. Sony is saving the premium version for a later release, while the Xperia XZs is already available for pre-order in Asian markets like India. Here are the features of this lite phone flagship from Sony.
Recently, Sony revealed that their focus is on the Xperia X lineup. However, they still have to dedicate time into manufacturing other devices such as the rumored Xperia C6. Renders of the rumored device have been floating all over the internet, displaying Sony’s signature outer body design that can be seen in their recent smartphone models. One leak that surfaced about the Xperia C6 shows a design that is similar to the renders that appeared in the previous months.
At long last, the much-awaited Android Nougat 7.0 update will makes its way for the venerable yet relevant Sony Xperia Z5. Despite being released nearly two years ago, the Sony Xperia Z5 is still going strong since its specs are not really that dated. It may prove to be a long wait but Sony has been one of the first manufacturers that has came forward to affirm its commitment in updating its large range of smartphones during the sudden release of Android 7.0 Nougat by Google. Recently, it has just released the Android Nougat update for Sony Xperia X, XZ, X Performance and X Compact. Next, it will be Sony Xperia Z5's turn.
|Release Date in Philippines|
|Processor frequency||1.3 GHz|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Display resolution||960 x 540 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, HSF, HSP, OPP, Pan, PBA, PBAP|
|Security algorithms||64-bit WEP,128-bit WEP,EAP-AKA,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,PEAP,WEP,WPA,WPA2|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.4.4|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||2 MP|
|Video recording modes||720p,1080p|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery capacity||2300 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||10.4 h|
|Standby time (3G)||653 h|
|Talk time (2G)||10.4 h|
|Standby time (2G)||696 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||48.4 h|
|Continuous video playback time||6.7 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Graphics adapter||Mali 400MP2|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
|Audio formats supported||3GPP,AAC,AMR,ASF,AWB,FLAC,IMY,MP3,MP4,OGG,OTA,WAV,XMF|
|Video formats supported||3GPP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,XVID|
|Image formats supported||BMP,GIF,JPG,WEBP|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The Sony Xpria E4 runs with a MediaTek MT658 chipset which is equipped with a Quad-core A7 cortex that’s clocked at 1.3GHz. It GPU is Mali-400MP2, a graphic processor that’s sufficient enough to run light to moderate graphic demanding applications and games. It also comes with 1GB RAM, giving it the capability to do moderate to heavy multitasking.
The Sony Xperia E4 flaunts a standard IPS LCD screen with a 540 x 960-pixel resolution with a pixel density of 220 pixels-per-inch. The display quality is nothing special because it’s appropriate for its category and price range.
This phone is packed with a 2400 mAh non-removable battery. The phone has a power saver feature which would allow users to maximize its battery. The battery can sustain the phone for up 3 days on standby mode, while 9 hours of video playback, 11 hours of talk time, and 16 hours of web browsing.
One of the perks of this phone is the LTE connectivity. Only a few entry level devices are equipped with LTE technology and this phone is one of those. The Xperia E4 also come in two variants – the dual sim and the single sim.
This phone comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat and flavored with Sony Xperia’s signature launcher. One of the neat features that comes with this phone is its face detection capability which is integrated into their lock screen, providing users more ways to unlock and secure their phone.
This phone uses a 5MP camera sensor with an LED flash on the side. The camera resolution is quite outdated but it doesn’t mean it can’t produce decent quality photos. Besides, the phone is an entry level device and the price tag that comes with it pretty much tells not to expect a ground breaking camera. Despite that, its camera is one of the most decent features of the phone as it produces good quality photos and it comes with auto focus and face detection features.