Sony India today launched two budget Android smartphones in India, Xperia E1 and its dual SIM variant, E1 Dual. Xperia E1 is basically the sequel to the Xperia E which was launched last year.
Xperia E1 has design inspired by its elder siblings from Z series. Sony has tweaked other things too like display and innards. Compared to 3.5 inch HVGA display of Xperia E, E1 has 4 inch display with WVGA resolution which should make images look crisp with added pixel density. Xperia E1 gets performance boost with upgraded hardware which include Snapdragon 200 SoC (MSM8210) with 1.2GHz dual core CPU. RAM however is still just 512MB. Xperia E1 is Sony’s music centric with the functions to justify the claims. It’s got 100 dB which is coupled with Sony’s famous audio technologies such as xLoud, ClearPhase, ClearStereo and ClearBass. And to remind of you of its old Walkman brand, Sony has put a dedicated ‘Walkman’ key on Xperia E1. Camera has been slightly downgraded from 3.2 MP on E to 3 MP on Xperia E1 and its still without flash. Considering its price, the lack of flash would be a deal-breaker for some. Still, it can record 720p HD videos and has HDR for stills. It has 4GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards upto 32GB. It features usual connectivity options such as WiFi, Bluetooht 4.0, aGPS.
Xperia E1 comes with a 1700 mAh battery. Xperia E1 and E1 Dual will be available in Black, White and Purple colors. Xperia E1 Dual will be available from 10th March 2014 at Rs.10,490 while E1 will come at Rs.9,490 from 25th March 2014.