Expert Review of Sony Xperia E dual Black
Sony has not left any stone unturned in order to make sure that their Xperia series lands up in every section giving all kinds of variations and hence loads of options for the users to choose from depending upon their preferences. Sony Xperia E Dual is just the example of that with the Sony Xperia E already a part of the series, where the former is giving the user a dual SIM version. This is pretty much on the lines of what Samsung does with its devices releasing a dual SIM version of its mid-range devices and seems like Sony has taken a cue from their books. The device comes with a 3.5 inch screen which looks pretty Impressive with its bright outlook and is backed by the Timescape user interface. The internal memory is 4GB out of which 2GB is available for the user, which is similar to Sony Xperia E, along with 512MB of RAM and a memory card slot that gives space for up to 32GB of memory expansion.
The access to Internet is well looked after with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot, which gives smooth web operating. The USB port is version 2.0 and not 3.0 while the Bluetooth version is also 2.1 and not 4.0, although that will not make a significant difference in terms of speed. There is GPRS and EDGE, which is pretty much a given with today's gadgets. The camera is 3.2 megapixels, which is again same as Sony Xperia E that works at a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels but there is no secondary camera. The operating system is Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which is not the latest with Jelly Bean already in the market. Battery is pretty formidable with 1,530 mAh giving a reasonable amount of talk time and standby time. Available in the colors of black and gold, Sony Xperia E Dual is powered by 1GHz cortex-A5 processor.
User Interface and UI functionality
Sony Xperia E Dual has a 3.5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that gives a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels and 256k colors and works at a pixel density of 165ppi. The screen is scratch resistant and can be interacted with up to 2 fingers through the multitouch technology. The timescape user interface makes the screen look even more elegant from the outset.
Sony Xperia E Dual has the music player and the video player that gives the user access to the latest that the entertainment world has to offer. The former is compatible with the formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC, AAC+, OTA, and WAV player while the latter with MP4, H.263, H.264 and WMV player. There is also the FM radio that gives the user access to all the popular radio stations that are accessible to their desired cities. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack.
Pictures and Video quality
Sony Xperia E Dual comes with a 3.2 megapixels camera that gives pictures at a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels and features the Geo-tagging facility that lets the user tag their friends and families. The user can also shoot videos of VGA quality, but there is no access to a secondary camera for video chats. The camera produces good results as compared to some of the other brands with similar camera strength like Samsung.
Sony Xperia E Dual has the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot that gives the user access to web that allows the user to download desired data including music files, games, images and videos.The net is quick and multiple tabs can be opened with minimum time lag. The user can visit the desired web sites like Facebook, Twitter or check his or her mails.
Internal and External Memory
Sony Xperia E Dual is backed by the 4GB internal memory, 2GB of which is available for the user to save important files and data. The memory may or may not be sufficient. For those who prefer larger capacity, there is a provision for a microSD card slot that makes sure that the user can stretch the memory up to 32GB allowing the user to store plenty of data without worrying about the memory space running out. The nature of data may be music, games, images and videos. RAM is 512MB, which would give the user quick access to the resources of the system.
Applications and Gaming
Sony Xperia E Dual does provides lots of games and apps that an Android device should provide. Although the operating system is not Jelly Bean like Sony Xperia E, the difference is not so significant and the user can get their hands on the latest offering from the Android world of Apps, which is one of the largest out there today. All the supportable applications and games are available at the Google Play Store, which previously was known as Android Market.
Sony Xperia E Dual comes powered by a standard lithium ion battery of 1,530 mAh power that gives the user a talk time of up to 6 hours and 12 minutes in 2G and up to 6 hours and 18 minutes in 3G along with a standby time of up to 530 hours in 2G as well as in 3G. The user can then operate on the device for a longer duration without his or her entertainment being cut short. This battery provides audio playback time of up to 33 hours (on PHF mode), while the video playback time offered is up to 8 hours.
Sony Xperia E Dual has loads of data connectivity features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB port, GPRS and EDGE facility. The Wi-Fi is backed by the DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot facilities.
Sony Xperia E Dual when compared to Sony Xperia E has an inferior operating system but that is only one version down. The former has an Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system while the latter is operated by Android Jelly Bean OS. Sony Xperia E Dual has the dual SIM facility, which means that the device is compatible with two SIM cards (GSM + GSM) in a single device whereas Sony Xperia E does not accommodate the same facility. Apart from its sibling, Sony Xperia E Dual also gets head-to-head competition from Samsung Galaxy S Duos, Samsung Galaxy Ace, HTC One V, Micromax Canvas HD A116 and many more smartphones that fall in the same price bracket.