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E1 dual

Just when Xperia made heads turn with their stunning Z2 at the MWC 2014 this year, they have gone ahead and entered into the dual-SIM phones market by launching Xperia E1 dual.

Features

Xperia E1 Dual

Display

4 Inch

Processor

1.2GHz Dual-Core Qual-comm Processor

Camera

3MP rear

Internal Memory

4GB

Android

4.3

Battery

1770 mAH

RAM

512 MB

It is at present available online at a cost of Rs. 9,899. It is a dual-SIM variant, and runs Android 4.3. It features a WVGA (480×800 pixel) display with a pixel density of 233ppi. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 200 (MSM8210) processor with 512MB of RAM. The Xperia E1 Dual houses 4GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 32GB.

The Xperia E1 Dual sports a 3-megapixel rear camera capable of 720p recording, and for some shocking reason has no front-facing camera. The battery is of 1700mAh that is touted to deliver up to 9 hours of talk time, and 551 hours of standby time. It features 3G connectivity support which is obvious given that 2G seems like a passing cloud.

The Sony Xperia E1 Dual smartphone comes in three colors – Black, Purple and White and as already told it available for grabs at Infibeam online retailer site.

An interesting aspect is that the Xperia E1 Dual can produce up to 100 decibels of volume through its speakers. Sony has also offered a promotional 30 day free pass to experience the company’s Entertainment Network music streaming service.

While the above features have been gusted out, a verdict on whether this phone is worth spending that much is something I need to write on due to the following reasons:

  1. No front camera – This is a bad way of making customers notice your phone
  2. It is running with Android 4.3 and to make things more disappointing the RAM is just 512MB with the processor holding the 200 series when we would have wanted the 400 series from Snapdragon
  3. 1770mAH will drain away like water if there is heavy usage and I would be looking for power sockets even before I realize
  4. Lastly, the pricing is such a letdown as at Rs10, 000 I have options that can make this phone look like a bad joke

Let’s just hope Sony takes a second call on the pricing otherwise it surely guarantees that this handset making sales would be a dream that would never be a reality.

Image Courtesy: Sony

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