Sometimes, it can be a bit arguable what counts as a "low end" phone these days. Even cheap phones are so powerful that calling them anything lower than mid-range can seem insulting. This one, however, makes us pretty comfortable with the moniker. With a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, a 320x480 TFT display, and a 3.2MP rear camera, the Xperia E fills out Sony's budget line just fine.

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Optionally, the Xperia E Dual has the option for dual SIM card slots, which is great for business users, and those who need to work with multiple networks. And, in what must be a treat for anyone looking to buy on this end of the handset market, the regular E ships with Jelly Bean, while the E Dual will receive the upgrade soon. So that's always nice. Still, we don't expect many of you Nexus-chasers will be lining up to get your hands on this one.

Here are the shared specs between the devices:

  • 3.5" 320x480 TFT display
  • 1GHz MSM7227A processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3.2MP camera
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • 4GB storage
  • Micro SD card slot, expandable up to 32GB

No word yet on pricing or availability.

Source: Sony

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Andrew Denniston

    Is it me or does that looks a lot like the Original Moto Droid?

    • efan

      just you

  • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

    Samsung may unveil 8 Core in February & Sony's still stuck with Dual Core. The only highlight here is Jelly Bean.

    • efan

      this is a low end device...

      • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

        Ok. Agreed. Name one Sony flagship device that's Quad Core.

    • Muhammad Zohaib Rizwani


    • Raphaël Briand

      You're disappointed with dual core on a budget phone?

  • Bigsike
  • GeeQ

    The real issue is that this is their 8millionth phone this yr, low end and comes with JB while the other high end phones they released will most likely get JB next yr, mid Q1... Gosh, how I hate them, last sony i bought for sure was my XS

  • Paul

    S1 CPU with Adreno 200 GPU... the Xperia X10 which was released in 2009 had those specs.
    And yet people who bought phones from the 2011 line up (S2 CPU's and Adreno 205 GPU's) are left behind.
    I always wondered what their slogan "make believe" was all about. Now i know, Sony want's it's customers to believe when they say that the 2011 lineup isn't capable of running JellyBean.
    Sony really seems to be out for just one-time-customers since they think that insulting customers intelligence like that will help their brand more than customer satisfaction.