Sony is jumping into the high-end market with its Z3 and Z3 Compact, but the company hasn’t forgotten about those looking for something a bit more affordable. There’s also the Xperia E3, a device that offers a balance of design, speed and features without breaking the bank. You want great design? The E3 has that in spades.
Whereas the Z3 and Z3 Compact offer 5.2 and 4.6-inch displays, respectively, Sony’s E3 is just a tad smaller with a 4.5-inch screen, though the resolution is decidedly low-end at 480p. That said, you still get a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.4, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of expandable storage (up to 32GB), a 5-megapixel camera, 2330mAh battery and 4G support.
It has that familiar Xperia design, coming in at 8.5mm and 143.8 grams, though the materials aren’t quite as high-end as the Z3 or Z3 Compact. Otherwise you can expect a quality experience in a device that you can comfortably purchase without feeling like you just blew your entire paycheck. There are actually four different models of the E3 for audiences across the globe, including a dual SIM variant.
Sony doesn’t specify price, though it does say the E3 will be available sometime this fall around the world.