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Sony Xperia E3 is a Cheap Workhorse for Emerging Markets

by Brandon Russell | September 3, 2014September 3, 2014 8:20 am PST


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.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...