Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 dual announced: 4-inch WVGA display 1.2GHz dual-core and 100dB speaker

by XB on 14th January 2014

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia E1

Xperia-E1-coverSony has unveiled a new entry-level smartphone for 2014 called the Xperia E1 (D2004/ D2005) and Xperia E1 dual (D2104/D2114/D2105). The Xperia E1 sports a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display with 233 PPI and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset (MSM8210) with 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Adreno 302 graphics. One of its big marketing features is a very loud 100 decibel speaker.

As would be expected from an entry-level model, don’t expect much from the optics. The Xperia E1 has a lowly 3MP camera and no front facing camera. The handset will come with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage (2GB usable) as well as microSD memory card support. Other features include a removable 1700mAh battery, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS. You don’t get NFC in this model.

The Xperia E1 dual comes with Sony’s latest dual SIM technology this means that both SIM cards can be set independently with their own custom ring tones and you can switch between SIMs with one touch before making calls or sending texts. Also, you can keep both SIMs active, so that you’ll never miss a call, even while talking on one of them.

The Xperia E1 has dimensions of 118 x 62.4 x 12 mm and weighs 120 grams. The Xperia E1 will launch with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and come in three colours (black, white and purple). It will launch globally during Q1 2014.

Sony Xperia E1 white paper
Sony Xperia E1 dual white paper

Xperia E1 hands-on video in Russian

Xperia E1 press pictures

Xperia E1_1

Xperia E1_5

Xperia E1_2

Xperia E1_3

Xperia E1_4

Via Sony Mobile Blog and Sony Developer World.

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  • xperiax10.awesome

    Sony E1 or Moto G? Price it well Sony !!

  • Max

    Sell it for £99 and watch people go crazy!

  • Huseyin Unsal

    Is this there new entry level phone? If so price matters ;) Sony killing it on the design.

  • Rammstone

    So thats the fourth phone announced and we are just two weeks into this year? I hope we see Z2 soon with both Ultra and Tablet editions

  • Tjaldid

    I’m betting that the Xperia Z2 won’t get anywhere near that good of an audio output :( I would sacrifice the waterproof feature if it meant dual front facing speakers with good sound

  • prasanthpm

    Entry Level, Mid Range Level, Flagship Level nobody there to beat Sony’s Design

  • Asahi

    So, last year was the year of Cybershot (camera) technology in their phones. I’m guessing this is the year of Walkman (music) in Sony phones?

  • :D

    ZDNet Korea is reporting that new member of Samsung Galaxy S series will not be launched at MWC.

  • Filipp

    what the crap! any 100$-device has much better specs!

  • Anukul

    you mean a “$100 on contract” device? This is not USA , we buy phones by paying the full price.

  • Rubenos

    €150 in the Netherlands, it’ll drop when it starts selling to around €130/120 I guess

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  • Doge

    Very Sony
    Much sound
    So design

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Please SONY Please make flagship with high quality DAC so it will not just have louder sound but higher quality sound also.

  • xperianer

    oh my, this looks kinda cute and sexy. with the speaker maybe its a step in the direction of a walkman-phone? kinda?

    hm, maybe good for a long jogging or streetbycicle run with music :)

    i feel the jealous look of my ray here -_-

  • xperiaDROID

    Moto G is better than Xperia E1 in terms of specs, design wise the E1 beats the Moto G hands down.

    So, the E1 should be cheaper than the Moto G.

  • xperiaDROID

    You’re on the wrong website.

  • xperiaDROID

    This is the best looking entry level phone yet. Sony rocks!

  • Battal Aljadei

    i think it is and i hope so that there’s gonna be a bigger Walkman on the next device in February,
    this looks like a hint or small seed for the bigger one to come in 2014 .

  • Mirrorpurple

    omg… i regret getting the Z1 already… JKSSS

    but if the RAM is 1GB i will get this phone instead

  • AA :P

    somehow 512mb in 2014, seems pretty low, even for a low end phone.

  • sp user

    Any news about 4.3 for xperia sp

  • 3rdflyleaf

    And the 2 gb internal. -_-

  • techielover

    Every new product and things are coming by sony except firmware updates ;)

  • Renato Laporte

    Everyone has different needs I know, but I can’t think of any scenario that I would like a louder / better speaker in my phone in change of the water proof protection.

    For the ringtone is fine and it’s also good enough for handsfree calling and that’s all, I wont listen to music or watch videos using the phone speaker… Not even the HTC One is good enough for me, so I use a headphone or my Nokia Play 360.

  • techielover

    may be one or two more weeks i guess be patient lol

  • Ambroos

    RRP in the Netherlands is €149!

  • Ambroos

    €149 in the Netherlands, RRP. Will probably go down quickly at online retailers.

  • Luxsaan06

    No one can beat Sony…

  • Sumo

    If they had only implemented -> ‘One of its big marketing features is a very loud 100 decibel speaker’ this on the Xperia Z…. it would have made it perfect.

  • P9

    hope this music focus features come to all next xperia.
    love how sony listen to their customer… best. :)

  • SS

    Sony’s xperia smartphones make you feel the heat
    And they’re doing it they can’t be beat
    *B-bring the galaxies out*
    They’re born to win
    better tell all your friends
    Cause they get it in
    You know the xperias
    They bring the galaxies out!

  • P9

    would be 750+ or 1GB at least.

  • P9

    just see my old lww successor with very speakers & WALKMAN botton, hope there’re more kind of this phone. or add to next xperia.

  • SS

    Tryna steal its secrets but Sony will never tell
    Cause it’s got the best devices so it will never fail
    that’s right
    can’t deny
    Sony can fly!

  • P9

    please don’t add this awesome feature to only a phone.

  • Actman

    Lol. You regret buying Z1? You compared this with Z1? It’s like a ELEPHANT compare to a cat! Sell your Z1 then. See if more regret with it!

  • SS

    Now that Z1 is on the scene
    S4 is history
    No one can stop it now

    Samsung is crying
    they’re watching their sales sink
    while Sony is number 1

  • qamu74

    Yes, when update SP?

  • SS

    A little song I wrote about Sony <3

  • P9

    look at 1st & last pictures, XE1 is PS certified too? O.o

  • Akira Y? (??)

    The UI is very “KitKat-ish”…. I guess we’ll be expecting another UI refresh with the 4.4 update. :)

  • :D

    ZDNet Korea is reporting that new member of Samsung Galaxy S series will not be launched at MWC…

  • Guest

    Wow, that is a NICE design for entry level, doesn’t look cheap at all, good going Sony, take note Samsung…

  • Zen

    nobody mentioned it got a dedicated WALKMAN key ? that thing went missing for years, and finally they bring it back

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    How many music can you put in 2GB? Bad idea

  • Erdélyi Gábor

    Are the SIMs handled in dual-active or dual-standby mode?

  • zakriya7

    It has a sd card slot.
    Read Carefully.

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    I know, but it should come with more storage, at least 8GB, is like if you are buying an Incomplet phone. As I can see is a phone for music, can you see my point? And android 4.3? come on.

  • boosook

    Why don’t you get an L then?

  • Colby Leong

    The white one does look pretty damn good

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    That´s all you have? Better buy the Z1…..Your aswer can be better than that.

  • ShinOrochiX

    Lol, a Walkman hardware key & loud speaker-reminds me of my Live with Walkman!

  • Xperia+me

    That’s exactly what I was thinking!

  • Quark Gluon

    This is no iPhone!

  • kevinlow

    “JKSSS” means it was a joke. You’re welcome.

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    Really? I didn´t notice

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Oh. The doge! :-)

  • Quark Gluon

    Yeah! And it has something called MicroSD card slot. Isn’t that awesome?

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    Wowwww, You are a Genious!!!!, MicroSD card slot? Sony is really inventing something. Come on, you can do it better

  • Quark Gluon

    Oh, no! You spoiled it.

  • :D

    Just 14 days have passed to the New Year and Sony has already started announcing new phones. The new inclusion to the Sony Xperia series is Sony Xperia E1. This is an entry level smartphone with some great features..

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    Ok let´s finish with this, I will try to explained my point (I Should not, but I will) The speakers and the Walkman button suggest a Phone focused in music, right, but you only put 2GB for storage (I know, I know it has MocroSD card slot), But It´s like if you launch a Phone focused on Photos, but you only put a 5MP camera and then you have to buy the “Sony QX Lens” to take “great” pictures. Can you see what I´m trying to said?. That´s all.

  • Quark Gluon

    No, it’s not like that, and I stand corrected. In that case you get 5MP camera and that’s all, you have to live with it. If you want 8MP you have to buy another phone. That’s not the case with storage, especially for music. You can expand to whatever size you can afford. For entry-level, say 8GB, and you just put your music there.

    Although you’re right, 2GB is pretty small room. But it’s not the space for music that you have to worry about, it’s the space for apps.

  • elpollillo

    I would love to have a speaker that noisy in my new Z1, and in every phone I will own to be honest.. But obviously without compromising the clarity, bass, and sound quality of it.. ;-)

  • Gary Ohanian

    I understand what you mean. Although a lens is completely different to memory for music, your example would be valid of the loud speaker was not loud. Let’s put it another way, if you go buy a camera, how much memory is built into it?

  • elpollillo

    Yes, they work at the same time..

  • Gary Ohanian

    Just doing some rough calculations from ebay. Isn’t the E1 ~$180 US vs Moto G about $250? That like 30% cheaper. And that’s RRP, give it a couple of months and the price difference will be much more.

  • elpollillo

    The white one reminds me the Motorola ROKR E1 pretty much..

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  • arcu de triumf

    512 RAM for E1? Please. How does JB works with it? Not to mention future upgrades.

  • j_ee

    They can’t. For waterproofing reasons.

  • j_ee

    Hate the fact that Sony started calling its products “the best” in their ads, just like a fruit company does.
    Besides, how can this phone be better than the moto g, another phone that costs equal or even less, with only 512MB and 4GB storage?

  • 512 MB RAM and no Android 4.4 Kitkat? What is Sony smoking?

  • Jorge Vargas Arreola

    Motorola design is fine and his phones are better :3

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    You bout (Gary and Quark) right, maybe I exaggerate with the comparison but at least you understood what I mean.

  • Adi waru

    3 MP makes me sad :(

  • Siberian Messenger

    Hey everybody. Look at the Walkman botton on the top of this phone. That reminds me of the Walkman f80X and Z1050. It’s been quite a while since Walkman left Sony Ericsson… And now it’s back to Xperia again! Hope Sony can make a flagship contains S-Master and DSEE for mobile :)

  • Filipp

    of course not!
    we do not have this strange sell model here in Russia.
    But quad-core Star W450 with larger display with higher resolution costs 100$ including shipment
    Why don’t Sony use quadcore MediaTeks instead of that crappy quallcomm?
    But still the design is quite good for such an outdated phone.

  • Guest

    you mean snapdradon is crappy? seriously bro? a dual core snapdradon is better than a quad core mediatek IMO

  • Vignesh Raja

    Sony is smoking something called “Better User Experience”

  • Micro

    lol, nice one :D

    let us hear it too ;]

  • Anukul

    and giving a 480 x 800 screen on low end is already awesome

  • A better user experience which runs slow due to less RAM. Yeah, seems like typical Sony.

    If Nokia can release Lumia 525 with 4″ screen with WVGA resolution, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB hard disk space for 10k then why can’t Sony?

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  • adneon0

    512mb RAM..WHY?
    must get 1gb RAM.. It will be a great handset.. Somebody plz tell SONY. !

  • hamody

    Sony,we want shake feture like xperia E1 to change music also to change photos in xperia z2(sirius)

  • Deepak Gabrani

    iski ram kam hai 1 gb hoti to mast hota

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