Xperia E3 announced with 4.5-inch IPS display and 5MP camera

by XB on 3rd September 2014

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia E3


Xperia E3_6Sony has also announced a budget smartphone model at IFA 2014 called the Xperia E3 (D22XX). The phone features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480) IPS display with durable tempered glass, but supports only two-finger multi-touch. It has a 218 PPI pixel density.

In terms of design, the large bezels immediately stick out. The Xperia E3 has a screen-to-phone ratio of 58.67%, which is pretty poor. The corners of the Xperia E3 have been designed to prevent nicks and colour chipping in case of an unexpected bump.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset (MSM8926-2 or MSM8226-2) with 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics. Other hardware specs include 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage (1.7GB usable), microSD memory card support and a 2330mAh battery. It comes with a 5MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera.

The handset includes a ’shake to start’ app, letting you customise shortcuts to any app. For example, with a simple flick of the wrist, you can launch Google Maps.

The Xperia E3 has dimensions of 137.1 x 69.4 x 8.5 mm and weighs 143.8 grams. The phone will launch in four colours including Black, White, Lime and Copper with Android 4.4 KitKat later this autumn. A dual SIM variant will also be available.

Xperia E3 white paper
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Xperia E3 press photos

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Via Sony Mobile Blog and Sony Developer World.

  • Hassandroid

    if this phone is higher than $300, i think there is no reason to buy it.

  • Anonymous

    RIP M2

  • Malih

    If this new E series is being priced as low-end for Sony then I’d say that’s a massive improvement from the E1.

    $199 could possibly be a good pricing, but they’d need to go lower to challenge Moto G.

  • Jiyeon90

    Those bezels look horrible, what’s Sony’s design team doing?

  • i did this as a joke 1-2 years ago oh my god i was right

  • Kharisma Ankh

    dat bezel….

  • Anukul

    bezel king, its really a joke

  • TheOtherGuy

    No one cares, stick with making flagship renders

  • DrazenDodig

    E3 will likely be one of the cheapest smartphones you can buy on contract, so even with huge bezel it is much better proposition than E1. It is perfectly fine smartphone for everyone, if ugly. And if you dont like ugly, there is M2 and T3.

  • Alex Norris

    Sony strategy my friend, Sony strategy! LOL

  • Guest

    omg now i call this king of bezzelomg now i call this king of bezzel

  • George

    omg now i call this king of bezzel

  • Uchiha Dare Nial

    Well,still a great display for budget phone

  • You know whats funny these speakers look amazing then go to the z3, why do they have to mix around their best things and put them all around, it’s like they took their perfect vision of the perfect phone, then took it apart and gave each part to another random phone of theirs.

  • ???cz

    Let me guess…. VGA Front Facing Camera? -_-

  • arifkpi

    Dat Bezels!

  • shanefalco

    Sony this year was completely mistaken the mid-range and low-end market. It was too avoid m2 and e3 and create a smart phone 4.3 “960×540 snap400quad1.2ghz 1ram + 8Mpx room ???

  • lol

    and where is the E2 ? o.O

  • Danny

    finally, a front facing camera? Now the Xperia E3 is on my list as gifts.

  • Mitz840

    it’s an economic range from sony…
    what else you expect from an economy phone.

  • honglong1976

    Another phone that’s awesome and as soon as the fuss has died down it will lack rubbish support from Sony.

  • Rizky Maulana

    oh, my eyes…

  • Shubham Mutreja

    hey sony can we have xperia ray 3!!!!!

  • phil g

    The E3 looks like a decent budget phone. I just hope Sony prices it right so they can stand out in the crowded budget segment.

  • josesl16

    Anyway, let the price determine this phone’s sales…

  • A great display? That resolution is too low for a 4,5” display… compare it with the Moto G, which has 1280×720 pixels on the same screen size. The first reviewers who have tried it the E3 at the IFA have defined the screen “mediocre at best”. Sony didn’t understand that the low and mid range have been redefined by the Moto G, and they are still making phones with screen resolutions that could have been acceptable two years ago, but certainly not now.

  • I agree. Both the M2 and E3 are outdated, with screen resolutions that are not acceptable today. Even the chinese unknown brands have switched at least to 720p screens, and their phones are much cheaper.

  • given the meaning that sony gives to the word “cheap”, I’d expect at least the same specs of the Moto G. This phone has half the internal memory and a low resolution screen, yet it will cost more than the Moto G simply because… oh well… “it’s a Sony”! ;)

  • This is probably the Xperia M 2.0

  • Price should be ridiculous like 15,000 INR ? I bet that’s how they start off

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  • Ambarish Ghosh

    Do not expect that beautiful design from Sony anymore… That was Sony Ericsson.

  • karthikn

    moto g camera will record 720p.but Xperia E3 records at 1080p. and it also has NFC,4G.

  • kernelpanic

    i’m e1 user and i was thinking the same, why they skip e2?

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    Apps with SD card has a major issues of restarts devices or not working moved apps

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