Xperia E4 priced at £100 in UK

by XB on 12th February 2015

in Xperia E4


Xperia E4Sony’s newly announced Xperia E4 (E21XX) will hit the UK at a £99.99 (€135, $154) price point according to retailer Clove. This seems like an aggressive price for the handset, which is just want the company needed to try and push it to the value conscious market.

Clove has pegged a late March release date in the UK. Sony’s press release earlier in the week pointed to a mid-Feb launch, but this may only be in select regions. Check out what £100 buys you in the spec-list below.

Sony Xperia E4 specifications

– 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) IPS display
– MediaTek MT6582 chipset (1.3GHz quad-core processor and ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU)
– 1GB RAM
– 8GB internal storage (plus microSD card)
– 5MP rear camera
– 2MP front-facing camera
– 2300mAh embedded battery (two-day battery life)
– Bluetooth 4.1.
– Dimensions: 137 x 74.6 x 10.5mm
– Weight: 144 grams
– OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Xperia E4.. ..Ugly motherfucker”

  • Fan of Xperia device

    Finally, Sony is making good decision. Through away your b**l$hit pride and bring us competitively priced excellent product because we all know no one going to buy Xperia if they are charged $100 more than the competitor .

  • Abdul Ghani

    It has mediatek processor maybe thats the reason its priced good

  • Omarion07

    Spot on my brother.. Its this Japanese pride that made them lose tons of millions of cash. I hope they start becoming more flexible and more adaptable to the current situation. Z3 compact owner and Sony lover btw.

  • tysonbox

    Thats not lollipop news… I dont wanna hear it.

  • MChega

    Go to cry somewhere else.

  • Shaik Farooq

    When???Z3

  • Niels d. G.

    Suck it and shut it.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    omg, just calm down, YOU WILL GET IT SOON, YOUR PHONE WONT EXPLODE JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE USING KITKAT FOR THE MOMENT….. have a great day

  • Niels d. G.

    Its design is a huge improvement over that of its huge-bezeled predecessor nonetheless,

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    And will NOT receive any update for it LOL, If they start updating their those mid-range devices to LP and few more updates and less devices and keep them updated then that’d be nice, instead of releasing so many mid-range devices. Oh hey this phone is a very reasonable for it price but really can’t think that they will update it to LP ever, but they might update the same software to change the build number :P

  • lol

    E1 10x better than this

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Am I the only one who think E3 is still a better choice than its SUCCESSOR E4?
    Here in India E3 is currently available for £110 ( Rs.10500). Just my opinion.

  • lol

    japanese tend to sell their phone pricier, if u buy flip phone it can cost u 250usd

  • lol

    this phone still consider pricy for entry level phone u know…

  • The Flash

    Going by your comment… it seems that you are the one who should calm down haha. Jesus, chill out.

  • xperiafan324

    Probably, plus design-wise it looks like an ODM device rather than produced in-house at sony, definitely nicely priced.

  • Danny

    Not bad, considering the E3 was priced @ $200 ($250?) at released. Nice specs for an entry-level.

  • Let’s be realistic here Sony has failed once again. THL has a much better phone at a much better price.

    http://smartphonetechie.com/thl-t6-pro-review-king-low-end-smartphones/

  • Chitti- The Robot

    You mad bro? You look like a man/site paid for marketing. THL? Never heard of it.

  • The problem with E3 is its enormous bezels, while this E4 seems to have a more fresh and young design. The only problem with the mediatek chipset is that it will never get lollipop, but performance (especially on such a low resolution screen) and battery duration will be good. But of course, if you like the E3 design, yes: it’s better. With its snapdragon chipset, it will surely get more support from the community.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Thats what I’m concerned about. MediaTek! They never had good dev support. Which mean very few updates. Remember how Xperia C ended up?

  • ShinOrochiX

    Media tek also means release version: android 5.0, final version android 5.0 (+ bugs).

  • jonyah

    I’ll always pay $100 more for quality. It’s the people who pay the extra money for less (ie Apple) that I don’t get.

  • Nawi

    THL?
    Who knows that company? jajajaja

    Magoya has a much better phone at a much better price

  • thoughts

    dont use the name of the Lord in vain you filthy sinner, get medical help for your frustrations, and stop cursing.

  • The Flash

    Apologies.

  • thoughts

    too expensive for entry level competition, samsung galaxy young 2 is 59 euros…. tell me how are you going to sell e4 for 135€ ???

  • Well, the target of this phone are people who don’t even know which is the current version of Android! ;)

  • I tried one of this chinese phones, with exactly the same specifications of the E1 (save for the camera which was 8mp, but had a terrible quality). While the phone was fast (thanks to stock android) and the screen had good colors and viewing angle, the sound was terrible. It was so low that you could barely hear the other person talking, and even the quality of the speaker was bad. The battery was ok, but not so good (2000 mAh). The camera, as I said, was terrible, and the flash didn’t have enough power to light even the nearest subject.
    Of course, there were some bugs in the rom and no software updates.
    The price? 75 euros, plus custom taxes if you’re unlucky, and of course if the phone has a problem you’re f***ed.
    That is to say that, if this phone will be released at eur 119 and will fall around eur 100, it could be a good entry level phone. Like a chinese phone, but without any major flaw and with sony’s support and warranty.

  • rubinaish

    But that’s shitty far-below entry. A level Sony should not go down to. My sister uses a Samsung for around 100€s, and trust me brother, you don’t wanna go below that. As of today, 99% of the people accept to spend a minimum of 100€ for a phone, plus I suggest the build quality of those Samsungs is not comparable. That feels just ugly and nit worth any money.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    I hope they add the dislike button more functioning so that these people know whre they stand…… @kabutokouji:disqus Dude if you dont like, just dont buyy, but one thing for sure….. Its is better than any other know brands in the market right now !!!!

  • Niels d. G.

    Design-wise it reminds me a little of the SonyEricsson era, for the white version at least.
    I liked how SonyEricsson always came up with some unique designs compared to the other brands.

  • Fan of Xperia device

    100% agree with you. What’s the big deal? Even if you get lollipop it’s not like you can enjoy it to the fullest. I think most of the apps are still incompatible with lollipop ( correct me if i’m wrong). I learn my lesson when i update 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 on my Nexus 7, MX player (my favorite video player) and other apps was incompatible with 4.4.4 when i updated. That pissed me off. From then i swear i’ll update my phone/ tablet at least 2 months after everyone get it.

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  • Fan of Xperia device

    Don’t know how reliable the information but clove page says ” guaranteed update to 5.0 Lollipop” .

    Look at Reasons to buy Xperia E4 paragraph – line 3
    here is the link – http://www.clove.co.uk/sony-xperia-e4

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Maybe because E4 doesn’t have shitty Touchwiz?

  • gtop

    And in the meantime Apple takes 93% of all mobile phone profits worldwide …

    Why is Sony wasting its time with such low margin devices?

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Hopefully this will be the only low-end budget phone Sony makes for the year. Squeeze in a cheap enough midranger, pull Mediatek by the ear for Lollipop by June and they can possibly undercut competing Snapdragon budget phones from popular brands. HTC regained some traction doing the same thing.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Why are Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo, Huawei, LG, Motorola etc. wasting their time with such low margin devices? /s

    Ever heard of brand image? Apple could recycle the iPhone 3GS, call it the iPhone 7, recycle iOS 6 and call it iOS 9, sell that phone for $1500 and millions of sheep will STILL happily buy it.

  • kaostheory

    Drop the price of the SP and give it kitkat and everyone is happy! :-s

  • raju

    Z4

  • Piero Garavito Martell

    fuck you sony !!!! i want lollipop morrons !!!!!

  • OKBYE

    MEDIATEK = BOOTLOADER LOCKED FOR LIFE.

  • dooode

    Sony promised LOL i pop very fast and now we are going into march hahaha!!!
    What a shame, this brand did not took their lesson + no Z4 in Barcelona = they will sell mobile division but on their own request :> Seems most users will switch to HTC, hope it will be better than Sony mess… + no communication from japanese… weird people.

  • BartTheAwesome

    Galacy Young 2 resembles shit more than it does E4 when it comes to performance, or anything else. I regret buying one for my mother. The phone is worthless.
    Need I say the ear speaker stopped functioning a week after I got it, so I gladly had to give it back? There’s a huge difference, even on paper, between these two phones.

  • BartTheAwesome

    If Sony sticks with just this model as their entry tier phone, it’s a great move.
    E4 is a fine phone, and that’s where the story ends.

    My guess, if Sony releases only E4 and Z4 variants this year, it would be the best move they could’ve done
    (Holding my fingers crossed for Z4 Compact)

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  • Sola Hoi

    I don’t think it’s because of pride. Chinese makers can sell cheaper products because they have lower costs. I will gladly pay more for better quality, just not $100 more…

  • Niels d. G.

    A phone or phablet with such small bezels as that Z4 Ultra would be a nightmare to use.

  • Em

    Very thin bezels remind me of buzz cut heads. Sincerely yours truly

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Haha I’m getting mad on everyone whining about lollipop that will eventually come xD

  • It is the Qualcomm’s fault dude, not Sony.

  • Be patient dude…..even the AOSP base is still buggy.

  • Why?

    Android One devices with MTK did have the bootloader unlockable.

  • imparanoic

    xiaomi hong/redmi killer?

  • You know stock lollipop has bugs right?????

  • If Sony doesn’t reduce the price then they will not beat the budget/entry level phones in the market.
    Seriously, MediaTek processor with qHD for 150$? You can get better phones within 100$.

    Sony has to rethink about this or else everyone will start moving from the major companies and go for other better ones :)
    Sorry if this comment has got your nerves but I was a Xperia fan and now I lost interest in these guys :(

  • kaostheory

    Was that not the proper sarcasm emoticon?

  • I’m not being sarcastic……

  • Jecht_Sin

    It won’t be $150. Prices for electronics in Europe are generally higher. Even before the 20% of taxes. I’d say $119. $129 the most.

  • kust0r

    Ugly as hell…

  • kaostheory

    I was

  • okemako

    Seriously this phone is beautiful, especially for an entry level, it look a bit like the Lumia 625 and iphone 6 but for this price it is interesting

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