Sony F3311 spotted again; flagged as the “Xperia E5”

by XB on 23rd May 2016

in Rumours, Xperia E5

Xperia logoWe have already seen the Sony F3311 model number appear previously. It was caught on the GFXBench benchmarking website with a 720p display,  MediaTek 6735 chipset, 1.5GB RAM, 16MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.

The same model number has now been found circulating on an official Russian Customs report. Interestingly, the document cites the handset as the “F3311/Xperia E5“. It’s unclear how Sony will market its budget range – it would not fit comfortably under the Xperia X umbrella,  which captures the mid/high end range. So we could see a new addition to the Xperia E series,  but it would most likely see a limited launch biased towards developing countries.



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  • ramuk

    It seems Sony love MediaTek.

  • KarFar

    If the XA was launched with Snap435/Snap625 instead of the cr@p MT maybe this E5 would make sense as a lighter and more affordable version of XA

  • Ambitious Man

    MTK is cheaper, so Sony can make more profit. Mid – MTK and High – Snap, it’s their plan.

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  • Joe Black

    It seems Sony loves poor decisions.

  • Nodar Sixarulidze

    NO 16mp, 13mp rear camera….
    No 4.6 inch screen, ! 5 inch screen
    NO 1.5GB RAM,! 2GB RAM

  • memphis

    Sony gets cheaper and cheaper with every new device released. What has happened to the company that released premium phones?
    Go and call the grave digger!

  • KarFar

    It shouldn’t cost more than 150euro with these specs but since sony put 300euro on XA than this will probably cost 250.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    God damn, you winers and haters are boring and irritative.
    You clog every single blog here.
    Leave this site and let normal users and enthusiasts have proper discussions…

    Is there some kind of admin here?!?

  • Nodar Sixarulidze

    I think cost is not more than 150$……

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    On the subject.
    So not only X monicker afterall…
    Guess, end year flag could also be under diffwrent monicker, if this E5 turns out true

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Even hater are annoying but I really admit the failure of SONY.

    I just can’t see how can they be successful on their mobile business if they continue to make such ridiculous product time after time.

    I feel a shame as SONY big fan.

  • ramuk

    Yeah, that I can agree with you.Too bad talented commentator here can’t get into the team of executives that run Sony mobile.

  • awaid

    yes indeed xa is so expensive £239 sim free spec wise if e5 going to see the green light I would buy it

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    I as a fan dont see any problems with their mobile products, they are really good.
    You seem to have problems with their pricing though.
    If you are unsatisfied with sth, quit being a fan and become a fan of some other.
    But many should STOP the continuous wining and bitching here, or go to some “Sony ranting” site or sth
    This site became unreadable and utterly nonconstructive bull crap because people like those….

  • Matt

    Go away from xperia if you don’t agree, simple.

    Since when Sony is good at pricing?

  • Matt

    I detected your sarcasm and loving it.

    If any talented comments here are Sony executive, Sony will be number 1 manufacturer of everything. I’m sure of it because as we see everyone here clearly are professional business man and a wide in product development

  • ramuk

    I’m sure of it too. They sure know how to run a company. It’s Sony’s fault not to include these people into their team.

  • Shaktimaan

    The E series lives? I don’t think so.Maybe Sony could call it Xperia X Mini.If it’s priced at 150$ then great!!

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    No. My problem is not pricing. What I think is this Japanese company is somehow doesn’t release the technology which it should do on their product. For example the full manual camera app. Another problem you can always see on SONY mobile camera is distortion and blur on the corner.

    I have a lot of SONY product so it’s not your business to told me to stop using it :)

  • Matt

    If only they can put 2 snapdragon 820 in one phone and 8 gb of ram on xperia, it will sell like crazy

    Sony is stupid they always doing thing like waterproofing, angular phones, and does not make android powered toaster. It’s their loss to lose the brilliance of the comments here, which is clearly knows how a dynamic market that differ from one region to another wants.

  • ramuk

    LMAO. This is really funny. Hey, I want a snapdragon 820 powered toaster.

  • mUSICA

    u have a choice, ignore them or deal with it, its thier opinion.

  • dragonsneeze

    Galaxy a3 2016 has similar specs and goes for 250 euros and it’s been a while since its launch. I’d expect 200-250 euros range for this 150 is not realistic.

  • Kwstakhs

    1.5 GB RAM….Why Sony?
    Am I guys the only one that hates this?

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    we don’t mind if E series is using mediatek. our problem is price. with this kind of spec others chinese company will grab market share because they are more cheaper using same spec.

  • DarkMaster

    Xperia E is at price of 100 euros and those are excellent specs for a budget phone .

  • DarkMaster

    wow ! no it should be 50mpx camera with 23mpx on the front , 6 inch screen with 6GB RAM and all that in a budget phone for 100 euros !

    take a look at predecessor before you rumble nonsense again

  • DarkMaster

    so many people complain for no reason at all ! this phone is budget phone and it’s cheap ! what do you expect for 100 euros ? a flagship specs ? this is more than upgrade over last Xperia E

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Dont worry then , X camera performs better than S7, htc10 and g5…

    They are top of tech and quality always

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    I would, but my one comment about the actual news thing tends to get lost in this winer/hater/ranter jungle

  • DarkMaster

    HAHAHHA I want waterproof android powered hairdryer + 23mpx camera for selfies ! It makes sense right ?

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  • Abdul Ghani

    whats wrong with mediatek its the best chip for low to midrange now also their upcoming x20 25 and 30 beats all high end chips out there

  • Ben Leung

    XA Lifestyle, lol

  • Matt

    Did you suggest to put 32 mpx camera on a hairdryer?

    REVOLUTIONARY! you can always have wind effect while taking a selfie!

    Dont forget to add OIS, manual mode, loop actuator stabiliser, and while we’re on it also steady shot, and 1200 iso and magic to make the noise go away without sacrificing anything. I mean more is always better right? They can just combine those feature easily.

    And we can use the excess heat from processing all that to get the hairdryer even hotter.
    Trust me I’m a an astrophysicist with 3 master degree in economics, the people want this.

    An you can probably see, my comment above is quite typical here.

  • Battel

    Sony should do variant within it’s low & mid rangers, sticking Mediatek with all devices of this line is a big mistake, do some snapdragon models for same devices and ask for the cost it’s not a problem, many people could offer extra $$ for snapdragon over mediatek !

    all company who use media tek now have some other model using snapdragon including the chinese companies, even samsung couldn’t use it’s own chip over it’s all galaxy, variety in features is the key for success not the brand name Sony !

  • Omarion07

    Its not up to you to tell people to become fans of other brands!

  • Omarion07

    Thank you!

  • Schadenfreude

    How about snap810 powered flat iron?? Is processing power enough?

  • Alvin

    Damn, Sony’s e series low end phone is getting higher resolution rear camera than the S7… Lol

    (i know i know, it’s all about the quality)

    Xperia X umbrella? Not a good name to sell a phone

  • ramuk

    Well, Sreekanth, Sony never priced their things “reasonably” as a fan of Sony you should be well aware of it. Look at every single products Sony produce -from TV, headphone, audioplayer, smartphone. Sony always priced their product higher than the competition. Sony is all about the “Premium” brand value. You can argue about how competitive their console price is but think about it what kind of people buy a machine just for games? the answer is people who have enough money to spend on it meaning middle- middle high – rich people. Sony’s products will be priced significantly higher than other brand. It always has and I believe they will continue the trend.

  • ramuk

    Very funny. Yes, Sony should totally do it.

  • ramuk

    Its not up to you to tell Vjekoslav that its not up to him to tell people to become fans of other brands.

  • Omarion07


  • ramuk

    he he he. Hilarious. ………………………..Not.
    That was dumb. Not surprised BTW. That’s the best you can do anyway.

  • Matt

    no one speaks with logic here, get used to it :D

  • Sony fans are upset too you know. There used to be a lot of positive comments. You can blame Sony for turning tides here. They are fucking up.

  • Ali Adam Mubarak

    Just go get Microsoft Lumia already!

  • kanazai2001

    im happy with my E4G…
    but WHY sony is NOT putting 2GB RAM instead of 1.5GB RAM?!

    other than that, WHY sony reduces no. of model that has waterproof feature?
    more WATERPROOF phones please…

  • kanazai2001


    with this spec… please BRING BACK XPERIA GO!!!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    E5 is official Now….

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Why would I blame Sony for giving us a best performing X Performance device in android world?!?
    Camera is best,
    both main and front,
    UI is most fluent and fast,
    with best looking and most feature rich native multimedia apps,
    only phone with h.265 and ldac3 native support,
    With stereo hi res sound system,
    New qnovo battery tech,
    And most probably best sd820 performing device due to keeping 1080p screen?

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    No signature power button o_O
    Specs Unknown, Check Sony India twitter page….

  • Sergio

    No only in Sony India twitter, but @sonyxperia too.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    yaa, corrected already!

  • Nikola Maruni?

    It’s official

  • memphis

    I can write my opinion even if some think it is not allowed to blame Sony for their Smartphone politics.
    For those of u who think I have to leave this page cause my comments are not fanboy like u should rethink your idea of whats the idea behind a comment option to an article.
    I personaly belong to that kind of Sony user who is willing to pay a high price for an highend Smartphone. And only Z series gives me that feeling. Everything else looks cheap to me.
    And now, after announcing to produce just premium phones, a new E comes around the corner.
    If anyone can tell me the idea behind changing product politics like someone changing lanes while DWI, I will listen.

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  • Bashar Shehab

    This is budget phone, the only competitor to MTK7635 is SD410, and MTK one is much better in every aspect

  • Bashar Shehab

    Sony never used a “.5” ram, it’ll be 2GB, you’ll see..

  • Bashar Shehab

    you should really check the specs of the chip instead of reading “MTK” and leaving. MTK chips doesn’t suck anymore. Welcome to 2016, buddy!

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  • kanazai2001

    yeah… i saw… what is ur opinion of sony .5 RAM strategy? -_-

  • Bashar Shehab

    That’s some weird thing as Sony never did that, but what can I do, you know as I know that Sony is confused and unpredictable ;)

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