Sony Xperia E5 officially announced (for real this time)

by XB on 31st May 2016

in Featured Content, Xperia E5


Xperia E5 ThumbA week ago today, Sony Mobile unveiled the Xperia E5 across all of its social media channels, only to retract all mention of the handset hours later. Well, it looks like everyone is on the same page today, as Sony has officially announced the Xperia E5 (F3311, F3313).

The Xperia E5 has a 5-inch 720p display with 294 PPI pixel density and a screen-to-phone ratio of 69.36%. On the camera side, it has a 13 MP rear sensor and 5MP front sensor. The handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6735 chipset with 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. It also has 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (10GB usable) and a micro SD memory card slot. Other features include a 2700mAh battery life for “two-day battery life”, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and LTE Cat4.

The Xperia E5 has dimensions of 144 x 69 x 8.2 mm and weighs 147 grams. The handset will arrive in Graphite Black and White colours across select European, Latin American and Middle East & African markets from late June 2016. Sony Netherlands has confirmed that the handset will cost €199 in Europe.

Xperia E5 (F3311 and F3313) white paper

Xperia E5 Group

Xperia E3 Black Back40

Xperia E3 Black Bonus

Xperia E3 Black FrontHoriz

Xperia E3 Black Group

Xperia E3 Black Homescreen

Xperia E3 Knolling

Xperia E3 SideHoriz

Xperia E3 White Group

Xperia E3 White UI Lockscreen

Thanks Colin!

  • The Elektronac

    At least X series won’t stay forever alone.

  • Matt

    well its a moto G (like the old moto g) entry level class. for once quite good pricing for 200 eur.

  • Subham Dey

    Atleast this price looking near perfect to me…

  • SSyar

    with specs like these how could sony expect to improve their sales target.,. !!

  • Nafnaf84

    More battery then on the Xperia XA (which has 2 300 mAh) for the same screen size / resolution… seriously Sony?! -_-“

  • Silviu Marin-Caea

    The problem with E is that Sony does not provide OS updates for it. The previous generation E4g, was launched in 2015 April with Android Kitkat 4.4.4. It never got an update. Just a bugfix for Stagefright, but now it’s again vulnerable. It seems like a good ratio price/performance phone, maybe it is, but I have some other complaints about it, besides no updates, that won’t make me buy another one again.

    For example, when I receive a call, it starts ringing, I pick it off the table, hold it in hand, look at it impatiently, and then, finally, the screen lights up and I can answer. This is not ok, at all.

    I might buy another Sony, but it has to be something faster, with a Qualcomm chip.

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    “Impressive performance and zero frustrations
    Forget about slow connections, or a smartphone that runs out of steam before you do. Xperia E5 delivers long-lasting, smooth performance and that all important “it just works” experience.”

    Yup, Sony definitely going the “it just works” mode…
    X too “just works”, performs like charm…
    I like the new Sony definition.
    And launcher too.

  • Nafnaf84

    At least the specs / price is correct compared to the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016… on the paper for now…
    It’s good that they don’t forget the low-end. ;)

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    Another winer…
    There is nothing wrong with the specs of this ENTRY level Sony phone!

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  • ryq24

    €199 is still too expensive for a suppose low end phone. One can get cheaper but better specs phone. Or maybe add a little and go for the asus zenphone 3.

  • DarkMaster

    XA have power efficient chipset unlike this one …

  • Alvin

    This is good, actually….

  • Alvin

    Yeah, I’m sick of those low specifications that they always do with A LOW END PHONE…

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  • Theresagwillis3

    “my room mate Mary Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!gd290ur

    two days ago grey McLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !gd290u:?:?:.?.?.?.? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsCompetitiveGetPay$98Hour…. .????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!gd290u….,….

  • Roh_Mish

    So Sony has “officially” lost their mind. Good phones but the cost is screwed. Sure sony need to replace their non technical staff

  • jxPerience

    Sony JUST 3 Models per year and i assure, you’ll be on the right track. Forget about low,mid,highend models just focus only on 3 flagship phones in different sizes and 2 tablets per year.

    Xperia Xc 4.5″ 1080p 2500mah 3GB Ram
    Xperia X 5.1″ qHD 2900mah 4GB Ram
    Xperia XP 5.5″ 4K 3200mah 4GB Ram
    Xperia XPad Compact 7.9″ qHD 5000mah 4GB
    Xperia XPad 10.1″ qHD 6000 mah 4GB

  • jxPerience

    Price of this phone is acceptable, the issue here is it’s not relevant on Sony Mobile current situation. They could have invest on Flagship rather than releasing unnecessary models (XA,X,X Premium, XA Ultra, E5)

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  • jxPerience

    best price for these one is 170 USD

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  • Joe Black

    People have a right to express their opinion, no matter how useless and/or dumb it is.

  • Night Guy

    Out of topic: what is the difference between object tracking and predictive hybrid AF?

  • subm

    MAYBE, predictive hybrid AF focuses BEFORE the object moves and object tracking focuses AFTER the object moves.
    Edit: As the names suggest.

  • inspire

    On topic: one can write the same line in google to get an instant answer ;)

  • MoYeung

    Xperia E5 has a 5-inch 720p display with 294 PPI pixel density and a screen-to-phone ratio of 69.36%. On the camera side, it has a 13 MP rear sensor and 5MP front sensor. The handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6735 chipset with 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. Other specs include 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a SD memory card slot. Other features include a 2700mAh battery life for “two-day battery life”, NFC and LTE Cat4.

    Low-end spec. for 2016

  • Ambitious Man

    trashhhhhhhhh

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    if using mediatek, i’m better buy chinese phone because this phone won’t receive update os same as chinese phone

    go for lenovo for mediatek, asus for qualcomm, xiaomi for both

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    but dumb is infectious

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    u made my day wahahahahaha

  • Nafnaf84

    Didn’t know about that, thanks… :)
    We’ll see with the tests if it really works… ;)
    Anyway, most of the people look at the specs… :/

  • Vjekoslav Andric

    And I have a right to reply to their opinion with an opinion of their opinion. Dont I?

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  • ramuk

    Don’t worry they aren’t expecting to improve their sales. They already forecasted they expect to sell less phones.

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  • ramuk

    For you information when it comes to display resolution qHD and QHD is not the same.
    qHD means 960×540
    QHD (or WQHD) means 2560×1440.

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  • jokensy

    You mean X Performance not Premium, right?

  • LiterofCola

    you’re an idiot

  • LiterofCola

    cause it’s an entry level phone, dumbass

  • Hurshey Bar

    Yup I agree 100%, another LOW END mediocre phone to be forgotten about.

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  • azzido

    Didn’t they abanodone any other letters than X ???
    So much inconsistency…

    CEO of Sony Mobile must be the woman :D

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  • Joe Black

    Sure you can, but whining about whiners makes you a whiner.

    Kužiš.

  • DarkMaster

    didn’t you had one in hand with 2 gigis of RAM ? LOL

  • DarkMaster

    no-one gives updates for low end phones…and SONY never promised any updates for E4g…..

  • MoYeung

    You didn’t comprehend what I meant.

    It is typical low-end spec. for 2016.

  • Roh_Mish

    Acceptable? Really? The X is priced more than the S7Edge. Plus I am sure the X performance if it gets here will be equal to 128GB iPhone 6S+ unlocked. Which is $1000+ easily.

  • DarkMaster

    stupid tech newbies are all over the place :((

    qHD 10.1 that would look horrible…

  • DarkMaster

    Learn the basics first ..order goes like this …

    qHD – 960x540p
    HD – 1280x720p
    FHD – 1920x1080p
    2K QHD – 2560x1440p
    4K UHD – 3840x2160p
    8K UHD – 7680x4320p

  • Sola Hoi

    This is overlapping with the XA, what’s the point of releasing it?

  • Sola Hoi

    G4 and Zenfone 3 are better deals, won’t consider xiaomi since it isn’t an international brand…

  • Chi Wai Shum

    I was hoping for a 4.6″ device.

  • Rangga Moslem

    for all the whiners, they didn’t wanna pay much for X series, didn’t they?

  • kanazai2001

    u hav 2 many app running in da background…
    clear some… then u can answer ur call smoothly with no delay of screen light up & functioning answer call button show up when call is coming in…

  • kanazai2001

    E4G is ~4.6″…

  • kanazai2001

    mi is not an international brand?!
    seriously?!
    @@

  • kanazai2001

    yea… at least i dun hav 2 waste $$$ on fon..

  • kanazai2001

    juz wonder y not 2GB RAM… @@

  • kanazai2001

    hmmm…
    asus did…
    and it keeps updating (bug fix)…
    at least once/twice a mth…
    it is kind of annoying… @@

  • Pamelanwells4

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!ti857ur

    two days ago grey McLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !ti857u:?:?:.?.?.?.? http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsVoiceGetPay$98Hour…. .????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!ti857o….,…

  • Rangga Moslem

    just fyi, i was bought XE1 for my brother, on launch it’s running Jelly Bean and last year they update it on Kitkat via OTA. i thought Sony care about updates, if the device capable for that.

  • Rangga Moslem

    and why XM5 got plan update to MM?

  • Nafnaf84

    Absolutely but in this case the same goes to you… whining about a whiner… ;)
    (And I’m not whining, I just find all of this funny)
    (And I think that Vjekoslav Andric is right, it’s an entry level mobile and I also think that a quad core processor with 1,5 GB of ram is not bad for it)

  • Nafnaf84

    No, it’s not…
    The XA has better specs (octa core, 2 GB of ram…) and is 299€ (in Europe) when this one will be at 199€ (according to the article) and 100€ is 1/3 of the price of the XA and 1/2 of the price of this E5 so I think that it counts… ;)

  • Nafnaf84

    In fact maybe they wanted to go until the number 5 (Z5, M5, C5 Ultra and now E5) or maybe their main range will be X + an entry level and maybe a true flagship for the IFA… (it’s only speculation)

  • Nafnaf84

    Completing the others comments about the difference between qHD and QHD, I don’t agree with you…
    Not all of the people have the money to have or want a flagship phone so to have the best chances to sell they have to propose the best specs / prices in those 3 levels (low, mid and high).

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  • ZerothGlacius

    TBH, Sony wouldn’t release Xperia XA with Helio P10 if they knew it wouldn’t be getting any update past Marshmallow.

    Some MTK phones with MT675x series are already getting updated (Lenovo).

  • ZerothGlacius

    It’s not so bad considering the competition is either Chinese companies or based on Snapdragon 410/415. MT6732/6735 is good enough for a low-end, everyman user.

    The cameras are likely to be good compared to nearly all of the competition in the price range, and the device looks well built. Hopefully, with some good marketing, they can get some good sales out of this one.

  • cicababa

    yep, after E4 I’ll never ever buy again any “E” thing from Sony.

  • Joe Black

    We’re all whiners here.
    I like to call it The Timel Effect.

  • Shane Falco

    Another 5 inch display…terrible!

  • DarkMaster

    you have in mind this one (it’s similar to e4)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGlA9ejZJXs

    yeah that one is desperate for updates :D

  • Gayle Humphreys

    “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!tr253ur

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  • MyLive

    It’s 5″.. Actually I prefer the 4.6″ size like the previous leak, coz this is entry level phone and I was hoping for a compact entry level phone as my secondary phone.. Just like z5 compact size.. That perfect..

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  • azzido

    yeah, seems there is no any plan at all, they behave inconsistently and their communication sucks, basically communication in Sony Mobile does not exist at all, people does not know what to expect to be honest…

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  • Nafnaf84

    I think it’s mostly the same with all of the brands… well at least Samsung, LG, Motorola (now Lenovo)…
    Because Samsung was supposed to reduce their number of smartphones, which they started well with the A 2016, J 2016 and S ranges but then a new range, C and I think there is another one to come…
    Same for LG who reorganize their ranges with their X Screen, X Cam and now X Power and X Style…
    Motorola, who is now Lenovo change their Moto X in Moto Z and there isn’t only 1 Moto G but 1 Moto G + 1 Moto G Plus…
    And in all of these examples we don’t know what is about to come… and it’s a bit frustrating, yes… ;)

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  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    Actually it should be :

    Xperia X compact or Xperia Xc 4.7″ 1080p 2900mah 3GB Ram

    Xperia X Alpha or Xperia X? 5.2″ QHD 3600mah 4GB Ram

    Xperia X Premium or Xperia XP 5.5″ 4k 4100mah 4GB Ram

    Xperia XPad Compact 7.9″ QHD+4k 5000mah 4GB

    Xperia XPad 12.1″ QHD+4k 6000 mah 4GB

  • kanazai2001

    LOL

  • Deads

    No they arent. In many countries their phones arent officialy released but are being imported by middle men.

    Xiaomi doesnt give support and is being troublesome when it comes to warranty.

  • Jarvic Suguitan

    Are you crazy?! The Zenfone is fucking overpriced!

  • Bogdan Pascu

    Well I just bougth the G4 and has ghost touch from first charging, I still have my Xperia e3. I’m gonna return g4 and replace it with E5.

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