Interested in the design of mobile phone Xperia J, but the budget is not sufficient? Moreover, it took a phone with dual SIM GSM capability on? Sony has an answer to it the Xperia E dual. Mobile phone with dual SIM GSM specific capabilities on these sold like Xperia miro and shape similar to the design and specifications of the Xperia J. This phone is the twin brother of the Xperia E, which has only one GSM SIM slot. Please read the full review below.
Design and Body
As we said above, the design of Xperia dual E is very similar to the design of Xperia J, especially from the front, just have a slightly different size. The phone has dimensions of 113.5 x 61.8 x 11 mm and weighs 115.7 grams making it a comfortable grip and easy to put into his pocket. For the material used is made entirely of plastic. Specifically the back is made of plastic and coated materials such as textured rubber so rough, it is not easy to leave patches finger and not easily scratched. Xperia E dual rear body also has a little waist.
The front is filled with proximity sensor, earpiece, notification LED, 3.5-inch screen, three buttons capacitive Android functions (back, home, option), and a mic. The back is filled with camera, mic, speakers, and a hole to hang accessories on the lower right side. Two SIM card slot and micro SD inside the back cover.
The right side of the phone is filled with a volume knob, the lock / power round, and a camera button. While the right side is filled with micro USB port. To the top there is a 3.5mm headset port and the bottom there is only the second notification LED inside the chrome bezel which makes it not exist if the LED is not lit, precision as in the Xperia J.
The screen used Xperia E dual, has the same qualities as owned Xperia miro. With a resolution of HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) display a bit rough and not very clear, but the color is bright and viewing angles are also quite good. For outdoor use may be quite difficult because the screen is able to display sufficient levels of brightness. Moreover, the absence of a light sensor so you have to adjust the level of brightness in the settings manually.
Xperia E dual still using ICS Android 4.0.4 out of the box now, with a much simpler interface than typically found in high-end Android phones Sony. Lockscreen look like with two sliders, which left slider to unlock the screen and the slider right to go directly into the camera menu. Swipe to the left on the clock it will show the music player controls, there is also information on SIM 1 and 2 of this lockscreen. Go to the homescreen, will be presented five pages that can be filled with widgets, shortcuts and folders of your choice. Do not miss the overview mode that can be displayed by pinching the screen.
Notification window comes with a few changes, such as show a shortcut to the menu as the main switch using a SIM card, sound profiles, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a shortcut to the settings menu. Since there is no recent apps button, then to bring it done the old way is hold the home button. Go to the app drawer, app icons are arranged in a 3 x 4 formation can be altered its structure by specific categories or manually.
There are three options in the default text input Chinese keyboard the Xperia, Xperia keyboard, and Chinese Kanji keyboard. For typing, it is relatively less wide screen when typing in portrait position, you can outsmart a typing position change to the landscape position.
Contacts and Messaging
withdrawal in mid-low end Xperia another contact menu display comes with a simple style, and great writing that is easy to navigate. At the bottom of the interface there are three large tab that displays all the contacts records, phone to dial menu, and groups.
Menu Messaging uses the stock Android interface is low-end, where there is only a button when creating a new message comes in, and lined underneath threaded chat that has been done. Display a message when you process also standard, in addition to the keyboard there is a button to add recipients and attach the multimedia content which will automatically make MMS message type.
Unfortunately Sony only give one camera to the Xperia E dual, where only 3.15MP resolution (2048×1536 pixels) remains well focused without LED flash. Although there is a dedicated camera button, but quickshoot mode (directly take pictures when the conditions off the screen) is not called for here, so inevitably you have to press the lock button first and move the slider right. Since the camera does not have a lot of advantages as well as its interface. Basic camera interface looks just given some standard features such as scenes (night and sport), timer, resolution, and more.
The camera in the room looks pretty good, looks quite detailed and sharp, but not so bright staining of life and less noise is quite visible presence.
For outdoor shooting is not very good, with less coloration, tend to be dark looks dead.
resolution of the camera is only 3.15MP Since then the video recording is limited to a maximum resolution of VGA only (640 x 480 pixels). Not unlike the camera interface, the interface looks simple video recording as well as present some scene settings, video size, self timer, and more. The results of the recording will be saved in MP4 format.
To view Album (Gallery) following the latest Xperia with a fresh look. Collection of pictures and videos sorted by date, which ana can also view photos by location metadata, as well as gallery of your online accounts such as Facebook, Picasa, and more. More functions and features like stock Android ICS.
Walkman music player interface look just like those in the high-end Xperia. Divided into two tabs and playing my music, the interface looks intuitive and attractive with matching color effects with the album art in the background and also the LED of the phone. Setting the sound output is also complete with no equalizer presets and manual, clear bass and surround effects. Unfortunately though given xLOUD features, but the placement of the speakers once again not quite right. So if you listen to music via the speakers with the screen position up the sound output volume will be reduced approximately 30%. One more thing, when we tried to plug in a headset with control talk three buttons, mobile phones to provide information that does not support the headset.
Video player named Movies also present interesting to view video in the form of album art that connects with Gracenote service to search for information related video if available. This video player can only play back video with a resolution WVGA only. Setting when the video is playing well there is a button just minimal play / pause, bar length, and the ratio of the video.
FM radio with RDS is present as an alternative entertainment when his bored. As usual you have to plug in a headset that serves as the first new antenna features to work.
withdrawal Android ICS stock browser, the browser on the Xperia E dual multitab is capable of doing up to 16 tabs. Performance is quite good and smooth, even if the site we are still experiencing a little heavy lag. Flash content can be displayed, but the movement is not so smooth.
In order to test HTML5, the browser gets a score of 312 with 3 bonus points. Score Sunspider, the browser gets 3279.8ms figures (the smaller the better).
Xperia E dual running on the network quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and dualband HSDPA (900/2100) for both SIM 1 and SIM 2. Local connectivity there is WiFi 802. 11 b / g / n, Bluetooth v2.1, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0, and support for microSD up to 32GB. Xperia E dual does not support USB on the go.
For use on GSM dual SIM feature, you must select one of the cards that will be the default connection. There are also settings for the activation of the SIM card and SIM card which is intended for telephone and SMS, and which is intended for data. There is also an auto setting, so the choices this SIM card settings Xperia E dual would be more flexible because you can combine the two cards you use.
Xperia E dual manifold equipped with a Lithium Ion battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh. The battery is claimed to be able to accommodate up to 6 hours of talk time and standby up to 500 hours. Of course, in practice it is not that great because it all depends on the network conditions and the intensity of use. When we did the review, battery enough to accommodate your activities around + -10 hours a day with both SIM cards active Internet packets. There are also features extended standby mode which will extend the battery life by turning off data when the screen is off.
Xperia E is a dual SIM dual GSM on the new Sony Xperia slightly above specification has dual Tipo. In addition to dual SIM feature, does features and other specifications are given too basic, like a low-end Android phones at this time. Moreover, the sale price is pegged quite high of about 1.9 million. The camera performance was not so impressive, just to take a picture. But beyond the shortcomings phone has added value in the design, which looks stylish and elegant as well as additional LED lighting effects. So for those of you who just need an Android phone for basic needs with dual SIM GSM feature on regardless of high specification, the Xperia E is precisely the dual SIM option because this phone has the external appearance like a mobile phone top class not look cheap.
Talk about competitors, Xperia E dual face mobile phone from LG Optimus dual L5. In terms of specs look balanced Similarly, some differences such as screen Xperia E dual 3.5-inch TFT type, while L5 is IPS with dual 4.0-inch size, they both HVGA resolution. LG camera has 5MP resolution L5 autofocus and LED flash, while the Xperia E only 3.15MP fixed focus dual LED flash without. Processor both phones use the same type just different clock where Xperia E dual 1GHz dual L5 whereas only 800MHz only. Now the choice of staying in your hand, prefer the look of the interface Sony or LG.