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Sony Xperia E3 (2014)

Android OS v4.4 (KitKat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926-2
Adreno 305
1 GB / 4 GB
4.5 inch (480 x 854 px)
5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 4.5 inch IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926-2 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

Navigate through its features, both the gems and quirks!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Sony Xperia E3 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Sony Xperia E3 specifications

BrandSony
NameXperia E3
ModelD2202/D2203/D2206
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.08 oz
Dimensions5.4 x 2.73 x 0.33 inch
Colorsblack, copper, white, yellow
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of the Sony Xperia E3 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4 (KitKat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926-2
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz
GPUAdreno 305

The Sony Xperia E3 comes with Android OS v4.4 (KitKat) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.5 inch
Resolution480 x 854 px
Multitouch supportyes, up to 2 fingers

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Xperia E3 (4 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie cameraVGA

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Xperia E3 smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. This Sony phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Xperia E3 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The Xperia E3 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2330 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 2330 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The Xperia E3 does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Sony phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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