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Review: Consider buying Sony Xperia E1 if music is your priority

Review: Consider buying Sony Xperia E1 if music is your priority

Sony's Xperia E1 is a value for money buy. Consider it if your priority is music and not camera.

Sony Xperia E1
Price: Rs 8,210
Rating: 4.5/5

Specs: 4 inch display; Android Jelly Bean; 3 MP camera; 1.2GHz dual core processor; 512 MB RAM; 4GB internal storage; micro SD card slot; Bluetooth, 3G, WiF; 1700 mAh battery; 120 grams

Sony's Walkman-series phones were always loved in the past. The company is back with the dedicated 'Walkman' key with its new affordable smartphone, the Xperia E1.

Packing in a 4 inch display, the WVGA resolution boasting a 800 x480 pixel resolution isn't bright and lacks colours. Sony is pitching Xperia E1 as a value-for-money smartphone and the company lives up to its promise. To start with, this is a dual SIM phone with two regular SIM slots hidden below the display. While the RAM is on the lower side, it did manage to launch all the apps without crashing. It can run basic games but don't expect it to handle heavy games.

The highlight is the Walkman app and the sound output. Accompanied with a decent headphone, the sound out is impressive. The Walkman App launches the music player filled with options. There is a ClearAudio+ mode. When turned on, it offers more refined and clear music. The phone has a 3MP camera but the images captured had a lot of noise. Itcomes with 4GB internal storage, of which only 2GB is user accessible. It can be further expanded using the microSD card.

Consider if music is priority and not the camera