After announcing the Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone and its mini version, Xperia Z3 Compact, Sony also announced the new Xperia Z3 Compact tablet at IFA 2014. Then came the budget handset segment, and Sony announced both Xperia E3 and E3 dual.
Sony Xperia E3 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) touch screen display. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) quad-core processor with Adreno 305 GPU. It comes with 1 GB of RAM. It has 4 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
On the camera front, it has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It can shoot Full HD (1080p) videos as well. It comes with a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera which you might not use for those selfies (as it will turn out to be very bad). It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat which would probably give you vanilla Android experience with no bloatware.
Sony Xperia E3 is just 8.5 mm in thickness and weighs 144 grams. It has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/a-GPS as well as comes with 4G LTE and 3G/HSPA+ connectivity. It packs in a 2,330 mAh battery under the hood with STAMINA mode for improved performance. Xperia E3 is a single SIM phone whereas Xperia E3 dual is the dual SIM variant.
The Xperia E3 dual has a new dual SIM technology that lets users set custom ringtones and the dual SIM management technology keeps both the SIMs active, so you won’t ever miss a call, even when you are talking on one of them.
Both the Sony Xperia E3 and E3 dual will be available in white, black, lime and coppor colour variants and they would go on sale globally around autumn 2014. There has beeen no word on the pricing yet.