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Sony started small with the E-series and hasn't tried anything crazy since but the entry-level lineup is in its fourth generation now and offering quite a bit of choice to the budget-conscious buyer. Of course, everything you get in this price range requires a certain trade-off.
The Xperia E4 is a simple and affordable package that gives up the LTE connectivity of the predecessor but offers a 5" screen in return. The resolution gets a welcome though inexpensive boost and the best thing is that nearly all the extra screen real estate comes at the expense of bezel in the Xperia E3. The downside is the Xperia E4 is quite chubby at 10.5mm, tangibly thicker than the E3.
Well, at 130 euro or practically free on contract, this may not be a big deal. Here's what else you get.
The Xperia E4 is powered by a MediaTek MT6582 chipset with four Cortex-A7 cores, clocked at 1.3GHz and a Mali-400MP2 GPU, and comes with 1GB of RAM. This is essentially a mid-range chip form a generation ago and its age is starting to show.
That said, anything above 540 x 960 pixels would've been quite a burden for the CPU. The goal was obviously for the Xperia E4 to not feel as a downgrade. The qHD five-incher has the same ppi as the 4.5" FWVGA screen of the Xperia E3.
Speaking of, the camera setup is nothing special with 5MP stills and 1080p video on the main unit, but the 2MP/720p selfie cam is a welcome improvement over the VGA front-facer of the Xperia E3. You do get double the storage out of the box at 8GB. There's a microSD card slot too, of course.
- 5.0" 16M-color 540x960 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Android OS v4.4.4 KitKat
- Quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7; Mediatek MT6582, Mali-400MP2, 1GB RAM
- 5MP camera with 1080p@30fps video; 2MP front-facing camera with 720p video
- 8GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot
- Optional Dual SIM support
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS receiver, Bluetooth v4.1, FM radio
- Accelerometer, proximity sensor
- Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
- 2,300mAh non-removable battery