Specs summary

Screen
5"

The Sony Xperia E4's screen is 5 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.3 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6582 Quad core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2300 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 29 days standby time, 731 minutes (2G), 763 minutes (3G).


Reviews summary

5.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 2 reviews

What's good

  • Good viewing angles
  • Smooth performance during basic tasks
  • Long battery life

What's bad

  • Chunky design
  • Pixilated and highly reflective display
  • Lack of fine details in pictures

Like other manufacturers, Sony is turning their attention to emerging markets. Their Xperia E4 is a mid-range smartphone meant to appeal to this demographic. From the moment experts laid eyes on it, they knew it was a budget phone from its all plastic build to bulky, shell. Indian Express likens the appearance of the back cover to, "a protective covering made of Styrofoam to prevent toddlers from cutting themselves." Unsurprisingly it is also quite heavy at 144 grams. Despite its cheap appearance, reviewers found it to be fairly sturdy with no issues in its build quality.

The 5-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen isn't going to win any medals in terms of clarity as it only has a pixel density of 220ppi. While not horrible, reviewers did find it to be slightly pixilated, especially when compared to other smartphones in the same price range. They also were disappointed with sunlight legibility as the protective coating ended up reflecting far too much light. On the plus side, they describe the colors as accurate even at various viewing angles though the colors tended to be a bit dull.

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The Xperia E4 comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and just 1GB of RAM. It also comes with only 8GB of internal storage though this is expandable via microSD card. Performance-wise reviewers would not call it speedy, but it did perform smooth enough when navigating the homepage and playing casual games. However, they experienced some delays and lag when attempting to multi-task or playing more graphic-intensive games. A 2,300mAh battery provides the power and it lasted critics around two days of light use and about a day of heavy usage. To make it last longer, Sony included a Stamina mode that increases the battery life at the expense of other features like Wi-Fi, screen brightness and mobile data. Speaking of mobile data, the Xperia E4 does not come with LTE connection, instead opting for 3G. Consumers can purchase the Xperia E4G if they need this feature, but it will end up costing a bit more.

The 5MP rear camera might not be the best on the market, but experts add it also isn't the worst. Although it took them a while to load the app, in decent lighting situations they were able to take adequate pictures with good contrast and accurate colors. Still, they did notice a lack of vibrancy in the colors and significant noise when zooming in especially in low-light settings. It also comes with a secondary 2MP camera, which critics describe as "not that great" especially when using it for the main purpose of taking selfies. The best features of the camera are its ability to record full HD (1080p) video and the plethora of modes and apps available to edit/filter images and videos.

While it isn't horrible, experts cannot recommend the Xperia E4. Times of India states, "…[it] may have stood a chance two years ago, but Motorola and Xiaomi have now transformed the budget smartphone landscape…making it a bad choice. Express adds, "The Sony Xperia E4 may be a budget smartphone, but that does not necessarily mean it is a bargain smartphone."


Reviews (5.5/10 Avg. rating)


Softpedia

A mixed bag budget-friendly solution

from Softpedia

The latest addition to Xperia E series isn't the best in the lineup. In fact, Sony Xperia E4 is kind of a mixed bag, especially for those who own the Xperia E3 and are thinking to upgrade to this model.

Sadly, I can't say that it's worth the upgrade, as you will be better off keeping the Xperia E3. The new device doesn't look any better and the slight improvements (larger display) turn out to be downsides in the end...

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The latest addition to Xperia E series isn't the best in the lineup. In fact, Sony Xperia E4 is kind of a mixed bag, especially for those who own the Xperia E3 and are thinking to upgrade to this model.

Sadly, I can't say that it's worth the upgrade, as you will be better off keeping the Xperia E3. The new device doesn't look any better and the slight improvements (larger display) turn out to be downsides in the end.

The fact that the Xperia E4 comes with double the amount of storage in comparison with the previous model doesn't really justifies the upgrade.

Still, for a first smartphone or for those who don't own the Xperia E3, the current model might be a good choice considering the low price. 

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The Indian Express

Decent, but not at this price

from The Indian Express

The Xperia is a decent phone but not worth buying at this price. There are many under-Rs 10,000-smartphones that come with a killer spec sheet than this one.

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The Xperia is a decent phone but not worth buying at this price. There are many under-Rs 10,000-smartphones that come with a killer spec sheet than this one.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 18, 2015
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Processor MediaTek MT6582 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.34 W/kg
Body: 0.5 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 402 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 731 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 763 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 29 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.7 x 7.5 x 1.1 cm (5.4 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 144 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 220 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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