Difference between Sony Xperia E and Sony Xperia J

Key difference: The Sony Xperia E and E-Dual are two entry-level phones from Sony Mobile. The phone comes with a 3.5 TFT capacitive that has a ~165 ppi pixel density. It comes with a 1 GHz Cortex-A5 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 200 GPU and 512 MB RAM. Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245.

 

Sony is a popular smartphone company and has been launching popular phones under the Xperia Brand. Since, its separation with Ericsson, the company has introduced multiple phones in different ranges to cater to all types of demands. The widespread demand of smartphones has required many companies to start manufacturing low-end phones for the masses. The new 2013 line-up of Sony phones include the Sony Xperia E and E-Dual phones. These phones are identical to each other and only differ in some features.

 

The Sony Xperia E and E-Dual are two entry-level phones from Sony Mobile. These are the few of the cheapest models available on the market that have pretty decent features for a low-end phone. The phone has similar design themes to the older Sony phones with a slight inward curve and has shaved a lot of back bulk. The phone is slim and straight and is easy to operate using one hand. The company has also ditched the cheap, plastic back and replaced with it a rubber matte finish. This makes the back prone to fingerprint smudges, while the front screen is completely prone to fingerprints and dust smudges.

 

The front of the phone has a 3.5-inch display screen with three capacitive (Home, Menu and Back) buttons on the bottom. Above the screen is the earpiece, a hidden status LED and the proximity sensor. On the top end of the device, there is just a 3.5mm headphone jack, while the left side has a microUSB port. The bottom of the screen has a small LED light, while the right side of the device holds the volume rocker, power button and the dedicated camera key. The back of the devices holds the camera on the top and the loud speaker grille on the bottom.

 

The phone comes with a 3.5 TFT capacitive that has a ~165 ppi pixel density. In terms of technology these days, the resolution and the density is pretty weak, but as this is a entry-level the resolution is decent for the price. However, do not expect high definition resolution. The phone has pretty low contrast and poor viewing angles. The screen is made using scratch-resistant glass proving some sort of protection from scratches. The phone comes with the traditional Sony Timescape UI, which means it comes with certain built-in Timescape applications that are not removable.

 

In terms of speed and power, the phone is good for an entry-level model. It comes with a 1 GHz Cortex-A5 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 200 GPU and 512 MB RAM. The phone supports 2G and 3G but not 4G. The Xperia E comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, which is a good set-up. The Xperia E-Dual comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwihch but can be upgraded to Jelly Bean. The Jelly Bean comes with all of the special features of Google, including Google Now. There are few modifications to the Android software. Upon unlocking the screen, the home screen has five screens, which are customizable. The differences between the ICS and Jelly Bean can be read in the article, The Difference between Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean on the website.

 

The major difference between the E and the E-Dual is that E-Dual supports dual SIM technology, while the E only supports single SIM. Both the phones come with a 3.15 MP back camera with a few features such as 4x digital zoom, Geotagging, Self-timer, Send to web and Touch capture. The camera does not have a great picture taking capability and has low resolution, but is okay for an entry-level phone. The phones also do not have a secondary camera, which means no video conferencing. However, it does have VGA video recording capability. The phone comes with 4 GB internal memory, of which 2 GB is available to the user and the memory is expandable up to 32 GB via microUSB card.

 

The phones come with a removable Li-Ion 1530 mAh battery that provides an okay battery capacity for an entry-level phone. The phone is considered as a no-nonsense android phone. The phone is a good entry-level phone and offers good features for its price. However, the person would have to sacrifice on secondary camera, photo resolution and a few features. The phone also offers certain neat features such as Overview mode (allows zooming out to see all open applications), Face Unlock, Wi-Fi tethering, Google Apps and Hand writing recognition.

 

In order to garner response for its new line of smartphones, the company started marketing the Sony Xperia T as the Bond phone, which is featured in the movie Skyfall. Xperia J is the shy, younger brother of the Bond phone, and is also cheap to boot. The Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245. The pixel density is the not the best among the contenders, but that does not hinder the high-res display that is visible on the phone. The display shows quite smart and sharp images, with very accurate color representation. The display also has excellent viewing angles and does is less reflective under sunlight.

 

The design of the phone is also quite similar to Xperia T. The phone comes with a plastic chassis that has a sturdy built. The Xperia J has an arched back similar to Xperia Arc series, which is pleasing to hold and grip. The silver plastic lining that graces the other Xperia series has been shifted to the bottom and acts as a second LED indicator during calls. The phone is also quite light, weighing only 124 grams. The Timescape UI is very similar to the original Google Android UI and basically seems like cheap imitations. The phone has three capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen, Back, Home and Menu buttons. The buttons are placed on the far bottom of the device, making it more prone for the user to drop the device. The top of the device houses the 3.5mm jack, while the left side has the USB/charging port. The right side of the device is quite busy with the power/lock key on the top right hand and the volume rocker just below the power key.

 

The device is powered by 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and only 512 MB, which makes the device a little glitch and lagging when trying to shift screens as well as switch apps. The device, when not multitasking and doing basic functions, still lags a little. The device comes with 4 GB of internal space, of which only 2 GB is available to the user. This is very little compared to phones that are offering 8/16/32 and even 64 GB. However, the company has provided a SD card slot that allows users to expand memory by another 32 GB.

 

The device houses a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus feature. Just above it, a LED flash light can also be found. However, the front camera and the video recording capabilities are a little disappointing. Both, the front camera and video recording are VGA, which does provide the best resolution. The 5 MP camera is pretty decent, but if you have gotten used to the high-res 8 and 12 MP cameras, this camera will not at all be pleasing. The camera takes decent photos, but it isn’t sharp, clear or even HD for that matter. However, the phone does come with juice, 1750 mAh to be exact. This ensures that the phone last a couple of days when not in constant use and at least a full day when working with it all day. The company does offer features such as Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB, but it does not offer NFC capabilities.

 

 

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from Sony Mobile website, and GSMArena.com. Unless specified, the information is the same for E and E-Dual phones.

 

 

Sony Xperia E/E-Dual

Sony Xperia J

Launch Date

E: March 2013

E-Dual: January 2013

October 2012

Company

Sony Mobile

Sony

Size

113.5 x 61.8 x 11.0 mm

124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm

Display

3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors

4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

Screen

320 x 480 pixels (~165 ppi pixel density)

480 x 854 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors

Protection

Scratch-resistant glass

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

115.7 grams

124 grams

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

E: HSDPA 900 / 2100 - C1505

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - C1504

E-Dual: HSDPA 900 / 2100 - C1605

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - C1604

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST26i

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST26a

4G Network

N/A

N/A

GUI

Timescape UI

Timescape UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Cortex-A5

1 GHz Qualcomm processor

GPU

Adreno 200

Adreno 200

OS

E: Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

E-Dual: Android OS, v4.0.4 (ICS) upgradeable to 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon™ MSM7227A

Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon

RAM

512 MB

512 MB

SIM Size

E: miniSIM

E-Dual: miniSIM (Dual SIM)

miniSIM

Internal Memory

Up to 4 GB (2 GB user available)

4 GB (2 GB available to user)

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Connectivity

2G, 3G, DLNA Certified, HD Voice, Noise supression

GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps (download). Up to 86 kbps (upload); GSM EDGE Up to 237 kbps (download). Up to 237 kbps (upload); microUSB v2.0; DLNA; Wi-Fi hotspot; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1, EDR

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels

5 MP 2592х1944 pixels rear camera

Secondary Camera

N/A

VGA (0.3 MP) front camera

Video

VGA@30fps

VGA

Camera Features

  • 4x digital zoom
  • Geotagging
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Touch capture
  • Video recording
  • Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Image stabilization
  • 4x digital zoom

Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology; Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; Manual equalizer

xLOUD Experience

Clear Stereo

Audio supported formats

MP3 (.mp3), 3GPP (.3gp),

MP4 (.mp4, .m4a), SMF (.mid), WAV (.wav), OTA (.ota), Ogg (.ogg)

MP3/ eAAC+/ WMA/ WAV player

Video supported formats

3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)

MP4/ H.263/ H.264/ WMV player

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1530 mAh battery

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Talk time

2G: 6 hours 12 min

3G: 6 hours 18 min

2G: 5 hours 36 min

3G: 607 hours

Stand-by

E: 2G: 530 hours

3G: 530 hours

E-Dual: 2G: 368 hours

3G: 379 hours

2G: 7 hours 18 min

3G: 618 hours

Available Colors

E: Black, Pink and White

E-Dual: Black and Gold

Black, White, Pink, Gold

Messaging

Conversations, Email, Gmail™, Handwriting recognition, Instant messaging, Multimedia messaging (MMS), Predictive text input, Text messaging (SMS)

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support

GPS with A-GPS support

Java

via Java MIDP emulator

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Snapshot capability
  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • Music Unlimited
  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Google Talk™ application
  • HD voice
  • Noise suppression
  • Speakerphone
  • Xperia™ Timescape™
  • Xperia™ with Facebook™
  • Auto rotate
  • Gesture input
  • On-screen 12-key keyboard
  • On-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Touch screen
  • Voice input
  • Wallpaper animation
  • Overview mode
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Google Talk
  • Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
  • Conference calls
  • SNS integration
  • 50 GB of Cloud storage
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input

 

 

Images Courtesy: sonymobile.com

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