The Sony Xperia E5, a budget handset for quality pictures

Manny Pham
May 31, 2016

Sony leaked the announcement of the E5 last week but it’s now all official, with Sony confirming the new budget handset. 


Sony usually come good with their cameras and it is the best thing about the new Xperia E5. A top-end 13 megapixels is on the rear-camera, with auto-foucs, HDR, flash and three times zoomed paired with the 5 megapixel front-facing camera. An Exmor lens is expected, but not confirmed.

Xperia E3 SideHoriz

Powering the E5 is a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The internal memory can be impressively upgraded up to 200GB.

Another impressive point is the battery. It’s a sizeable 2,700mAh which Sony claims can last up to two days. The budget device will be launched with Android 6 Marshmallow out of the box, with no word on Android N appearing on the E5.

xperia e5

Here’s the bad part: a sub-par 720p screen is seen on the E5, probably to keep costs down as Sony are be going for the functional, quality, budget, camera phone approach.

The E5 will be available in graphite black and white, but pricing and availability has not been revealed. So a little wait is required if you want a budget device with a great camera. It will compete directly with the also newly announced Moto G4; expect a comparison from us with both devices soon.

Xperia E3 White Group


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