Sony has officially announced the Xperia E5 , a five-inch screen phone that comes to replace the Xperia E4. As it was known thanks to rumors and leaks, the new device will have a quad-core processor, a 2 GB RAM and a 13 megapixel main camera. How could it be otherwise, it will land on the market with Android 6.0 Marshmallow . At the moment it is unknown when it will happen, although we know that it will be available in some European countries for a price that could be around 200 euros. If you want to know every detail of the new terminal, stay very attentive, we analyze all the keys.
Design and display
The Sony Xperia E5 is built on a polycarbonate design, following in the wake of its predecessor . It is not a phone that stands out for its appearance, although it apparently offers a comfortable grip, smooth lines to the touch and a screen without the absence of frames, something that is always appreciated. The exact measurements of this model are: 144 x 69 x 8.2 millimeters, so it is considerably thinner than its older brother, which we remember was 10.5 millimeters thick. The weight is set this time at 147 grams. Of course, this model does not have a fingerprint reader, a characteristic of mid-range and high-end mobiles.
The Sony Xperia E5 screen is 5 inches, a size that is highly acclaimed by many users, especially by those who reject phablet-type phones. The company continues to bet on IPS technology, although this time it has increased the resolution to HD (1,280 x 720 pixels), which yields a density of 294 pixels per inch. In the opinion, it has been used an ultra - resistant glass, but do not expect to find the famous system Gorilla Glass from Corning .
Processor and memory
Inside the Xperia E5 there is room for a MediaTek MT6735 processor , a quad-core chip that works at a speed of 1.3 GHz and is very present in mid-range phones. This time it is accompanied by a 2 GB RAM, more than enough to move some of the most popular applications on Google Play . Still, don't expect it to perform too much, some graphics-heavy apps might fall short. Regarding the internal storage capacity, the Sony Xperia E5 has an internal memory of 16 GB, expandable through the use of microSD cards of up to 200 GB.
The Xperia E5 is not going to give much to talk about when it comes to the photographic section, but it will still allow us to capture good snapshots at any time and place. The device equips a 13 megapixel main sensor with LED flash, which will allow us to take brighter images in the darkest conditions. Among some of its main functions we find face detection, geotagging, HDR , panorama, as well as the possibility of recording video in Full HD quality. For its part, the secondary sensor is 5 megapixels, more than enough for quality selfies and video calls.
Connectivity, autonomy and operating system
In the connectivity section, the Xperia E5 behaves adequately. The terminal is compatible with high-speed 4G networks and includes WiFi 802.11b / g / n and WiFi Direct. Like any other mobile device worth its salt, we will also find GPS and NFC connectivity to make mobile payments. As for the battery, the new Sony model equips a 2,700 mAh, a capacity that should be enough to enjoy the mobile a whole day. For its part, the device will hit the market with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of Google's mobile platform, which you already know has new capabilities. Of all of them, we can highlight the new function to save Doze battery , individual permission for applications or the new Google Now On Tap assistant.
It is true that we are not facing one of the best Sony models , especially considering the large wave of high-end terminals that the manufacturer has been launching in recent months. Despite this, the Xperia E5 is one of your phones to be content with when you do not want to spend too much on a terminal, but you want to enjoy the correct power, fast navigation and acceptable photographic quality. Among its pros we will say that it has a medium processor, which will allow us to enjoy great applications or perform several simultaneous tasks, a perfect screen (neither too big nor too small) or a battery with a capacity of 2,700 mAh , which is not bad at all. In addition, it will be governed by Android 6.0, the latest mobile operating system from Google . Among its cons we will mention a polycarbonate design. And there are already mid-range mobiles with a metallic chassis. In any case, it is expected to land on the European market in the coming weeks. Its price could be around 200 euros, a figure that will position it well above some of its main rivals.
Sony Xperia E5
|Resolution||HD (1,280 x 720 pixels)|
|Dimensions||144 x 69 x 8.2 mm|
|Resolution||13 megapixel camera|
|Video||1080p @ 30fps|
|Features||Face detection, geotagging, HDR, panorama|
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
|Formats||MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP|
|Sound||Headphone & Speaker|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Extra applications||Google Apps: Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube|
|CPU processor||Mediatek MT6735 Quad Core 1.3 GHz (Cortex-A53)|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||Mali-T720MP2|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Extension||Yes with MicroSD card up to 200 GB|
|Mobile Network||4G / 3G|
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n|
|GPS location||GPS / AGPS / Glonass|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Bands||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Others||Create WiFi zone|
|Capacity||2,700 mAh (milliamp hours)|
|Duration in use||""|
|Release date||Coming soon|
|Manufacturer's website||Sony |