Sony Xperia E1 Philippines Price for Single SIM and Dual SIM Variants, Complete Specs, Release Date, Key Features

The new Sony Xperia E1 is very, very cute! But I think the coolest thing about it is that it gives everyone a chance to experience what Sony has to offer in the handset category at a very pocket-friendly price.

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"Sony Xperia E1 combines the best of Sony’s audio technologies with a premium design and great hardware to create a smartphone for people who want to express themselves out loud," shared Mr. Vincent Dela Cruz, Assistant Manager for Mobile Communications at Sony Philippines. "Known for our penchant for regular videoke sessions and singing competitions, Filipinos are the perfect people to enjoy Xperia E1."

Sony's audio heritage as a legendary music and multimedia company can be clearly heard in Xperia E1 as key technologies come together with the 100Db (with 100Db on the Sony Xperia E1, even a motorcycle won’t interrupt your music), speaker to produce a louder, cleaner sound that can hold its own in any environment. With ClearAudio+ mode, instantly enhance your listening experience and optimize the balance of frequencies while xLOUD ensures that your tracks sound as good as they should - loud and crystal clear. If you love playing your favorite tracks out loud on your smartphone, you will definitely fall in love with Sony Xperia E1.

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As you can see, SXE1 comes with an OmniBalance design language reminiscent of what you'll find on more expensive Xperia releases including Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra -- albeit this entry-level release is slightly rounder, giving an extra solid feel in the hand when you grasp it and making it easier to slip in the pocket.

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Specs-wise, the device sports a 4-inch 480 x 800 TFT display, a 3.15 MegaPixel camera at the back, WVGA 30fps video recorder, and a removable Li-Ion 1,750 mAh battery delivering up to 498 hours of Standby and 8 hours 41 minutes of Talk Time. As for the innards, SXE1 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system skinned by the company's Xperia UI with its Dual Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU and Adreno 302 GPU based Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 SoC, handles multitasking with 512 MB of RAM, and has 4 GB of ROM that users can expand via microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB. As for connectivity, the phone supports WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G HSPA+ with download speeds of up to 21 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5.76 Mbps.

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Of course, just like other Xperia handsets, the Xperia EI comes with intuitive Walkman controls. Sony’s Walkman technology hails from more than 30 years of premium audio experiences and Xperia E1 builds on this. Shake-to-shuffle controls and a dedicated “long press to launch” Walkman button ensure that loading and navigating your tracks couldn’t be easier, while the latest generation of Sony’s WALKMAN App makes short work of combining online and offline music, creating playlists, as well as playing and sharing tracks. And to make your music-listening experience more enjoyable, Xperia E1 connects via Bluetooth to Sony’s extended audio ecosystem so whether it’s through the SBH20 Stereo Bluetooth Headset for those who prefer to keep their music to themselves or the Bluetooth music receiver BM10 for those who need an even louder experience, Xperia E1 remains at the heart of your connected Sony music experience.

Single SIM and Dual SIM Variants Now Available! Also available is the new dual SIM variant of Xperia E1 that offers a new experience through the incorporation of Sony’s latest generation of dual SIM technology. You can set up both SIM cards independently with custom ring tones and instant, simple switching between SIMs before making calls or sending texts, while Sony’s dual SIM management technology means that you can keep both SIMs active, never missing a call, even when talking on one of them.

The Sony Xperia E1 will be available across the archipelago starting this month - March 2014 - in all Sony Centers, Xperia shops, VAIO shops, and authorized retail partners for an official suggested retail price of Php 6,990 for the Single SIM model and Php 7,890 for the dual SIM variant.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Sony Xperia E1 Dual SIM
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions118 x 62.4 x 12 mm
Weight 120 grams
Available Colors White, Black, Purple
Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Display 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Dual Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Adreno 302 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 chipset
Internal Storage 4 GB options, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32 GB
Camera 3.15 MegaPixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, no front camera
Video Capture WVGA 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback XviD, MP4, H.263, H.264, MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Card Type microSIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 1,750 mAh battery
Uptime 498 Hours of Standby, 8 Hours 41 Minutes of Talk Time
Value-Added Features OmniBalance Design, Xperia UI
Announcement March 12, 2014
Availability Philippines: March 2014, Official
Price Official SRP:
Single SIM - Php 6,990
Dual SIM - Php 7,890