CNET First Look
Sony's Xperia E3 is a cheery low-cost Android (hands-on)The Xperia E3 is a good-looking colourful phone, and Sony's most affordable Xperia to date. CNET's Andrew Hoyle goes hands-on.
[MUSIC] I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and i'm here taking a look at the Sony Experia E3. And this is a 4.3 inch Android phone, that has a lot of the same Experia stylings. Along with 4GLTE, but it will come with a much more affordable price range, than all of the other Experia phones. Now physically it's easy to see that this is part of the Xperia range. You could see it's got these rounded corners, and it's got this plain back panel with the Xperia logo and Sony minimalist branding right in the middle. You can see on the side as well it has the sticking out power button that we're seeing on all the other Xperia phones. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that unlike more of the Xperia range E3 is not waterproof, so do try to keep it out of the bath. As you'd expect from an entry level phone, the specs have been cut-down rather a lot. The display has an 854 by 480 pixel resolution, it has a 1.2 gigahertz Quantico processor and on the back is only a 5 megapixel camera which is a big step down from 20 megapixel camera you'll find on the flagships ZED 3. It's quite an attractive phone, though, particularly for an entry level device. And I'm quite keen on this bright lime green color. Sony hasn't said exactly how much the E3 is gonna cost but have said that it will be very affordable. We will find out more about the price when it goes on sale towards the end of the year. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and this the Sony Xperia E3. [MUSIC]