Among the premium brands of smartphones that are powered by Android operating systems, Sony offers some really great phones to check out. Even when the Apples and the Samsungs are ruling the market, Sony phones still have a secured place, owing to their looks, their specs and quite a few other features that put them on a different league altogether.

For example, if you are into really good music on the go, there is probably no other brand of smart phones to look for but a Sony. Let us look at one of the best in class smartphones from Sony, the Sony Xperia E1, and also check what accessories and applications you can opt for when you purchase the phone.


The Sony Xperia E1 is probably one of the best smartphones that you can purchase in its price range. It has been released just this year and is now available in stores today. Be it the looks or the specs, it outdoes most other brands selling mobile phones today. It comes with both 2G and 3G network compatibility, letting you enjoy high speed internet on the go.

Though it does not boast of the best resolution display, it comes with scratch resistant glass and a capacitive touchscreen. For a higher level of safety, it is always advisable to purchase a screen guard and one of the reliable Sony Xperia E1 cases to protect the touchscreen, just in case it drops from your hand.

Those of us feel that Sony products are overpriced, this phone comes with a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage space. You can upgrade the storage to up to 32 GB with a micro SD card.

This phone runs on the Jelly Bean (Android OS 4.3) operating system. The only area where Sony could have done better with this phone is the low resolution 3.2 megapixel camera, which is not really suitable for taking good quality pictures. The camera does come with features like geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR, image stabilization and panorama.

Advantages and Limitations

Looking at the price and features of this phone, it has a number of strengths and weaknesses. First of all, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor helps you get quick and smooth responses from the smartphone. The phone runs on 3G networks, letting you access good internet speeds. The biggest advantage of this phone is the sound system: Sony ClearAduio+ mode,xLOUD and 100Db speakers.

However, the phone could have done much better with a higher resolution camera, a newer chipset and a better RAM. Moreover, even with the 3G connections, the phone misses out on a front camera.


When you purchase this phone, you would definitely want to try out some accessories like a micro SD card to upgrade the storage. Moreover, you should purchase one of the Sony Xperia E1 cases to ensure your phone stays safe all the time. You can also consider purchasing a power bank if you travel quite a bit.

Such accessories are available in most of the reliable online stores today, like the Check your requirements and search the internet to get the best accessories for your Sony Xperia E1!

Nancy is a freelance writer covering latest news and releases with electronics and gadgets. Here she examines the Sony Xperia E1, starting from its specifications to the accessories and even the Sony Xperia E1 cases.