Nokia Lumia 520 Vs Sony Xperia E: Finding Their Place Midst The Flurry Created By High End Smartphones

In the midst of all the flurry created by the high end smartphone launches, the budget conscious smartphone users have also managed to find some variety in the affordable category. A couple of interesting new launched that caught our eye in this price bracket are the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Sony Xperia E. But if you are planning to buy a smartphone, which of these would be ideal for you?

Both these phones are priced around Rs 10,000, with the Xperia E being a tad cheaper. In terms of design, we have to say that we prefer the Lumia 520 for its 4-inch screen and colorful casings in comparison with Xperia E’s 3.5-inch display. Even in terms of resolution, the former scores better points for its 480X800 pixel screen with ClearBlack technology against the latter’s 320X480p display.

Sony appears to have cut a lot of corners while making the Xperia E while Nokia appears to be offering quite a steal. The Xperia E is powered by just a 1 GHz processor running on a single core. On the other hand, the Lumia 520 comes with a dual-core 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM.

There’s no comparison between the Xperia E’s 3.2 MP rear camera and the Lumia 520’s 5 MP offering. But in terms of battery, the Xperia E scores a little higher with its 1,530 mAh battery against the Lumia 520’s 1,420 mAh battery.

Even if you have to pay around Rs 500 extra, we’d suggest you experiment a little and go for the Windows Phone 8 based Lumia 520 over the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based Xperia E.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia E: Budget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Phone Coming Soon

Sony has added one more Android-based smartphone to its impressive lineup. The company has just announced the new Xperia E, an affordable phone running on Android Jelly Bean. The announcement was well timed to match Nokia’s announcement of the Lumia 620.

The Xperia E will have a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 320X480 pixels. Powering the phone would be a 1 GHz single-core processor. We do not know how well the phone would be able to run Android 4.1 with such low processing power, but knowing Sony, we know that they will make it happen. The phone will have a 1500 mAh battery, giving it adequate power to browse, check e-mails, play games, and explore more of Android for at least one full day on a single charge.

Sony is expected to offer a dual-sim version too of the Xperia E. The phone will hit the markets by early 2013 and will be available in three color options – black, white and pink. The Xperia E will also be rich in features like DLNA connectivity, HD Voice and Sony’s Xloud audio technology.… Read the rest

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