Sony Unveils Budget Smartphone Xperia E

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Yuk! Maybe if they are charging $99 (off-contract), some people who are on a serious budget might be interested. Otherwise, I'd go with something used or the Nexus 4.
 

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[citation][nom]whiteodian[/nom]Yuk! Maybe if they are charging $99 (off-contract), some people who are on a serious budget might be interested. Otherwise, I'd go with something used or the Nexus 4.[/citation]
I agree, $100 is about the right price. It's a very pretty phone, and having expandable storage makes up for some of the problems, but it's really lacking in power.

Give it a usb port and a 460x640 screen or better, and price it at $150 off-contract, and you have a great budget phone.
 

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another one that sony will soon confine to the dustbin of unsupported, unupgradeable models, re: xperia 8 and xperia mini. rush and forget, is that the new sony mantra now?
 

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considering alot of other phones with same specs are at around $100, Id say this will be in the $125-$150 range. sony has never really been the ones to sell as cheap as the rest.
 

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how to make a good budget smartphone:
1. Use this somewhat slow phone hardware design - nothing needs to be changed
2. Put stock android on it so nothing bloats it
3. PROFIT.
 

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[citation][nom]Estix[/nom]I agree, $100 is about the right price. It's a very pretty phone, and having expandable storage makes up for some of the problems, but it's really lacking in power.Give it a usb port and a 460x640 screen or better, and price it at $150 off-contract, and you have a great budget phone.[/citation]
it has a usb port, and that screen is quite enough for that phone, I expect it to be $100-125, which makes it a great phone
 

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[citation][nom]bustapr[/nom]considering alot of other phones with same specs are at around $100, Id say this will be in the $125-$150 range. sony has never really been the ones to sell as cheap as the rest.[/citation]
Xperia U, was the cheapest dual core phone for some time, Xperia Tipo, nice and cheap, and don't forget sony phones are a much better value because of their build quality (clearly superior to most android phone makers out there) and because they actually make most of their phones components
 

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i'm on the specs suck but its about as much as most people need, if they keep it cheap it'll do alright , if i didn't have insurance on my galaxy nexus and it kicked the bucket before contract renewal i would consider somwething liek this in the $100 range... much more and i'd just buy a phone off ebay or even the new nexus 4 phone its $300 off contract and considering the spec difference it'd be hard to get me to but this even at half the price $150
 
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