Last week, Sony released its budget offerings - Xperia E and Xperia E Dual online for pre-order at Rs 9,999 and Rs 10,999. Both are amazing entry-level smartphones with decent specifications.
Now, there is an attractive offer for those consumers planning to buy Xperia E Dual. As per the deal, online retailer Saholic is offering a free Sony Headphone (MDR-ZX100A) along with every purchase of Xperia E Dual, which is listed at Rs 10,990 on their site.
Talking about specifications, Xperia E Dual houses a 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3.2MP rear camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,530 mAh.
Further, Xperia E Dual is flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and is claimed to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS upgrade soon.
Given the specs and price of Xperia E Dual, it is quite evident that it is meant to step into a direct rivalry with Samsung, who has already established its foothold in the dual SIM market segment with Galaxy S Duos.
As far as specs are concerned, Galaxy S Duos smartphone houses a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the handset is equipped with a 1GHz processor, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 4GB internal memory, 768MB RAM, a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB and 1,500 mAh Li-ion battery. Further, Galaxy S Duos is priced at Rs 13,100 in India making it a reasonable offering.
Analyzing the specs, it is clear that Galaxy S Duos has a better display and an improved camera performance with a front camera for video calling as well. However, Xperia E Dual with the ability to be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes at a relatively lower price tag can be a stiff competitor to the Samsung handset.