A mid-range smartphone from Sony
Design and display
The Sony Xperia E5 flaunts a 5-inch HD display having pixel density of 294 ppi. The screen is protected with a scratch resistant glass. The device weighs 147 grams and comes in graphite black or white color variants. The smartphone has a plastic casing on the back, which has a matte texture. It has a familiar Xperia design and overall looks good.
Platform and performance
The phone sails on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system. At the heart it is powered by 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 quad-core processor paired along with 1.5GB RAM for multitasking and Mali-T760 MP2 GPU for handling games and other graphic demanding operations. The device provides smooth everyday performance, but If you're looking for a phone with heavy gaming and multitasking feature there are many better options available in this range.
Camera and storage
As expected from any Sony device, this one also comes with an impressive camera. It packs 13MP main camera on the back that features LED flash, Exmor RS sensor along with Sony's Hybrid autofocus system. Other camera features include geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and panorama. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5MP and features 88 degree wide angle lens. The phone possess 16GB inbuilt storage that is expandable upto 200GB via microSD card.
Connectivity and Battery
The Sony Xperia E5 comes with a wide range of connectivity options that includes Wi-Fi with Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, microUSB 2.0 and also features NFC connectivity. Sensors available in the phone are accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensor. The device is powered by 2,300 mAh battery which Sony claims can provide up to 2 days or battery life which is probable due to average screen resolution and quad-core processor.
Sony is constantly focusing on mid-range devices with better reliability and performance for quite some time and the Xperia E5 is the newest edition from Sony in this segment. Since it's a budget-oriented handset, it does not feature high-end specs although can handle daily tasks efficiently. Some of its primary highlights include latest OS, good camera along with slim design, making it a good choice to consider.