Like Year old M4aqua with less ram, no IP68, just more battery. It took 1 year to "upgrade" to this. It's so funny it hurts. There is also fullHD screens, 4K and such for that price...
Bad pricing for a low spec phone this will not sold so well... Sony needs to stepping up the specs with reasonable pricing. I hope this phone have octa core and 2gb of ram. Its 2016 right?
jasmeek, 02 Jun 2016Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) or Sony Xperia E5 or HTC 628Xperia E5
Better design(simple elegan, it doesn't look like its cheap)
And most of all for sure it has better camera compare to galaxy j5 or HTC.
Would someone expect a lot from sony after they said to forget everything else besides X series, now E series coming. Even with XA that got nothing exciting in this field, E5 goes even lower. They are not serious. This is joke to other entry-levels...
Could be next phone while waiting for the proper Sony flagship. I don't really care about the specs of this phone because it's Sony. It can deliver the performance that I want. And while there are cheap and more well-spec compared to this, I couldn't bring myself buy devices from other companies except Sony and Nokia but sadly, Nokia is no more. But if they come back, I would be really hyped about it and buy one.
i know even if sony offers gadget which was low in spec but it has better quality if u campare them with most of chinese's (with higher spec indeed)
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2016You lost your credibility when you said Sony stopped making compact phones.
The Z5 Compact st... moreSo that you know, I do own a Z5 Compact .... But the Z line is discontinued (while still be available in stores, yes) and was replaced with X line. So far no compact phone in the X line is foreseen. Yes, my phrasing was not the best and could lead to your interpretation of it.
Furthermore, Z5 Compact is really overpriced (although this depends on location, around here it costs around 600~700) and it is not an option for people looking for a practical, small and cheap android phone with reasonable specs.
When deciding between BQ A4.5 and Sony Z5 Compact (Z3 Compact was pulled off the local stores at the end of 2015), I went for the Sony one only because of an huge discount at a local store.
Of course, size aside, battery and IP68 were other 2 points that I was looking forward to. The camera is garbage though (for the price and all the hype around it, the sensor is crippled by software and the lens barely manage to resolve the 23MP resolution), has 'only' 2GB of RAM and the CPU when let loose hits +75C (167F).
razia, 02 Jun 2016samsung j5 is betterE5 is better.
since it has a compass.
better Gpu performance.
better internal storage.
zebarnabe, 02 Jun 2016Quite a shame that there is no compact phone from Sony anymore. Asian market is huge and asks ... moreYou lost your credibility when you said Sony stopped making compact phones.
The Z5 Compact still exists, and there is no other Android flagship in a small 4.6inch screen. Actually Sony's the only one giving importance to small phones.
Huawei and Lenovo are obsessed in making huge phones. Samsung and HTC and LG all have no flagship grade phone below 5 inch screen size.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2016Please make Sony Xperia E5 Compact! but you will upgrade the 1.5gb ram to 2gb ram and make the... moreDid you know that E series is the lowest entry level phones offered by Sony? What you're asking is way too much in an E series phone.
jasmeek, 02 Jun 2016Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) or Sony Xperia E5 or HTC 628samsung j5 is better
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2016It would probably be named "E5 4G" bcoz 5G doesn't exist. E4G was a word play.I dont think so,e4 and e4g have big difference.
e4g have better:
1.ppi and quality screen,very glossy screen
Once again... an overpriced xperia phone. Entry level still at high price