Sony Xperia E dual review: Something extra

GSMArena team, 11 February 2013.
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Performance benchmarks

The Sony Xperia E dual is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227A chipset, which packs a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A5 processor, 512MB of RAM and Adreno 200 GPU. Those are hardly the guts of a benchmark champion, but they are quite common among entry level smartphones.

As was to be expected, the raw CPU performance is quite poor, even when you don't care for multi-core architectures.

BenchmarkPi

Lower is better

  • Sony Xperia go
    543
  • Sony Xperia sola
    551
  • HTC Desire X
    639
  • LG Optimus L7
    773
  • Sony Xperia J
    790
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    800
  • Sony Xperia tipo
    987
  • Sony Xperia miro
    1037
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
    1037

Quadrant and GeekBench 2 gives the smartphone an all-round grade for processing (calculative and graphic, memory speed, SD card writing, etc). The Xperia E did quite well in the first one, posting a very decent score. It didn't come close to the other contestants at GeekBench 2, but that's because we normally only run this benchmark on far more capable smartphones.

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    5450
  • Sony Xperia T
    4774
  • Motorola RAZR i
    4125
  • Sony Xperia SL
    3396
  • Sony Xperia J
    1859
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    2362

Geekbench 2

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1845
  • LG Optimus G
    1723
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    1661
  • Sony Xperia V
    1638
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    1634
  • Sony Xperia T
    1625
  • iPhone 5
    1601
  • HTC One S
    1589
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    496

The Adreno 200 GPU is an old design, but it can handle the HVGA resolution on most occassions. As you an see from the graphic benchmarks it managed to score 27.7 fps on NenaMark 2 and 30.9 fps on the newly released Epic Citadel - an excellent result for a mid-range device, suggesting that you'll be able to play quite a few games on it. It won't always be the smoothest experience, but lower demanding titles should offer very playable framerates.

NenaMark 2

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia E dual
    27.7
  • HTC Sensation XE
    23.0
  • Sony Xperia J
    19.6
  • LG Optimus L7
    19.3
  • Sony Xperia miro
    15.9
  • Samsung Galaxy mini 2
    15.4
  • HTC Explorer
    15.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Y Duos
    13.2
  • Samsung Galaxy Pocket
    12.9
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
    12.0

Epic Citadel

Higher is better

  • Nexus 4
    53.9
  • LG Optimus G
    52.6
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    41.3
  • Oppo Find 5
    38.6
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    30.9

GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Oppo Find 5
    30
  • LG Optimus G
    29
  • Apple iPhone 5
    27
  • Nexus 4
    26
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    17
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15
  • HTC One X+
    12
  • HTC One X
    9
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    2.1

Web browsing benchmarks scores were reasonable considering the Xperia E dual internals. It won't be the quickest to load and the smoothest to scroll, but it's not too bad either.

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • HTC Desire X
    2259
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    2824
  • Sony Xperia J
    2853
  • HTC Desire V
    3299
  • Sony Xperia tipo
    3531
  • Sony Xperia miro
    3532
  • LG Optimus L7
    3661
  • Samsung Galaxy mini 2
    5911
  • HTC Explorer
    10784

BrowserMark 2

Higher is better

  • LG Optimus G
    2555
  • Nokia Lumia 820
    1760
  • Samsung Omnia W
    1632
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (JB)
    1247
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    975
  • Sony Xperia J
    587

Vellamo

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    2418
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    2078
  • Sony Xperia V
    1968
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1641
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    1568
  • LG Optimus G
    1522
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    1468
  • Google Nexus 4
    1310
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    1065
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