A while ago, Sony announced the Xperia E, a very budget-oriented Android phone. With a 3.5″ display with HVGA resolution, a single core 1GHz processor, and Jelly Bean 4.1 on the single SIM version (dual SIM ships with Ice Cream Sandwich but will be updated), it does scream budget. But the price is fair, at €159 (about $206) for the single SIM model and €169 (about $219) for the dual SIM model. This is around what we were expecting for the hardware, and for those who don’t want a high end phone, it’s a good option. This phone paired with a cheap prepaid plan would be a killer deal.
Funny enough, the lowly Xperia E is Sony’s first phone to ship with Jelly Bean. We’re sure Sony will upgrade a few of their newer handsets soon, considering the great track record they have. So what do you guys think? Is it a good deal for those who don’t need a blazing fast phone? Or is it too weak for its own good? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!