With its 3.5" TFT display and ergonomic design, the Xperia E is designed to fit just as nicely in your pocket as it does the palm of your hand. Despite it's affordable price, Sony have managed to squeeze an entire 1GHz of processing power and 512MB RAM into it's slim frame, so you're guaranteed some pretty smooth performance minus the frustrating lags often associated with budget phones.
Even at this level, you get some lovely little Sony additions, like 3D surround sound with Sony's XLoud sound enhancer. Blistering audio performance apparently does come this cheap! You can also enjoy crystal clear calls without the interference of background noise, thanks to HD Voice - Sony's impressive noise cancellation feature. With Music Unlimited, you have a library of millions of songs to choose from, which you can share between your PS3, phone and computer, without having to endure annoying ads or faff about with cables. And then there's Playmemories Online, which lets you store all your photos, music and video in one convenient place without taking up storage space on your phone - yet keeps it all just as instantly accessible!
The Sony Xperia E sports a nifty 3.15 megapixel camera and 4GB of internal storage, which is extendable to 32GB courtesy of its microSD card slot. Sony have also integrated some top battery power and data management software, so you won't run out of juice halfway through the day, or lose track of how much data allowance you've used - no nasty big bills at the end of the month!. Smart touches, like little notifications light at the top of the phone, also provide a quick and easy way to check for news and updates.
It currently runs on Android's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (that's the second newest one), but Sony have promised to release an update soon to the very latest edition of Jelly Bean. So you can look forward to up-to-the-minute technology and an ever smoother experience, at a bargain price. Great for people who want a low maintenance phone that still looks sharp and performs impressively well for the price - the Xperia E on Orange really does offer a great deal.