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Sony Xperia E4 unveiled boasting oodles of battery stamina

Sony has unveiled its new Xperia E4 phone, which the company claims offers a powerful battery, along with a fresh new design.

In general terms, Sony is making battery life a strong suit – a wise decision, as consumer surveys have indicated it’s a big priority for buyers, and indeed the Xperia Z3 offered impressive levels of longevity. The Xperia E4 has a 2300mAh battery which will last for two days, and there are the usual Sony Stamina modes on top of this.

The fresh design sees rounded corners, and a premium feel, Sony claims, with a textured surface – and design accents usually only present on higher-tier handsets like a diamond-cut aluminium power button, and stainless steel camera ring.

As for the core specs, the phone has a 5in display with a 960 x 540 resolution (yes, that’s rather low these days – but this phone will be wallet-friendly), and there’s a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU on board backed with 1GB of RAM. In terms of storage, there’s 8GB.

The rear camera is a 5 megapixel effort with HDR and a load of “fun camera apps”, and Sony has stuck with a lower-res 2 megapixel front-facer (many are upping the front camera to attract selfie fans – Sony does offer a dedicated selfie app, mind you).

Tony McNulty, VP of Value Category Business Management at Sony Mobile, commented: “With Xperia E4, we wanted to offer people some of the premium Sony features they have come to expect – with unparalleled ease of use – at a highly-competitive price point. With a simple setup, great screen and unrivalled two day battery life we’ve created an on-the-go entertainment device that will keep on going, wherever you are.”

The Xperia E4 will be available very shortly – the launch is pegged at mid-February – and we’ll find out exactly how cheap Sony is going with this handset then (a dual-SIM variant will also be produced, incidentally).

Darren Allan

Darran has over 25 years of experience in digital and magazine publishing as a writer and editor. He's also an author, having co-written a novel published by Little, Brown (Hachette UK). He currently writes news, features and buying guides for TechRadar, and occasionally other Future websites such as T3 or Creative Bloq and he's a copy editor for TechRadar Pro. Darrran has written for a large number of tech and gaming websites/magazines in the past, including Web User and ComputerActive. He has also worked at IDG Media, having been the Editor of PC Games Solutions and the Deputy Editor of PC Home.