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Xperia E4g brings LTE to Sony's new form factor
Some weeks ago, we reported on a new device Sony had in store for the smartphone world, the Xperia E4. While the phone itself was little more than a mid-range device, the design is what actually turned some heads. With rounded corners reminiscent of something Nokia might release, Xperia fans began to wonder if the upcoming Z4 flagship might have a similar redesign.
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Today Sony announced the Xperia E4g, an alternative build of the E4, featuring high-speed LTE data connectivity. The phone will be available in black or white, and cost €129 (approximately $146) when it releases this April. Curiously enough, the specs on this device are actually different than those of its brother, the E4. The E4g comes with a 4.7-inch (960X540) screen, 1.5GHz Quad Core CPU, and weighs only 135 grams. On the other hand, the E4 has a 5-inch (960X540) screen, a 1.3GHz Quad Core CPU, and weighs 144 grams. Both devices come with a 2300 mAh battery which Sony promises will last about 2 days, and thus it seems the LTE model needed a slight screen reduction to accommodate the demand. Rounding out the specs (for both actually) is a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera.
The product website also uses the headline “Quality you can trust” which some long-time Sony fans (or opponents) might find somewhat amusing given the accusations some have made of quality control issues relating to a so-called “Sony Timer“.
As with the E4, the E4g will be sold in both standard and Dual-SIM variants.
London, 24th February 2015 – Earlier this month, Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) introduced Xperia™ E4; the affordable, easy-to-use smartphone with great battery life – in a quality Sony design. Now, Sony unveils the exciting Xperia™ E4g smartphone, offering the same ease-of-use and powerful battery performance – with fast 4G LTE connectivity.
“Xperia E4 set out to bring many of the premium features people expect of Sony to lower-tier devices; Xperia E4g brings that same quality and ease of use – but with super-fast 4G LTE connectivity” said Tony McNulty, Vice President, Value Category Business Management at Sony Mobile Communications. “With simple set-up and unrivalled 2 day battery life, we believe both models represent value for those who want premium Sony technology and experiences often only associated with high-end devices.”
Get started without the wait – speedy set up… just point and shoot!
Xperia E4g is built to ensure that you can set up and enjoy your new smartphone, from the moment you pull it out of the box. For those new to Xperia, migration from other Android, Windows or BlackBerry devices is super quick and easy. The Xperia Transfer app, allows you to move contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, music, messages and much more securely, without the hassle – or worry of losing anything important.
Smartphone photography is made easy, with Auto scene Recognition automatically recognising and optimising capture settings for up to 52 scenarios for the perfect shots wherever you are. And, with NFC you can share your images easily with just one-touch.
Xperia E4g features Sony’s minimalist Android skin, but also brings the Simple Home interface providing larger icons and all your favorite apps on one screen, with those you don’t need stored neatly away in folders – perfect if you prefer to use your smartphone for specific functions.
Right on cue, with signature Sony design
Xperia E4g is Sony inside and out; rounded and robust, perfect for one hand usage. Available in classic Black and White, Xperia E4g retains that timeless Xperia form – a precision-cut power button, elevated mirror-finish logo and stainless steel camera ring and a scratch-resistant screen to add an extra layer of premium.
Built for speed – 4G LTE and two-day battery life, powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor
Xperia E4g is 4G LTE ready – which means you can enjoy the fastest news and information download, find your way using maps, check and send email, send pictures to friends and family in seconds, and enjoy lag-free music streaming on the go.
Sony’s latest smartphones are recognised for unrivalled battery life. Xperia E4g is no different, packing a powerful 2300mAh battery that gives you up to two-day’s battery life[i]; eliminating the need for regular charging. If that isn’t enough, one click activates Battery STAMINA Mode to regulate power management, and Ultra STAMINA Mode keeps your phone running on its core functions for a week.
Supporting slick and fast performance, Xperia E4g has a highly-tuned 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor, meaning that you can run multiple apps, surf the web and stream videos all at once.
Xperia E4g launches from April for around €1292. It will also be available in a Dual SIM variant – for full specifications please visit: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-e4g/specifications/
 Based on multiple battery performance tests conducted between December 2014 and January 2015 in a laboratory under an active use conditions reflective of the Typical Smartphone User by Sony Mobile Communications Inc. For more information go to: www.sonymobile.com/testresults
2 Timing, availability and price may vary by market and/or operator.