Wednesday , August 23 2017

Sony’s Xperia E4 evolves: grows a 4G modem, becomes Xperia E4g, and it’s coming to Australia

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Sony brought the Xperia E4 to us earlier this month, though we didn’t see a local announcement of the phone. Today’s announcement of the E4g might shed some light on that, with confirmation this morning that we’ll see the E4g come to the Australian market.

Sony pitching the E4g as an easy to use, quality 4G phone and it’s hard to argue with the pedigree – their flagship phones are quite well-regarded around the Ausdroid office so anything that moves those specs a little downmarket is still likely to impress us.

The E4g sports a 4.7-inch 960×540 pixel screen, 1.2 Ghz quad core processor, 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras running Android 4.4 KitKat, powered by a 2300 mAh battery. Sony’s claiming 2-day battery life on the phone, likely brought about through the use of their well-regarded Stamina mode – their phones do seem to sip lightly from the battery under normal use though and its “Ultra Stamina” mode claims to keep core functions running for a week.

There’s no local availability or pricing yet (those are to be announced in the coming weeks). We’ll let you know more when we have it. We’ll be keeping an eye on LTE band compatibility for Australian carriers, too.

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Now that the E4 has a 4G modem, will you pick one of these up for yourself or for someone else? Tell us in the comments!

 

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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4 Comments on "Sony’s Xperia E4 evolves: grows a 4G modem, becomes Xperia E4g, and it’s coming to Australia"

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Palo Verde
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Palo Verde

Shockingly low resolution specs 5″ is a comfortable screen size this one is too small.

James Hewitson
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James Hewitson

Ah…. ITS A CHEAP BUDGET phone, the specs are perfectly decent as long as Sony don’t ask anything over $200 for it.

Duncan_J
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Duncan_J

I would have considered this as my temp phone if it was equivalent to the Moto G in price and specs.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Looks like it is designed to try to go toe to toe with the 4G Moto E (2015).

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