Sony Announces Xperia E4 Midrange Phone With 2-Day Battery Life

Just five months after unveiling its Xperia E3 smartphone at the 2014 IFA trade show, Sony on Tuesday added a new handset to its midrange smartphone lineup: the E4.


If you’re looking for a smartphone that’s going to last, the E4 might be just the ticket. It’s got a 2,300 mAh battery, which promises to give the “typical” smartphone user two days of power on a single charge.

The E4 will launch this month in black and white color options, but those in the U.S. will, unfortunately, be left out of the party on this one. In an email to PCMag, a Sony spokesperson confirmed that the E4 will not be making its way to the U.S. There’s no word yet on exact pricing, but Sony promised a “highly-competitive price point.”

On the inside, the E4 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 1.3 gHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. It offers 8GB of storage and has a 5-inch qHD display (up from 4.5 inches on the E3) with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, which is also slightly better than its predecessor’s 854 x 480 pixels.

The main camera is still just 5 megapixels, but the front-facing shooter got a bump to 2 megapixels for shaper selfies.

“With Xperia E4, we wanted to offer people some of the premium Sony features they have come to expect — with unparalleled ease of use,” Tony McNulty, vice president of value category business management at Sony Mobile Communications, said in a statement. “With a simple set-up, great screen and unrivalled 2 day battery life we’ve created an on-the-go entertainment device that will keep on going, wherever you are.”