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Sony Xperia E5



The Sony Xperia E5 has now been discontinued.

For a similar entry level Sony phone, you may be interested in the Sony Xperia L1.

Sony Xperia E5 (SIM Free/UK)

The Sony Xperia E5 offers an impressive performance with zero frustration and a impressive 13MP which makes this a very good mid tier device. If you are after a great deal on a smartphone then the Xperia E5 could be the device for you, lets take a look at it’s main features and the best reasons to buy.

SIM Free/Unlocked UK Stock

We range the UK SIM free and unlocked version of the Xperia E5. This means that you can use it with any compatible global Nano-SIM card. We offer fast, reliable shipping worldwide. International customers should check the GSM frequencies in the specification and local operator network compatibility for full compatibility.

Reasons to buy Xperia E5

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13MP camera with auto scene recognition
  • 5.0” 720 x 1280 HD screen
  • Up to 2 days battery life
  • Quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM for a smooth performance and fluid UI
  • Affordable price point and design

Colour and memory variants

The UK specification Xperia E5 is sold in Black and White with 16GB of storage

Box Contents

  • UK SIM Free / unlocked Xperia E5 handset
  • UK Mains Charger
  • Micro USB cable
  • Manufacturer documentation


This Xperia E5 from Sony has been designed to give you some really great features at a really great price and they have done a pretty good job. For a sub £150 phone, this device comes packed with a wide range of features from a great camera, to good processing power and much more.

One area Sony has really dialled up is ease of use and performance on the E5 with a quad-core processor for a fluid interface and lag free video playback. There is also a Smart Cleaner built into the software which automatically turns off rarely-used apps. This helps to prevent lag by freeing up the RAM and also saves battery life which with the E5 is up to 2 days! This is great news as you won't have to worry about having to constantly carry a portable charger with you or running out at the end of the day.

The E5 also comes with some impressive memory features; with 16GB of internal memory out the box you'll have plenty of room for all your apps, photos and music. And if you do happen to use all of that up the E5 has a solution for you as it supports Micro SD cards up to 200GB so memory should never be an issue for you.


Sony have given us a 13MP main camera and 5MP front facing camera which is very good for a smartphone in this category. Not only have they given us great value for money but they have also used their long outstanding camera heritage to bring technology from the camera division to provide a great experience.

The camera comes with a very intuitive UI and software that is easy to use and has auto scene recognition. The auto scene recognition has 52 programmed scenarios so whether it be low light, food, night or anything else, it will instantly adjust to give you the perfect shot every time. So all you need to do is point and shoot, and you'll get a great shot every time.

Ease of Use

The Xperia E5 is designed with ease of use in mind and this isn’t only with its processor for fluid performance but also with the software. Applications often run in the background without you even knowing it, but thanks to Xperia Tips Smart Cleaner you can do away with these tedious settings and apps that constantly drain your battery. This clever piece of software looks at apps that you rarely use and stops them from drawing power by constantly running in the background. It also provides helpful tips based on your usage with the phone and suggests which apps you may want to uninstall if they are rarely used.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0 Marshmallow
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.3GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelMediaTek MT6735
  • OtherMali 720-MP2
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)200GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5
  • TypeCapacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 1280 x 720
  • Other
  • Frequencies850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 /1900 / 2100 MHz
  • SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • FrequenciesLTE Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • SpeedLTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • Version4.1
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB 2.0
  • PowerMicro USB 2.0
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttonspower button, volume control, dedicated camera key
  • Other
  • Antenna Type
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels13MP
  • FlashAuto focus
  • Camera Lens
  • Other
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital CompassYes
  • Gyroscope
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3 (.mp3), 3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4) SMF (.mid) WAV (.wav) OTA (.ota) OGG (.ogg) FLAC (.flac)
  • Recording3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4), AMR (.amr)
  • Formats3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4) VP8 (.webm) VP9 (.webm) AVI (.divx)
  • Recording3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2,300 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 11 hours 30 min
  • 3GUp to 9 hours 30 min
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 511 hours
  • 3GUp to 518 hours
Dimensions144 x 69 x 8.2 mm
Weight 147 grams
Warranty24 months


Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 200GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a Nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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