The Sony Xperia E1 and the Nokia XL both sit in the same price range: the Sony device is priced at $149.99, while the Nokia handset sells at $179.99. Even though they have similar prices, they offer quite distinct features – which make both smartphones great options when looking for a new smart device that is affordable but is still filled with great features. Let’s take a closer look at what each has to offer and figure out which one would be the best buy.
The first difference we can see is regarding the measurements of the devices: the Nokia XL is thinner (dimensions: 5.57 x 3.06 x 0.43 inches) than the Sony Xperia E1 (dimensions: 4.65 x 2.46 x 0.47 inches) but is actually heavier, which might be a downside. The XL weighs 6.7 oz, while the Sony device weighs only 4.23 oz. The display of the Nokia XL is larger, measuring 5.0 inches, while the Xperia E1 is equipped with a 4.0 inches model.
Regarding camera, the Sony Xperia E1 can easily be declared the loser – seeing how Sony only gave the device a primary camera of 3 MP. The Nokia XL doesn’t only come with a superior 5 MP main camera, but also with a secondary camera and the ability of video sharing. As for operating system, the Nokia XL runs on a modified version of Android: one that is paired up with the Nokia X 1.0 user interface. The Sony Xperia E1 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Regarding battery, the Nokia XL blows out of the water Sony’s smartphone: the Nokia device can last up to 16 hours of talking time and 30 days of stand-by time. The Sony Xperia E1 can only last 8 hours of talking time (which is half of XL’s capacity) and 20 days of stand-by time.
The final verdict is that the Nokia XL comes with better features – at a more expensive price indeed. We have to tell you – these features at only $179.99 is not a bad deal at all.
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