Although it may be difficult to remember, but the 4G LTE connectivity was once reserved only for the most high-end smartphones. Now it seems to be a must add-on feature even in mid-range phones. Still, one of the most often used methods of keeping price at budget-friendly level is renouncing LTE. However, since nowadays communication relies more and more on an extensive use of data, the lack of fast access to the internet may be seen as disqualifying factor when choosing a new phone. Apparently, Sony is well aware of that. Last month the company released a 3G handset called Xperia E4 and today its upgraded version with LTE connectivity called Xperia E4g.
Sony Xperia E4g LTE vs. Xperia E4 3G
The Sony Xperia E4g is obviously a very close relative of the Xperia E4; however, there are more differences between these two than the presence of LTE antenna. For starters, the Sony Xperia E4g sports a smaller 4.7-inch display versus 5-inch on the E4, though both have the same 960×540 resolution. Smaller screen results higher ppi, which mean sharper screen and more compact dimensions so the E4g is 4mm shorter and 3.6mm narrower than the E4 but at the same time the handset is 0.3mm thicker. The phones are also powered by different processors – the E4 has a 1.3GHz quad-core chip, while the E4g is equipped with a snappier 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6732 processor.
Other than that, both handsets have identical components inside. Like the original Xperia E4, the LTE variant sports 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD slot and camera setup includes a 5-megapixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel user-facing sensor. A 2,300 mAh battery keeps the lights on and surprisingly it has the same estimated talk and standby time for both devices. The Sony Xperia E4g will be available in black and white color options in single and dual-SIM variant, just like the E4.
The Xperia E4g will go on sale some time in April for a pretty affordable price of just €129 which would be about $146. The device will be available in a number of markets around the globe; however, like the E4, it won’t make it to the US. It’s a shame, really, since it appears to be an interesting choice for users on tight budget.
source: Sony Mobile