The E130’s camera isn’t much to get excited about though, as it has a pretty standard 3.2-megapixel resolution. Unfortunately, it lacks both a flash and auto-focus. Given the basic hardware, you wouldn’t expect it to be a stunning performer and it doesn’t defy expectations. It’s reasonably accurate when it comes to capturing colours, but it has a tendency to either overexpose or underexpose shots, leading to disappointing results. It’s also pretty hopeless when working indoors as shots come out looking extremely dark and grainy.
The phone’s battery life was disappointing too, as we only managed to get about a day and a half out of it before it needed a recharge. Most Android handsets manage to keep running for a bit longer than that – usually at least a couple of days. On the plus side, the call quality was good. The earpiece is loud and delivers crisp and clean audio, while the mic doesn’t seem to be overly directional like the one on the iPhone, for example.
The E130 certainly has its moments. It feels robust, has an impressive keyboard and good call quality. However, it’s a tad sluggish to use and the small screen cramps Android’s style and makes it somewhat fiddly to use.