Sony Xperia C

Key Specifications

  • Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 3G
  • Quad Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5" qHD Screen
  • 8MP Rear Camera
  • 0.3MP Front Camera
  • 2390mAH Battery
  • 4GB Internal Memory

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Sony Xperia C REVIEW:


Sony has revamped its grace by introducing whole new Xperia series in various ranges. The flagship contenders have been quite successful and the budget and mid-range segment contenders are catching up the spot. Sony seems to understand the essence of having dual sim support in the entry level and mid-range smartphones so as to hit the competition in the right place with the right weapons. Today we have Xperia C in the mid-range segment with an 8MP cam and a quad core processor. Sure the specs look decent but how does it perform in the practical scenario? Let’s find out.

Design & Display:

The phone looks similar to the other devices in Xperia line up. The design is neat being more rectangular with sharp edges and the backpanel is removable. The build quality is good and the phone doesn’t feel any cheaper, but the phone looks big for a device of such screen size and the phone is almost the same size as Xperia Z1. The device has a 5inch TFT display with 540x960 pixels resolution and 220ppi. Viewing angles are average and colors don’t look that great. Brightness levels are not sufficient enough and due to the reflective glass at the display, display doesn’t feel that pleasant.

User Interface:

The phone comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sony’s own UI tweaks on top of it. Most of the UI including the launcher, icons and widgets are similar to what we have seen in the Xperia lineup. The notification panel has few toggle switches and we also get the Walkman music player. You can also have an option to choose theme which changes wallpaper and icons color based on the theme chosen. There is something called “Small Apps” where you can have an application in a small window which you can float around anywhere on the screen; something like what we have seen in Samsung devices. Overall the UI feels lighter and we didn’t observe any hiccups so far.

Camera & Audio:

The device is equipped with an 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash at the back and a VGA cam at the front. The camera UI is pretty much similar to what we have seen in typical Xperia devices. There are plenty of scene modes, tweaks and various options which you can use to experiment on the picture. The camera managed to take some very good pictures. Color reproduction is good with minimal noise. Detailing is not so great as expected but in most cases it looks fine and negligible unless you’re so keen on image quality. The audio speaker delivers clear audio and with a pair of headphones plugged in with Walkman player, the experience is impressive. The only issue is that the speaker could have been more louder.

Connectivity & Additional Features:

The device comes in dual sim version supporting two micro sim cards. Network reception is good and we didn’t face any issues with it. Call clarity is very good with clear audio on both the parties and loudness is also ample enough. The phone also supports Wifi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Stereo FM Radio and A-GPS. Internal memory is only 4GB. This is quite a disappointment as for a phone in this range and such a potential we expect a lot better. The device also supports micro SD cards upto 32GB.

Processor & Battery:

The phone runs on Mediatek chipset with quad core processor at 1.2 Ghz along with 1 GB RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Performance is quite decent. While loading some heavy apps or while playing some games you see occasional lags so easily and note that this is not the so called powerful hardware in today’s tech. The device scored around 13k in Antutu and around 4.9k in Quadrant. The device also has a 2390mAh removable battery which works quite well and easily last more than a day under normal usage. Stamina mode too works well to get most out of the battery.


Good design
Excellent battery life


Not so powerful for heavy games
Very less internal memory


So far, Xperia C is not a bad device. Infact it’s quite functional with a good camera and great battery life. The phone also looks beautiful. But the limited memory seems to be a reasonable curse. Moreover for a phone in this range, the performance could have been a lot better. If you’re okay with the shortcomings, the Xperia C would be a sweet choice. But still you have some better rivals which can beat the Xperia in terms of performance.

Sony Xperia C Rivals:

Lava Iris Pro 20
Lenovo S660
Micromax Canvas L A108
Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus
HTC Desire 516

Sony Xperia C Price Not Yet Available

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Sony Xperia C Specifications

Model Xperia C
Announced 2013, June
Release Date 2013, August
Operating System Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex A7 Processor
Chipset Mediatek MT 6589
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Internal Memory 4 GB
External Storage 32 GB
Size 5 inches
Touch Screen Yes, capacitive
Screen Type TFT
Resolution 960 x 540 pixels
Pixel Density ~220 ppi
Multi-touch Yes, up to 4 fingers
Stylus No
Rear Camera 8 MP
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Rear Camera Features 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR
Video Recording Yes, 1080p
Image Stabilization No
2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network UMTS 900 / 2100
4G Network No
Dual SIM Yes, GSM and GSM
Dual standby Yes
Triple SIM No
Micro SIM Yes
Nano SIM No
Form Factor Bar
Dimensions 141.5 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm
Weight 153 g
Color Black, White, Purple
Browser HTML5
GPRS Yes, Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE Yes, Up to 237 kbps
3G HSDPA 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA 11.5 Mbps
4G No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 With A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Music Player MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
3.5mm Jack Yes
Loud Speaker Yes
Ringtones Vibration, MP3
SMS Yes, Threaded View
EMAIL Email, Push Email
IM Yes
Social Networking Yes
Battery Type Li-ion 2390 mAh battery
Talktime Up to 10 hours
Standy by Time Up to 588 hours
Music Playback Time Up to 53 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 10 hours
Built-in Apps Google Play, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Navigation, Google Calendar, Gmail, Youtube
Games Yes
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
+ Additional Features
SNS Integration, Predictive Text Input
*Specifications & Colors are given for reference only. Please check with the seller before buying.

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