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Sony Xperia C review: Cash and carry


GSMArena workforce, 5 December 2013.


The China-certain Sony Xperia C may be the suitable possibility to smuggle some large-screened, quad-core goodness into markets the place these issues on a regular basis fetch a excessive value. It can be definitely the fitting measurement too. 5-inchers do not essentially have to return with excessive-finish worth tags. There is demand for reasonably priced choices too, which the Xperia C is not the primary to deal with. Sony has clearly been gazing the Samsung Galaxy Grand, whereas HTC and LG are not detached both.

So, the Sony Xperia C has twin-SIM strengthen, which is nearly essential within the markets Sony’s involved in, a major 5-inch show and a quad-core processor. To this point, so excellent.

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Sony Xperia C official pictures

It is the company’s first smartphone powered by a MediaTek chipset. Sony has so far always opted for either Snapdragons or (when the company still existed) ST Ericsson but, with China being the primary target market, it had little choice really. The latest MediaTek chips support both dual-SIM and quad-core processors, and they are light on the wallet too.

Affordability is, of course, an important reason, considering Asian markets are teeming with sub-$200 quad-core droids and competition is fierce. The likes of Lenovo, Micromax, Xolo, and many more, are ready to offer a big enough screen and decent feature set on a bargain.

What this means is the Sony Xperia C should be preparing for a full-scale war. Let’s check the ammo:

Key features

  • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band HSPA support
  • Dual SIM, dual stand-by support
  • 42.2 Mbps HSDPA and 11.5 Mbps HSUPA
  • 5.0″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels) at 220ppi
  • Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, MTK MT6589 chipset
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of built-in storage (2 GB user available)
  • microSD slot (cards up to 32GB supported)
  • 8 MP autofocus camera, single LED flashlight, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, hardware shutter key; VGA front-facing camera
  • 1080p @ 30fps video capture
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Accelerometer, ambient light and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack; Walkman music player with many audio enhancements
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microUSB port (charging)
  • Built-in LED strip provides a breathing light and notification light
  • 2,390mAh Li-Ion battery, non-replaceable

Main disadvantages

  • Low pixel-per-inch ratio
  • No Mobile BRAVIA engine
  • No scratch protection for the screen, Gorilla Glass or otherwise
  • Limited internal storage for installing apps

The Xperia C obviously didn’t remain confined within Asian boundaries as various European retailers are already shipping it at very attractive prices. It sure isn’t the fastest or the most feature-rich of phones, but it sounds like a great bang for your hard-earned buck. Will that be enough to probably forgive the lower resolution screen and the other potential deal breakers?

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Sony Xperia C are living footage

We will be able to in finding out quickly sufficient. Leap over to the subsequent web page to peer what’s within the Xperia C’s retail field and what the goodphone is truly product of.