Sony Xperia C

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Sony Xperia C
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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (540x960)
  • Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
  • Front Camera 0.3MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 4GB
  • Battery Capacity 2390mAh
  • OS Android 4.2
Market Status Released
Release Date June 2013

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Sony Xperia C Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good build quality
  • Impressive battery performance
  • Bad
  • Display not impressive
  • Camera performance below par
  • Often lags while multitasking

Mid-range smartphones might not attract as much attention as their flagship or high-end counterparts, but there is no denying that in markets like India, they are in massive demand.
Sony's new smartphone, the Xperia C is the company's attempt to win back some of the market share in mid-range segment it has lost over the past few years. The Sony Xperia C is also company's first tryst with a MediaTek processor.
Can the Xperia C with Xperia's signature design, dual-SIM support, and MediaTek quad-core processor deliver where the company's dual-core devices failed in the same segment? We try to find out.

Design/ Build

Sony seems to be following a consistent design strategy across the new Xperia range - the Xperia C boasts Sony's OmniBalance design, first seen in its flagship phone, Xperia Z, but misses out the rear glass panel and aluminium frames. The front and back of the Xperia C have a smooth finish, though the display is fingerprint magnet.When we said it borrows design cues from its high-end Xperia siblings we weren't kidding, especially the distinctive metal power / lock button which is located half way down the right panel of the Xperia C. The power button protrudes out and was first seen in the Sony Xperia Z, although it's much smaller this time. Further, much like other Xperia handsets, this one also features a volume rocker and dedicated camera button on the right panel, all of which are easy to hit one-handed.

Sony Xperia C Summary

Sony Xperia C mobile was launched in June 2013. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 540x960 pixels at a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch (ppi). Sony Xperia C is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia C runs Android 4.2 and is powered by a 2390mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia C on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Sony Xperia C is based on Android 4.2 and packs 4GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Sony Xperia C is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) mobile that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM cards. The Sony Xperia C measures 141.50 x 74.20 x 8.90mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 153.00 grams. It was launched in Black and White and Purple colours.

Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia C include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

As of 3rd February 2023, Sony Xperia C price in India starts at Rs. 13,990.

Sony Xperia C Full Specifications

General
Brand Sony
Model Xperia C
Price in India ₹13,990
Release date June 2013
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 141.50 x 74.20 x 8.90
Weight (g) 153.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2390
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White and Purple
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 540x960 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 220
Hardware
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 4GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 0.3-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.2
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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  • I'm not happy with internal memory
    Rushikesh Mandare (May 30, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    As per specification internal memory 4GB but Xperia c only 1GB for application memory. I can't use more applications.
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  • good phone
    Anmol Bansal (May 20, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Sony Xperia C is a great device with 5" display that provides almost all premium features of a high end smartphone. If we talk about display quality, this phone lightens enough pixels to provide good viewing angles even in sunlight. I am totally impressed with its smooth functioning, premium UI, good battery life, large display size and good camera. I recommend this phone for everyone looking for a budget phone. Have a nice day
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  • Never ever buy a sony xperia phone
    Priankush Chakraborty (May 31, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Never ever buy a sony xperia phone . Its a total faulty device . I bought an xperia c three months back and while talking to my client the phone suddenly died . I tried to restart it with all efforts ranging from hard reset ( followed the procedure stated at sony mobile's website) but it did not helped . Now i have just submitted my phone in my nearest authorized sony service center and the service guy asked a time frame of 3 to 4 days to resolve my issue without even giving a replacement device to use during that time period ......... And now why i said that xperia is a faulty device because there were other customers with the same issue standing in Que .... and i also went through several similar complaints in the internet about this device ...... I have already lost a lot of clients due to this and i don't want others to suffer ...... I think 'll have to buy another device because the service center guy told me that i case of a hardware fault i will get a refurbished one .......
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  • Very Nice Phone
    Jignesh Patel (Sep 15, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Sony Xperia C mobile is very useful by their features and technology like long life battery of smart phone, high MP camera and more technology that i use , I really like this phone and i buy this phone at Infibeam Sony xperia mobile store that we have see all sony xperia model at one place. I really like this.
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  • It should be remastered
    Philip Michael (Sep 5, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    It has great looks . But it has many faults like its android version is jelly bean and its storage is very less. It also hangs in multitasking.
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