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 StatusReleased
  • Release DateJune 2013

Sony Xperia C Review

By Ketan Pratap (Nov 10, 2013)
Ketan Pratap
  • 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.

Sony Xperia C Summary

Sony Xperia C smartphone was launched in June 2013. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with 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 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) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM cards.

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.

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.

As of 9th December 2019, Sony Xperia C price in India starts at Rs. 9,000.

Sony Xperia C Full Specifications

General
Brand Sony
Model Xperia C
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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  • Its OK.
    Ragul Sankar (May 7, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Its one of the hot selling phone of Sony... pros: 1)Mali GPU which is a decent performer 2)Good battery life despite its a 5 incher phone 3)Sony's Xperia UI which is simple and fluidic cons: 1)Phone get overheat often. 2)Low pixel density. 3)Viewing angles are not wide. 4)Noticeable lags during multitasking. Alternate: Sony xperia M2.
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  • sony xperia c review
    Arbaaz Sayed (May 23, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    the design is gud but the notification panel is not impressive u hv to go to settings and low the display i didnt lyk it its not so gud its vry complicated the volume button is vry smalll
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  • Worst Mobile--Hanging like anything
    Rajashekhar Chowdary Karanam (Jul 29, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Worst PH i have ever used, really hanging like anything...i bought this mobile 6 months back, but once i switched off and On after an hour/2 hours, keypad not working to type message or not able to type words@address bar to surf @web...Some times when i try to Capture something its displaying CAMERA not available....Finally my suggestion -Please don't go for this mobile.... Thanks,
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  • not good phone in this price range
    Jitender Singh Subber (Jul 10, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    instead of choosing this phone in this price range go for other brand , NO USE OF INTERNAL MEMORY GIVEN BY DIS PHONE BAD , SCREEN QUALITY IS NOT SO GOOD . ONLY 1STAR IS FOR 5 INCH DISPLAY
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  • Very Bad Phone
    Ashish Roy (Nov 4, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    I buy this phone just 3 months ago but already my phone hang twice don't open my phone . when first hang my phone i go to service center & update software & they said me that it ok now don't worry but just one month then same problem occurred , I am fade up now . please help me.....
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