Sony Xperia C


sony xperia cWhile it has bigger, stronger brothers for dealing with the high-end area of smartphones, the Sony Xperia C plays in a different league and aims to conquer especially the China market and those markets where it’s kind of specifications come for a rather hefty price tag. If you’re searching for a capable smartphone with a rich set of skills that include dual-SIM support, follow the next review and find out exactly what the new Xperia C has to offer and if it might be able to fulfill your needs.
The Xperia C comes in a compact box that holds an A/C adapter, a microUSB cable for charging the phone or making data connections and a pair of headphones.
The device measures 141.5 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm and has a weight of 153 grams, which is reasonable considering that it boasts a 5 inches display. Even if it’s entirely made out of plastic, the handset stands very far from offering the impression of being cheap. Sony takes good care of its devices and even these mid-range ones offer a premium feeling – at least compared to their competitors. The Xperia C is no exception and its build quality seems solid and reliable, not to mention good looking. It seems to have a unibody design, but the back cover is removable. Managing it will be easy if you’re used to handling smartphones close to this size.
The frontal part of the Xperia C’s body is dominated by a 5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a pixel density of 220 ppi. The screen is pretty average, but decent if you come to think about the price you pay for the overall package.
At the software department, the Xperia C holds support for Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features some nice customizations added by Sony. The interface is very friendly and intuitive and browsing through it will go nice and smooth. Well, for this we have to thank its hardware package that includes a MediaTek chipset holding a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory which can be expanded with a microSD card. In terms of performance, the smartphone does a pretty good job and won’t bother you with any lag issues or freezes.
sony xperia c PhonesFor snapping pictures, the Xperia C comes loaded with an 8 MP snapper with autofocus that captures photos at a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and has a LED flash for assisting in low light conditions. The camera application features support for face and smile detection, HDR, geo-tagging, touch focus and several options and settings. The image quality is decent, but I would’ve expected more from an 8 MP camera. Let’s carry on.
The video camera is capable of producing 1080p videos @ 30 fps and does a pretty good job.
For media playback, you’ve got some excellent players that’ll certainly please you when feeling like listening to music or playing some videos or a movie. For audio playback, you have the classic Walkman player that is well known for doing a great job. You’ll have settings and features for filtering your music according to a mood with the SensMe functionality, looking up the lyrics or some information about a song with the Infinity key, ClearAudio+, Clear Phase, xLOUD, an equalizer and others for improving the sound quality. An FM Radio is also on board and has RDS support and features Track ID for song recognition.
In terms of video playback, the player is also very capable and knows everything about playing popular formats such as AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV, DivX or XviD.
In its connectivity package, the Xperia C holds support for tri-band 2G, dual-band 3G with 42.2 Mbps downlink and 11.5 Mbps uplink, Wi-Fi b/g/n, DLNA, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0.
For surfing the web, Google Chrome is at your service and we all know what a great job it does. Browsing will go nice and smooth, as always, and you’ll be offered a lot of options and settings for improving your experience.
Some other features and applications useful for your daily use are the classic stopwatch, timer, alarms, a GPS receiver with A-GPS support, a Power Saver for extending your battery life, Google Now as your virtual assistant, Facebook, Google+ and others.
My final words about the Sony Xperia C are that this fellow is definitely worth the money, as it sports some really nice features for its price tag and let’s not forget about its dual-SIM support, which spares you of running along all day long carrying two phones with you.
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