Sony Xperia C4 Review, Selfie Machinewww.


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If average-sized displays just don’t do it for you anymore when it comes to smartphones, I’m going to write a review about a handset that was released recently, in June, and might be of interest for you: the Sony Xperia C4 Dual. This mid-range fellow offers, among others, a neat 5.5 inches FullHD display, a 13 megapixels primary camera and a 5 MP front-facing one, an octa-core processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop support, dual-SIM support if you purchase the DUAL version, LTE Cat. 4 and more. Keep reading and check it out!

The Sony Xperia C4 comes, inside its retail box, along with its charger, a USB cable for recharging the handset and making data connections and a pair of headphones.

First of all, let’s take a look at its design. The Xperia C4 measures 150.3 x 77.4 x 7.9 mm and has a weight of 147 grams. The handset is quite compact and has a reasonable weight too, considering that we’re dealing with a phablet that holds a 5.5” screen. Its appearance isn’t something to write home about, as the device looks pretty much like most of its siblings from the Xperia family.  The device is entirely made from plastic, but is very well put together and seems to be really solid and reliable too. Its back features a pleasant matte finish, which will improve the hand grip and reject smudges.

Now, let’s jump towards one of its major selling points: the screen. As I was previously saying, the Xperia C4 carries a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a pixel density of 401 ppi and is powered by the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. For protection, it’s covered by a scratch resistant glass.
The screen offers a good image quality, with pleasant colors, average contrast, good brightness levels, wide viewing angles and a sunlight legibility that won’t let you down when using the screen on the outside.

Let’s check out what’s cooking on the inside. The Xperia C4 is based on Android’s Lollipop 5.0 version, which has been customized here and there by Sony with their proprietary Xperia UI.
The lockscreen displays the time and date, shortcuts towards the dialer and camera and notifications. After unlocking it with an upward swipe, you’ll be greeted by the homescreen (you can have up to seven of these), which features support for folders, themes and widgets. Your applications are gathered inside the App drawer.
The notification area holds, naturally, your notifications and is accessed with a swipe; a second one or a two-finger swipe will display the quick toggles, which stand below the brightness slider.
Being a phablet, the Xperia C4 offers support for one-handed operations, which consist in positioning the dialer or the PIN/pattern on the left or right edges, where they’re easier to reach with one hand, or double tapping the Home key for entering the notification area and quick settings and more.

At the hardware section, the Xperia C4 is powered by a Mediatek MT6752 chipset, having an octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T760MP2 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 128 GB. The handset will provide you with a smooth user experience, without stuttering or freezing, and will prove itself as being a useful companion for performing daily tasks.

In terms of connectivity, the handset holds support for quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 3G, LTE Cat. 4, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0 and NFC.

For taking pictures, the Xperia C4 comes packed with a 13 MP snapper which takes stills with a maximum resolution of 4,096 x 3,072 pixels and is helped by a LED flash in low light situations. The photos produced offer a decent image quality, with a satisfying amount of detail and pleasing colors; the Panorama shots leave much to be desired.
The video camera is also decent and will shoot some pleasant 1080p videos @30 fps.
For improving your selfies (or just video calls), Sony added a 5 MP front facing camera on board which is accompanied by a LED flash.

Some other useful apps and tools offered by the Xperia C4 are Google Chrome for surfing the web, the Office Suite 8 for handling document files, a Power Saver for extending the battery life, a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support for getting around and Google Maps for navigation, an FM Radio with RDS support, two great applications for video and audio playback and more.

The Sony Xperia C4 holds a non-removable 2,600 mAh battery inside and will last for almost two days under a moderate usage.



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