Sony Xperia Price in India & Background
Even the mid-range mobiles don’t attract the customers as their high-end or flagship counterparts; there is a huge demand for them in Indian market. With the introduction of the new Xperia C, the electronic giant Sony attempted to get maximum share in mid-range division. Moreover, the phone maker developed this handset with the company’s first ever MediaTek processor.
Sony has introduced its advanced dual SIM Xperia C in July 2013 in different colors such as white, black, and purple. Moreover, this phone was released with a price tag of Rs. 14,000/-
Sony Xperia C in different shades
Sony Xperia C Review
In this review, we tried to mention the information of its signature design, configuration performance, and specifications.
How Does Sony Xperia C to Look?
The new Xperia C gets the same design of other Xperia variants. This is the first handset of Sony crafted with the company’s Omni Balance design. However, this phone doesn’t get the standard aluminum frames and rear glass panel. Both sides of this mobile have a premium finish, whereas the screen is fingerprint magnet.
Omni Balance design of Sony
The phone has a lock button, which is designed at right side of the panel. Furthermore, this mobile is also featured with a dedicated camera button and volume controls at the right side of the panel just like the other variants of Xperia.
This dedicated smart phone, the Xperia C, may looks chubby and measures about 141.5×74.1×8.8mm. At its front side, the phone is designed with a 5-inch display with the traditional Android controls for recent apps, home, and back. The display is designed with a pixel density of 540×960 and the phone weighs about 153 grams. The top of front panel is printed with a Sony logo and a VGA camera is installed just below this logo. On its top edge, one finds a 3.5mm audio jack, whereas the left panel has a micro USB port for transferring data and mobile charging.
Sony Xperia C Hardware Specifications
Processor: The Sony Xperia C is installed with a Quad core 1.3 GHz MediaTek 6589 processor, which is connected with 1GB RAM and a PowerVR SGX544 GPU. The processor found in this mobile is the same hardware used in different Indian smart phones such as Xolo, Spice, Karbonn, and Micromax.
Performance oriented Quad core 1.3 GHz MediaTek 6589 processor
Storage: The Xperia C is intended to use 4GB internal memory and this storage space is enhanced up to 32 GB by using a micro SD card. Even though the device is with an adequate RAM and a quad core processor, it is not extremely efficient in performance segment.
Camera: Considering photographic ability, this mobile comes with an 8MP primary camera, which is supported an Exmor R LED flash. This camera is featured with 4x digital zoom, Touch to Focus, HD (1080p) video recording, and Panorama. This mobile is also included with HDR video recording, which is found on some expensive Xperia siblings.
Impressive 8MP camera
The primary camera is also featured with portrait retouch, self-voice guide, self timer, focus modes, and smile shutter. Moreover, one can even change the camera resolution.
Besides, the secondary VGA camera is very poor and it is used for self-portrait pictures and video calls on Skype.
The performance of shutter of this mobile is low when compared with the other Android based smart phones. Therefore, the camera disappoints while taking shots under low-light conditions.
Audio: Coming to audio, the mobile has the similar Walkman music player found with the Xperia Z. Therefore, the sound developed by this music player is in high quality. Moreover, the mobile is supplied with the inbuilt speakers and headphones.
Video: The 5-inch HD screen of this mobile is efficient for watching videos and movies. Moreover, this smart phone can play a full-HD video in popular video formats such as .MP4, .MOV, and .AVI.
Battery: The Xperia C is shipped with a non-removable 2390 mAh battery, which can deliver 14 hours of talk time and 588 hours of standby time on 2G networks. Thus, this budget smart phone has higher battery capacity than many other mobiles available in 14,000 price range.
Sony Xperia C Supportable Software
Operating System: The Xperia C comes equipped with an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which is installed on the Quad core 1.3 GHz MediaTek 6589 processor.
Powerful Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system
In the notification tray, the phone adds toggles for mobile data, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. In addition, the phone maker also includes some apps for power toggles and social network updates. This phone has a pack of sensors such as
Browsing: For browsing, this handset is equipped with a Chrome browser. Since this browser is not compatible with Adobe Flash Player, the phone cannot play Flash videos. To overcome this problem, the phone maker has installed an inbuilt Flash plug-in.
Apps: In addition, Sony offers its own app Music Unlimited on its online stores. This phone is also featured with McAfee Security, Notes app, Neo reader, TrackID, PlayNow, Smart Connect, Xperia Link, Evernote, WhatsApp, and Line, BIGFLIX, PicsArt, and LinkedIn. Moreover, Sony included a Sociallife News application by which the user can view the updates from different social networking sites. Moreover, this phone has an OfficeSuite application for creating and editing Microsoft Office documents and files.
In addition, the Xperia C is installed with an impressed keyboard by which the 5-inch screen offers sufficient space to type and edit with enough speed.
The Verdict of Sony Xperia C Review
The Sony Xperia C is available with a better battery backup, decent build quality, and an excellent 5-inch display.
Besides, the company’s Xperia UI skin on this mobile doesn’t as essential as Samsung’s TouchWiz UI or HTC’s Sense UI.
On the other hand, the Xperia C is not exclusive in comparison to other smart phones in the similar price division. With the World Class Brand Name and a promising build quality, this mobile is an average handset.