Expert Review of Sony Xperia C Black
Sony is best known for being an entertainment company and keeping that in mind, the company has come out with yet another handset in its Xperia series named Sony Xperia C. This smartphone, just like other Xperia series members, flaunts sharp edges and a rectangular shape. The official dimensions of the device measure 141.5mm x 74.15mm x 8.88mm with a weight of 153 grams. This device sports a capacitive touchscreen of 5 inches that comes with 16M colors. The resolution of the touchscreen is 960 x 540 pixels with the pixel density of 220ppi, which may not be apt for some but the presence of 1.2GHz quad core processor certainly gets along well with 1GB of RAM to facilitate a fast working smartphone.
To enjoy new and advanced games, the smartphone is blessed with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. With this OS, we can download games like Temple Run, Angry Birds etc. There has always been a high expectation from the cameras of Sony devices and the presence of 8 megapixels primary shutter does not disappoint with Exmor R producing high quality images at a resolution of 3264 by 2448 pixels. LED flash and auto focus are few of the noteworthy features that the camera provides. The secondary camera is unexpectedly weak with just 0.3 megapixels however no compromises have been made with video recordings that can be shot at a high definition resolution of 1080 pixels. The device also offers Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hot spot functionality as far as the web connectivity is concerned alongside EDGE, GPRS and HTML browser. USB port, Bluetooth and USB tethering also forms a part of this handset.
The music player or rather the walkman application has always been one of the stronger points of Xperia gadgets while the user also gets a video player to enjoy movies. Other entertainment tools include motion gaming 3D games and FM radio that comes with RDS. There have been critics of Sony smartphones in the past, who had emphasized on the poor battery of its gadgets and here with Sony Xperia C, the power backup does seem to have improved. This gadget is blessed with the dual SIM facility that supports 3G and 2G networks. Regarding the battery, we can say that the phone is equipped with a Lithium-ion 2390mAh battery that gives a talk time of up to 14 hours and 14 minutes and a standby time of up to 588 hours. The users can listen to music for up to 111 hours and 47 minutes and watch video playback up to 12 hours and 25 minutes.
User Interface and UI functionality
Sony Xperia C is blessed with a 5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen that possesses a multitouch feature that is, we can use up to 4 fingers to interact. This display comes with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a pixel density of 220ppi. Also, the display is backed by 16M colors. There are some sensors like proximity, accelerometer and compass, which aid various motion sensing activities.
Sony Xperia C dons the popular walkman application by allowing the user to enjoy music of his or her desired choice in various formats through loudspeakers or earphones that can be attached to the gadget with a 3.5mm jack. The video player is always going to be a vital feature that produces wonderful videos on the 5 inches display. This handset also includes a FM Radio that comes with RDS. For the entertainment, there is an audio as well as video player present in the device.
Pictures and Video quality
Sony Xperia C is loaded with a rear camera of 8 megapixels that captures accurate details and colors of the chosen objects. This extraordinory camera is blessed by Exmor R sensor along with 4x digital zoom facility. With all this, there are some features such as touch focus, self-portrait function, face detection, panorama etc. There is a front camera of 0.3 megapixels to facilitate video calling.
Sony Xperia C can be used to download data at a speed of 42.2Mbps and upload data at a speed of 11.5Mbps. There are features like Wi-Fi tethering, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot and Wi-Fi direct to enhance the web accessibility across handsets. GPRS and EDGE facilities are there to surf websites at a speed of 85.6Kbps and 237Kbps respectively.
Internal and External Memory
With Sony Xperia C, we can store media files like music, videos, movies etc in the internal memory of 4GB. The external memory can be easily expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. With all this, the gadget also boasts of 1GB of RAM.
Applications and Gaming
Sony Xperia C is launched with the support of various 3G as well as motion sensor games that includes Angry Birds, Temple Run, Fruit Ninja and F1 Race. With Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, one can download latest games as well as applications.
So as to get a better battery backup, Sony Xperia C is equipped with a lithium-ion 2390mAh battery, which does exceedingly well in terms of standby time and talk time with up to 588 hours and up to 14 hours and 4 minutes respectively. The user also gets to enjoy non-stop music for up to 111 hours and 47 minutes. We can also watch videos up to a duration of 12 hours and 25 minutes.
Sony Xperia C is blessed with connectivity features like USB high speed 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB port along with native USB tethering, media transfer protocol control etc. To access the Internet, the phone is loaded with HTML, Wi-Fi, EDGE and GPRS.
If we compare Sony Xperia C with Samsung Galaxy Grand, we can say that it has the same screen size of 5 inches but the resolution and pixel density are higher with the former. Sony Xperia C is blessed with a lithium-ion 2390mAh standard battery while Samsung Galaxy Grand is loaded with a lithium-ion 2100mAh standard battery. If we compare the talktime and standby time, we can say that Sony Xperia C has more of the two than Galaxy Grand.
Both devices feature a primary rear camera of 8 megapixels but the one offered by Sony Xperia C produces much better results. Regarding the front camera, we can say that the VGA front camera of Sony Xperia C is weaker than the 2 megapixels front camera of Samsung Galaxy Grand. Sony Xperia C is powered by a quad core 1.2GHz processor whereas Samsung Galaxy Grand is loaded with dual core 1.2GHz processor.