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Sony Xperia C Review – Best Budget Xperia right now

Sony has done pretty well in the smartphone market till now particularly in this year. Sony started this year with Xperia Z which is still among the most gorgeous smartphones but now it has been updated with Xperia Z1 which is the best camera smartphone till now.

Today I’m going to talk about Sony Xperia C which was released in Q3 this year and the best budget Xperia right now. If you can’t afford Xperia C then Sony has got one more option for you i.e. Xperia M.

Sony Xperia C Review

Sony Xperia C Review

I’m going to share the Xperia C review with you so that you can know how this smartphone going to perform in your hand. This review guide will help you in making decision whether to buy Xperia C or not.

Also read – Sony Xperia Z1 Review


If you love design of Xperia Z then you’re also going to love the design of Xperia C as both devices looks extremely similar. The device is having extremely good design which is omnibalanced i.e. easy or comfortable to hold and use.

It weighs 153 grams which is an idle weight for a smartphone these days but little heavier than other devices with similar features. Xperia C is just 8.9 mm thick which shows how thin it is. In design section, there is no unique feature in Xperia C and its all inspired by high end Xperia smartphones.


Xperia C is having 5 inch display so Sony had put it up in Phablet section. The resolution display offers is 540×960 pixels and it is added up on TFT panel. The display supports multi touch feature up to 4 fingers.

The display is not good in different viewing angles and like other Xperia smartphones, Xperia C isn’t having impressive display quality. But as a budget priced smartphone this thing can be ignored.


Xperia C runs on MTK MT6589 chipset which is having quad core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz. The CPU is supported by PowerVR SGX544 GPU for managing graphics in better way. The device is having 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage so that the performance level remains on top.

I played lots of complex games on Xperia C and found everything working well but in case you run two such games together then you’re going to find performance lags.

It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in which Google Now is the most impressive feature. Off course the OS has been updated with Sony’s skin and software section is all well. The Sony apps which you’ll find in the device are not great and you’ve to definitely look for alternatives.

Sony Xperia C User Review


An 8MP camera at rear and VGA camera in front is in the specs sheet of Xperia C. The rear camera is supported by LED flash and it got features like Face detection, smile detection, touch focus, HDR and full HD video recording. The picture quality and video quality are just like any other 8MP smartphone camera can give but there are no problems at all.


It supports 3G and 2G cellular data standards along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Xperia M is having NFC feature which is missing in Xperia C. The Wi-Fi hotspot feature is also there using which you can share the data. Only microUSB port is there.

Wrap up

With the battery life of approx 13 hours over 3G network, Xperia C is definitely a great choice in budget price section. It is definitely missing an impressive feature which you can find in other smartphones available with similar price tag but overall it’s a good choice.