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Sony Xperia C3

Announced
Jul 8, 2014
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 20, 2014

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC

Cons

  • Battery is not user replaceable

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Description

The Xperia C3 is a mid-ranger with a quad-core Snapdragon SoC, ticking at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8 gigabytes of internal storage, and a microSD slot. The 5.5-inch Triluminos display sports a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, and this results in a mediocre pixel density of 267 ppi. The phone has 8MP Sony Exmor RS sensor, on the back, which comes with auto focus and is capable of shooting 1080p videos. The front-facing snapper of the Xperia C3 is a 5MP one. Users can snap two SIM cards in their device, whereas a 2,500mAh battery takes care of the power department. The smartphone will be running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.15 x 3.10 x 0.30 inches (156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm )
  • Weight:
    • 5.28 oz (150 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 267 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8926
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 305
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (709 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 43.3 days (1040 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 25.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (892 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 41.7 days (1000 hours)
      the average is 29 days (705 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 35.9 days (862 hours)
      the average is 23 days (543 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2500 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Chrome
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass, Gesture
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 08 Jul 2014

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This device is also known as Sony D2533, Sony D2502


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia C3 Dual

(D2502)
Differences:
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

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