Sony Xperia C4 announced - not the flagship you're waiting for, but an explosive selfie-phone

Sony Xperia C4 announced - not the flagship you're waiting for, but an explosive selfie-phone
Following the success of last year's Sony Xperia C3, the Japanese tech titan is happily unveiling its successor, the Xperia C4. Sharing its name with gamers' favorite plastic explosive, the smartphone is equipped with a front cam that's based around a 5MP sensor, a wide-angle (25mm wide) front camera lens, and a "soft" LED flash. Of course, this is a Sony phone, so not all the action is up front. The rear camera is a 13MP unit driven by Sony's own Exmor sensor, which Apple has been gobbling up for one of the next iPhones.

One-upping the newly announced Xperia Z4 by 0.3 inches, the Xperia C4 has a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, complete with Sony's TV imaging technologies - Bravia engine and super vivid mode. The selfie phone doesn't compromise on design either, employing that beautiful glass and aluminum build. Dimensions-wise, the C4 measures a sizeable 5.90 x 3.04 x 0.31in (150.3 x 77.4 x 7.9 mm), weighing in at 5.18oz (147g). Sony didn't make this one water and dust-proof, but hey, at least the screen is scratch-resistant!

On the hardware side, an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU (probably the MediaTek MT6752) runs the show, aided by an ARM Mali-T760 GPU and 2GB of RAM. A 2600mAh battery is crammed in, providing at least eight hours of video playback according to Sony. The company's arsenal of audio technologies made the cut as well - 3D surround, Clear Audio, Clear Bass, xLOUD, and all that good stuff is on-board.

The Xperia C4 will be available in "select markets" from the beginning of June, in single and dual-SIM versions. Looking at the MediaTek silicon and selfie focus, we see this one as destined for the Chinese market, but we don't see "China only" written anywhere in the press release. So if the Xperia C4 seems right for you, keep your fingers crossed!


source: Sony

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20 Comments

1. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Nice phone.

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, very nice but the top and bottom should have been even.

14. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Kinda ok since it has on screen buttons. Much better compared to thicker bottom bezel *HTC*

19. waddup121 unregistered

I guess I gotta C4-Myself! :)

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Please no Mediatek processor. A Qualcomm processor could do the job.

7. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

anything your qualcomm can do that the mediatek cant'?

8. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

It's a mid-range phone anyway, plus with all those overheating issues even with their 615 this Mediatek processor would be more than enough. Also, they are commited to using Mtk processors.

20. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I have E4 Dual with MTK Processor and T2 Ultra with SD400, I can say the E4 is faster than my T2 Ultra. If you don't play graphics intensive games, a phone with MTK is better.

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Meh. I was never a fan of Sony's bezels, camera placement, and camera(That isn't like the Z line. Seems like a decent phone though.

9. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Top bezel was needed for the front camera sensor and the LED flash, at least they reduced the bottom bezel.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

back camera placement is the only thing that bug me o.O

18. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

They always place the rear camera on the top left corner, but they can't here because of the front camera sensor placement.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

soo... this kid already have camera for next-gen iPhone... nice move :D

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Decent phone. Should be cheap too.

6. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

why do they use 1 speaker?

15. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

The 1 speaker is probably on the back. I guess the frontfacing speakers are for the z line

10. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Nice specs but boring design tho

11. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Nice specification

16. eduardogallegos0445

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

If it had less top bezel, the phone would be too wide. The balance is excelent. I love this new design. The thing is... Why Sony? Why is it too big?

17. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

That 1080p sounds good especially if it gets the same price as the c3

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