Sony launched another midrange android smartphone namely Xperia C in India which is priced @ 21,500/-. It is available is Black, White and Purple shades.
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
The design of this phone is very good. It has scratch resistant glass on front and a good quality plastic on the back and feels very good in hands. It is slim at 8.9mm and weighs 153gms.
It has 5 inch QHD display of resolution 540 x 960 with 220 ppi. The viewing angles and sunlight legibility of the display is above descent.
It has 4GB of internal storage which is further expandable upto 32GB. The device features dedicated multimedia apps Which are very good.
On-board connectivities such as 2G, 3G, Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0 are standard. But lacks NFC
It has a 8MP rear camera with autofocus and Led flash which features Simultaneous image and video recording, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Image stabilization, HDR etc. The camera clarity is pretty good. It does Full HD 1080p@30fps video recording with video stabilization and stereo sound but lacks HDR having bit-rate of 18-19 mbps and stores in mp4 format. The video recording clarity is pretty good. It also has a VGA front camera
PERFORMANCE AND BENCHMARKS
It runs Android (OS) 4.2.2 Jellybean out of the box. It has a Mediatek (MT6589) processor running a quad core at 1.2 GHZ with 1 GB RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. The performance is Very good which provides high graphic intensive games and multitasking run quite well and there is no lag at most of the cases.
QUADRANT : 4160.
ANTUTU : 13146.
NENAMARK 2 : 58 fps.
It has a Non-removable 2390 mah battery. The battery life is Excellent which is given below.
BROWSING : upto 12:30H.VIDEO WATCHING: upto 12:30H.
TALKTIME : upto 15:30H(2G) / upto 14:30 H(3G).
STANDBY TIME: upto 450 H(2G) / upto 430 H(3G).
*Very good build quality.
*Good display and descent viewing angle.
*Very good Performance.
*Pretty good camera and video recording clarity.
*Excellent battery life
*VGA front Camera.
OVERALL PRODUCT RATING° : 8/10.
°overall product rating refers to all the aspects including the price, performance, overall quality, features, etc., based on individual product.