Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Sony Xperia C4's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.7GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6752 Octa core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2600 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 28.4 days standby time, 767 minutes (2G), 686 minutes (3G).



Reviews summary

7.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 1 reviews

What's good  

  • Vibrant display with good viewing angles
  • Generally smooth performance
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Good low light picture quality for rear camera

What's bad  

  • Front camera quality picture grainy and lacks detail
  • Frame rate drops for newer 3D games
  • Poor outdoors performance for rear camera
  • Mediocre battery life

The smartphone market is saturated with hundreds of devices ranging in price from low to high. It is a difficult world for many manufacturers to break through and they must find ways to stand above the crowd. Sony hopes to do just that with their self-focused smartphone – the Xperia C4.

Sony hopes to attract the younger crowd by marketing the Xperia C4 as the selfie-phone. Armed with a 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera, the Xperia C4 certainly has potential. When tested, the main surprised critics by taking excellent low light pictures. Surprisingly, in good light settings they found the camera struggled and pictures often were blurry or washed out. The front "selfie" camera did not fare better under the scrutiny of experts. The pictures they took often came out pixelated with bleached out colors. It became even worse indoors as their pictures often lacked detail and appeared grainy. It does have a couple features critics enjoyed such as front facing LED flash and a wide-angle lens that allowed them to fit more people in the shot.

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Looking past the camera, the Xperia C4 is an adequate smartphone. Design-wise it neither excited nor disappointed reviewers. The curved back and matte finish made it easy for critics to hold despite its relatively large size of 5.9 x 3 inches. While made entirely of plastic, they also note build quality was solid with no apparent creaking or bending. Due to its unibody design, the back cover and therefore the battery are non-removable.

At the forefront of the device is a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1280p) IPS display. Reviewers praise its good viewing angles, excellent color reproduction and good brightness. They did notice it was slightly reflective, making it difficult to read in sunlight. Still, the screen comes with plenty of features that offset this slight issue. There are two image enhancements: Mobile Bravia Engine 2 (which enhances image and video quality) and Super Vivid Mode (which maximizes color while viewing photos and videos). It also comes with Glove mode so you don't have to worry about taking off your gloves during the winter to tap on the screen. When reviewers put it to the test they saw no decline in responsiveness when tapping with their naked or gloved fingers.

A 1.7GHz octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM power the Xperia C4. It also comes equipped with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. For the most part, reviewers experienced no serious lag or hiccups when navigating the menu or even doing some light multi-tasking. They did, however, notice frame rate drops when playing newer 3D games though there was no such issue with older ones. Still, it performs well enough that Digital Versus states, "…overall this phone won't disappoint anyone who wants to play Android games. They won't be getting amazing benchmark results…but they will be able to run almost all games fairly smoothly." The 2,600mAh battery lasted reviewers around 12-14 hours with light to moderate use with this number dropping down to 5-6 hours when gaming heavily.

While the Xperia C4 has its good points, reviewers cannot recommend it as there are better phones for the price. Digit states, "It's really unfortunate, that despite being 'good' in a lot of aspects, the Sony Xperia C4 is simply no 'good enough'."


Reviews (7.2/10 Avg. rating)


Digit

Premium feel, great display

from Digit

It’s really unfortunate, that despite being ‘good’ in a lot of aspects, the Sony Xperia C4 Dual is simply not ‘good enough’. It is not a standout brilliant performer, the front camera seriously lags, talking on calls became an issue because of the down-firing microphone, and if you are quoted a price of around 23k, you would rather shout, ‘OnePlus!’

I’ve been a fan of Sony’s cellphones - my first cellphone ever was a blue-screen Sony Ericsson T100, and I do retain a certain soft corner for it. But unfortunately, disappointment... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 23, 2015
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
700/2100/900/1800 /2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Processor MediaTek MT6752 Octa core 1.7 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 488 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
767 minutes (2G)
686 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 28.4 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Mint, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.0 x 7.7 x 0.8 cm
(5.9 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 147 grams
(5.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Panorama, Self-timer, Burst mode, HDR, Metering, Scene detection
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony E5303, E5306, E5353

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