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Sony Xperia C4
Sony Xperia C4
Sony Xperia C4
Sony Xperia C4

Informr score
The Sony Xperia C4 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

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'."

Operating system
Operating system
1.7 GHz
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP
13+ MP
2600 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


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...

- Souvik Das, Digit

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia C4 user manual here.

Sony backs up the Xperia C4 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Xperia C4 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

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

1.7 GHz

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


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

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


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.

Xperia C4 Specs

Release Date June 23, 2015
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor MediaTek MT6752 Octa core 1.7 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
4x digital
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, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 488 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 767 minutes
Standby Time Up to 28.4 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Mint
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
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Sony E5303, E5306, E5353
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