Operating system
Android
Processor
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The Xperia C5 Ultra is certainly big but it's just 6mm taller and 2mm wider than the latest 5.5" iPhone 6s Plus. And for those few extra mm you're getting half an inch of extra screen. The hardware in the Xperia C5 Ultra as is capable as most other midrange rival priced around the €400 mark and...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
Fone Arena

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra isn’t a perfect phone. The battery life is one of its main drawbacks and it is a large phone that might turn some people off. Its camera quality isn’t impressive in low light either. But it has a great screen, good audio quality, a good camera (in good lighting c...

- Sandeep Sarma, Fone Arena


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Sony released the Xperia C5 Ultra on September 30, 2015.


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Sony backs up the Xperia C5 Ultra with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6"

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra's screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.7 GHz

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

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow) 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 13+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2930mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2930 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 32 days standby time, 864 minutes, 435 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia C5 Ultra Specs

Overview
Release date September 30, 2015
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
700/2100/850/900 /1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow)

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Processor MediaTek MT6752 Octa core 1.7 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.297 W/kg
Body: 0.244 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2930 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 467 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 435 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 864 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 32 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors White, Black, Soft Mint
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.4 x 8.0 x 0.8 cm (6.5 x 3.2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 187 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
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 367 pixels
Size 6 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) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging 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, OBEX
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 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, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, XviD, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus, Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, XviD, FLV, 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
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Hangouts)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony E5553, E5506

Also available in a dual-SIM model.
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

A selfie-centric phablet

The Xperia C5 Ultra is certainly big but it's just 6mm taller and 2mm wider than the latest 5.5" iPhone 6s Plus. And for those few extra mm you're getting half an inch of extra screen. The hardware in the Xperia C5 Ultra as is capable as most other midrange rival priced around the €400 mark and does better than most Snapdragon-615-powered alternatives. The impressive selfie sensor is quite a bonus if you have a use for it. The big display with ultra slim bezels makes this one different than most Xperia phones, in a good way...

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The Xperia C5 Ultra is certainly big but it's just 6mm taller and 2mm wider than the latest 5.5" iPhone 6s Plus. And for those few extra mm you're getting half an inch of extra screen. The hardware in the Xperia C5 Ultra as is capable as most other midrange rival priced around the €400 mark and does better than most Snapdragon-615-powered alternatives. The impressive selfie sensor is quite a bonus if you have a use for it. The big display with ultra slim bezels makes this one different than most Xperia phones, in a good way.

It's the glossy rear though that almost ruins a great impression and while this is purely a matter of taste, the poor grip is a tangible disadvantage. Let's put it this way, you'll be doing yourself a favor by getting a bumper case. It'll improve both the handling and the looks. 

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Fone Arena

Great screen, excellent front facing camera

from Fone Arena

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra isn’t a perfect phone. The battery life is one of its main drawbacks and it is a large phone that might turn some people off. Its camera quality isn’t impressive in low light either. But it has a great screen, good audio quality, a good camera (in good lightin...More

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra isn’t a perfect phone. The battery life is one of its main drawbacks and it is a large phone that might turn some people off. Its camera quality isn’t impressive in low light either. But it has a great screen, good audio quality, a good camera (in good lighting conditions) and most of all it does what it meant to really well. It is a really good selfie-centric smartphone as the front camera is easily one of the best we’ve seen on any smartphone if not the best. Even though it was launched at Rs. 29,999, it can now be found for around Rs. 27,500 which still is pricey especially when compared to what most Chinese manufacturers are offering. But it is a Sony smartphone and the brand name along with the good build quality and reputation comes at a price. If selfies are a big part of your social life, this is one smartphone that you can’t go wrong with.

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