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Sony Xperia C / Sony Xperia C HSPA+ C2305

Sony Xperia C / Sony Xperia C HSPA+ C2305
alaScore 83

396 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 reviews of Sony Xperia C / Sony Xperia C HSPA+ C2305. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia C / Sony Xperia C HSPA+ C2305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Sony Xperia C review: Cash and carry


The China-bound Sony Xperia C could be the right opportunity to smuggle some big-screened, quad-core goodness into markets where those things usually fetch a high price. It's certainly the right size too. Five-inchers don't necessarily have to come...

Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band HSPA support ; Dual SIM, dual stand-by support ; 42.2 Mbps HSDPA and 11.5 Mbps HSUPA ; 5.0" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels) at 220ppi ; Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean ;...

Low pixel-per-inch ratio ; No Mobile BRAVIA engine ; No scratch protection for the screen, Gorilla Glass or otherwise ; Limited internal storage for installing apps

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Chris P. (

Sony Xperia C Review


This dual-SIM 5-incher is priced competitively, no small thanks to its MediaTek chip inside, and is aimed at the mind-numbingly large crowd in Asian markets, and elsewhere, where demand for big-screened devices on a budget is massive. And though you...

Time-tested design ; Chart-topping battery life ; A dual-SIM phone true to its roots ; Minimal, yet functional Sony software

Display is lacking both in pixel count and proper viewing angles ; Sony could have pushed for a slightly more graphics-friendly processor

We've always stood firmly behind the idea that any smartphone should be viewed as a package, and not simply as the cumulative score of each individual piece of hardware and software inside. This is especially true for budget-friendly devices like the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (

Sony Xperia C


The Sony Xperia C GSM Mobile Phone has a large 5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and 540 x 960 pixels display resolution. It comes with 4 GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD card support to 32 GB and 1 GB RAM. The phone supports...

Oct, 2013

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Sony Xperia C


I used this phone for over a year and it definitely disappointed me. I bought it because Sony is a trusted brand and I thought the camera would definitely be good. But the phone is below average and there is very little internal memory. The battery...

Feb, 2016

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Doesnot recomend


Specifications are not enough. Memory issues. Nd m not able to download big apps everytime I tries it shows low memory space and poor quality of frount facing camera at this price. Sorry to say but I am not satisfied for the performance of camera...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Sony Xperia C


Specifications are not enough. Memory issues. Nd m not able to download big apps everytime I tries it shows low memory space and poor quality of frount facing camera at this price. Sorry to say but I am not satisfied for the performance of camera...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Sony Xperia C


This phone is very good but memory space not more using for any application or update. Back camera is best mining to 8 Mega pixel. Battery charging is good. best at video recording, battery backup( around 2 days) lacks at camera shutter speed ,...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Sony Xperia C


You get what you pay. For 22000 bucks it was a very good all-round phone in 2013. The quality of the screen is good. Lag may begin to show up after months of usage - a factory reset may be needed occasionally. Camera quality is quite good and battery...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Sony Xperia C


So I have been using this sony xperia c for 5-6 months now. Picture/screen/sound quity is great. The problem that I was facing is that the mobile gets shut down frequently without any reason. I took it to the service centre, they told me that I was...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (

Sony Xperia C


I was bought this phone Sony Xperia C in last year in the month of september and since today this phone was running very smoothly without any lags.The best thing of this phone is that its camera.It captures very good pictures during the daylight.With...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2390
Continuous audio playback time:53 / 53.59 / 54
Continuous video playback time:10.32 / 10.5
Standby time (2G):588
Standby time (3G):605
Talk time (2G):10 / 10.3
Talk time (3G):10 / 10.3

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Purple / White
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:960 x 540
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:3GPP, AMR, AWB, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AMR, AWB, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+, UMTS
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Security algorithms:EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:PowerVR SGX544
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MT6589


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2.2


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:141.5 / 8.88
Height :14.2 / 8.88
Width:7.42 / 74.2