Sony has quietly launched its mid ranger Xperia C in India. The new Sony Xperia C smartphone has been found being traded on retailer portals like Snapdeal, Flipkart and Saholic for a pre- order cum sale price of Rs 20,490. If you order the device now, Saholic claims to deliver it to you by 9th of October. Here are the highlight specifications and features of the smartphone-
Display- 5 inch (960x540 pixels) TFT LCD qHD touchscreen
Processor, Chipset and RAM- 1.2 GHz quad core processor built on MediaTek MTK6589, 1 GB RAM
Memory- 4 GB internal memory with expansion capacity of up to 32 GB via microSD card slot
Operating System- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
Battery- 2390 mAh Li-ion battery for up to 10 hours of talktime and up to 588 hours of standby time
SIM- Dual SIM (GSM+ GSM) with dual standby
Camera- 8 megapixel rear camera with Exmor sensor, face detection, , sweep panorama, full HD video shoot (1080 p), 0.3 MP secondary camera
Connectivity- 3 G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
Other Features- motion gaming, screen mirroring, FM Radio with RDS, Walkman app
You can choose from White, Black and Purple colors. The biggest turn off for this device is its memory capability. For a Rs 20k plus device, the internal memory is a bit on the lower side of things. For almost similar price, you can obtain many other phones with much better storage. Primary shooter does a nice job but the extremely low resolution of the secondary camera again disappoints.
The positive side is a decent processor and battery. But I doubt that you should buy a phone just because you liked its battery.
Our take: You can get a device with similar specs from Micromax and other similar vendors for around Rs 13,000 but that premium Sony is asking for is pretty justified as it offers a great after sales support and is notches above them in the quality department. It is any day better than a Galaxy Grand for starters. If you are looking for Rs 20,000 device with Dual-SIM, quad-core processor and the likes, the buck stops here.