Sony Xperia C - a new dual-SIM Smartphone launched in India

Looking for a latest dual-SIM Android smartphone? If yes, then you are at the right place. Sony Xperia C is a new dual-SIM based Android smartphone with 5-inch display, 8MP rear camera and more. Read its full specifications, features, price and availability of Sony Xperia C smartphone here.

Sony Xperia C features and specifications

Sony India has officially launched its latest Android based dual-SIM smartphone called Sony Xperia C in the Indian market. Earlier this month, the phone was listed online by many e-tailers. The phablet comes with many impressive features and specifications like dual-SIM with dual standby, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 8-megapixel camera and more.

Are you excited to know more about this new dual-SIM Smartphone, Xperia C? Okay, in this article I'm going to review the complete specifications and features of Sony Xperia C smartphone.

Sony Xperia C with dual-SIM, 5-inch display, 8MP camera launched in India

Let's have a glance over the specifications, features, price and availability of Sony Xperia C, below.

Display & Design

The Xperia C of Sony comes with a large 5-inches display. The display type is TFT capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors depth. The screen has a multi-touch functionality up to 4 fingers. It has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The pixel density of the handset is 220 ppi, which makes the device to deliver high quality pictures. The phone looks very slim with 8.88mm thickness and it weighs 153 grams only. I think the smartphone fits pretty well in hand. The dimensions of the phone are 141.5x74.15x8.88 mm.

Networks supported, SIM and release date

Sony Xperia C is a dual SIM smartphone. The operating frequencies supported by both sim's of this phone are GSM 900/1800/1900 on 2G and HSDPA 900/2100 on 3G.

Sony Xperia C was announced globally in the month of June, 2013 and it is launched on 17th October, 2013 in India.

Operating System & Processor

The Xperia C smartphone of Sony runs on Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It is equipped with a Quad-core processor that colcks at 1.2 GHz. The chipset used in this device is MTK MT6589 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU.

Memory and storage

The internal memory of the all-new Sony Xperia C smartphone is 4 GB only. However, the microSD card slot provisioned in this device allows the memory to be expanded up to 32 GB. It incorporates 1GB of RAM that makes multitasking quite smoother and can also give excellent gaming experience.

Camera and video features

The Xperia C sports an 8-megapixel rear shooter with LED Flash and Exmor R sensor. The camera of this device comes with many features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, face detection and Sweep Panorama, and is also capable of recording videos in full-HD (1080p) mode. Also, there is a 0.3-megapixel front camera that aides in making video calls with friends and family.

Sensors, GPS and Java support

The dual sim smartphone packs a couple of sensors that include Accelerometer, proximity and compass. The proximity sensor locks the phone while you are on a call. The Xperia C comes with A-GPS support. It also has a Java support through Java MIDP emulator.


If you want to chat with your friends, then make use of many messaging options in this phone. It supports SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM and Push Email as well.

Connectivity options

On the connectivity front, the handset offers many features that include 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, GPS, MHL. If you want to share your personal files with friends then you could make use of microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and other. For browsing internet through your mobile there is a HTML5 browser in this Xperia C smartphone. In addition to these options it has motion-gaming, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Walkman app and 'screen mirroring'.


When it comes to battery capabilities, the new Sony Xperia C smartphone backed by a 2,390mAh battery with Battery STAMINA Mode, which the company claims can deliver up to 10 hours of talktime and up to 588 hours of standby time on 2G as well as 3G.

Key Specifications of Sony Xperia C smartphone

  • 5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD capacitive touch screen display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, Exmor R sensor, 1080p video recording
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with dual standby support
  • 2G, 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, GPS, MHL, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0
  • 2,390mAh battery

Price and availability

The Sony Xperia C has been priced at an MRP of Rs. 21,490. However, fortunately, some of the online retailers in the country are offering the device for Rs. 20,000 only. The Xperia C will be available in three color variants that are Black, White and Purple colors. Apart from the e-commerce websites, you can also buy the phone from all Sony Centers and major retail stores across India.

Along with the phone the buyers can avail Sony headphones worth Rs 1,490 for free. Sony is also offering accidental damage protection with the handset for six months from the date of purchase. It seems the company is very keen on yet attracting the customers. Sony has tied up with Airtel to offer 1GB of free data per month for two months for this device.

Conclusion and review

The Sony Xperia C bundles an array of amusing features and specifications that include Dual-SIM, Android 4.2.2 OS, 8MP camera, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and more. Definitely, it will give the tough competition to other big phones like Samsung Galaxy Grand in the market. It is worthy to buy 'Xperia C' for those who are eagerly waiting for a best Dual-SIM Android Smartphone.

Hope you relished the specifications and features of this phone. Let me have your opinion on this new dual SIM smartphone, Sony Xperia C through the below comment section.

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Author: Ekta Raikwar20 Oct 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 6

Your article 'Sony Xperia C - a new dual-SIM Smartphone launched in India' is an excellent work to know about the features and specifications of the mobile 'Sony Xperia C smartphone.'

According to you the phone looks very slim with 8.88mm thickness and it weighs 153 grams only. You say that its dimensions are 141.5x74.15x8.88 mm.

Sony Xperia C smart phone's operating frequencies supports are GSM 900/1800/1900 on 2G and HSDPA 900/2100 on 3G.
Its memory can be expanded up to 32 GB is its important feature. It supports SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM and Push Email as well. People can connect it w3ith internet by 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, GPS, MHL.

The battery that is very unique and supportable to Sony Xperia C smartphone backed by a 2,390mAh battery with Battery STAMINA Mode

The Key Specifications of Sony Xperia C smartphone that you have given in your article are very useful to now about the features and specifications of this mobile.

The price of the Smartphone is about 21490 but people can but it in 20000 in our country.

So your article is very useful to those persons who are going to buy this smart phone but they have no information about it. It is very easily be found by your article that Sony Xperia C Smartphone is a very good phone and people may attract towards it after reading your article.

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