Sony Xperia C3 Dual

price Rs. 19,990 onwards launch Aug, 2014
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#84
of 94 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 3 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Good, elegant design and build quality
  • Relatively slim, and lightweight
  • Good display with nice viewing angles and sunlight legibility
  • Android interface with Sony skin, which is clean and user-friendly
  • Smooth, slick performance
  • Decent primary (back) camera
  • Good 5 MP front camera for selfies with 25mm wide-angle lens, and soft LED flash
  • Good call quality
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Excellent battery life (lasts 2 days on moderate use)

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Very large - operating the phone with one hand is always going to be a problem
  • One-handed operation option/setting is not as useful as that of LG or Samsung phablets
  • Lot of bloatware
  • Average bundled earphones

3 expert review(s)


962+ user reviews

video review

source: @digit
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 5.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Triluminos Display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
GPUAdreno 305
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2500 mAh
Battery Standby1093 hrs
Battery Talktime30.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 93 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 10 hrs
Dimensions
Weight150 gm
Thickness7.6 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Panorama
  • High Dynamic Range for photos and videos
  • Exmor RS
  • Object Tracking
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Superior Auto - automatic scene selection
  • Geotagging
  • SteadyShot
  • Camera Apps (Portrait Retouch
  • AR Effect
  • Movie Creator
  • Timeshift Burst
  • Picture Effects
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Social Live
  • Vine
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Wide view angle
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
DLNAYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Sony Surround Sound technology (VPT)
  • Clear Audio+ - Sound improvement software
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Smart Connect
  • Xperia Link
  • ANT+ Wireless Technology
  • WiFi Direct
  • One Touch Connectivity
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.77/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys