Sony Xperia C4

The Sony Xperia C4 is the successor of the Sony Xperia C3, a device that emphasizes front camera capabilities as it is one of the few smartphones to have a front camera with LED flash. The Xperia C4 improves upon its predecessor, the C3, in terms of the screen, camera and performance. This article will take you through the Xperia C4 and all its features and details.

Features (Overview)

Weight

  • 147 g

Dimensions

  • 150.3 x 77.4 x 7.9 mm

Display

  • 5.5” Full-HD IPS (1920x1080 pixels)

On the inside

  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • 1.7 GHz Octa-core processor

Camera

  • 5 MP front camera with Exmor R and flash
  • 13 MP camera with HDR and autofocus

Battery

  • 2600 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 12 hours 47 min.*
  • Standby time: up to 682 hours*
  • Music listening time: up to 53 hours 22 min.*
  • Video viewing time: up to 8 hours 8 min.*

Durability

  • Scratch-resistant

Display

The Sony Xperia C4 continues to integrate a 5.5 inches screen which offers vivid display of pictures, and improves the resolution. The previous model, the Xperia C3, settled for an HD screen, but the C4 raises the bar to FullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels), achieving a density of 400 dots per inch. The company includes the Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology and also provides realistic richer colors.

Video: Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2

Design

The design is in line with the Xperia range but, in this device, the casing has rounded edges and is plastic, reminding us that this is a mid-high range device, though it does include original features of more advanced phones, such as the aluminum power button. It is quite spacious and, with the body, 7.9 millimeters, it weighs in at 147 grams, weighing more than other smartphones with 5.5-inch screens. It is available in classic black and white tones, and Sony even added a model in mint green.

Camera

The Sony Xperia C4 is a mobile device focused on selfies, we will begin this section talking about the front camera. The sensor is a Exmor R and has a resolution of 5 megapixel. Sony has placed a lens with a focal length of 25 mm, so you can capture a wider angle and fit more people in the picture. The front camera also benefits from other features like Superior Auto mode and Intelligent LED flash regulating power as needed. The rear camera increases to 13 megapixel in resolution and has the option of using the HDR mode on photos and videos. Also supports LED flash, video recording in full HD and comes with an image stabilizer, but of course, digital. The Sony Xperia C4 carries a shutter button on the side so you can take pictures more easily. Of course it could not miss the pack of applications from Sony that includes features such as AR Mask, Sound Photo and Style Portrait.

Video: Superior Auto mode and Intelligent LED flash

Multimedia

Sony includes several improvements to sound on Sony Xperia C4. The device has a powerful speaker that reaches 97 dB and comes with Clear Audio + sound filter. It also includes xLOUD technology and Sony surround sound.  It also has a microphone with stereo sound recording.

Power

The Sony Xperia C4 integrates an eight-core processor with 64-bit support, but not Qualcomm, a Mediatek. Specifically it is the Mediatek MTK6752 which is accompanied by a graphics processor, the ProARM Mali760 MP2 up to 700 Mhz frequency. RAM up to 2GB to ensure the fluidity of the system, especially when you open multiple applications simultaneously.

Video: Xperia C4 Performance (gaming)

Memory

The Sony Xperia C4 will release a version with 16GB of storage capacity, although only 10 Gb is available with the OS and apps taking up the remaining 6GB. The device supports MicroSD memory cards, which can have a maximum capacity of 128GB.

Operating System

The Sony Xperia C4 comes standard with Android 5.0 Lollipop and all the new features included. You can see notifications on the lock screen, the system has a clearer and simpler look and improved performance. Besides the Google application package, the Sony Xperia C4 also includes some applications of the brand such as PlayMemories or STAMINA mode to conserve battery power.

Connectivity

The Sony Xperia C4 comes in two versions, one with a single SIM and a double slot to carry two phone numbers without having to carry two phones. It connects to 3G and 4G mobile networks, as well as WiFi (although there are instances where the Sony Xperia C4 won't connect to Wi-Fi networks). Among its wireless connections there is the GPS antenna with support for Glonass, Bluetooth 4.1, DLNA wireless port, an NFC chip and WiFi miracast function to duplicate the screen. Wired connections are a microUSB and headphone jack.

Battery

The Sony Xperia C4 integrates a 2,600 milliamp battery (some reports of  poor battery performance but you can read Fix: Sony Xperia C4 battery drain/overheating) that offers nearly 13 hours of talk time, more than 53 hours playing music and 8 hours playing videos. The company says it lasts two full days with normal use, while it lasts 682 hours if it is in sleep mode.

Images

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Review

The Sony Xperia C4 is a very complete and interesting mid range smartphone, which emphasizes selfies though the camera is not the best in this area, see HTC Desire Eye . The rear camera also improved over the previous model, like the screen which now has HD resolution. The processor is a next-generation Mediatek component, although not to the level of high-end devices. The battery remains a key point in Sony smartphones providing options for power saving and extended use. A great choice for lovers of both Android and Sony smartphones.

Specs

Also known as Sony Xperia C4 E5303, E5306, E5353 -  Sony Xperia C4 specifications review.

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - E5303, E5353
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - E5306
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - E5303
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300) - E5353
LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700) - E5306
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
LAUNCH Announced 2015, May
Status Available. Released 2015, June
BODY Dimensions 150.3 x 77.4 x 7.9 mm (5.92 x 3.05 x 0.31 in)
Weight 147 g (5.19 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Scratch-resistant
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Mediatek MT6752
CPU Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T760MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p, HDR
Secondary 5 MP, 720p, LED flash
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, apt-X
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio with RDS
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- ANT+ support
- DivX/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA/Flac player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 634 h (2G) / Up to 682 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 11 h 30 min (3G)
Music play Up to 53 h 22 min
MISC Colors Black, White, Mint

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