Wednesday 24th, April 2024
canara news

Sony Xperia C4: Excellent camera but laggy and expensive

Published On : 06 Sep 2015   |  Reported By : IANS

Sony's Xperia range of smartphones have been continued although not very long many felt they would go the way of the company's laptops. The C4, priced at Rs.23,750, is a medium-priced device. Here is our analysis of the phone.

What is good?

First, the phone is not heavy, water-resistant and has a scratch-resistant screen. The 13-megapixel rear camera, which supports 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus and LED flash, makes the phone a challenger of flagships when it comes to the camera experiences. There are several fun modes which makes playing with the device a lot of fun. Few modes can be downloaded as well. General modes like geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama and HDR are present.

The five-megapixel front camera has a huge lens and is accompanied by an LED flash to put out pictures in HD resolution. The phone also comes with a 'partyshare' app which lets users simultaneously share music and photos with a host of people.

Other than its camera, the phone supports two 4G LTE SIM slots, a 128GB external memory card slot and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). DLNA was founded by a group of consumer electronics companies to develop and promote a set of interoperability guidelines for sharing digital media among multimedia devices. It also has A-GPS with GLONASS which improves location accuracy. The full HD screen is a delight to watch high quality movies and videos. As for sound, there is no competition in the industry in terms of smartphones.

The performance of the MediaTek 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core processor is decent but the phone lags sometimes while switching between apps. The Mali760 offers a good gaming experience but there are mild to negligible heating issues on the phone.

The phone has a good 2,600 mAH battery and also supports Sony's battery saver mode called 'Stamina Mode'.

What doesn't work for the phone?

There is no innovation in the design of the phone and it looks bland as usual. Ditto for user interface. Sony's Sociallife app needs improvement. Also, the phone, with all its specifications, is overpriced, especially when rivals are providing way better specifications at the same or near price.

Verdict: Too expensive a launch for Sony but an excellent camera experience at the end of the day. So, if one likes an all-round average performer with a great camera experience, the phone will cater to this need but better phones from the rivals are available in the market.

Full specifications: Full HD 5.5 inches (71.7% screen-to-body ratio) | Mediatek MT6752 octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 with Mali-T760 GPU | 16 GB up to 128 GB | 2 GB RAM | GPS-A with GLONASS | NFC | Bluetooth | NFC | Wi-Fi |Android 5.0 Lollipop | 2,600 mAH battry

More News

Sensex, Nifty fall 1% as crude oil prices surge
Sensex, Nifty fall 1% as crude oil prices surge
Aamir Khan calls 'Thugs of Hindostan' role one of his toughest
Aamir Khan calls 'Thugs of Hindostan' role one of his toughest
Fuel prices continue to fall as global crude rates ease
Fuel prices continue to fall as global crude rates ease

Write your Comments

Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on CANARANEWS to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using canaranews will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.