How highly do we recommend the Xperia C3? We summarized its features and specs

Created date: 09/30/2018, 12:20:47, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 06:42:56

Detailed review of Xperia C3's features

We did a detailed review of the Xperia C3's capabilities, specs, features, and ease-of-use. You can check our reviews on each aspect of this device, and our how much we recommend it when compared to other smartphone. This is a consolidated and detailed review of the Xperia C3's features.

Summary of Xperia C3 performance and functions

The size and weight of the Xperia C3

The body of the Xperia C3 is 3.1 inches (78.7 mm) wide, 6.1 inches (156.2 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (7.6 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5.5 inch, and it weighs 149.7 oz (149.7 g). Its size is large compared to normal smart phones. While it may be slightly difficult to use with one hand, the screen is large and easy to see. I think this is a nice balance. It is recommended for those who want large screens instead of operating with one hand. In addition, while it is slightly heavier, its weight is something that can be handled. Your hand may get tired if you operate the phone for long periods of time with one hand.

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Xperia M2
Xperia M2 dual
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ColorBlack/White/MintBlack/White/PurpleBlack/White/Purple
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.1 inches (78.7 mm) x 6.1 inches (156.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)2.8 inches (71.1 mm) x 5.5 inches (139.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)2.8 inches (71.1 mm) x 5.5 inches (139.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)
Weight149.7 oz (149.7 g)148 oz (148 g)148 oz (148 g)
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Display of the Xperia C3

The Xperia C3 has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Compared to the average smart phone, the screen is relatively beautiful.

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Xperia M2
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Xperia C3Xperia M2Xperia M2 dual
Display size5.5 inch4.8 inch4.8 inch
Display typeIPS LCDTFTTFT
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1280540 x 960540 x 960
Pixel density267 ppi229 ppi229 ppi
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The battery life of the Xperia C3

The Xperia C3 has a battery capacity of 2500 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the Xperia C3

The Xperia C3 uses the Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1.2GHz×4(Quad core). The memory capacity is 1GB. It has low spec processing power and its performance is lower than typical smartphones. Also, memory space is slightly smaller than average smartphones. There are many times when storage space feels insufficient. Ultimately, it's just barely enough to get by.

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ChipsetQualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 ,Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400Qualcomm MSM8226
CPU specs1.2GHz×4(Quad core)1.2GHz×4(Quad core)1.2GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB1GB1GB
Storage size8GB8GB8GB
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The camera of the Xperia C3

The Xperia C3 has a back camera with 8 MP. The front camera has 5 MP. The rear camera performance is about the same as a typical smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution8 MP8 MP8 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP
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Review of the product design of the Xperia C3

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Xperia C3, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Xperia C3 around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Xperia C3 is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Xperia C3 in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

Sometimes taking the Xperia C3 out of your pocket doesn't go so well as it gets caught on fabric easily. It's safe to assume that some people will find it stressful that it is difficult to take it out smoothly.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Xperia C3 is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Xperia C3 by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

To many people, the Xperia C3 is of a size which allows it to be operated with one hand. Still, for people with small hands, it may be a bit difficult to do so. It becomes slightly larger when a case is added, and depending on the person, I think this may make it slightly harder to operate with one hand.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Xperia C3 is a slightly heavy smart phone so using it with one hand for a short period doesn't cause any pain, however when used for long periods continuously it can hurt your hand. If you add a case and accessories it feels even heavier. It is preferable to use the phone with two hands and a proper case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

When using the Xperia C3 with just one hand, it is quite difficult to press the button on the screen edge. We suggest you operate the device with both your hands rather than pushing your luck with just one hand.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the Xperia C3 are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Inputting keys with one hand with the Xperia C3 can be done but this grip tends to feel unstable. Because of this sometimes you can drop it carelessly when trying to type quickly. If you take your time when typing though you will be unlikely to drop it.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

I think it is easy to use the buttons on the Xperia C3 as they are displayed in large sizes. However, it is difficult not to make typos when typing at high speeds. I don't think you will feel it difficult to type if you are careful when typing.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Xperia C3 is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the Xperia C3 is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Xperia C3 displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The Xperia C3 can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

For the Xperia C3, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

When using the Xperia C3 for calls, emails, or for chatting the processing power can be insufficient, and you can experience slowdowns as a result. When using apps it felt like the motion would get caught up which was a bit stressful. For ordinary more relaxed use this slowing isn't at a level that would bother you, but its performance is not suited for fast control.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

For example, if you're using multiple apps simultaneously, such as swapping between SNS or chat frequently, it will gradually start to operate slowly. If you use it for a long period in this way apps can begin to forcefully close due to lack of memory and can crash.

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