The Sony Xperia C was launched way back in June, with aspirations of reaching the mid range with a similar design language and decent internals. It was one of the first phones from Sony to sport a MediaTek MTK6589 processor, which was a marked change from their earlier associations with ST-Ericsson, but perhaps for the better? We will be finding that out in our review, but here’s a quick unboxing of the retail package and its contents of the Sony Xperia C –
Here are all the box contents laid out –
- Sony Xperia C
- micro USB cable
- Travel charger
- Free Sony headphones and 1 year free insurance for damage protection
- Sony headset with mic
- User manual and other booklets
Our immediate impressions after unboxing this phone was how nice the build quality was. Sony has been known for its build quality but this beat our expectations from a mid range phone. It has a nice matte soft touch finish, but one problem we faced is that the removable back was extremely hard to open. It comes in three colours – white, black and purple, so you might be able to change the complete look of the phone by changing the case, but hiding the micro SD and dual mini SIM card slots underneath, with a non-removable battery doesn’t help.
That said, we really liked the feel of the phone. The 5 inch display with the 960×540 qHD resolution was a let down, mainly because of washed out colours and poor viewing angles, but considering the fact that even the Xperia Z had a bad display, this is no surprise. While the display proved to be underwhelming, the UI seemed fast, taking advantage of the quad core MediaTek processor. Priced at Rs. 21,490 in the Indian market, the Xperia C can afford to go lower, but we will see if this is worth the price in our full review, because there are a lot more things to test.
More pictures of the box and the box contents, click to view in full resolution –
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