Features Key features of the Xperia C  vs Lumia 720 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia C
960 x 540
Lumia 720
800 x 480


Xperia C
1 GB
Lumia 720
0.5 GB


Xperia C
Quad core
Lumia 720
Dual core

camera resolution

Xperia C
8 MP
Lumia 720
6.7 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia C

Reasons to consider the
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Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.3" More than 15% bigger screen
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 2,390 mA·h vs 2,000 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity
Longer standby time (3G) 36,288 min vs 31,248 min More than 15% longer standby time (3G)
Longer standby time 35,280 min vs 30,240 min More than 15% longer standby time
Slightly higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 6.7 MP Around 20% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Side view of Nokia Lumia 720

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Lighter 128 g vs 153 g More than 15% lighter
Longer talk time 1,404 min vs 600 min More than 2.2x longer talk time; go days without charging
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s Around 55x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia C  vs Lumia 720 

One thing we really appreciate about this ClearBlack LCD display is that it is easily visible when viewed outdoors.
Lumia 720

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia C  vs
Lumia 720 
Size 5" 4.3"
Resolution 960 x 540 800 x 480
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 220 ppi 216 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 4 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 6.7 MP
Resolution 8 MP 6.7 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


Generation 3G 4G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (21.1 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 600 min 1,404 min
Talk time (3G) 600 min 804 min
Standby time 35,280 min 30,240 min
Standby time (3G) 36,288 min 31,248 min
Capacity 2,390 mA·h 2,000 mA·h

form factor

Xperia C  vs
Lumia 720 
Weight 153 g 128 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 9 mm
Size 74.2 x 141.5 x 8.9 mm 67.5 x 127.9 x 9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Windows Phone, 8
App store Android Market Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 120,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0 + LE
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