PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia C vs GALAXY Note


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Xperia C
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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Sony Xperia C 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia C vs GALAXY Note

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Xperia C

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia C

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Better overall performance 1,081 vs 331 More than 3.2x better geekbench score
Significantly longer standby time 35,280 min vs 14,976 min More than 2.2x longer standby time
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
Lighter 153 g vs 178 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of Samsung GALAXY Note

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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
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 4 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s Around 110x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Longer standby time (3G) 49,248 min vs 36,288 min More than 35% longer standby time (3G)
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 284 ppi vs 220 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 960 x 540 Around 2x higher resolution
Bigger screen 5.3" vs 5" More than 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia C  vs GALAXY Note 

An 8-megapixel shooter with a BSI Exmor R sensor and an LED flash is what you'll find housed at the rear of the Xperia C. The snapper performs admirably, but it's expectedly far from flawless.
Xperia C

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia C  vs
Size 5" 5.3"
Resolution 960 x 540 1280 x 800
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 220 ppi 284 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 4 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 3G 4G
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 600 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 600 min 810 min
Standby time 35,280 min 14,976 min
Standby time (3G) 36,288 min 49,248 min
Capacity 2,390 mA·h 2,500 mA·h

form factor

Xperia C  vs
Weight 153 g 178 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 10 mm
Size 74.2 x 141.5 x 8.9 mm 83 x 147 x 10 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
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