PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia C vs Galaxy S4 mini

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from techradar.com, phonearena.com and gsmarena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia C vs Galaxy S4 mini

geekbench Processor and memory performance

While we're miffed we don't have the option of this other version (it's smashed the benchmarks in many tests, legitimately or not) there are questions about whether the battery will hold up as well as the device flicks between the two quad core processors inside - it could improve efficiency or deplete it, depending on the implementation, so perhaps bigger isn't always better.
Galaxy S4 mini | by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia C

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia C

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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
More battery capacity 2,390 mA·h vs 1,900 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity
Longer standby time (3G) 36,288 min vs 18,000 min More than 2x longer standby time (3G)
Side view of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Better overall performance 613 vs 326 Around 90% better geekbench score
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
Significantly lighter 107 g vs 153 g More than 30% lighter
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s Around 260.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Sharper screen 256 ppi vs 220 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Longer talk time (3G) 720 min vs 600 min 20% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia C  vs Galaxy S4 mini 

8.0
8.5
We are genuinely impressed by how light, thin, and extremely portable the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is considering the fact that it packs a 4.3-inch screen and a 1900mAh battery.
Galaxy S4 mini

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia C  vs
Galaxy S4 mini 
Size 5" 4.3"
Resolution 960 x 540 960 x 540
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 220 ppi 256 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1.5 GB
Internal storage 4 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 1.9 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3G 4G
Networks
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 600 min 720 min
Standby time (3G) 36,288 min 18,000 min
Capacity 2,390 mA·h 1,900 mA·h

form factor

Xperia C  vs
Galaxy S4 mini 
Weight 153 g 107 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.9 mm
Size 74.2 x 141.5 x 8.9 mm 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

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

connectivity

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