PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia M vs Xperia C

Performance

Processing power and speed

Xperia M
5.7
Xperia C
6.3
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Xperia M
n.d.
Xperia C
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Xperia M
5.1
Xperia C
5.1
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Xperia M
7.0
Xperia C
8.0
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com and phonearena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Xperia M
5.7
Xperia C
6.2

Winner
Sony Xperia C 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia C  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia M vs C

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia M
601
Xperia C
1,081

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia M

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia M

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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
Significantly lighter 115 g vs 153 g Around 25% lighter
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
Back view of Sony Xperia C

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Sony Xperia C

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Better overall performance 1,081 vs 601 Around 80% better geekbench score
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
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
More battery capacity 2,390 mA·h vs 1,750 mA·h More than 35% more battery capacity
Longer standby time (3G) 36,288 min vs 27,216 min Around 35% longer standby time (3G)
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Longer standby time 35,280 min vs 29,952 min Around 20% longer standby time

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia M  vs

7.3
8.0
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

screen

Xperia M  vs
Size 4" 5"
Resolution 854 x 480 960 x 540
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 244 ppi 220 ppi

hardware

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

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

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

battery

Talk time 618 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 540 min 600 min
Standby time 29,952 min 35,280 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min 36,288 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 2,390 mA·h

form factor

Xperia M  vs
Weight 115 g 153 g
Thickness 9.3 mm 8.9 mm
Size 62 x 124 x 9.3 mm 74.2 x 141.5 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 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 Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia M
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