Sony C660X Xperia Yuga reviewed, given the thumbs up

18 December, 2012 | Comments (114) | Post your comment

There was a lot of guesses and rumors about the specs of the Sony C660X Xperia Yuga, but Eldar Murtazin did a full review on it, settling the matter once and for all. So, how does Sony's 2013 flagship with a 5" 1080p screen hold up?

For starters, the screen is amazingly sharp with its 440ppi pixel density and image quality is great, particularly for apps that can make use of the Bravia Engine. Third party apps reportedly didn’t do so well and there are other issues - viewing angles are narrow and the screen is quite reflective.


Sony C660X Xperia Yuga

As for the design of the Xperia Yuga, the back is not glass but glass-like plastic (which sounds a lot like the Gorilla Glass on the Optimus G and Nexus 4). The power/lock key has been moved to the right - the grey round button that looked like a shutter key. The actual shutter key is a narrow key near the bottom of the phone.

The phone also boasts a microUSB port with host mode, microHDMI port, microSD card slot (with SDXC support). On the communication side, there's LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n.

The phone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the latest customizations from Sony and is powered by Qualcomm's APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with four 1.7GHz Krait cores, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 320 GPU. The chipset's performance was found to be very good, even with the high 1080p resolution that the GPU needs to deal with.


Sony-customized Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean • a couple of benchmarks

That consumes a lot of power, however, and the Sony Xperia Yuga drained its battery pretty quick and got hot in the process. It got to the point where the camera wouldn’t snap photos until the phone cooled down. At this point it's good to remember that the Yuga is not ready for mass production yet as it hasn’t even been announced, so the final product might be doing a whole lot better.

The camera is a 12MP shooter, which reportedly performs better than the 13MP camera of the Xperia T. It features HDR mode for both stills and video (that's a first on a phone)

The Sony C660X Xperia Yuga got a positive mark at the end of the review, despite having some flaws. If you know Russian you can go read the original thing and if not - the Google Translate version of it.

Source (in Russian)


 

 

Sony C660X Xperia Yuga reviewed, given the thumbs up - reader comments

  • VDOs

With such powerful specs would love to see some high FPS vdo recording.1080p 60/120fps would be great.

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  • 2013-01-07 13:32
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  • Anonymous

this would be the best phone any company has or would ever make,Sony is definately stylish in looks and also design,and now also with the high end processors n 2gb ram its speed is going to be a lot faster and ofcourse the 12 mp camera is very good :...

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  • 2013-01-01 18:19
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  • Ed007

"Guess who started posting replys to somebody's posts" it was u - a butthurt sony fanboy who replied to someone who pointed out a well known flaw with highend xperias. "Only those who feel greatly about their idolised brand feel the ...

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  • 2012-12-27 06:14
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