I've had this phone for a little over a year, it was supposed to be an upgrade from my very old (3 years) HTC Desire.
While on paper the Sony Xperia C should be much superior to the HTC, in practice is at a lower level.
The web pages show better on the Xperia (I expected that from a newer phone) but they take longer to load.
The overall usage of the phone is much worse, trying to place a call takes anything from 5 to 20 seconds, thats right, 20 seconds of waiting after you press the call button, and as time goes by the sound of the call has been getting worse, right now the phone is pretty much useless place a phone call most of the time, so only SMS.
For the camera is the same issue, its supposed to have a quick access to the camera from the blocked screen, and when it does work it takes more than 15 seconds to open the camera, its pretty much useless as its the same time it takes to unlock the phone an open the camera app. Also, when you take a picture there is a lag of about 3 seconds, and very often it does not focus the subject until the second or third shot, so say goodbye to spontaneous pictures of any kind.
The Sony PC companion works some times, so its like flipping a coin to see if it will work today.
So in overall, I am very disapointed on this phone, it was supposed to be an upgrade but its the opposite, if you care about your money just stay away from it. I just wish someone had warned me before.
Compare this phone to the Samsung Galaxy Win, which is the same price, and you will see that the Samsung is a much better value. Fot example, Sony only really delivers less than 1gb of memory you can use and the Samsung delivers at least 3.5 gb you can use.Sony takes almost all it's memory just to "idle". Sony is very weak!!
I am using this phone for the past five months. Never encountered any problems with it. It is the best phone if you compare the price, dual sim, great music etc.
I only faced the problem of insufficent memory. It was showing only 30mb free. Now i am sitting comfortable with 500+mb free. I recommend these fews steps to free memory.
1)clear cached data
2)in the app info - move app to sd card manually
3)in the app info - uninstall updates for those apps which you think it is not nessary to update. It will work fine with the preset factory settings. this will free considerable memory.
4) in the app info - clear data for those apps which you know is not necessary. But be careful, if you use this option you have to login again for some apps like facebook, whatsapp, viber etc
5)My whatsapp was taking 200+ mb as data in the phone. i went to whatsapp and cleared the conversations which i did not require.
by doing these i got more than 500+ mb
Ankita, 17 Aug 2014phone is 4 days old and the complete software is corrupt.. feeling sad.. at first the audio ... moreIm using ths cell from last 7month..actualy I had a problem with ths bout a month ago like just auto swithcd off or hanging...later on I got the solution...whenever anyone face the problem like hanging or auto switchd then press the power off key plus volume down key at the same time... One logo u suppose to see thn wait for a while..ur cell gonna reboot..n problm resolv...thts it...
Im not satisfied with this phone. Low in memory,poor front cam and the battery is not removable. Brought it twice at the sony center to be fix because it turns off automatically then never turns on again. I only bought this march. :(
carlonewbie03, 22 Jul 2014you can install apps to sd card without rooting or downloading apps from playstoreI moved apps to sd card,but again it is shoeing same storage problem... I again uninstalled few apps but again same problem....i m really freakin out...sony plz help
john titor, 14 Aug 2014It was an option for us
If u use your phone only for browsing, chatting, call and sms, stan... moreHi John
What rubbish about sucking battery
this update 16.0.b.2.16 has the following features
1)Improved battery back up.
2)Screen Touch more responsive.
3)Rear Cam quality improved, front cam still bad.
4)Battery charging time improved.
but Bootloader can’t be unlocked.
Also in the future if there is any new update, will we able to install it without this current update?
Hi guys, i bought this phone yesterday, it's a very good phone, now it shows that a system update 16.0.B.2.16 is available, should i update it, also what's the update about?
Thanks in advance.
i bought SONY XPERIA C last jun 2, 2014, @ jul 21 TOUCH SCREEN not functioning i brought it to sony service center ive waited for about 14 days just to fix that problem, AUG 6 around 4pm i picked up my phone the next day at around 6am i encounter same problem but after 3hrs its functioning again.... NOW after 10 days from the time it was repaired i still encountered the same problem TOUCH SCREEN NOT FUNCTIONING... WHY IT IS HAPPENING??? i dont want to wait 2-3 weeks from service center just to fix this problem, ANYONE encountered same problem? how do you fix this????
LLL, 17 Aug 2014Go to settings> storage> Applications, open/click your apps one by one, there's an optio... moreHelo sir can u help me there is problm in my xperia c when I try to download app from play store there is error ''insufficient storage problm' but even my phone memory already 150mb free and sd 12gb free I m so confuse help me plz