Sony Xperia C3 vs Xperia T2 Ultra Dual breakdown of specs
There are so many smartphones and phablets on the market right now that it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing a new one. Many people are fans of Sony handsets, and the popular Xperia T2 Ultra released in spring. The Xperia C3 arrived in August and is also appealing to plenty of buyers. Today we have a specs comparison of the Sony Xperia C3 vs. Xperia T2 Ultra Dual to help you decide which might be best for you.
These are both Android devices with large displays and are both available in single SIM variants. For the purposes of this comparison we’re looking at the Dual SIM models of both handsets for parity. They are also in a comparable price sector, so we’ll highlight the specs so that you can see what they offer.
The Sony Xperia C3 Dual is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual has a 1.4GHz variety of the same processor and also has the same GPU.
The Xperia C3 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 267 ppi. The Xperia T2 Ultra Dual has a 6-inch IPS LCD with the same resolution resulting in 245 ppi.
RAM and Storage
There’s nothing between them here as both phones have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB.
The Xperia C3 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Xperia T2 Ultra has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, with a 1.1-megapixel front-facing unit.
The Xperia C3 has a removable 2500 mAh battery while the Xperia T2 Ultra has a non-removable 3000 mAh battery.
Both phones support 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Xperia C3 has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct and DLNA. The Xperia T2 Ultra has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct, DLNA, and also dual-band.
The C3 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The T2 Ultra launched on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, now upgradable to 4.4.2 KitKat.
Dimensions and Weight
The Xperia C3 measures 156.2mm x 78.7mm x 7.6mm and weighs 149.7g. The Xperia T2 Ultra measures 165.2mm x 83.8mm x 7.7mm and weighs 171.8g.
Pricing varies by region and retailer. However, as an example in the US the Sony Xperia C3 Dual is available from around $290 while the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual is on sale from around $305, so they are very close in price.
Usually we would now point out that some of your decision will also be decided by individual features and the design and builds. However, as these are both Sony Xperia devices they are very closely similar in those respects although one is larger than the other. There are also plenty of similarities in specs but also some areas of differentiation.
For example the Sony Xperia C3 has a higher-megapixel front-facing camera but the Xperia T2 Ultra has a higher-megapixel rear camera. The Xperia C3 benefits from a removable battery while the T2 Ultra has a higher capacity battery, so this one really is a case of swings and roundabouts in some aspects. Ultimately your choice is likely to come down to which of the above is most important to you and also your preference of handset size.
When you’ve decided we’d really like to receive your comments on this Sony smartphone choice. Will you choose the Sony Xperia C3 or the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra?