Sony Xperia C5 Ultra arrives for sale in US
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra was unveiled in August and it’s a selfie-centric smartphone. It was set to release in various regions but still hasn’t officially appeared stateside. However, the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is now on sale in the US through giant online retailer Amazon.
When the Xperia C5 Ultra was first on sale in Asia its price was equivalent to around $420 but it has since lowered in price. Luckily that’s reflected in the unlocked $329.99 price tag for the phone on Amazon, where it’s available in the black or white color choices.
We’ll point out that it doesn’t come with a US warranty. However, it does feature 4G LTE connectivity for AT&T as well as T-Mobile, but for this you should ensure you choose the E5506 model. If you opt for the E5553 model this doesn’t come with US LTE compatibility.
Specifications of the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra include a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor, and a 6-inch display with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 resulting in 367 ppi. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable to 200GB with microSD card), and a 2930 mAh battery.
Camera capabilities are where the ‘selfie’ focus comes in as it has a 13-megapixel camera at both the front and rear and both have LED flash and 1080p video capture. The C5 Ultra is running the Android Lollipop OS, and appears on Sony’s official list of handsets due to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update at some future point.
The Xperia C5 Ultra measures 164.2mm x 79.6mm x 8.2mm and weighs in at 187g. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS, and microUSB 2.0. The handset has extremely slim bezels but it’s worth saying that it does not feature water-resistance as many other Sony Xperia handsets do.
Have you been waiting to get your hands on the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra in the US? Maybe you’re going to order one right now?