Sony Xperia C3 (Dual-SIM) vs. Sony Xperia M2 (Dual-SIM) – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | August 20, 2014 10:10 AM EST

Sony Xperia C3, aka "world's best selfie smartphone," was launched in China recently. The mid-range Xperia C3 will hit the store shelves sometime in August. Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia M2 was released in May. Readers who are interested in the Sony Xperia M2 or the upcoming Sony Xperia C3 should check out this specifications, features and price comparison.

Display, Exterior And Size

The Sony Xperia M2 features a 4.8-inch TFT display with 540 x 960 pixels screen resolution, while the Xperia C3 comes with a whopping LG G3-like 5.5-inch IPS LCD display and a relatively better screen resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. In addition, the pixel densities of Xperia M2 and Xperia C3 stand at 229 ppi and 267 ppi respectively.

The Sony Xperia M2 comes with a plastic body unlike the high-end Xperia devices, which keeps the handset's weight in check. However, the shiny plastic rear is prone to fingerprints and scratches, says Tech Radar. When it comes to Xperia C3, the handset comes with Triluminos display technology that is synonymous with high-end Sony handsets and mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. This combination provides the mid-range Xperia C3 handset with better colour and image reproduction.

The thickness and the weight of Sony Xperia C3 are 0.30-inch and 149 g respectively. Whereas the Sony Xperia M2 is 0.34-inch thick and it weighs 148 g.

Hardware, Software And Memory

Interestingly, both the handsets are powered by the same quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM.

While the Xperia C3 runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS, the Xperia M2 runs on Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS that is upgradable to higher versions. Furthermore, both the handsets come with 8 GB of internal storage and microSD card support for expansion up to 32 GB.

Camera And Battery

Both the phones sport the same 8 MP rear-facing camera unit with LED flash. While the Xperia C3 houses a good 5 MP front-facing shooter, the Xperia M2 sports a VGA shooter at the front. Notably, the Sony Xperia C3 comes with a unique frontal LED flash, staying true to the name "world's best selfie smartphone."

Along with the frontal LED flash, the Xperia C3 also provides an 80 degree target view. Moreover, selfies can be taken in multiple ways. A Smile Shutter function lets the selfie to be captured with just a smile and the other way is to tap twice on the back of the handset.

When it comes to battery, the Sony Xperia M2 houses a 2300 mAh non-removable battery unit, while the Xperia C3 houses a 2500 mAh non-removable battery unit.

 

Xperia C3

Xperia M2

Talk Time

25 Hours

14 Hours

Stand-by Time

1000 Hours

663 hours

Misc

1. Both the Sony handsets support NFC.

2. Both the phones do not feature dust/water proof exteriors.

3. Also, both the handsets support micro-SIM and they come as dual-SIM variants as well.

4. The Xperia M2 comes in black, white and purple shades, whereas the Xperia C3 comes in black, white and mint hues.

Price

The Sony Xperia M2 can be purchased for AU$279.95. The Sony Xperia C3 is priced at 1,999 Chinese Yuan that roughly translates to US$323, AU$348 and €241.

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