Technology with attitude

Nokia XL Vs Sony Xperia C – The Mid-Range Battle for Supremacy


When it comes to mid-range smartphones, consumers have a wide range of phones to choose from. The Nokia XL and the Sony Xperia C are some of the latest mid-range smartphones available in the market.

Here is a comprehensive review of both smartphones.

The Sony Xperia C

The Design

The Sony Xperia C comes in three colors – black, white and purple. It is a considerably thin smartphone measuring 0.35 x 2.92 x 5.57 inches, and it weighs 153g. This makes it lighter than the Nokia XL as you will read later in the article.

The Hardware and Software Features

The Xperia C is powered by a quad-core cortex A7 processor with a speed of 1GHz. It also comes with a PowerVR SGX544 backup system. The Xperia C has 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage space. It runs on the Android Jellybean 4.2.2 operating system. This phone comes with the same sharing options and data connectivity as the Nokia XL.

The Display and Camera

The Xperia C comes equipped with a 5 inch TFT screen display that offers a screen resolution of 540×960 pixels and a pixel density of 220ppi. It also comes with a more powerful rear camera than that featured in the Nokia XL – though Xperia C has an inferior front facing camera. Xperia C comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 0.35MP front facing camera.

The Battery Life

Sony is known to create handsets with powerful batteries and the Xperia C is no exception. It comes with a 2390 mAh battery that offers up to 14 hours talk time and 605 hours standby time.

The Price

This gadget is priced at $271.99, which is more expensive than the Nokia XL.

The Nokia XL

The Design

The Nokia XL is sleek and stylish. It comes with a range of cool color schemes to choose from, including yellow, cyan, orange, bright green as well as black or white. The Nokia XL weighs more than the Xperia C and is also bulkier measuring 0.43 x 3.06 x 5.57 inches, and it weighs 153g.

The Software and Hardware

The Nokia XL is powered by a dual-core processor that runs at 1GHz and comes loaded with high-tech Adreno 203 graphics. It comes packed with 768MB worth of RAM, which can be expanded to 32GB through the microSD slot. Just like the Xperia C, the Nokia XL also runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jellybean and has the same connectivity and sharing options.

The Camera and Display

The Nokia XL comes with a 5MP rear-facing camera that is inferior to the 8MP in the Xperia C. However, the Nokia edges out the Sony on the front-facing camera as it spots a 2MP camera. The Xperia has a front camera with less than 1MP.

The Nokia XL has an LCD display that comes with multi-touch abilities on the Nokia X platform. This screen comes with a pixel density of 187ppi.


This phone comes with 2000mAh battery, which is satisfactory. This offers 16 hours of talk time and 720 hours standby time.


The Nokia XL retails at $185.95

Bottom Line

Both phones are great mid-range smartphones. You can choose the best amongst the two depending on your budget and your feature requirements. Either way, both are decent smartphones to use.