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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra – A Big Departure from the Other Siblings

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The C5 Ultra came after the C4 and boasts of a slim bezel, upgraded looks and duo cameras of 13 MP.

Design

The design is a major departure from the other siblings and is very attention-grabbing, due to the thin bezel that surrounds the display, tipping at 0.8 mm in each of the sides. However, it is larger than its siblings and is not that easy to hold in one hand. However, the phone is slim and can be easily operated for usual tasks. The device has a metal and glass back and is like a phablet with apremium feel. It comes in white, black and in mint colors.

Screen Display

The display is big at 6 inches of IPS LCD and uses Sony’s proprietary Bravia Engine 2, with a Full HD, resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and a pixel density of 367.

Top Notch Camera Specs

The phablet comes with a primary shooter of 13 MP, combined with an LED flash and can shoot a maximum of 1080 pixels, Full HD Movie. The shooter is more capable than its siblings, namely the C4 or the M4. The details are excellent and sharp when zoomed in. Images are good even in low light conditions. As for the front camera, it is also 13 MP and has an excellent wide angle lens. The video quality is 1080 pixels and is sharp and well saturated with amax resolution of 1080 pixels at the rate of 30 fps.

Software Experience

It comes with Android Lollipop, 5.0 version and is skinned with the customized user interface of Sony. The layout is similar to pure Android, with the icons blending well with the wallpapers and the themes that are preloaded in the phone. There are also several customization options, and users can download themes from the device. For those who find it difficult to handle a larger phone like this, Sony offers the software option of resizing the screen, so that tasks can be handled with one hand easily. By swiping the screen from the bottom upwards diagonally, users can activate this feature.

Hardware and Performance

The phone runs on the MediaTek 6752 chipset, octa-core CPU, which clocks at a speed of 1.7 GHz. This is combined with a graphics card of Mali T760M and a RAM of 2 GB. It has 16 GB of internal storage, and this can be expanded to a maximum of 200 GB using a microSD card. The speed of booting up is good and games, and browsing is slick and smooth. Movement from one app to the other is fluid, and the performance, on the whole, is as good as any other latest flagship device available in the market
today, due to the powerful chipset.

Battery and Volume

The sound and audio quality is reasonably good, though not very impressive. The battery has a power of 2930 mAh, but it is not replaceable. The battery life is good for normal usage.

Verdict

The C5 Ultra has evolved a lot since the first of the C series. The design is premium and solid. The duo sensors of 13 MP are way ahead when compared to the predecessors. The internal hardware, as well as software specs,leaves nothing to be desired. The phone offers good value for money and is worth checking out.