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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (2015)

Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
Mediatek MT6752
Mali-T760 MP2
2 GB / 16 GB
6 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 6 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6752 SoC, and 2 GB of RAM.

Navigate through its features, both the gems and quirks!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra specifications

BrandSony
NameXperia C5 Ultra
ModelE5506/E5553
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.6 oz
Dimensions6.46 x 3.13 x 0.32 inch
Colorsblack, mint, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is about 6.6 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
SoCMediatek MT6752
CPUOcta-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T760 MP2

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. It's a powerful Mediatek MT6752 octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size6 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes, up to 10 fingers

The 6 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 6 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Xperia C5 Ultra has only 16 GB. We can expand the internal storage (16 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera13 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Xperia C5 Ultra does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra supports 4G/LTE networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Xperia C5 Ultra smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2930 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 2930 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of Xperia C5 Ultra isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth).

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Sony phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • appropriate screen size
  • microSD slot

Cons

  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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