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Xperia C vs Galaxy Grand: Can Sony's Mid Range Newbie Challenge Samsung Budget Phablet?

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Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 14:39 [IST]

Phablet has been a talk of the town these days and now with the ongoing trend of phablets coming in exclusive sizes the mobile phone market is getting more competitive with passing of each days. However, the standard 5 inch doesn't lag behind as it has been the most comfortable size for the most.

Thus, Sony has once again announced the standard size device in the market called Xperia C. The device falls in the mid-range section of the Xperia lineup. However, as the competition is quite tough, buyers are constantly in a state of mild dilemma when it comes to buying a handset.

Thus GizBot has cared to come up with a comprehensive and spec to spec comparison between the Xperia C and Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. Here is a brief comparative rundown on the two devices.

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Sony Xperia C vs Samsung Galaxy Grand

Display

Sony Xperia C comes with a 5-inch capacitive touch screen display that offers a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels while the Galaxy Grand Duos sports a 5 inch TFT LCD touch screen display with capacitive feedback. The display has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 187 ppi.

Xperia C has a better resolution compared to the Galaxy Grand Duos.

Processor, OS and RAM

Both Sony Xperia C comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform and is backed by 1GB RAM. On the other hand Galaxy Grand Duos comes with a similarly clocked processor but a dual core one.
Thus one would rather go with the Xperia C with a quad core processor than Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos with dual core.

Camera

Sony is popular also because of camera and as expected it has got a massive 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, Exmor R sensor and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera which is capable of recording 1080p HD videos. Samsung Galaxy Grand also has a 8 MP primary camera with features such as Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization and has a auto focus and LED flash. The camera can record full HD videos at 30 frames per second. The phone has a 2 MP secondary camera.

Surprisingly, Xperia C fails to beat the Galaxy Grand Duos regarding its front facing camera.

Connectivity

Sony's latest Xperia C comes with the wide connectivity options like 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, MHL and on top of that it also supports dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with dual standby mode. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos also has a similar connectivity options including dual SIM option.

Storage, Battery and Dimension

Sony Xperia C has the internal storage capacity of 4GB that is further expandable up to 32GB with microSD on the other hand Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos beats the Xperia C by coming with 8 GB internal storage space which can be further expanded by up to 64 GB via micro SD card.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is powered by a 2100 mAh battery while the Xperia C has a massive 2390 mAh battery with Battery STAMINA Mode.

Talking about dimension, Xperia C measures 8.88mm thick and weighs 153 grams and comes in in Black, White and Purple colors and would go on sale globally in Q3 2013. on the other hand Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos measures 143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm and have the same weight of 162 g.

Conclusion

After a detailed comparative rundown, it is evident that Xperia is better in few aspects like quad core processor, powerful battery and better resolution. Samsung has a better front facing camera and storage capacity. However, as there is no mention of the price of the Xperia C, it is hard to compare the two in that aspect. But if it comes within the price range of Galaxy Grand Duos (Rs. 19,500) , one should be smart enough to go with the Xperia C as it has a better processor. Front facing camera is not so much important that the quad core processor and it is offering a VGA camera for voice calling and storage has been given an option of expanding up to 32 GB.

Story first published:  Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 12:39 [IST]
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