Besides the M5, Sony has released another smartphone: the Xperia C5 Ultra. It boasts a vivid 6-inch display on a compact design, but its real strength lies in its front camera.
Just as its predecessors Xperia C3 and C4 claimed to be the ‘world’s best selfie smartphones’ in 2014, the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra might be the best phone this year for taking selfie shots. Its front camera is a 13-megapixel Sony RX sensor with a 22mm wide-angle lens and 88 degree field of view. It has an LED flash, autofocus, HDR for photos and videos and full HD video recording. And there’s a bundle of apps to help users make their selfies stand out.
The rear-facing camera offers similar specs, but it has a 25mm wide-angle lens and 80 degree field of view instead. Both cameras make use of digital stabilization to maintain a steady frame. In addition, both camera features auto scene recognition, 4x digital zoom, and support for several video and image formats.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Specs
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 6-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~367ppi
- 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor
- Mali-T760 MP2 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 200GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 13-megapixel front camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- Wi-Fi 802.11
- Optional dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.1
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 187g
- Li-Ion 2000mAh battery
Camera specs aside, the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra seems to be a fine mid-range Android smartphone. It’s powered by an octa-core MediaTek processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage. Its battery can deliver up to two days of average usage, and its 4G LTE antenna can reach up to 150Mbit/s download speeds.
Like the M5, the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is scheduled for retail in mid-August.