5-inch, dual-SIM Sony Xperia C arriving at Php13,990

5-inch, dual-SIM Sony Xperia C arriving at Php13,990

Sony Mobile will be bringing their dual-SIM giant, the Xperia C, this holiday season and expected to retail for Php13,990.

That’s according to a Sony Christmas catalog that’s been distributed around. The Xperia C is a 5-inch mid-ranger that is powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC.


Sony Xperia C specs:
5-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen @ 540×960 pixels, 220ppi
Mediatek MTK MT6589 1.2GHz quad-core
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
8MP Exmor R rear autofocus camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
GPS with with A-GPS support
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean

Initially made available with China Unicom, the handset is expected to reach the Philippines before December and will come in white, black and purple color options. With a retail price of Php13,990, the Xperia C will come bundled with a BM10 Bluetooth HiFi adapter worth Php2,890.

Hat tip to @photonoel on Instagram.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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49 Responses

  1. Mang Kanor says:

    Wow, pumatol na din pala ang Sony sa liga ng myphone, cherry mobile at starmobile.

  2. Sharingan_yeah says:

    Lenovo P780 ftw! 5-inch 294ppi, plus a major monstrous 4000mAh battery! Dinaan sa freebies ang pota.

    • JettyFierce says:

      Check it on gsmarena and compare Xperia C and Lenovo P780,they’re almost same. Sobrang lamang lng c lenovo sa battery life. Nkklk si Sony!

  3. Smokescreen says:

    There’s the Lenovo A850 coming out. Bigger at 5.5″ and cheaper at P9,999. Complete specs are not out yet. But looks to be a better buy than this Sony.

  4. abuzalzal says:

    G-E-N-E-R-I-C ANDROID with a SONY badge

    Ka-Chiiiiiiing !!!

    That’ll be Php14k sir….cash po ba or card?

  5. richard says:

    is that even a bundle? I mean the flyer says recommended accessory, where did the bundle information came from?

    I doubt sony will bundle that accessory since its worth 3k, imagine the Z where they only bundled a headphone worth 2.4k and that was worth 30k.

  6. hey says:

    Mas nadagdagan pa ng opponents ang mga local brands. And take note, hindi ito pipitsugin na kalaban.

  7. Ryan says:

    Lenovo A706 lang katapat n2. worth 7.7k. anu ba sony???

    • Jim says:

      Malay naman po yung performance ng Qualcomm MSM8225Q sa MT6589 ng Mediatek, most probably SGX544 din ang GPU nitong xperia c ^_^

  8. al says:

    o o, the suppose to be higher end local brands gonna feel the heat with the int’l brands coming up with these affordable phones. They are serving notice to Myphone, Starmobile and O+, get ready for a fight to the finish. And Cherry, you’re next!

  9. red says:

    LOL!! i compare ba naman ang SOny sa Lenovo
    Tignan nio muna ang build quality ng sony pagdating sa midrange phone compare sa pinagmamalaki niyo 7K na lenovo na plastic quality.

    • Sharingan_yeah says:

      Tanga, kung build quality lang may ibubuga ang Lenovo tanga

    • red says:

      Mas Tanga ka, MID RANGE ang tinutukoy ko hindi yung flagship na K900 which is premium build up.
      yan ang napapala ng kaka cherry mobile

    • john says:

      lol. bakit ano ba tingin mo sa xperia na ito? metal ba ito? midrange phone lang din ito ng sony kaya expect na plastic lang din to. tas Sony is famous for putting TN TFT panels on their devices even on their highend phones. pero tingnan mo ang phones ng lenovo, IPS ang screen ng midrange phones nila. tas mura pa. magrerelease din sila ng phone na halos same specs sa xperia na to. pero may 5 inch IPS screen. (lenovo a850) sa presyong 9 k. kaya di rin basta basta itong lenovo. lol.

    • al says:

      The Sony brand carries with it premium quality and goodwill. Lenovo while it’s an int’l brand cannot compare to Sony in name recognition. This is not to say Lenovo’s quality is not good. In fact, in some areas it could be even better but as to brand recognition and prestige the Sony name trumps not only Lenovo but many int’l brands.
      And rightly so, I remember my old Sony cell with a 2mp camera was so crisp and clear that it took better pics than a 5mp of other brands.
      If there’s one area Sony is better in cell phone
      specs I would say it’s in the camera department.

    • john says:

      yes. sobrang ganda ng design ng mid range phones ng Sony. high quality tingnan. pero masasabi ba ng mga tao na mamahalin yan kapag makita nila ang screen ng sony smartphones na nagwawash out dahil nagiiba ang kulay kapag tiningnan mo sa gilid? masasabi tuloy nilang, orig kaya ang sony smarphone niya? or baka china. haha. akala ko nga fake yung xperia s ng tito ko kasi nga nagiiba ang kulay ng screen kapag itilt mo ng kunti. may nalalaman pa silang bravia engine at reality display. yun pala TNT panel ang screen niya. lol. epic fail tong Sony. at least angg bago nilang xperia z ultra at z1 IPS na ang screen. pero not on their midrange phones.

    • red says:

      Halatang di kapa nakakita at nakahawak ng xperia s, LCD Ledbacklit ang gamit dun. At mas maganda screen nun keysa sa xperia Z, sinong tinanga mo ngaun, Bravia Engine di mo rin alam kung para saan ginagamit. Mag research ka muna bago ka sasabat, napaghahalataan kng nka cherry mobile.

    • john says:

      nakahawak na nga ako ng Sony Xperia S. oo sharp nga ang screen niya. pero yung colors ng screen ng Sony Xperia looks muted ,with low contrast, and narrow viewing angles kung ikukumpara mo sa IPS ng LG at Amoled ng Samsung. yun nga pinagtataka ko eh bakit nagtitipid ang Sony sa panels ng screen ng phones nila.

    • Sharingan_yeah says:

      Ayy syeeet. Bobo at its finest. Ang sabi ko Lenovo P780, hindi ung K900 syet bobo. At kahit paguntugin mo man ung dalawa, matitira ang ulo ng lenovo pustahan.

      TFT LCD of Sony vs IPS LCD ng lenovo. Syeeet

    • red says:

      Well, yung sa kaibigan ko ng XS from kimstore, maganda yung screen, no yellowish tint at wide yung viewing angle. Iba iba kasi ang panel na ginagamit ng sony, mukhang di pinalad ang tito ang yung panget ang nakuha niya. Peo he doesnt care, ang importante nka sony sya, tayo tayo lng naman ang maarte sa mga ganyan. Peo sa ibang tao basta nka smartphone at mag FB satisfied na sila dun.

      Ulol, tingin muna ng post bago mag post ha, wala kng binangit na unit dude. Sino tinanga mo ngayon.

  10. Kups says:

    Mga hindot, wala naman tayong local brand dahil hindi naman kaya mamuhunan ng Pilipinas para makagawa ng smartphone. MyPhone and Cherry are actually China-made. They were just rebranded as local products. The parts like the Microchip are all made in China. Thanks!

  11. Smokescreen says:

    While Sony is still a premium brand, it’s no longer synonymous with quality products. This is not to say Sony has degraded. It only means Sony no longer solely boasts such quality products. Other like Samsung can claim that as well. Today’s market has Sony still maintaining its reputation as a premium brand, but is now largely known as manufacturers of overpriced products. While some may argue with premium products come with premium prices, the Sony name can no longer justify such high prices. Not only is Sony selling overpriced products, but spare parts to repair these same products are through the roof as well.

    • al says:

      Price. It’s a matter of strategy, they can always lower it to match their strategy. As what this product is being positioned.
      The name, well that’s the tricky part. There can be no compromise if a brand wants to maintain the public’s perception. I would disagree with you on Sony’s name being no longer synonymous with quality. The mere fact that they can “overprice” their products is a testament to the brands’ premium quality.

    • Smokescreen says:

      al – Like I said, Sony can no longer solely claim to be manufacturers of quality products. Doesn’t mean Sony’s quality has dipped. Only when you think of quality products, Sony is no longer the sole option. It’s different.

    • al says:

      Yes, there are competitors comparable to Sony giving us more options. I didn’t disagree with you on that part.

  12. iconic says:

    price for 1799RMB without plan = approx. 12,593 pesos


  13. Abby says:

    I will not buy a Lenovo or Huawei products because they are China products. Why will I support the economy of China when they are always bullying and exerting their military might on our country in the West Philippine Sea dispute. Supporting them it like building a monster to swallow us alive. Kawawang pinoy.

    I’d rather go for a Japanese product since Japan donated some patrol ships to us. IMHO, Sony made is more durable and has more quality.

    • john says:

      what if i told you Sony is a japanese brand but most of its product are made in china? mandidiri kana rin ba sa Sony? lol halos lahat na ng produkto ngayon is made in china.
      read this article

    • Abby says:

      Probably, even more than 90 percent of all the product spare parts in your household is made in China, but that depends on which company assembles them. Even the parts of the mouse, monitor or keyboard you are using right now is one way or the other made in China, that we cannot avoid.

      What I’m saying is I will not patronage the products of Chinese companies like Lenovo or Huawei.

    • Mirror says:

      e-include mo na ang apple sa listahan mo. read your apple’s tag behind your device, you’ll find ‘Designed in California’ but ‘Assembled in China’

    • Abby says:

      ^ Yes I agree.

    • Almighty says:

      God created the world, and the rest is made in China.

  14. wew says:


  15. Michelle says:

    Sony is sony, you dont compare it with local brands like myphone or cherry. mediatek man ang processor, the build quality is solid. sony’s after sales service is stellar, i remember saglit lang may replacement agad phone ko. if you cant afford the brand, then stick to your lenovo or myphone. geez.

    • edgar88 says:

      Tama. kung lahat na lang i cocompare sa local brands e di yun bilin nyo. ganun lan yown,

    • Rem says:

      True. Hindi lang naman din sa specs nakikita ang value ng phone at ng brand eh. And it’s an entry level 5 inch phone. Pero yun lang medyo mas mahal ang price nito sa Philippines compared sa ibang countries like India for example :/

    • Abby says:

      Yes Sony is a solid premium brand, reputable and has excellent after sales service.

    • Deeyah says:

      FTW SONY pa din ako!

  16. grace says:

    anu pinakamaganda na xperia. am planning to buy please help me decide

    • wew says:

      if your taking about a smartphone, definitely the xperia z1 =) flagship device to ng sony kaya ito ang pinakamaganda…un nga lng malaking downside nito eh masyadong malaki ang phone dahil sa kapal ng bezel…kung ok lng sau ang malaking phone ito na ang kunin mo =)

    • Pao says:

      Try Xperia SP.

  17. nc says:

    jn lang kc magaling ung iba sa BRAND binabase… dati hilig q rin sa branded na mga cp like iphone at samsung.. ngaun na pag tanto kna na bakit pko bibili ng branded kung mron nmn na katapat na local brand na SPECS.. sa ngaun specs na ang tinitgnan ko e.. sony ba kamu uu dun ka ang bilis ma lowbat.. iphone ba kamu dun ka pareparehas ng design.. FGS… HTC one lng e ung 30+k nla kaya kung bumuli e.. kaso kc d nq nag bbase sa brand e specs nq at quality, ngaun kung d ka satisfied sa cp mo nsa u na un…

    • wew says:

      “ngaun na pag tanto kna na bakit pko bibili ng branded kung mron nmn na katapat na local brand na SPECS” –sir di lng naman kasi specs ang batayan sa pagbili ng phone,marami pang factors tulad ng aftersales support,unique manufacturer features,software support at marami pang iba. Maraming tao ang bumabase sa brand pero hindi dahil sa PANGALAN lang, kundi dahil sa reputasyon ng bibilhan mo. pag bumili ka ng Apple device at iba pang sikat na brands for example mas panatag ka kasi halos walang defect ang lahat ng units nila,unlike local brands may karamihan ang defect at di rin ganun kaganda ang aftersales support.

  18. jr says:

    sir dito ka mag abang sa http://www.cmkcellphones.com/cmkproducts.html mas mabilis sila mag baba nang price

  19. jr says:

    sir sa cmkcellphones ka magabang mas mabilis sila mag baba nang prices

  20. Deeyah says:

    Meron akong xperia C and napaka worth it. Ang bilis ng net at kahit 8mp. Ang ganda at linaw ng camera parang nagging 12mp. Matagal pa malobatt sa dami ng apps ko. Kaya Di ko pinagsisihan bumili ng XPERIA C. THE BEST kse sya! hahaha.Based on my xperienced sa XPERIA C at maganda din pagdating sa Sound with xLoud pa. Meron ba lenovo nyan? hahahaha

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