Sony is one of my favorite smartphones brands. And, I am a proud owner of an elegant Sony Xperia T2 Dual. Indian Telecom sector is still in the process of evolution. Therefore, we do not find parity in services, which led to the forceful consideration of dual SIM smartphones to balance network usages cost and quality. Exclusively for Sony fans, here is the list of top five Xperia smartphones with the dual SIM feature.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
The Sony had announced the T2 dual in the month of Jan 2014 while it became available worldwide from March 2014 onward. The Indian Launch has been a moderate success because of its big screen, awesome look and dual SIM feature. Since I am one of the customers of T2 Dual, I admire it for its look and glossy construction. The T2 Dual bears a 7.7 mm thick metallic craft in a shiny black finish while retains its perfection like any other Xperia Series smartphones. The Tech Guru Awaaz has praised its premium outlook while rating it a worthy consideration.
Coming to its specifications, the T2 dual bags a Quad core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and supported by a 1 GB RAM in the company of a 3000 mAh battery. It runs on the Android Jellybean operating system which can be easily upgraded to the latest Android Kitkat through a Sony’s OS rollout patch. Android KitKat upgrade on the T2 Dual may cost you around 400 MB data consumption. I am really impressed with 3000 mAh battery as it conquers to “drain out in short session” problem effectively.
Xperia T2 Dual sports a six-inch organic display with HD resolution in the form of 720×1280 Pixel and 245 PPI pixel density. As we all aware Sony’s Bravia engine has set a benchmark, the 6inch phablet’s display is powered by the latest Bravia engine 2 with Triluminos display while there are up to ten fingers support on the screen.
The Flag bearer of the camera evolution brings 13 MP camera on board along with 1.1 MP front facing camera that to support HD video transmission during video chat. T2 Dual’s camera smokes with Dual LED flash and Exmor RS sensor to draw a picture perfect even in low light.
|Body||7.7 mm Thickness, 172 grams weight|
|Screen||245 PPI, 6inch, 720×1280 Pixels, 16M Colors|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400|
|Memory||1 GB RAM, 8GB Internal|
Sony Xperia C3
“The Xperia C3 Dual born to be a selfie smartphone” – this is my interpretation of the Sony’s marketing punch line – “The World’s best smartphone for Selfies”. The hardcore plastic body is rounded off with precision like Sony’s flagship smartphones while there is chrome trim finishing touch at sides. Sony gets credit for its craft while the C3 Dual owns a title of “a smartphone with smart design and handsome look”.
Since it is a selfie-friendly device, I would like to bring more as far as Sony’s assertive claim of a Selfie smartphone is concerned. C3 dual comes with 8MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera. Its primary camera comes with a 16x digital ZOOM and dual LED flash, making it a distance-friendly HDR besides recording an FHD video with the resolution of 1080P. The 5 MP Selfie camera looks a usual specification, but indeed it produces results beyond expectation. In the comparison of rear and front facing camera, the selfie cam wins with a handsome margin. The selfie camera features noise reduction technology besides single LED flash, residing top of the screen. You can capture cool selfie in natural colors when the subject is highlighted by mild LED flash.
I would like to take you in with the details on C3 dual. The Selfie smartphone C3 Dual sports a quad core snapdragon processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal Memory. It is powered by a 2500 mAh battery and runs on the Android KitKat 4.4.2.
Overall this is a good selfie smartphone comes with the inherited awesomeness of Sony. We did not experience any lag or delay even though we were trying some unusual multimedia and gaming. Further, we were also satisfied with 5 MP front facing Camera, smooth performance, stunning look and sturdy construction.
|Body||7.6 mm [Th], 150 grams [W]|
|Screen||5.5inch, 267 PPI, HD Resolution|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory|
Sony Xperia M2 Dual
If device sales are the benchmark to determine success and failure then the M2 dual should be considered a failed smartphone, despite having promising specs. The common criticism is limited to the overpricing of the M2 Dual. I believe, Sony’s marketing team need to come out from its shell and see what is trending in the smartphone world and how the market has been changing.
Basically, Sony launched the M series to target Samsung’s Grand series smartphones. While Samsung plays every trick in book to spice up its smartphones, the Sony consider itself not less than a natural premium brand. Yes, it is an overpriced smartphone. In my opinion, the right price of the smartphone falls below twelve thousand.
The M2’s display is really improved than the processor. It renders a 4.8inch qHD display with 229 PPI. Compare to the M, the M2 features a much vivid display with a good viewing angle and brightness. Since the Sony has already announced Android KitKat rollout for the M2, the new M2 should be running on Android Kitkat which adds freshness in the improved user interface.
The Dual SIM smartphone dons a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset along with 1 GB and 8 GB installed memory, which can be expanded up to 32 GB by a MicroSD card. It bags a 2300 strong battery which goes well in powering the phone for almost two days on extreme usages while takes leap for three days on normal usages.
Sony’s rich with in-house technology that certainly comes to rescue the M2. The phone’s 8PM rear camera gives reason to cheer as it captures sharp images in daylight and low light as well. For the front facing VGA camera, I have just two words – “Wake Sony”.
As like any other Xperia devices, we find stock Walkman fired up with noisy speakers for musical entertainment. Besides, you can explore more with preinstalled multimedia apps, FM, and online YouTube videos.
|Features||8.6 mm Thickness, 148g Weight, Android OS, Dual SIM|
|Screen||4.8 Inches, qHD, 960×540 Pixels|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal|
Sony Xperia C
The Xperia C is one of the best-selling Xperia smartphone ever. The Sony had painted a perfect picture with its depth in craft in the form of Xperia C mobile phone. At the launch, the C was a smartphone with “A step ahead” perfection than its nearest competitor in the given price band.
Despite having an outdated operating system and specifications, the Xperia C charms continue to be a hot-selling smartphone. I find it worth considering over the nearest competitor.
The smartphone comes with an 8.9 mm body thickness with Sony’s Omni Balance build, while we find back and sides veiled by the black matte finish. It features a 5-inch display with qHD resolution and 220 PPI pixel density. The C sports a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor alongside 1GB RAM and 4 GB inbuilt memory. For photography, it lists 8 MP rear camera with 4X ZOOM and LED flash while there is a VGA front-facing camera for video calling. Its primary camera is coupled with Sony’s Exmor image sensor to enhance performance in low light.
Before considering it a worthy device, please note, the Sony yet to be announced “Android Kitkat rollout” for the Xperia C. Therefore, I would urge readers to consider this important fact before buying it online.
|Feature||Dual SIM, 8.9 mm Thickness, Android OS, 153g Weight|
|Screen||5.0 Inches, qHD|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek, 1GB RAM, 4GB Internal|
Sony Xperia E3
The Xperia E3 seems to press the right note as it has been widely appreciated for builds and beauty and performance. The basics of the E3 are retained from the Xperia series' legacy. It is enveloped in a plastic body which rectangle builds provides perfect grip while in user's palm.
The E3 Dual sports a 4.5 inch IPS display coupled with the resolution of 480×800 Pixel and 218 PPI pixel density. While E3’s nearest competitor features an HD or an FHD display then the Sony is still tuning with WVGA resolution in a smartphone, which is priced above ten thousand rupees. Sony seems to be in the self-destruction mode like Nokia.
Its Snapdragon Quad Core processor finds perfect tuning with 1 GB RAM on board to create a user-friendly smartphone. The E3 let you switch between apps and playing with all kinds of games without showing lag. A daily routine with E3 Dual is an irritation-free experience.
Even basic smartphones of Sony do a better job than any other smartphone with a higher MP camera. The E3 is limited to 5 MP primary and 0.3 MP front facing camera. However, its 5 MP camera can record FHD video at 30 frames per second and stores better result than its competitor.
The E3 – a dual SIM smartphone comes with a 2330 mAh battery. The smartphone is well optimized to reduce battery consumption on normal users. However, I prefer to reset the brightness and display timeout setting for a longer session on a single charge.
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|Thickness||8.5 mm Thickness, Android Operating system, 144 grams weight, Dual SIM|
|Screen||4.5 Inches, 480 × 854 Pixels Resolution|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400, 4GB Internal Memory, 1GB RAM|