Difference between iPhone 5C and Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Key difference: The iPhone 5C, launched on September 10, 2013. is a cheaper variant of the iPhone 5S, by Apple Inc. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a high-end phablet launched on July 3, 2012 and marketed as "the world's slimmest Full HD smartphone."

On September 10, 2013, Apple announced the latest of its phone models: iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C is mainly considered to a cheaper variant of the iPhone 5S. While, it is cheaper as compared to the iPhone 5S, it is still at a premium price when compared to other phones on the market. In lieu of the two new releases, the iPhone 5 has been discontinued, while the iPhone 4S will still be available.

The iPhone 5C is made of polycarbonate plastic, as opposed to the preferred iPhone material, glass. The biggest departure from iPhone tradition is the fact that the iPhone 5C is available in colors, specifically White, Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green. Cases in these colors, as well as black are also available, which the user can get separately and mix and match as per his/her discretion.

The phone itself comes in two internal memory variants: 16 GB and 32 GB. Both come with the latest iOS, that is the iOS 7, which is launched with the phone. The phone touts its 8 megapixel iSight camera, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera featuring enhanced light sensitivity.

Sony had recently launched its flagship phone the Sony Xperia Z. After the success of Xperia Z, Sony sought to outdo it with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a high-end phablet launched on July 3, 2012. The company has marketed the device as "the world's slimmest Full HD smartphone."

Continuing the legacy of Xperia Z, the Xperia Z Ultra is also dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, and waterproof. It is also shatter-proof and scratch-resistant. The Ultra also utilizes the same "Omni-Balance" design as Xperia Z. The phone features a 6.4 inch screen, on which the user can take notes or draw on with a regular pen or pencil.

Under the hood, the phone has a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It also features an 8 MP camera fast-capture camera with Exmor RS, with 16X digital zoom, as well as a 2 MP front-facing camera. It is powered by a 3050mAh Lithium polymer battery and has 16 GB of internal memory, which is expandable via a microSD of up to 64 GB.

Comparison between iPhone 5C and Sony Xperia Z Ultra:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Apple website, the Sony Mobile website and GSMArena.com.


iPhone 5C

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Launch Date

September 2013

July 3, 2013


Apple Corporation

Sony Mobile Communications


4.90 inches (124.4 mm) x 2.33 inches (59.2 mm) x 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)

179 x 92 x 6.5 mm (7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 in)


4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen

6.4 inches TFT Capacitive touchscreen


640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

1920x1080 pixels, 16M colours (~344 ppi pixel density)


Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass


4.65 ounces (132 grams)

212 g (7.48 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

A1532 and A1456: CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

A1532 (GSM), A1532 (CDMA) and A1456: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

A1507, A1529

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA) and A1453: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network


C6806: LTE 700 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

C6833: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600



Sony UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.3 GHz

Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400


PowerVR SGX 543MP3

Adreno 330


iOS 7.0

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)


Apple A6

Qualcomm MSM8274 or MSM8974 Snapdragon 800


No official data available

2 GB

SIM Size


Micro SIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory


microSD card, up to 64 GB


Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope


GPRS, EDGE, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. USB v2.0

  • 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
  • aGPS
  • ANT+ wireless technology
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • MHL support
  • Media Go
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB support
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • PC Companion
  • Screen mirroring
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • USB charging
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality


GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB



DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot


Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP


Yes, v2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 megapixel camera fast-capture camera with Exmor RS, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

2 MP, [email protected]


  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 30 fps
  • LED light
  • Video stabilization
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging

[email protected], video stabilization, HDR,

Camera Features

  • 8 megapixels
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • LED flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • Photo geotagging
  • 16x digital zoom
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Continue burst mode
  • HDR for photos & videos
  • Face detection
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking
  • Picture Effect
  • Quick Launch
  • Scene recognition
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Smile shutter
  • Image sensor
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Dynamic normalizer, ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase, Clear stereo

Audio supported formats

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

Video supported formats

H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1510 mAh battery (5.73 Wh)

Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery


Up to 250 hours

Up to 820 hours


Up to 10 hours on 3G

Up to 16 hours

Available Colors

White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green

Black, White, Purple


iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email


HTML (Safari)




Stereo FM radio with RDS


Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS



via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • AirDrop file sharing
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input
  • Dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, waterproof, shatter-proof and scratch-resistant.
  • Dynamic normalizer
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow service
  • SensMe
  • TrackID music recognition
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • xLoud Experience
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Play
  • Google search
  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Maps for Mobile with
  • Street view and Latitude
  • NeoReader barcode scanner
  • Pan & zoom
  • 3D games
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • PlayMemories
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Reader mode
  • SensMe slideshow
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • TV launcher
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube

Image Courtesy: engadget.com, sonymobile.com

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