iPhone 5C vs Sony Xperia Z – Top Specs and Price Comparison

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So, before telling us that Apple is one of the best tech brands and its products are worth every dollar, take a moment to look at other brands’ products and you’ll see that they have cheaper and more advanced smartphones. Why buying the iPhone 5C when you can spend almost 200 dollars less on the Xperia Z. And take our words for it: you’ll make a better deal if you’ll choose Sony’s device.

Displays and sizes

The winner of this category is definitely the Xperia Z with its 5inches TFT screen that renders a resolution of 1080x1920pixels. The iPhone 5C might be a fancy phone, but its 4inches LED-backlit IPS LCD screen doesn’t come up to our expectations with the 640x1136pixels resolution.

The Xperia Z is bigger, measuring 139x71x7.9mm and it’s also heavier, weighting 146grams. The dimensions of the iPhone 5C are: 124.4×59.2x9mm, being 14grams lighter.

Hardware and OS

The Xperia Z is powered by a 1.5GHz quad core krait processor which teams up with the Qualcomm MDM9215M/APQ8064 chipset. The internal memory is of 16GB and it’s expandable up to 64GB.

The iPhone 5C is powered by a 1.3GHz dual core swift processor and has Apple’s A6 chipset. This phone has two variants of internal memories: 16 and 32GB, which are unexpandable.

The Xperia Z is running on the Android Jelly Bean OS with 2GB of RAM. The iPhone 5C has 1GB of RAM and runs on the iOS 7 OS.


The Xperia Z has a superior primary camera of 13.1MP (LED flash and autofocus) and also a better secondary camera – 2.2MP. The iPhone 5C has a 8MP primary camera with similar features, while the secondary camera is of 1.2MP.


Both of the phones have non-removable batteries, but of different capacities: the Xperia Z’s Li-Ion battery has a capacity of 2330mAh, which allows you to talk 14hours, on 3G. The iPhone 5C’s Li-Po battery has a capacity of only 1510mAh, but it lasts up to 10hours when talking on 3G.


The price of the Sony Xperia Z 3G C6602 on amazon.com is 333 dollars. The iPhone 5C 16GB variant is still very expensive – 500 dollars, while the 32GB variant costs 579 dollars.

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