A company famous for its exotic display, smooth user interface and excellent camera units, there is hardly another smartphone manufacturer parallel to Sony. The year 2016 has seen the launch of a few more models, and one among them is the Xperia C6. A successor to the C5 launched in April last year, the C6 has been in talks since a long time now. In similarity to its predecessor, the C6 tries to incorporate everything that a typical user might want – nice camera specifications, the HD display and a fast processor. The use of Snapdragon 810 as the chipset was a concern for a few when initial rumours floated about the development of the device. For those unaware, the hype around the chipset was mainly because of the heating issue that this model became infamous for. However, the next generation Xperia C6 not only addresses this problem, it seamlessly integrates with the hardware to give you a relatively smoother performance.
The phone sports an impressive design. The glass display seems to integrate with the body completely, and the absence of bezels adds attraction to the overall unibody. The phone features a metallic finish, and there are no physical buttons on the device, much like the C5 released earlier. The secondary camera on the front panel seems to protrude, but given that it is a 13MP unit, this only seems fair. The corners are smoothly cut, and there’s no problem holding the phone. However, considering that it is a 5.5-inch screen and weighs 160g, thus our recommendation that you get a full case cover for your phone.
The display appears to be excellent, with the 5.5-inch LCD capacitive screen supporting multi-touch (reports suggest the use of the proprietary BRAVIA® TV technology), and can support a maximum screen resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. This amounts to a pixel density of 424ppi, which seems pretty good, and for those non-tech savvy consumers, this all transforms to bright and crisp content on the screen. As is expected of Sony’s displays, wide viewing angles are no problem, and neither is reading text nor watching multimedia in bright sunlight.
The Xperia C6 reportedly has Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 as its chipset, and coupled with that is an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. The combination seems sturdy, and it translates to the fact that opening a lot of applications simultaneously or even switching between applications and games would not produce any significant lag. The device also features a 3GB RAM, theoretically giving currently running applications enough space to store their data. Also, Adreno 405 may act as the graphical processing unit in the phone.
The internal memory of the device is limited to 16GB, of which only about 10GB could be available to the user. However, there is an expandable memory card slot (can allow up to 128GB) that can be used to increase the memory capacity further.
The phone has excellent camera – a 13MP unit as the main imaging device, and another 13MP camera as the secondary one. Both units feature LED flash, and support a maximum resolution of 4128x3096p. Another added advantage is the inclusion of 4X HD Zoom, when recording 1080p videos, and the video is still sharp and bright. The front camera can very easily and efficiently perform its job of video calling and taking selfies, even in poorly lit conditions.
Featuring a lithium-ion battery unit, the Xperia C6 has a limited battery capacity of 2900mAh. Taking into account the large HD display, as well as its cameras, it would be difficult to keep your cell phone going until the night with a single full charge cycle.
Connectivity options include 4G and 3G when it comes to networking. In terms of Wi-Fi connectivity, the C6 supports all major standard wireless protocols, as well as Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot. While there’s no infrared present, it does support Bluetooth 4.0.