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Nov 12, 2013

Xperia C is one of the affordable smartphones made by Sony. Probably, that happened because Sony installed a Mediatek processor in Xperia C. And the best competitor for Sony Xperia C in Indian smartphones could be Micromax Canvas Turbo as these two devices fall into same price range but of course with different specs.

Canvas Turbo is the best smartphone ever made by Micromax. Now,Hugh Jackman being the face of Micromax, that “cheap-Chinese-phone” factor is fading away from Micromax. With premium display and better processing power, Canvas Turbo is a high-end smartphone yet comes under mid-range budget. Let’s compare both the machines categorically.

In display section, Canvas Turbo stands at a far better point than Xperia C. Both the devices feature 5-inch screens. Xperia C comes with a qHD TFT display with 540 x 960 resolution and has a pixel density of 220ppi which is very common in mid-range smartphones. Whereas Canvas Turbo sports a full HD IPS display with 1080 x 1920 resolution and has a pixel density of 441ppi.

Undoubtedly Canvas Turbo’s display has better viewing angles and sharper display than Xperia C. Canvas Turbo has got no screen protection while Xperia C is protected by a scratch-resistant glass by Schott.

Xperia C and Canvas Turbo both the devices are powered by quad-core processors from Mediatek but the latter has got 1.5GHz Turbo processor coupled with a whopping 2GB RAM while the former stands at 1.2GHz with 1GB RAM. And the devices come with the same GPU that is PowerVR SGX544.

In terms of processing power, Canvas Turbo is superior to Xperia C. High-end gaming, full HD video playback and intense multi-tasking can be done with ease in Canvas Turbo while in Xperia C you may observe a relatively considerable lag.

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Xperia C sports an 8MP rear camera and VGA secondary camera while Canvas Turbo features a 13MP rear camera and 5MP secondary camera. Xperia C features Sony’s Exmor R mobile sensor. Both the devices are capable of recording 1080p videos.

Canvas Turbo can capture excellent images in daylight with rich colors but noise can be observed in low-light images. While Xperia C images are just above the decent quality with less noise in low light images too.

Xperia C comes with 4GB internal storage and can also be extended up to 32GB using microSD card. Canvas Turbo doesn’t support microSD card and comes with 16GB internal storage. Xperia C caters 1.2GB for user memory and nearly 1GB for apps. On the other hand out of 16GB internal storage of Canvas Turbo you get 13.5GB for user memory and 1GB for apps.

Both Sony Xperia C and Canvas Turbo are powered by Jellybean. Xperia C comes with 4.2.2 and Canvas Turbo with 4.2.1 android version.

Xperia C interface is similar to Sony Xperia Z with cascading lockscreen UI, themes and homescreens. While Canvas Turbo is almost similar to stock android with just minor modifications in keypad and icons.

Canvas Turbo may encounter battery problems as its full-HD display and quad-core processor are powered by just a mediocre 2000mAh non-removable battery but on the other side Xperia C is powered by 2390mAh battery which is capable of providing 14hrs of talktime.

Both the phones fall under same price range of 15k-20k. Canvas Turbo is introduced at Rs. 19,999 and is available at Rs. 19,500 in local mobile stores right now while Xperia C is available at Rs. 18,500.

There may not be much difference in the price but the specs do differ a lot and also the value for both the brands. Making Hugh Jackman as the brand-ambassador, Micromax has moved up its place in branding.

If you are looking for an international brand phone with decent specs, you can choose Sony Xperia C and if you can hold an Indian smartphone like Micromax in hand with impressive hardware, you can go for Canvas Turbo which is power to money.