Xperia C5 Ultra announced: Highest screen-to-phone ratio in a Sony Xperia device

by XB on 3rd August 2015

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia C5 Ultra

Xperia C5 Ultra Press_4Sony has unveiled the Xperia C5 Ultra (E5553, E5506) and Xperia C5 Ultra Dual (E5533, E5563), which offers the smallest bezels yet seen in an Xperia device. It also surpasses long-time screen-to-phone ratio champ, the Xperia ZL, offering a ratio of 75.93% versus 74.97% for the ZL.

The two standout features for Sony’s latest ‘PROselfie’ offering is the “near borderless” 6-inch (1080 x 1920) IPS display with 367 PPI pixel density and the use of twin 13MP Exmor RS front and rear cameras with picture/video HDR.

As with other devices in the Xperia ‘C’ series, Sony includes a front-facing LED flash to help capture that perfect selfie in low-light. Sony uses a square flash instead of round, which it says lights up more of the frame. The front-facing camera also features a 22mm wide angle lens and 88-degree field of view.

Given the size of the Xperia C5 Ultra, Sony has tried to make life easy whilst using the handset by including a one-handed operation mode with options for both right-handed and left-handed users. A slide of the finger will activate ‘mini mode’ and shrink the screen to 4-inches. A quick tap will revert back to the full screen again.

Other specifications include the MediaTek MT6752 chipset with 1.7GHz octa-core processor and MaliT760-MP2 700MHz GPU, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB internal storage (9.5GB usable), microSD memory card slot, a speaker capable of up to 95 decibels, Bluetooth 4.1 and an “up to 2-day” 2930mAh battery.

The handset certainly looks great and comes with an aluminium frame adopting the OmniBalance design language and a slightly curved back. The handset has dimensions of 164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2 mm and weighs 187 grams. The phone will launch in three colours (Black, White and Mint) when it is released in mid-August across select emerging market regions.

Xperia C5 Ultra (E5553 and E5506) white paper
Xperia C5 Ultra Dual (E5533 and E5563) white paper

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Via Sony Mobile Blog and Sony Developer World.

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  • xperiaDROID

    Now, that’s more like it, Sony! Well done! Hope they’ll share the same thin bezel design on the Z series.

  • Chetan Reddy

    I have to admit yet awesome design from sony. Looking gorgeous

  • If there is no Z4 Ultra with the double glass Omni Balance design in the coming months , I will say Sony is a troll to their customer.

  • But to plastic back ruined it…

  • xperiaDROID

    There will be no Z4 Ultra, the Z5 series will be unveiled in IFA 2015.

  • Augustine Kau

    Looking forward to Z5 with btr camera than M5 aqua and more sexy design than C5 ultra :) #hype

  • George

    amazing design from sony!!!

  • Didn’t you just release the C4?

  • But the Question is, Will there be a Z5 Ultra?

  • shhh

    It’s a mid-range phone, don’t expect premium glass on that budget.

  • Robert Szombati

    Now this is a sexy looking device! But the back.. looks kinda cheap if you ask me. They could’ve use something rubbery instead.

  • SONY only

    beautiful design

  • nick sweden

    Why not waterproof the c5 as is nicer ip on this would be great :-S

  • 1998 ?????

    That’s my next phone 100% !!!

  • hansip

    I guess it will be. But not as big as the original. Maybe a lil bit bigger than this c5 ultra.

  • hansip

    If only these comes with water proofing it will seal the deal for me as z ultra replacement.

  • Farsiris


  • hmmm

    WHY would you put 6 inch on a phone….jesus christ,soon we’ll need a bag for a damn phone!PLEASE don’t make the next flagship bigger than z3 !!!

  • Prasad Daki

    No more T series now from Sony after T3?

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  • Fynjy7771

    Right. And I want this bezel-less screen in a nearest flagship (Z5 or whatever it calls)! And Snapdragon 820 as well.

  • Sean

    Problem is – meanwhile you’re running out of options on Android. The Z3C could have been a decent phone, if it wasn’t for the ridiculous, selfdestructing window glass on the back, but other than that, nothing in the 5″ area with a decent processor and enough storage options comes to my mind.

  • George

    i want 100% bezel-less screen too but you must hold phone at the same time :D

  • George

    i agree i dont like it too but its mid-range phone and the price will be very low about 350$ i think

  • 6 inch Z5 Ultra with bezel-less design and that delicious double glass omni balance design please~

  • Amir

    Well, if you ask me, it is a mid ranger. don’t expect super premium design. they got to cut costs for it to have mid range price.

  • SONY only

    Xperia C5 Ultra : first look

  • Christian

    I like one of that too!

  • wared

    Is it not waterproof?
    Does Sony need to give up waterproof so it can make an edgeless display?

  • Sony is playing hard to get recently… reminds me of my ex… =(
    But they better give us the Z5 Ultra soon, or else…

  • Kristo

    Don’t judge too soon. We don’t even know what the Z5 will look like :P

  • Svnjay

    You won’t have a front camera, ambient light sensor, speakers or flash.

  • Svnjay

    I just want a Z5 Ultra.

  • Husam

    This is how the Z5 should look like… with metal back.

  • Svnjay

    and the M4.

    So much for streamlining their smartphone offerings.

  • Svnjay

    M4 has a plastic back but looks premium.

  • I hope the Z5 doesn’t have side bezels this small. It would be a nightmare to use with one hand. If they could make them just a little bit bigger it would be great.

  • itsmeeee

    And just now the M5 has been announced

  • itsmeeee

    Also the M5

  • Geese Howard

    The back of the phone really brings back memories of how Sony’s phone use to look like.

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  • hocestquisumus

    Sexy device. But that phone zoo they have is definitely getting out of Hand. A, B, C… the alphabet does not have enough letters.

  • iia3ezu

    This should be the Sony Nexus device. Slim down the top/bottom bezels a little more and it’s good.

  • iia3ezu

    How about the material they use to make the frames of tennis racquets? Fiberglass? Graphite? It’ll be sturdy and good to hold. Scratch resistant too.

  • iia3ezu

    You have to blame Qualcomm.

  • iia3ezu

    I don’t mind a plastic back but I am not a fan of the glossy type of plastic. I prefer a matte finish.

  • Husam

    Nice idea… Or carbon fibre…
    It would be awesome if it was removable and the battery is user replaceable, and put the sim and the sd inside.

  • Qualcomm is like your crush’s BFF who kept messing things up and to avoid you and your crush of having a good relationship~

  • Same here~ glossy plastic will end up with micro scratches and stuff, especially the glossy black ones~ It it a pain to see that~

  • Ah pony, I see what you did there! Welcome to 2014, tho!

  • Paul M

    the mediatek CPU mentioned seems less powerful than the Snapdragon 800?

  • Paul M

    if there was a version of the Nexus 6 with an SD card slot and removable battery, I’d probably have upgraded from my non-LTE version of the Z Ultra to it.
    I don’t feel that the C Ultra is a worthy upgrade from the Z Ultra.

  • SM

    any idea about the pricing for the Indian market for both?

  • mike

    omg, that useless front flash is so ugly.

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  • sammyl

    This C5 ultra looks great and I’m hoping Sony will release a higher spec version of this phone (Z5 ultra) with more onboard storage (32GB), more RAM (3/4GB), better SOC and better main camera (21MP sensor from M5).

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  • Andrea Purokotone

    the same since 2012.

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