The Sony Xperia C comes with a 5 inch TFT capacitive touch screen display with 960 x 540 pixels resolution. The display screen is scratch resistant and supports multi touch and gesture input. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and 1 GB RAM.

The physical dimensions of the phone are 74.15 x 141.5 x 8.88 mm and weigh around 153 grams. The smartphone features an 8 mega-pixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera. The smartphone is packed with various camera features such as touch focus, beauty mode, geo tagging, touch capture face detection, Sweep panorama and video light.

Xperia C features 4 GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 32 GB microSD card. It comes with a 2330 mAh battery which delivers 10 hours of talk time and 580 hours standby time.

In terms of connectivity, the phone features EDGE, GPRS, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and micro USB. Additional features packed into the phone include ambient light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor.