Back near the beginning of June, Sony began shipping out its new Xperia C4 smartphone to various countries around the world, but the US was sadly left off of the launch scheduled. Fortunately, the international version of the handset just has shown up on Amazon US.
Much like the HTC One E9 and M9+ just last week, third party retailers have set-up shop at Amazon to import the Xperia C4 into the US. The smartphone can be purchased for $379 in your choice of white or black.
The Sony Xperia C4 features quite reasonable specifications, including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, octa-core MT6752 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory with microSD support, and a 2,600mAh battery. The smartphone is touted as the “world best selfie phone” and comes with a 5 MP front camera with a wide-angle lens and soft LED flash, alongside a more standard 13 MP main camera on the back. There’s also Android Lollipop on board by default.
Again though, the big drawback is that these imported smartphones won’t work with 4G LTE in the US, regardless of the carrier, because of the modem. The C4 should still work just fine on GSM networks in the US, including as AT&T and T-Mobile, but it would be best to double check your carrier against the bands below.
- 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Is anyone out there planning to pick one up, or is the lack of LTE support a deal breaker?