Although not a Black Friday deal per se, the unofficial launch of the upper mid-range Xperia C5 Ultra stateside is definitely worth the attention of Android-loving bargain hunters. Unavailable from Sony or American mobile carriers, the 6-incher is up for grabs through a third-party Amazon merchant called DeltaMobiles at just $330.
Massive yet surprisingly stylish, the C5 Ultra is so much more than a selfie-centric phone, even if it sports an arguably amazing 13MP autofocus and LED Flash front-facing camera. Around the back, you get a similarly well-equipped snapper, the IPS LCD panel touts Full HD resolution, and Lollipop runs the software show, with Marshmallow goodies guaranteed for the not-so-distant future.
For some, the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra may look better on the outside than the flagship-grade Z5 and Z5 Premium, surrounding the gigantic display with super-slim bezels resulting in a 76 percent screen-to-body ratio.
Then you have an octa-core MediaTek MT752 processor, 2GB RAM, and 2,930 mAh battery, all features worthy of a $400+ price tag only a few months ago. Unfortunately, the E5506 model in black or white is a factory unlocked “international” device, which means you’ll probably need to make do without a valid US warranty.
On the bright and somewhat unexpected side, this E5506 apparently supports LTE speeds on bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, and 28, thus theoretically working smoothly on T-Mobile and AT&T. But hurry, as at least the white version seems to be rapidly selling out.