Jolla C

The Jolla’s second smartphone. A limited edition dedicated to the developers and few lucky ones in the community. The design is similar to the J1, but with a larger 5″ screen.

The device

The smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of Ram, twice the size of the J1. The storage space is 16 GB, with an additional space with for a micro SD card HC up to 32 GB.
The display is 5″, IPS type, with a pixel density of 294 ppi: the resolution of 720×1280 pixels is almost at a “retina quality” and the pixels are virtually indistinguishable.
Detail: compared to Sony Xperia X the colours have more natural and less saturated tones. The brightness is good, higher than the J1 but lower than the bright Sony display. Glass is always Gorilla glass.

Even Jolla C inherits the Nokia N9 feature to awaken the device with a double tap.
The external dimensions are 142 x 72 mm with 9.6 mm thick, the weight is 150 gr, weight due to the metal body.

The build quality seems to be even better than its predecessor: the feeling is of greater solidity, and the red back cover hooks to perfection without creaking.



The operating system is Sailfish OS, distributed for the first time in version 2.x right on Jolla C.
Like with Jolla 1, the hardware-software integration is at the highest levels: the 2Gb of RAM allow to run many applications together – both native and Android – without slowing down.
In a video posted on youtube, Jolla C gets a substantial draw compared to an Xperia X, device with 3Gb Ram and faster 6-core processor.
Consumption is progressive and is maintained in 2/3 days: probably due to the larger display, the real autonomy is lower than the J1, despite a 2500 mAh battery compared to 2100 mAh.
Detail: at startup Jolla C shows a screen leads brands: Jolla and Sailfish OS (new version of the brand).


Updates in advance

Designed as a reference for developers and the community, Jolla C receives software updates by default in early release. In addition. As an official product, Jolla C will receive software updates for years and years, as happened for J1.
The initial installation was without third-party apps, in order to allow the programmer to test the behaviour of the written code without the interference of non-system scripts. It’s obviously possible to install the native apps, the Aptoide store, Warehouse, etc. through the Jolla store.



It was offered from 25 May 2016 via Jolla site for those who registered for The Sailfish community device program there.

Currently, Jolla C is not available for sale, and is considered a rare or collectible item. Occasionally we find specimens used online.

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Technical features

Operating system
Pure Sailfish OS 2.0 compatible with Android™ apps

5.0″ IPS, 293 PPI
HD (720*1280)

2500 mAh li-on
User-replaceable battery

16 GB storage
MicroSD slot up to 32 GB

8 megapixel AF camera with LED flash
2 megapixel front-facing camera

2G/GSM: 2/3/5/8
3G/WCDMA: B1. B5, B8
4G/LTE: 1/3/7/20

1.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 212


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