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Sony Xperia C3

Lo and behold! Sony, being a well-known brand for smartphones and camera has finally created the perfect selfie smartphone – The Sony Xperia C3. Take picture perfect selfies and stay productive with the Sony Xperia C3. Read more about it here!

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Let Me Take a Selfie

The Sony Xperia C3 is hailed as the smartphone that is pro-selfie, in a sense that it inspires you to take a selfie, and it’s a smartphone that is a pro in taking selfies. Why? This is due to its splendid 25mm wide angle lens for its front camera and its LED flash, capturing a wider coverage on your scene, and making it easier to capture even in low light. If you’re the type who is fond of Instagram and snap chat, well this is the perfect companion to step up your SNS experience.

Large Display for Your Viewing Pleasures

A midrange phone that offers great viewing experience, not just for selfies. Its 5.5” IPS display boasts a 1080x720 p resolution, augmented by Sony’s very own mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology. The display is sharp and very minimal noise can be noticed, while in terms of color saturation and contrast, it has done a really good job. Another innovative feature injected into this phone’s screen is the Triluminous display technology, which makes the colors look more vivid, bright, yet still natural looking. Overall, the technology that consists the entirety of the screen offers a great brightness and contrast, all resulting to excellent display quality.

8 Mega-pixel Shooter is a Treat

8Megapixels has become a standard camera resolution in the midrange market today. However, the real competition when it comes to this aspect of the smartphone is its shooting capability, and that is where the Sony Xperia C3 stands out. Its camera carries Sony’s Exmore RS sensor, a feature that allows users to take a clear shot even under lowlight. The LED flash is there to facilitate better lighting when you’re taking the picture where light is not in your favor, however, the ability of the sensor to adapt to lighting conditions would make your photos look natural compared to those taken with the flash on.

Powerful On the Inside

The main processing unit of this smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Quad-core Snapdragon Chipset. It’s a fast enough processor to run even the most power consuming applications in the Playstore, while at the same time it doesn’t consume your battery real fast and it doesn’t cause the phone to overheat.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2015-06-16
While the practice of taking self portraits have been around for yonks, it's usually a haphazard process on your smartphone that involves using the piddly front cam or awkwardly guesstimating with the rear cam to disastrous effect, which is where the nove...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-16
The Sony Xperia C3 is touted as a PROselfie smartphone but it could've easily been missed in a growing crowd of handsets boasting high-res wide-angle front cams. Sony's first 5MP front-facer with a 25mm wide-angle lens sure took a while, yet latecomer Xpe...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-11
With the Xperia C3, Sony is taking a dab in the selfie trend and showing off its fine design sense once again. The selfie camera, which until sometime ago used to be just a front camera, is redefining the role of cameras in a smartphone. The Xperia C3 has...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-05
Sony Xperia C3 Full Review: Camera and VideoOkay. The handset is actually a selfie phone and that shows with the front facing snapper inside the handset. The front camera is actually good and selfie lovers will surely take a liking to it. The camera captu...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-05
Sony Xperia C3 Full Review: Battery Life and VerdictSony has made sure that your handset will keep on as long as you are active the entire day. And hence, the company has fitted the handset with a 2,500mAh battery. And to be perfectly honest, the battery ...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-05
Sony Xperia C3 Full Review: Processor and BenchmarkThe Sony Xperia C3 Dual is necessarily a mid-range device. A similar to other mid-range devices, the Sony Xperia C3 Dual has a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor that's been clocked at 1.2GHz under the ho...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-05
What do you understand when you hear the word "selfie?" Well, according to the Oxford Dictionary, the word has been derived from the term "self-portrait" and has even been awarded with the Word of the Year for 2013.And since a selfie deals with taking you...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-11
Front camera takes a good selfie, Large, bright display, Excellent battery lifeUnwieldy for onehanded use, Boring design, Steep pricing
"The Sony Xperia C3 Dual is a smartphone with a focus on selfies. Our review"The self-portrait has been around since the 15th century, with famous artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Frida Kahlo and even Vincent Van Gogh portraying themselves as the main subj...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-09
5 MP secondary camer for Selfie, interesting feature and LED flash, 5.5 inch 720p HD display, 1.2 GHz QuadCore processor, Dual SIMSIM 2 doesn't support 3G, Not available for 4G LTE, The price is somewhat expensive
Selfie photo trend seems to be a serious concern Sony Mobile to expand the market share. Naturally, if Sony Mobile also launched a smartphone for selfie lovers as competitors which had already released before. For this new segment, Sony presents Xperia C3...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-09
"The Sony Xperia C3 Dual wants to make your selfies look good" Selfie smartphones are gaining traction, with several brands launching devices that cater specifically to this need. There's the Lava Iris X5, the Nokia Lumia 730, and more recently, the HTC D...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-10
Great front camera performance, Stupendous battery life, Mint variant looks niceRear camera is average, Slightly expensive
An Oxford Dictionary blog post states that the word 'selfie' (derived from 'self-portrait') was selected as the Word of the Year 2013. Apparently, there was little to no argument about this decision. It shouldn't be surprising, considering there is even a...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-08
Elegant design, Large battery, Both cameras perform well, The Snapdragon SoC offers smooth performanceLarge size and large bezels, Over priced
For selfie lovers, Sony has kept to its word and the Xperia C3 offers a great front facing camera. For an average smartphone user, this a good enough smartphone with large real-state on the display, smooth UI and decent performance. The design and build i...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-30
Good processing power, Great dual cameras, Dual SIMNo 4G connectivity, Plastic body, Only 267 ppi pixel density
Sony Xperia C3 Dual has 5.5 inch HD display, running on latest Android KitKat OS and powered by Qualcomm Quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM. It has dual Sims. It is available in China For Yuan 1999. The device is available in three colors white, black and ...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-25
Sony India today launched Xperia™C3, the ultimate new smartphone for selfies and social sharing thanks to Sony's leading digital imaging technology and interactive-camera apps. Xperia C3 is a unique new smartphone from Sony, created to offer the ultimate...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-24
"We put the two snappers of the Sony Xperia C3 to the test." The Sony Xperia C3 (unboxing and first impressions) is part of a new breed of smartphones that are cater to a very specific requirement - the selfie. At a time when a smartphone's front camera i...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-22
Great front camera, Slim build, Solid battery lifeLow pixel density, Selfiecentric, Plastic body
While it's not unheard of for smartphones to include selfie-friendly camera features, such as beautify modes and timers, the Xperia C3 is probably the first to be marketed specifically with selfies in mind and it's also likely to be one of the most afford...
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Processor frequency

1.2 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model

MSM 8926

Processor cores



Display diagonal

14 cm (5.5")

Display resolution

720 x 1280 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


149.7 g


7.87 cm


7.6 mm


15.6 cm


SIM card capability

Dual SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

2G bands (secondary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Security algorithms



Internal storage capacity

8 GB

Internal RAM

1024 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

32 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Digital zoom


Face detection
White balance


Video recording
Video recording modes

1080p, 720p

Image stabilizer
Flash type


Smile detection


Battery capacity

2500 mAh

Talk time (2G)

11 h

Standby time (2G)

1040 h

Talk time (3G)

25 h

Standby time (3G)

960 h

Continuous audio playback time

13.5 h

Continuous video playback time

65 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription