Sony mobile released its newest flagship of Xperia C3 commonly classified as a selfie smartphone. Not only is Sony making such smartphones in the market, but Nokia is also planned to release Nokia Lumia 730 and Nokia Lumia 735 both selfie phones. But what's so special about a selfie phone? I can guess smartphone user habits have evolved and smartphone manufacturers are always finding new functions and features to meet customer demands.
Sony Xperia C3 according to a third party Analysis company Strategy Analytics is the worlds best selfie phone. The research available on the sony website shows that Sony Xperia C3 had better rankings based on image assessment which were things like picture quality, regular light photoage, close proximity , individual shots to group shots outdoors both day and night. The assessment was taken within 2 days in Shenzhen , China.
The sample range of smartphones compared with the Xperia C3 were Apple iPhone 5S, HTC, HTC one M8, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 1020 & the Samsung Galaxy S5. ..
Results by surveyors showed Xperia C3 rate 3.5 out of 5 the highest in the sample range for Average image quality rating and the highest proportion of votes 50% for the best image quality through a selfie.
More details can be find in the report here http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/legal/testresults/xperia-c3/#overall-findings
Enough of the selfie, now lets take a look at the features of the Xperia C3 device available at Expansys. Xperia C3 comes loaded with the latest Android OS Kitkat 4.4,
The device bezel frame spots a glossy look thats not meant to be metallic The phone screen size is about 5.5 inches IPS Display slightly bigger than the flagships Xperia Z2 (5.2 inches) and Xperia T3 (5.3 inches)
The Xperia C3 has a 5MP front selfie camera, with an LED flash , earpiece at the top and mic set on the bottom.
Power button can be found on the middle slot on the right hand side of the phone with the volume locker below it, and a dedicated camera button on the bottom right something you rarely see in smartphones this days. On the left side has the micro sd card and USB port. If you are not sure about why a USB port, but the great function is allowing it to stick your pen drive into it that has videos that you can playback via the pen drive. It works exactly the same was as it would on a PC where you have an external device connected. Most fanatic users would play games from their external hard drives. I cannot imagine not doing so, if you are using a 5.5 inch HD display Sony device.
The SIM Tray of Xperia C3 is located on the top right hand side of the phone and it comes with a Micro type SIM.
Internal processor of the phone is a 1.2 GHz Quad Core QualComm snapdragon. Sony has really worked on optimizing the processor to make the Xperia UI smooth and rarely lags unless memory is
full. Internal memory capacity is around 32GB, with 1GB RAM that can easily be extended to 32GB using a micro SD chip.
Battery of the Xperia C3 is built in to its solid case form that is well protected . A battery capacity of 2500 mAH allows you to use talktime for up to 24hrs , standby up to 1071 hours, music streaming to about 93 hours and video play to 10 hours, which is pretty good for a Sony device.
With all its amazing features, the smartphone only weighs 150 grams very light for a phone of its size and dimension of around 156mm (height) x 78.5mm ( width) x 7.6 mm (thickness). Still at 7.6mm its very thin for a phablet.
The Xperia C3 inherits the same functions as the previous Sony flagships smartphones of using 1280x 780 pixels TRILUMINOS display for mobile. The Camera lens however has 8 Mega pixels on the rear and the most key enhance function is the front camera that is 5MP wide angle lens. The ultra wide angle lens is about 25mm and can take a 80 degrees shot, so within an arms length you can still take a picture shot of group.
The Sony Xperia C3 comes with 2 models the D2502 which is a Dual SIM ( Micro SIM) that is 3G network frequency or the D2533 which is a single SIM (Micro SIM) with 4G LTE capabilities
A Slick phone good for taking selfies , has a wide angle front camera lens (25mm, 80 degrees) including the custom selfie app!
Quick 400 Snapdragon processor makes the Xperia UI run smoothly
A dedicated camera button
Xperia camera apps that enhance videos and photos
Available in 3G Dual SIM or LTE models.
Has a nice USB port for video viewing through extended memory
There are several more similar spec smartphones at a cheaper price available in the market like the
Not dust proof or water splash proof like the other xperia smartphones
Irresistible phone worth having if you want to capture the moments through selfies. The xperia C3 has all the best camera and video functions to enjoy that moment too!
Reviewed by Expansys