Sony Xperia C3: The Selfie Phone with 5MP front camera and LED flash


Sony Xperia C3 has been announced officially. Sony Mobile introduced Xperia C3, a smartphone dedicatedly designed for selfies and social sharing which comes with a 5MP front-facing camera and soft LED flash on front.


The Xperia C3 is powered by the Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.2GHz Quad-core processor and Adreno 305 GPU. It will be supported with 1GB of RAM including 8GB internal storage with expandable memory up to 32GB (microSD card), an auto focus 8MP primary/rear camera with an LED flash. Xperia C3 comes with a 5.5 IPS display of 720p resolution, backed up by Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2.

“Xperia C3 is a unique new smartphone from Sony, created to offer the ultimate social sharing experience with a new powerful ‘PRO selfie cam’. It also presents a combination of the best of Sony, with leading digital imaging technology and brilliant specs and performance all for a mid-range price” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.

Thing to notice is that the front facing camera, which is the most highlighted feature of this selfie phone, does not seem to have an auto focus capability as it is not mentioned anywhere officially. However the LED flash on the front with a soft lightning is something new to the smartphones’


The Sony Xperia C3 will be available in black, white and mint colors, and will launch globally starting in August 2014 being China the first launch market. The price is not yet disclosed but a hint is that it will be a mid-range priced smartphone with all those features as said Calum MacDougall the director of Xperia Marketing.

Sony Xperia C3 Specifications:
  • Software / OS
    Android OS
    version 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Camera and video

    5 MP Front-facing camera (720p)
    Front flash LED
    Wide view front camera
    8 MP camera with auto focus
    HD video recording 1080 p
    Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) for photos and videos
    Pulsed LED flash
    16x digital zoom
    Superior Auto – automatic scene selection
    Geotagging – add location info to your photos
    Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object
    Red-eye reduction
    Image capture, supported file format: JPEG
    Image playback, supported file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG; WebP
    Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
    Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, M4V, AvI, XVID, WEBM

  • Processor (CPU)

    Snapdragon 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core

    Adreno 305

  • Display

    5.5″ HD (1280×720) display

    TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile

    Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2

  • Storage/RAM

    1 GB RAM

    8 GB flash memory (internal)

    Up to 32 GB microSD™ (card slot)

  • Connectivity


    Bluetooth® 4.0

    DLNA Certified®


    Native USB tethering

    Screen mirroring

    Smart Connect

    Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*

    USB charging

    USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support

    Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality

    Xperia Link

  • Networks


    UMTS HSPA (3G)

    LTE (4G)

  • Sound

    Sony Surround Sound technology (VPT)

    Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software

    Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR

    Audio playback supported formats: AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis, WMA

source: Sony


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