Deal: Sony's selfie-focused Xperia C4 phablet is half price at $149.99

Deal: Sony's selfie-focused Xperia C4 phablet is half price at $149.99
Over the past couple of years, Sony has thrown quite a few smartphone ideas against the wall. Among them, last year's Xperia C4 sought to captitalize on how much we enjoy taking pictures of our lovely faces. With a decent array of mid-range specs packed into the signature Sony form factor, its star attraction was wide-angle selfie camera complete with its very own flash. Launched at the price of $300, the device is now part of a clearance sale at Best Buy for just $150. 

The Xperia C4 would not be a viable purchase at $300 in today's market — if indeed it was to begin with. But for $150 you get that 'PROSelfie' shooter along with a 13-megapixel snapper on the back, a couple of gigs of RAM and 16 GB expandable storage. The Xperia C4 is powered by MediaTek's 1.7 GHz MT6752 while the 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 IPS display borders phablet territory. There's also a 2600 mAh battery packed in, along with 4G LTE and the usual array of connectivity. 

As noted, you get the archetypal design, though unlike a lot of the boxy Xperias, there's no dust or waterproofing with this handset. Even more disappointingly, Sony promised a Marshmallow update that, to this day, does not appear to have arrived, so you'll probably be stuck on Android 5.1 Lollipop for good. 

Still, if you're looking for a cheap device with a big screen and don't mind mid-range specs or older firmware, this is a relatively good deal. The device currently goes for $215 on Amazon, which is usually a decent barometer of a product's market value, so you're saving a good $65 on today's prices. 

Since Best Buy's deal is a clearance, the remaining stock will not be replenished, so move quickly if you don't want to miss out by hitting the source link below. 

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Xperia C4
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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