Sony's Xperia C4, the "best selfie smartphone", is now shipping globally

Sony's Xperia C4, the
When the pre-announcement benchmarks and specs leaks of upcoming devices used to hit the blogosphere, there'd be a lopsided focus on the rear-facing camera. We'd collectively coo over the fact that we could take detailed shots of our dinner in low-light, ready to overawe them with filters before cropping them to a 1:1 aspect ratio ready for Instagram. But another trend has since arisen that, to many, is even more irritating than viewing the contents of one's plate: selfies. Yes, the Selfie Generation is in full swing, and since it's hard enough to perfect a pout at the best of times, turning a camera around and shooting blindly can be disastrous. Thanks to companies like Sony, we can capture our own faces in unforgiving detail with the benefit of a viewfinder, and the Xperia C4, Sony's self-styled "best selfie smartphone", is now shipping worldwide.

Sure, the Xperia C4 is not the first handset to pack a strong front shooter. But given the company's reputation for camera technology, allied to the fact that the C4's front snapper offers a wide-angle lens and flash, it's safe to assume that this device should be on the radar of any selfie lover. The flash will put paid to those grainy selfies taken at the club, while the wide-angle feature will make it easier for group selfies to be taken without the need for those much-loved-yet-much-loathed selfie sticks. 

Truth be told, the Xperia C4 is a very solid handset even if you don't take a bunch of selfies. There's a MediaTek MTK6752 8-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage. In addition, the 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 display is backed by Sony's BRAVIA TV tech, and you get Android Lollipop 5.0 out of the box. 

Specific pricing and availability will depend upon your carrier, so you'll have to check with your local network operator, but the global roll-out is now in full effect after the initial Asia / Pacific launch

Will you be purchasing the Xperia C4? Let us know in the comments!

source: Sony via Android Central

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Xperia C4
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(11.4h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Now show me one "selfie" smartphone that sold well.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Oppo N3? Maybe? For me, the N3 is the best selfie smartphone.

8. waddup121 unregistered

I'm READY!

11. JAPANESEPATRIOT

Posts: 65; Member since: May 26, 2015

Finest Japanses tech always sells well.

2. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Best selfie smartphone..i thought the LG G4 is the best..with 8mp and gestures.

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

megapixel is not every thing because the s6 5m destroy it in every way

7. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

HTC Deisre EYE?

9. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

MP doesn't mean much.

5. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Eh.. I hope they actually upgraded the camera instead of just the megapixels. It's the only reason I've never bought a xperia device. Something about Sony's camera placement always threw me off also. The only one I liked was the Z2/Z3's.

10. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Best selfie smartphone? Have you heard of Oppo N3? Or HTC Desire Eye? Or iChina X8? Or Asus Zenphone Selfie? Autofocus for front cameras is the way to go

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