To Russia, with love: Sony Xperia C3 "selfie" phone debuts in Russia

To Russia, with love: Sony Xperia C3 "selfie" phone debuts in Russia
Before August of 2013, selfie was not recognized as a word in the English language. But last year the word entered the Oxford Dictionary, along with other words that you would find liberally sprinkled throughout PhoneArena, like phablet, emoji, bitcoin, Internet of things, and geek chic. What brings this up is the Sony Xperia C3. Considered to be Sony's "selfie" phone, the handset comes with a front-facing camera designed for those who like to take self-portraits. Wow, does that sound funny to say, and looks even stranger in print. Let's repeat it one more time for the West Coast: self-portrait. Talk about an old-school phrase!

Anyway, the Sony Xperia C3 was launched today, in Russia. The price of the handset comes to 13,990 Rubles ($385 USD). What makes this a selfie phone, besides the fact that Sony says it is? Well, it comes with a 5MP front-facing camera. But what about the other handsets, like the HTC One (M8), that also have a 5MP camera adorning the front of the phone? After all, the HTC One (M8) snapper has a wide-angle lens in front. But the Xperia C3 does have an LED flash on front, which we must confess, is pretty rare.

The Sony Xperia C3 is equipped with a 5.5 inch screen, with a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU and an Adreno 305 GPU crunching the graphics. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of native storage. A microSD slot offers additional memory. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 5MP respectively, both with an LED flash. A 2500mAh battery keeps the power on, and Android 4.4.2 is pre-installed out of the box. The phone comes with support for 4G LTE connectivity, and is available in black, white and mint.


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source: gimmickmag

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Xperia C3
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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