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

To Russia, with love: Sony Xperia C3
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" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Sonys design... becoming boring and outdated..

2. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Couldn't agree more... Minimalistic look's so 2012. Popularity of the minimalistic design also brought so many wannabes with it and it is very easy to be inspired by that design language because there's not much to design to begin with. When everyone went with the minimalist look, everything became the same and then boring after a while. You gotta have more than just minimalistic look in design language nowadays.

3. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Same design again and again but i still love sony design

5. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

What fi you favorite brand goes minimalistic in design today? Would you still consider it as boring? As today, more and more manufacturers are going brick in design.

7. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

My point exactly. Since a few yrs ago, many manufactures went minimalistic/brick in design including cheap Chinese manufactures. Since minimalistic designs doesn't require a complex design language, they all look the same. Like you wrote above, more and more manufacturers are going brick in design even nowadays and I think that defeats the purpose of being unique by being different than others with a little more of complex design language. Would I still consider it as boring? Yes, I think so. I'm already bored with my M8's look.

4. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Ufff those bezel. .. why don't they jst reduce tht bezel. . Com on sony its 2014 yaar... learn something from ur country mate like sharp...

6. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I think $385 is a pretty reasonable price for the Xperia C3.

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