Sony launches Xperia C3 in India, claims to be the World’s Best Selfie Smartphone

Sony India today launched Xperia C3 in India, their latest smartphone with a focus on digital imaging technology and interactive camera apps. The mid-range smartphone is geared to offer enhanced social sharing experience with a new powerful ‘PROselfie cam’.

sony_xperia_c3_colorsThe wide-angle (25mm with 80 degree field of view) 5-megapixel front camera allows you to capture more in the frame. The soft flash and auto mode allow for great photos in diverse lighting conditions. There’s of course an 8-megapixel rear camera, featuring an Exmor RS for mobile image sensor and LED flash.

Also, a bunch of pre-loaded apps allow you to do more with the photos that you’ve clicked and share them with your friends. For example, AR effect incorporates themes that let you easily add fun graphics and animations – like pirate hats, horror faces and laser eyes – to your selfies and selfie videos while Portrait Retouch allows you to have a real-time makeover of up to two people from a combination of choices from 10 different beauty styles, 10 DECO frame options, and magic beam for 6 eye reflection pattern changes.

As with the entire Xperia range of phones, the C3 is a stylish device. At just 7.6 mm and weighing only 150 grams, the Xperia C3 is a slim and sleek smartphone. The dual SIM phone features a 5.5-inch HD IPS display optimised with BRAVIA technology that promises great viewing angle. Powered by a Snapdragon Quad-core 1.2 Ghz processor with 1GB RAM, the phone packs in 8GB internal memory and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat).

The phone includes a Battery STAMINA Mode 3.0 that saves you wasted battery drain by recognising when you’re not using your display and automatically turning off the functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want.


Sony Xperia C3 will be available across India starting from September 1, 2014 in black, white, and mint colors, for an MRP of ₹23,990.

Sony Xperia C3 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Display: 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU
  • Memory: 1GB RAM | 8GB internal memory; expandable up to 64GB
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording | 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Battery: 2500 mAh

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