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Sony Xperia C3 Quick Review, Price and Comparison

With the increasing trend of selfies among the smartphone users, manufacturers are come up with advanced front-facers that can assist in capturing gorgeous looking self portrait shots. The first such smartphone to enter the Indian market is the Sony Xperia C3 that has been launched for Rs 23,990. While the handset is slated to debut on sale starting from September 1, we have come up with a quick review of it.

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Camera and Internal Storage

Being a selfie focused smartphone, the Xperia C3 has great camera aspects especially when it comes to the front-facer. At the front, there is a 5 MP sensor that is teamed up with LED flash, 25 mm wide angle lens, 80 degree field of view and HD 720p video recording. Also, there is an 8 MP Exmor RS sensor at the rear that is coupled with LED flash and is capable of recording videos at FHD 1080p.

On the imaging front, the Xperia C3 bundles with 8 GB of internal storage capacity that is becoming a standard feature among the mid-rangers. Also, there is expandable storage support up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card. On the whole, this storage capacity should suffice storing all the necessary content without any hassle.

Processor and Battery

Under the hood of the Sony Xperia C3, there is a 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. This processor gets mated to 1 GB of RAM and Adreno 305 graphics unit that should be sufficient to meet the multi-tasking and graphic needs of users.

A 2,500 mAh battery that energizes the Sony smartphone and it is teamed up with STAMINA mode that will turn off the power hungry applications that run on the background when the screen is turned off. This way, the standby time of the Xperia devices can be boasted significantly.

Display and Features

The display unit of the Sony Xperia C3 is a large 5.5 inch one which has a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Like the other Sony phones, this one is also a TRULUMINOS panel and it makes use of the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. This display is expected to deliver a impressive quality content with good color contrast like the other Sony devices.

The Xperia C3 is based on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and it is the dual SIM variant that has been launched in India. Other features onboard are 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS for a seamless connectivity. Furthermore, the handset is packed with camera centric features such as self timer, beatification, Superior Auto mode, Portrait Retouch, double tap on the back cover to capture images, Smile Shutter, and more features.


The Sony Xperia C3 will definitely be a tough challenger to those smartphones that come with advanced front-facers such as Micromax Canvas Knight, Gionee Elife E7 and HTC Desire 816.

Key Specs

Model Sony Xperia C3
Display 5.5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,500 mAh
Price Rs 23,990

What we Like

  • Impressive camera set with selfie focused features

What we Dislike

  • Only 1 GB of RAM for multi-tasking
  • Price is not very competitive

Price and Conclusion

The Sony Xperia C3 has a great camera set with selfie centric features for users to stay updated with the trend and a large sized display. Though there are many other smartphones with good front-facers capable of capturing quality self portrait shots, but this Sony phone comes with advanced selfie focused features to enhance the experience. Getting down from the selfie high horse, rest of the middling specifications make the price tag look slightly on the higher side


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.