Sony Xperia C3, the selfie smartphone
So, you might have one of the best flagship smartphones in the market out there in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5, but can it really lay claim to being the first selfie smartphone in the world? That ‘honor’ falls upon Sony, who has taken up the mantle of declaring their newly announced Sony Xperia C3 as the first ‘PROselfie smartphone’ in the world. Hmmm, a self-declared selfie device that comes in the form of a smartphone? Hopefully it will be able to have the kind of hardware specifications that will be able to live up to such expectations – lofty or otherwise, I would leave that to you.
If you love snapping photos of yourself, or with the rest of your mates in a group, regardless of where you are, then the Sony Xperia C3 does seem to be the ideal candidate. This is made possible thanks to the 5MP wide-angle front camera (25mm with 80 degree field of view) which enables you to shoot more in a single frame. Not only that, there is also a unique soft flash that is thrown into the mix, letting you capture flattering photos regardless of whether it is day or night through a simple double tap on the back cover. Alternatively, you can also opt to make use of the Smile Shutter function, where the results of that can be shared with others in just three clicks.
No longer do you need to bring around one of those selfie sticks with you just to capture a decent selfie, as the Sony Xperia C3 will be able to get the job done – and then some. The front camera’s Superior Auto mode will automatically adjust pictures for suitable lighting conditions and the auto scene recognition function that plays nice with HDR and LED flash, will ensure that you can capture the best selfies and selfie videos regardless of the lighting condition.
Other specifications include dual SIM support, 4G connectivity, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, and a 5.5” HD IPS display optimized with BRAVIA technology. It will be out later this August for a yet undisclosed price.