Sony Xperia C3, the World’s Best Selfie Smartphone, Is Now Official

Leaked yesterday, Xperia C3 has now been officially confirmed by Sony, who claims without any doubts that this is the world’s best smartphone for selfies.

It does not matter if you’re late in the game, as long as you show up with the best player. At least that’s what the Japanese tech giant thinks. Its latest smartphone, the self-titled best mobile device for selfies, is by no means flagship material, but still manages to bring together some decent specs in what turns out to be a budget-friendly entry to mid-range smartphone.

The 5MP front camera is definitely the main selling point of Sony Xperia C3, and the addition of an LED flash turns shooting self-portraits into a breeze, even in low-light conditions. I don’t know why would anyone ever want to hold an LED flash right in front of their eyes, but sometimes, art calls for sacrifices. Still, Sony claims that the front-facing LED flash is soft, meaning that it won’t traumatize your eyes that much while taking selfies.

Among the features that make the front-facing wide-lens camera so special are the Smile Shutter and Superior Auto mode, along with the AR Effect. None of these made their first appearance on the Xperia C3 selfie-snapper, but the features will undoubtedly be appreciated by the ones who enjoy this type of photography so much.

On its back, the smartphone features an 8MP camera with an Exmor RS sensor that will capture vividly colored pictures in various conditions. After shooting whomever tickles you fancy, you can look at the photos on the 5.5 inch display, whose 1280 x 720 resolution should be more than enough for such tasks.

Other than that, Xperia C3 is equipped with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can be furthermore expanded with a microSD card, and a quad-core 1.2Ghz CPU. Considering that the smartphone features aa Adreno 305 GPU, it should fare nicely in modern games. Software-wise, Sony’s selfie-snapper runs Android 4.4 KitKat, but will definitely be updated to Android L, if Google will launch that version in the near future.

Now there’s even a Romanian movie called #selfie (now that’s a title that brings together a pop-culture phenomenon and hashtags), so I’m not surprised that this particular type of photography turned popular that easily.

Be social! Follow Walyou on Facebook and Twitter, and read more related stories about the SELFIE mirror that turns photos of you into tweets, and the Slingshot mobile app that Facebook launched globally recently.