Sony Xperia C3 SmartPhone Hands-On & Initial Impressions

Sony Xperia C3 is the latest smartphone from Sony that features a 5 MP camera on the front! Yes, you read it correctly, a 5 MP camera on the front with 25mm wide-angle lens and also a soft LED flash. This device was released in the month of August, this year and was announced earlier in July. Xperia C3 is one of the few devices that feature a 5 MP rear camera and also a LED flash on the front. This device is mainly targeted for the selfie lovers who like to take a lot of selfies. Sony also claims this device as the world’s best smartphone for selfies and also comes with many real time selfie apps.
Sony Xperia C3


The Sony Xperia C3 comes with a 5.5 inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels, with the Triluminos display supported with the company’s Bravia Engine 2. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat Operating system out of the box. We can expect the device to be in the list of device to get the Android Lollipop update in the coming days. The device is powered with 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core Processor coupled with Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The On-board memory of the device is at 8 GB (5.09 GB available for use) that can be further extended up to a maximum of 32 GB via microSD card slot.

The Xperia C3 has a 2500 mAh battery on the back to power it and is a 3G variant. The device also has the connectivity options like Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. There is an 8 MP rear facing camera with LED flash and also a 5 MP camera on the front with soft LED flash. The camera app has a few modes Like Superior Auto, Manual, Timeshift Burst, Social Live, AR Effect, Picture Effect, Sweep Panorama and Portrait Retouch.


The Sony Xperia C3 has its entire body made of plastic with curvy edges giving it a standard Sony look. It has dimensions of 156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm making it pretty thin, and for a device of this size it is weights at just 150 grams. Although the device is big in hand with 5.5 inch screen, we can say that the device won’t give any problem with using it with one hand, unless if you are very small. The bezels to the sides are thin, but the major portion of bezels is wasted at the bottom. The three capacitive touch buttons art on the screen and the bezel below, we can find the speaker grills. On the top, there is Sony’s branding beside which we can find the 5 MP camera and the soft LED just adjacent to it.

To the right of the device we can find the power button in the middle, and the volume rockers are placed just below it. Below the volume rockers, we can also find a dedicated camera button that switches to camera directly. We can also find the SIM slot just above the SIM slot. To the left there is a microSD card slot and a USB port just above it. At the top, we can find the 3.5 mm audio jack on the silver colour lining. To the back we can find the 8 MP camera and below it is a LED flash. There is a mic beside the camera, and the company’s branding can be found in the middle. At the bottom, we can find the speaker grills and above it there is Xperia branding. There is also a LED light on the front for indicating the battery status. The device is available for around Rs. 20,000 in the market and should be interesting to how it will compete against the upcoming Oppo N3 and few other devices.

We can say that the device is decent enough, with Sony’s UI and we did not find any lags on the device. We have the option of setting up eight different home screens, and we get the options like, Widgets, Apps, Wallpapers and Themes when we long press on the home screen. We would like to use this device for the device before coming out with a full review of it few more days.

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