The selfie is already an established component of popular culture. The social networks focus on attracting the fans of this egocentric activity. Smartphones brought a better platform between the photo taking activities and uploading procedures. But the hardware seldom lived up to the consumers’ demands. The front facing cameras are with few notable exceptions a major turn off for selfie enthusiasts. With Sony Xperia C3, the company aims to cover the market niche. Maybe an Android Lumia device will join the selfie wagon soon, especially because Microsoft exchanged patents with the imaging company Canon.
The back camera on the vast majority of smartphones sports an average of 8-13 MP. Nokia Lumia 1020 offers an impressive 41 MP sensor, and Sony Z2 features a 20.7 MP one. HTC, on the other hand, surprised everyone by equipping the HTC One M8 with a dual 4 MP back camera. Maybe Nokia took the smartphone MP battle too far. There are many other more important characteristics affecting the final image quality.
The smartphones’ front facing cameras are usually low end cameras. Some 2013 devices even come with a very modest 0.3 MP cameras and the midrange Sony Xperia SP is one of them. Producers tend to cut costs on front cameras, but this is about to change.
Sony Xperia C3 specs
Sony announced Xperia C3, “The world’s best selfie smartphone”, as the company brags. When we look at the specs, we can only agree with them. The Xperia C3 sports a ‘powerful new PROselfie cam’ with a 5 MP resolution. On a 720p screen as the one equipping C3, the differences will be strikingly noticeable. The 5.5 inches display offers a decreased PPI ratio, compared to most flagship smartphones. Anyway, C3 is not meant to be one of them. Under the hood, C3 packs a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The 1 Gb of RAM will be enough if we will restrain from hardcore multitasking. The 8 GB storage capacity can be expanded by adding an up to 32 GB microSD card. Android Kitkat 4.4 will be the manager of your future splendid selfies.
Xperia C line is dedicated to low-specs devices, so besides the 5 MP front facing cameras there are no other surprises. Android Kitkat is low-end hardware friendly, so there are no reasons to doubt Sony Xperia C3 performances. The 150 grams LTE capable device will first ship to China starting with August in three colors, black, white and green mint. The price is yet unknown.