A 5 MP front camera that’s perfect for selfies
The Xperia C3 is a Quad-core Android phone with a 5 MP front camera with soft LED flash and a 25 mm wide-angle lens, designed specifically for selfies.
Unique soft LED flash
The Xperia C3 boasts an LED flash that will create perfect shots whether you take them in daylight or at night. The flash casts a soft even light across the whole image, capturing every detail with crystal clear precision.
Superior Auto for the front camera
Introducing the first Xperia smartphone with Superior Auto for the front camera. Whether you have a strong backlight or want to capture a beautiful night scene, all your selfie portraits will look professional with Superior Auto mode.
See more of the picture with a 25 mm wide view
The 5 MP front camera also features a 25 mm wide-angle lens with an 80 degree field of view. So you’ll fit in even more of the view, and even more friends in the shot.
Exmor RS™ for mobile – stunning shots in any light
The camera is built with the same modules as leading Sony cameras. Exmor RS™ for mobile is an evolution of our Sony image sensor technology, with a next-generation BSI light sensor. By adopting the technology of luminance and colour noise reduction, we’ve created a camera that snaps highly detailed shots with low noise – even in challenging lighting conditions. You’re now also able to reproduce objects in more vivid colours and capture night images and faces with stunning clarity.
Superior Auto. Superior photos.
From illuminated night views to close-up macro photos, Superior Auto recognises up to 36 scene types and adjusts the settings automatically, to help you get the best photos anywhere, at any time. As the default camera mode, Superior Auto turns HDR on or off depending on your scene. HDR mode takes multiple shots with varied exposures and then merges them together to make your photos look natural – even in backlit conditions.
HDR for photos and video – natural colours in any light
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is an imaging technology that gives you clear photos against strong backlight. With HDR, your Android smartphone captures the same image at different exposure levels and layers them to create one optimised photo. And thanks to HDR for video, you can film in high contrast situations. You get great footage, even if your subject stands in front of a window or the setting sun.
Camera apps to make your selfies shine
Get a beauty treatment with Portrait retouch
Make your selfies and portraits even more attractive with Portrait retouch. With this fun app you can choose from 10 different beauty styles, including four natural looks for the guys. Add make-up effects, choose a decorative frame, or add a bit of eye sparkle. You can even retouch two people in the same shot. See the changes in real-time and then snap your selfie.
Let your imagination run wild with augmented reality
Switch your camera to AR Effect mode and see your viewfinder come to life like a carnival or Halloween party. Use the front camera with AR Effect and add fun masks, hats and more to your selfies.
More pre-installed camera apps
The new movie creator app allows you to trim and crop your videos so you can easily pick out what you want to share. Insert dramatic slowdown effects on the video timeline and preview the results before you save and share.
Timeshift burst – always get the best picture
This intelligent app lets you capture 31 frames within just 2 seconds – starting even before you press the shutter. Scroll back and forth to select the perfect image, or feel free to keep them all.
Picture effects – create the best picture
Use the extended selection of creative effects to enhance your photos: change colours, add image trails or apply mirror effects.
Social live – broadcast your precious moments live
With Social live, you can broadcast every precious moment as it happens live via Facebook. Get your friends’ responses right on the screen and keep the conversation going all in real time.
Create beautiful, wide-angle, panoramic photos at the touch of a button. So go ahead, add more of the scene and create depth with Sweep Panorama.
Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
The big-screen experience on a smartphone
The large 5.5” 720p HD display on the Xperia C3 boasts the latest Sony TV technologies optimised for mobile. And with IPS this smartphone brings you perfect viewing from any angle and accurate colours from edge to edge.
Slim, sleek and lightweight
The Xperia C3 is just 7.6 mm thin and weighs a mere 150g, making it a super-portable smartphone that fits in anywhere. Colour options include black and white – and now mint. This fresh new hue really stands out in a crowd, making the Xperia C3 the Android phone to be seen with.
A Quad-core phone with lightning-fast performance
Run multiple apps simultaneously, surf the web with shorter loading time and stream beautifully lag-free videos. The advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor gives you maximum performance and speed without draining your battery. The processor is asynchronous, which means each core is powered up and down independently. So you get the precise amount of power when you need it, without wasting power when you don’t.
A battery that lasts, and lasts
Make your battery go further with Battery STAMINA Mode
Battery STAMINA Mode extends your phone’s standby time up to four times longer, so your phone will keep on going when you need it most. When you’re not using the display, apps and functions will be intuitively turned off, but you’ll still receive incoming calls, texts, and alarms. Press the power button and everything is up and running again. You can easily customise the app notifications you want to receive during standby mode. Email or Facebook notifications on or off? It’s up to you.
Seamless and simple
Have you ever spent hours setting up connections between various gadgets in your home? Well, now those days are over. NFC (Near Field Communication) gives you a quick and easy way to wirelessly connect all your electronic devices with just one touch. See photos or videos from your smartphone on your TV. Or play music through a wireless speaker. No fiddling with cables, buttons or settings. Just pure entertainment – just so easy.
Camera and video
- 5 MP Front-facing camera (720p)
- Front flash LED
- Wide view front camera
- 8 MP camera with auto focus
- HD video recording 1080 p
- Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
- HDR (High Dynamic Range) for photos and videos
- Pulsed LED flash
- 16x digital zoom
- Superior Auto – automatic scene selection
- Geotagging – add location info to your photos
- Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object
- Red-eye reduction
- Image capture, supported file format: JPEG
- Image playback, supported file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG; WebP
- Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
- Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, M4V, AvI, XVID, WEBM
- GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
- UMTS HSPA (3G)
- LTE (4G)
- 5.5" HD (1280x720) IPS display
- Snapdragon 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
- Adreno 305
Memory and storage
- 1 GB RAM
- 8 GB flash memory (internal)
- Up to 32 GB microSD™ (card slot)
- Sony Surround Sound technology (VPT)
- Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software
- Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
- Audio playback supported formats: AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis, WMA
Connectivity and communication
- Bluetooth® 4.0
- DLNA Certified®
- Native USB tethering
- Screen mirroring
- Smart Connect
- Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*
- USB charging
- USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
- Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
- Xperia Link
- ANT+™ wireless technology
- Wi-Fi direct