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Sony is boasting its new Xperia C3 as the best smartphone for taking selfies thanks to its wide-angle 5MP front-facing "PROselfie" camera, soft LED flash, and a set of quirky apps. Hey, scoff all you want, but this is a big deal. Selfie is a real word now, and if I have to write about the subject seriously, the least you can do is read this with a straight face.

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Now where was I? Yes, the Xperia C3's capable front shooter is assisted by a number of apps equipped to help owners retouch their photos. There are ten different frames to choose from, along with masks, hats, various eye reflection patterns, and - screw it, just watch the video.

The semi-painful marketing is joined by semi-competent specs. The phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, a disappointing 1GB of RAM, and only 8GB of internal memory (thankfully a microSD card slot is provided). The main camera on the back has 8MP to work with, and on the front we see a 5.5-inch display with a 1280 by 720 resolution. Sony is also producing an Xperia C3 Dual variant, on which there's room for two SIM cards.

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The Xperia C3 will launch in black, white, and mint globally in August 2014, starting with China. Pricing information is not yet available.

Source: Sony

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • lobstermagnet

    Why....

  • ProductFRED

    2014's newest trend.

  • Guest

    Selfies are now a driving point for cell phone manufacturers?

  • George Tunaya III
  • abobobilly

    Seeing this phone reminds of that hoax by American Psychiatric Association (APA), which declared Selfies a mental disorder :D

    • aoso

      I prefer it becomes the truth >_>

    • someone755

      By the looks of it, it IS a mental disorder.

    • abqnm

      Narcissistic Personality Disorder is real.

      • abobobilly

        No wonder the people suffering from this dirorder can't take such statements (such as my earlier one) well :D

  • solbin
  • MJ

    This will be the official phone of narcissists everywhere... I don't think have taken a "selfie" myself ever.

  • Paul_Werner

    Even Spiderman is disappointed

  • Max

    Well, 1GB of RAM isn't so disappointing. You know, some OEM are still releasing devices with 512 MB. Now THAT'S disappointing *glares at Samsung*.

    • abobobilly

      I think i agree. 1GB RAM is more like "Budget" level. With Kit Kat update, i think it performs fairly well. Still, price would be the deciding factor for such a product.

  • HellG

    Driving point selfies are cellular phones? *smirk*

    • someone755

      Your grammar gave me cancer.

  • HellG

    Driving point selfies are cellular phones? *smirk*.

  • Steve Freeman

    "if I have to write about the subject seriously, the least you can do is read this with a straight face" I beg to differ. :/

  • Mike Harris

    Five identical Professor Farnsworth memes in the same comment section?!? I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

  • Godspoken

    I'm gonna be the first person to admit this a pretty nifty feature. I'm #proselfie. Other specs are not to my taste, though.

    • dude

      The Oppo N1 or N1 mini is better in term of selfie, and are better phones too. It look like they didn't capitalize on the marketing though.

      • Godspoken

        Oh yeah, since that camera is reversible, I could take 13MP selfies! Crazy.

  • dude

    The sequel of this phone will be called the Sony Xperia #aftersex.

  • Selfies4Lyfe

    As someone who uses video chat on their phone extensively, I'd welcome better front facing cameras. Screw all of you for not having the same preferences as I do.

    • AOSPrevails

      The better front facing Camera isn't the problem, it is the LED flash that screams "Selfie Phone". Plus most video chat app don't do more than 720p anyway.

      • ssj4Gogeta

        It's not the res as much as the wide-angle lens that would be useful for chats.

  • Dan, From The Internet

    Making it through that entire video was one of the hardest things I've done so far this month.

  • John Moore

    This might come as a shock to some of AP's readers, but... not all Android phones are marketed towards nerds.

  • Paolo T.

    Narcissists rejoice! (Sorry, I had to say that.)

  • Notna

    What the hell is a "soft LED"? Have they invented some new kind of light diffuser, or do they just mean low power?

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