Sony recently launched the Xperia C3 and tagged it as the best selfie smartphone. Sony Xperia C3 has been launched at a price tag of INR 23990.
The device comes with a large 5.5 inch display and has got an attractive design. Apart from the good primary camera, it also comes with a 5 megapixel secondary camera, a soft flash for that and a camera key to make shooting easy.
The Xperia C3 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset which we have seen on many other devices. While this is a decent device for someone looking for a good front camera and large display, it faces competition from a lot of devices at this price point. We have listed some other devices that offer similar features.
Top 5 competitors of Sony Xperia C3
HTC Desire 816
The HTC desire 816 is closest to the Xperia C3 in terms of performance, price and features. It comes with an impressive design which immediately tells you that it is a HTC device. The design resembles that of the costlier HTC devices but there is plastic here instead of metal. The device is slim and feels solidly built. It also comes with a 5.5 inch display having 720p resolution which we don’t like. It is the same story with Xperia C3. This resolution doesn’t work very well on such a large display.
The device runs the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset but the processor runs at 1.6 GHz instead of 1.2 GHz. It has got 1.5 GB of RAM against 1 GB on Xperia C3. You get the impressive speakers on this device which gives you nice stereo effect when you watch videos. The primary camera on this device has a resolution of 13 megapixels. Apart from full HD videos at 30 fps, it can also record 720p videos at 60 fps. The front camera has the same 5 megapixel resolution. It also comes with a slightly bigger battery.
Gionee Elife E7 mini
This device hasn’t got a very large display like the Xperia C3 or Desire 816 but when it comes to shooting a selfie, it beats some of the best devices out there. It hasn’t got a dedicated secondary camera but the 13 megapixel primary camera can rotate and take the spot of front camera.
This way, you get a 13 megapixel camera to shoot selfies and for your video calls. This device is a scaled down version of the costlier Elife E7. The device has got an impressive design and it is quite sleek. The build quality is good and the device comes with a 4.7 inch 720p display. It runs on a mediatek chipset with a 1.7 GHz Octa core processor. The device has got 16 GB of internal storage but there is no micro SD card slot or high capacity storage version. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which gets their Amigo interface on top of it which isn’t very nice.
Lenovo Vibe X S960
This Lenovo device is pretty decent alternative to the Sony Xperia C3. The design and built quality of this device is impressive. It has got a 5 inch display but the bezels are minimal which help keep the size down. It is also very slim at just 6.9 mm and the weight is just 121 Gms which is pretty good for a device this size. The 5 inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which gives it a very impressive pixel density. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
It runs a 1.5 GHz quad core processor on a mediatek chipset. You get 2 GB of RAM on this device and it is offered in 16 and 32 GB storage options. However there is no micro SD card slot on this device. It has got a 13 megapixel camera which is fairly decent. To capture selfies, you get a 5 megapixel secondary camera. It runs on android 4.2 which is a bit old now and they should release an update soon. It is powered by a 2000 mAh battery. They have cut down on the battery capacity in favour of design and weight which isn’t very good.
Gionee Elife S5.5
This is another impressive device from the Chinese manufacturer. The Elife S5.5 is very slim at just 5.5 mm and rest of the dimensions aren’t huge either. The built quality is impressive and the slim profile makes it very easy to handle. It has got gorilla glass 3 on front and back. You get a 5 inch full HD AMOLED display which is very impressive.
It runs the same 1.7 GHz octa core processor as the Elife E7 mini which posts impressive benchmark scores. It has got 16 GB internal storage and has got 2 GB of RAM. The front camera on this device has got 5 megapixel resolution like the Xperia C3. The primary camera is also a decent 13 megapixel shooter. It also comes with features like autofocus and HDR. While we like this device, its user interface is a let-down. Despite being so slim, they have put a reasonably big 2300 mAh battery on this device.
Micromax A300 Canvas Gold
Micromax has been moving up in the smartphone market with well-priced impressive devices. The Canvas Gold comes has got an attractive design and impressive built quality. It is just 6.9 mm thick and comes with a 5.5 inch display. The display is full HD so it is very crisp.
It runs a 2 GHz octa core processor with 2 GB of RAM. You get 32 GB of internal storage and there is no micro SD card slot. With so much internal storage, you won’t really ask for one. It has got a very impressive 16 megapixel primary camera. It offers the usual set of smartphone camera features. The front camera is a fairly decent 5 megapixel snapper.
It runs the latest android operating system which is very close to stock. It has got a 2300 mAh battery and this device is priced very close to Xperia C3.