News by Luke Jones on Wednesday May 06, 2015.
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After the very disappointing release of the Xperia Z4 recently, Sony could do with releasing some smartphones that hit the mark. The newly announced Xperia C4 certainly fits the bill, it is a marked improvement over last year's well received Xperia C3. While the C4 is not the true flagship we want from the Japanese company, it does prove itself to be one of the best selfie phones available at the moment.True, we know we probably lost some of you at selfie phone, so if you are not into the craze of turning the camera on yourself, the Xperia C4 can just be considered a jolly good mid-range handset. It comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS LCD display with Bravia engine, while it looks the part with a similar glass and metal build as Sony's flagships. Under the hood there is an octa-core chip (likely supplied by MediaTek) clocked at 1.7GHz, while it is paired with 2GB of RAM. Elsewhere there is a 2600 mAh juicer that Sony says is good for at least eight hours of video playback. Audio is taken care of with 3D surround, Clear Bass, Clear Audio, and xLoud. We described this as a selfie camera though, and Sony would certainly like consumers to judge this handset on its snappers. As the biggest smartphone lens supplier in the world, Sony is doing a lot of things right with mobile photography and the company will be hoping to make more of a mark on the selfie crowd. The front facing camera here is a 5 megapixel lens a 25mm wide angle, and soft LED flash. The shooter around the back is not to be sniffed at either, it is a 13MP Exmor sensor with all the goodies we have come to expect. With a MediaTek processor, this handset is screaming Chinese exclusive, but all the noise from Sony suggests that the Xperia C4 will get a global launch. What does that mean for the US market? It is hard to tell as Sony?s U.S. strategy is pretty ropey, but we can find out when the Xperia C4 launches at the beginning of July.
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