Lumia 730 vs. Xperia C3: Battles out for the world’s best selfie phone

Lumia 730 vs Xperia C3

The battle for the world most capable and affordable selfie phone begins with the recent introduction of Nokia’s Lumia 730 directly diving through the title of being the ‘best selfie phone’ claimed earlier by Sony’s Xperia C3. And you can’t blame these smartphone manufacturers to go with the trend, cashing out from the millions of people sharing their selfie craze.

Now if you’re asking who’s better from these two almost specs-equal devices, check out the quick rundown of their full specifications after the virtual jump.

Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced 2014, September
Status Available. Released 2014, September
Body Dimensions 134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm, 80.3 cc (5.30 x 2.70 x 0.34 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
Display Type OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~316 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– ClearBlack display
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Data GPRS Yes
EDGE Up to 296 kbps
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE/ apt-X after WP8 Denim update
NFC Yes
USB microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 6.7 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash
Features 1/3.4” sensor size, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec.
Secondary 5 MP, 1080p
Features OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 305
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Java No
Colors Orange, green, white, black
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– 15 GB free OneDrive storage
– Document viewer
– Video/photo editor
Battery Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery (BV-T5A)
Stand-by Up to 600 h
Talk time Up to 22 h (2G) / Up to 17 h (3G)
Music play Up to 60 h
Credit GSMArena Specification/Images

 

 

Sony Xperia C3 Dual SIM

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by, dual call)
Announced 2014, July
Status Available. Released 2014, August
Body Dimensions 156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm (6.15 x 3.10 x 0.30 in)
Weight 149.7 g (5.29 oz)
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
– Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
– Triluminos display
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Data GPRS Up to 107 kbps
EDGE Up to 296 kbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
NFC Yes
USB microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p, HDR
Secondary 5 MP, 720p, LED flash
Features OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 305
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Radio FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White, Mint
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– ANT+ support
– Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
Battery Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 1040 h (2G) / Up to 960 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 25 h (3G)
Music play Up to 65 h
Credit GSMArena Specification/Images

Looking closely at the specs, there could be just slight differences but accordingly the Lumia weighs lighter by 10% versus Xperia C3 and has longer talktime battery. The camera and image quality are almost the same with a bit bias on Xperia C3’s resolution. Also in Xperia C3’s side, the selfie phone got a slimmer and bigger screen build. To decide, they’re almost equal and might just been a twin smartphone —-on this note, it boils down to your personal preferences and could be a consideration on what each phone maker throws in the package.

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