Lumia 730 vs Sony Xperia C3 Comparison: Review of Specs and Features - Comparing Selfie Cameras

01 Dec 2014
Smartphone providers these days know how important a camera is on a phone to users, and this is one reason why smartphone manufacturers have been constantly devising new models with superior camera facilities.

As the manufacturers of Sony and Lumia handsets are aware of this aspect, they have developed phones with wonderful cameras and the Lumia 730 and Sony Xperia C3 are wonderful examples of this.

The Lumia 730 was the last smartphone released by Nokia, before Microsoft took over the Finnish firm completely. According to reviews, the Lumia 730 is known to be an excellent device for taking selfies. In fact, the device successfully took a single selfie of 1151, creating a new world record!

Sony, on the other hand, is now challenging Lumia as the ultimate selfie phone manufacturer. It has launched the Xperia C3 device just one month prior to the Lumia 730, and is one of the favored smartphones in the market, especially for the younger consumers.

Below is a comparative study of these two devices to help consumers judge which is more affordable and takes better selifies.


Compared to the Xperia C3, the Nokia Lumia 730 is more appealing to the younger consumers owing to it vivid colors and exciting design - which is typical of all Lumia handsets. This handset offers owners the option to interchange the back plastic cover according to their preferences.

The appearance of the Xperia C3, on the other hand, is similar to that of the other products in the Sony Xperia line. It comes with metal side panels and a plastic body. The Xperia C3 is available in a range of colors - white, black and mint.

Under the hood

The internal features of the Lumia 730 and Xperia C3 are similar. Both devices come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, as well as Adreno 305. In addition, both the smartphones have 8 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM. Their internal memory capacity can be expanded through built-in microSD slots.

Operating Software

As far as the operating software is concerned, both devices are different. While the Lumia 730 runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Xperia C3 is powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS.


The Lumia 730 as well as the Xperia C3 has excellent cameras that are ideal for capturing selfies. Both boast a 5-megapixel front-facing secondary camera.

Nevertheless, Sony Xperia C3's primary camera is somewhat improved compared to the Lumia 730. It is a 8-megapixel shooter having LED flash and auto-focus capacity. The Nokia Lumia 730, on the other hand, sports a 6.7-megapixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus abilities. 

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