Sony Xperia M5 Review

Score: 7.71/10
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Sony Xperia M5 is an incredible device released a few years ago, including a great performance 2 gigahertz processor, a big 5" display, and two cameras, a 21.5 megapixels back facing camera and a 13 megapixels front camera. Great! That's it? Not at all, it's only the beginning.

This cellphone is offerred in three different colors, black, white and gold. Talking about its construction, the Sony Xperia M5 is mostly made of plastic; metal. Sony has made an excellent design job making this phone weight only 5.03 oz. This phone just has 5.71" long, but it manages to hold a 5" screen. This phone is incredibly thin and good-looking, with a thickness of just 0.3".

The Sony Xperia M5 has a great 5 inches display with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, which makes it impossible to even see the pixels forming the display. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

Sony decided to build this phone with a good performance CPU running at 2000 MHz, included in the MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795 chip with a great 3 GB RAM memory. This phone comes with an interesting 16 GB internal memory and a slot for external memory cards, which allows the user to install a couple hundred applications without any trouble.

This cellphone provides wi-fi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices acting as a wireless router), 4G LTE high performance connection type and also HSPA+ connectivity, a lower speed 4G variation or the fastest 3G connectivity, using HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. The Sony Xperia M5 has dual SIM cards so it can to use two different carriers or phone lines in the same device.

This device features two cameras, a 21.5 mega-pixels back side camera and a 13 megapixels front side camera. This phone can also capture videos in 3840x2160 (4K). In addition, this phone's camera also counts with a high number of useful features: flash, digital image stabilization, auto-focus, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting, geo tagging and HDR mode.

This device has a large 2600 mAh non-replaceable battery providing this cellphone a great battery life. Sony informs a talk time of 11.8 hs and a stand by time of 671 hours for this cellphone. An issue to evaluate is that the Sony Xperia M5's battery is non-replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it begins to lose capacity, while with so much capacity you will probably discard this cellphone before that becomes a real problem.

This device also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (for communication with other devices and accessories), GPS Navigation and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This cellphone costs only $ 235, which is a real gift comparing with other similar devices. No matter if you need a phone mainly for internet broswing and social networks, need a cellphone for work, want a gamer device or want it to take tons of photographs, you will definitely love this cellphone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0
Also Known As:Sony E5603||Sony E5606||Sony E5653
Dimensions:5.71 x 2.83 x 0.30 inchesMetric14.5 x 7.19 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:5.03 ouncesMetric142.6 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold and White
Materials:Plastic; metal
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2015-08-03
Price:$ 235.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:441 pixels per inchMetric173.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Single-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (933 MHz)
Graphics Processor:PowerVR G6200
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)


Capacity:2600 mAh
Stand-by Time:671 hours
Talk Time:11.8 hours


Back camera:21.5 megapixels
Front camera:13 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (4K)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor