Sony Xperia M5 vs Huawei P8 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: specs comparison

Sony Xperia M5 vs Huawei P8 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: specs comparison
Sony today announced two new Android Lollipop smartphones: the Xperia C5 Ultra, and the Xperia M5. While the C5 Ultra may be the one with a more interesting look (that near bezel-less display is not going to go unnoticed), the Xperia M5 is the device that packs more advanced features.

Presented by Sony as a "super mid-range" smartphone, the Xperia M5 sports a 5-inch 1080p display, and is the very first Xperia to be powered by a 64-bit, 2.0 GHz octa-core Helio X10 MT6795 processor - one of MediaTek's newest chipsets. More importantly, the M5 features a 21.5 MP rear camera with super fast hybrid autofocus (only 0.25 seconds, according to Sony), f/2.2 aperture, ISO 3200, and 4K video recording. This rear camera could be Sony's best yet - although, of course, we'll have to test it in order to be sure of that.

The new Sony handset is dust- and water-resistant (IP68-certified), further featuring a 13 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2600 mAh battery.

Let's compare the full specs of the Xperia M5 with those of two similarly-sized 1080p Android smartphones, shall we? To go head to head with the M5, we've picked the Huawei P8 (which itself has a very good rear camera, as our review is concluding), and the Xiaomi Mi 4 (a hugely popular 5-inch 1080p smartphone - at least in Asia). Let us know which one you'd rather buy, assuming money isn't a problem. Speaking of money, Sony didn't announce the price of the Xperia M5, but the handset could cost around $400, and should be launched sometime later this month.

Sony Xperia M5 vs Huawei P8 vs Xiaomi Mi 4


Display size

5.0 inches
5.2 inches
5.0 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
424 ppi
441 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

66.11 %
71.63 %
72.20 %



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

21.5 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor


Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/3.06"

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265


Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)


13 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)



5.71 x 2.83 x 0.30 inches (145 x 72 x 7.6 mm)
5.70 x 2.84 x 0.25 inches (144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4 mm)
5.48 x 2.70 x 0.35 inches (139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm)


5.03 oz (142 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)


Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Metal; Frame: Metal


Water, Dust; IP 68


Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795
HiSilicon Kirin 935
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC


Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53e and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm


PowerVR G6200
Mali-T628 MP4
Adreno 330




Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (5.0 Lollipop), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.3), Xiaomi MI UI



2600 mAh
2680 mAh
3080 mAh



Talk time

11.82 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

28.0 days (671 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

12.18 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

27.3 days (656 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

25.3 days (607 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Music playback

62.53 hours

Video playback

8.03 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 400



1. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

M5 > z3+, s6, ip6, Z3, G4, M9

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

But not better than Z5. Even though the Z5 will not feature a large re-design, I think it kind of looks cool. One can only hope that Sony got the camera department right. First pictures of next Xperia Flagships leaked:

8. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Hmm, I hope this picture and the infos are for real, then I'm absolutely going to get one of them (after a while, when the price goes down a little bit - not a fan of Sony-tax >:( )

10. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Personally, I don't see a reason why this picture should not be true. I mean Sony develops its design further but is not quitting it. Of course this picture is not showing the insides of the phone though. The Z5 might be simply too large though. The new compact seems to have a 4.8" screen and would fit my needs.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That's a fair bit of hyperbole, isn't it?

5. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

What do you mean by that? I am not a native English speaker.

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Mostly means that saying that the M5 is better than Z3+, S6, iPhone 6, G4 and M9 is kind of overstating things a little bit.

12. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I agree. It looks like M5 is going to be better device than Z3+ but I'm not sure if its going to be better than S6, iPhone 6. But even for a mid range device (M5) its really good.

3. drifter77

Posts: 401; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I wish Sony put a larger 3,000+ mAh battery to the M5, it could easily be the next Z5 Compact.

6. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

M5 all day

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

16GB ROM ...............

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

3000mAh and OIS would have made this perfect! Although I wonder if they omitted OIS because of the Super fast hybrid focus... I'm just speculating.

16. kphone

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Ois is over kill, even my iPhone 6 is not utilizing ois during video recordering. we have to understand its a wide angle lens and ois is never implemented even on a dedicated camera lens. M5 is something really special and new and refreshing and less than $400.

13. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

The only thing mid range about this phone is the 16GB internal. If this is Sony's new mid-rangers then I'm eager to see what the actual flagship's in September will be. Way to go on the CPU though, Helio X10 >>> SD810/SD808.

14. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Sony just killed Chinese phones with $400 price tag

18. discharge unregistered

400 bucks that's it??? Cheep cheep cheep!! That's Walmart style!!

15. discharge unregistered

The other two are junk that's Sonys category anyways lol

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Sony is killing it.

19. prueba

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Nice! Truly Super mid range...But The battery and charger really sucks :(

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