Sony's brand new Xperia M5 will cost around $400

Sony's brand new Xperia M5 will cost around $400
Last week, Sony unveiled two new Android Lollipop smartphones - Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 - both of which will be available to buy starting later this month (at least in some markets).

While Sony didn't reveal the prices of the two devices, we already heard that the Xperia C5 Ultra would cost around $425 in Hong Kong.

Now, we also have info on the price of the Xperia M5. According to ePrice, the M5 will cost around $408 (12,900 TWD) in Taiwan. The C5 Ultra will be cheaper there, costing around $375 (11,900 TWD). All in all, if we're talking about international markets, the Xperia M5 should cost around $400, while the Xperia C5 will probably be a bit cheaper.

Unlike the Xperia C5 Ultra, which is a big, 6-inch device, the Xperia M5 is pretty compact, thanks to the fact that it sports a 5-inch 1080p display. The smartphone is dust- and water-resistant (IP68-certified), and is Sony's first device to be powered by a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795 processor. The new handset offers a 21.5 MP rear camera with fast hybrid auto focus (0.25 seconds), and a 13 MP front-facing camera. Other features include 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 2600 mAh battery.

Sony might not plan to release the Xperia M5 and the Xperia C5 Ultra in North America. But we'll let you know if we hear anything about this.

source: ePrice (translated)

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Xperia M5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21.5 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(12.18h 3G talk time)



1. gaming64 unregistered

This looks really gorgeous. I wish them best of luck. I hope they won't go full-HTC on this one.

11. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

You mean like when they never update their phones or when they do, but they totally screw them up?

2. gaming64 unregistered

Was that Angelina Jolie on that phone?

3. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Specs are nice but we all know it's just half of the story for Sony....

4. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Pretty good pricing there. But as always with Sony, more expensive outside of Asia.

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

gtfo with 16GB already its 2015, anything over $350 should have 32GB minimum

7. romeo1

Posts: 824; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Where do you live? Here in holland the lumia 930 is the only phone with 32gb that costs 385€ and has no expandable memory. the others are well above the 400€.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Dominican Republic. Im just sayint that 32Gb internal memory should be the new standard.

9. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Can u make a difference between flagship and midrange phone? And also please tell me whic one of midrange phone that came with 32 gb internal memory? Please be smart.

14. Archdragoon

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

Heh you're the right one.

19. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Right, and this phone supports 200GB microSD.

6. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Of course it won't come to North America. This is Sony we're talking about...

13. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

What did you expect from the Apple nation?

10. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Another repetitive design... Again

12. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

You guys might wanna wait for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Men..

15. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

On paper Xperia M5 is the best mid-ranger so far, even when compared to chinese phones. I just hope the next Sony Flagship will also comes with spectacular specs & features.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nice spec (and probably nice camera), but thats design make it look like 3-4 years old xperia

17. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

$400 with a mediatek chipset? Loooooool!

20. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

This is the Helios X10 we're talking about.

18. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Another mediocre phone with an expensive price tag. Good luck selling them Sony.

21. drtrigsman

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Hard to form an opinion on value until you've used it. If the camera ends up being the best android camera, that will have value to a lot of people who don't want an iPhone. Waterproofness carries value as a sought-after feature. Removable storage option is a cool feature. It will all come down to execution, not a photoshop pic and specs. I paid $400 for a nexus 5 in 2013. It had a few features this one doesn't (32G, OIS...), but also has a lot to be desired in terms of today's speeds, etc). Execution is where value is determined (ie Digital image stablization, or Mediatek performance?).

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