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Sony Xperia M5

Sony Xperia M5

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone
  • Lightweight phone
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The Sony Xperia M5, which can be viewed as a successor to the Xperia M4 Aqua, comes with a 5-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 chipset, a 2.0GHz octa-core silicon that is a member of MediaTek's top-end Helio X10 line. There's also 3GB of RAM, 16GB of native storage and a microSD card slot, and a 2,600mAh battery at the back to keep lights on. Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sony's Xperia UI is powering the device. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the phone is its camera, a 21.5MP rear snapper that has an f/2.2 aperture and has a maximum light sensitivity of up to ISO 3200. The rear camera comes with a fast hybrid autofocus that is reportedly able to do its mojo in merely 250 milliseconds.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (6.0, 5.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.71 x 2.83 x 0.30 inches (145 x 72 x 7.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.03 oz (142 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Plastic; Accents: Metal
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 68
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 441 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 66.11 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 21.5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Phase detection)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • PowerVR G6200
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 9.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 200 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2600 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Talk time:
    • 11.82 hours
      the average is 20 h (1228 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 28.0 days (671 hours)
      the average is 19 days (455 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 12.18 hours
      the average is 18 h (1065 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 27.3 days (656 hours)
      the average is 23 days (548 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 25.3 days (607 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 62.53 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 8.03 hours

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Aug 2015

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony E5603, Sony E5606, Sony E5653


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia M5 E5606

Differences from the main variant:

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 13, 17, 28, 5, 4, 2, 7

Sony Xperia M5 E5653

Differences from the main variant:

  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 28, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 40

Sony Xperia M5 Dual E5633

Differences from the main variant:

  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.6 days (495 hours)
      the average is 19 days (455 h)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 21.0 days (504 hours)
      the average is 23 days (548 h)
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Sony Xperia M5 Dual E5643

Differences from the main variant:

  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.6 days (495 hours)
      the average is 19 days (455 h)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 21.0 days (504 hours)
      the average is 23 days (548 h)
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 28, 5, 4, 2, 7
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Sony Xperia M5 Dual E5663

Differences from the main variant:

  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.6 days (495 hours)
      the average is 19 days (455 h)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 21.0 days (504 hours)
      the average is 23 days (548 h)
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 28, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 40
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Sony Xperia M5 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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