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Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1493 reviews of Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the battery and price are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

size, usability, performance, price, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the camera and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, camera

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android)Sony Xperia M SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation.

GPS navigation

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M C1904 - Single SIM- Unlocked - US Warranty - (Black)Sony Xperia M C1904 - Single SIM- Unlocked - US Warranty - (Black)

Dec, 2016

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Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability. The camera is also mentioned favorably.

camera, usability

57% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M -4GB- Black (New, Unlocked) Smartphone Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (Works with Wind & Mobilicity)Sony Xperia M -4GB- Black (New, Unlocked) Smartphone Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (Works with Wind & Mobilicity)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia M review

 

We can't see why you'd choose the Xperia M over its rivals

Affordable & lightweight ; Dedicated camera button ; Expandable storage ; Loud speaker

Cramped screen & keyboard ; Old Jelly Bean OS ; Mediocre camera ; Very low internal storage

Ratings in depth Sony was so intent on returning to the top of the smartphone tree in 2013 that it launched two high-end flagship devices. The Sony Xperia Z1 trailed the Sony Xperia Z by just six months.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M review - a decent budget choice?

 

Bargain-basement specs let down this well-made compact smartphone

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M review

 

The Sony Xperia M is a decent but inexpensive Android smartphone. Shop around and you can pick up an Xperia M for as little as £100, although more typically it retails for around £130, new and SIM free.

Well built and designed, and with great battery life, we can't be too harsh on the Xperia M. Performance an connectivity is good enough, but these days for this price we want better from the display and camera. Not a bad phone, but there are better...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia M

 

Sony's entry-level smartphone is a good deal at £180

Stylish design, Good battery life, Decent speaker quality

Just 2GB of onboard storage, Average cameras, Disappointing screen quality

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M preview

 

The Xperia M is targeted at budget conscious consumers, so its specifications sheet is about what you would expect from an inexpensive smartphone. There's a 4in TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 854x480, a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of...

The Sony Xperia M is a budget-conscious smartphone that's likely to have a very competitive price tag when it officially hits the shelves in the coming months.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia M Review: First Look

 

The first word that springs to mind when you pick up a Sony Xperia M is ‘cute'.At just 120 grams and in a compact body, the Xperia M fits comfortably in the hand. The soft touch back provides a nice…

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Egan (techworld.com)

Sony Xperia M review

 

The Sony Xperia M is a bulky but stylish budget Android phone. Can this cheap smartphone compete with the best at the bottom of the market? Read our Sony Xperia M review to find out.

Well built and designed, and with great battery life, we can't be too harsh on the Xperia M. Performance an connectivity is good enough, but these days for this price we want better from the display and camera. Not a bad phone, but there are better...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Sony Xperia M

 

Sony's smartphone division has been experiencing a resurgence of late, led by the Xperia Z and Z1 Android devices. Despite a similar look, however, this success hasn't rubbed off on the low-end Xperia M.

Looks like a mini version of the Sony Xperia Z1, but it certainly doesn’t perform like it

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Xperia M Smartphone

 

Pocket-sized Samurai. Sony's latest member of the Xperia series f

Quality build; Available in four colors; Comparatively strong GPU; NFC; Multi-colored message LED

Weak CPU; Middling screen; Small flash memory; Unusable webcam

There is a lot of competition in the entry-level sector. Android-based devices are, for example, Acer Liquid E2, iOcean X7, HTC Desire 500, Huawei Ascend Y300, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. And with the Windows Phones even flagships...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Xperia M Android phone (preview)

 

The Xperia M is a budget-conscious smartphone that's likely to have a very competitive price tag

Notification light ; microSD card slot

No 4G connectivity

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1700 / 1750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:39.23 / 39.25 / 39.38 / 39.4 / 39.45 / 39.5
Continuous video playback time:6.35 / 6.55 / 6.58 / 9.7 / 9.75
Standby time (2G):429 / 498 / 552
Standby time (3G):441 / 454
Talk time (2G):10.16 / 10.25 / 10.26 / 10.27 / 10.3
Talk time (3G):9 / 9.03 / 9.05

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.8
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):0.8

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Walnut / Purple / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Purple / White / Yellow

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.2 / 101.6
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, MP2, MP3, MP4, NRT, OGG, OTA, QTFF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / MP3
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, MOV, MP4 / 3GP, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,2100
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, WCDMA
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, CCX v4, DES, EAP-MD5, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, HTTPS, LEAP, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SIPS, SSH-2, WDS, WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, CCX v4, DES, EAP-MD5, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, HTTPS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SIPS, SSH-2, TKIP, WDS, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Flash memory:4
Java technology: Yes
Multi-touch Gestures: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Battery pack:Y / Yes
Bundled software:McAfee Mobile Security
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.2 / 4.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
SyncML:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard:Y / Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / USB Type-B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:MSM 8227

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.2 / 4.3
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:4
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Internal Memory:1
Scratch resistant: Yes

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4 / 6.2 / 9.3 / 9.4
Height :12.4 / 124 / 9.3
Weight:115
Width:12.4 / 6.2 / 62