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Sony Xperia M5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 reviews of Sony Xperia M5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The screen and performance also get good views, but there are some less positive comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia M5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia M5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia M5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and design are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M5 5-Inch 4G Single Sim Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia M5 5-Inch 4G Single Sim Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: James Rogerson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia M5

 

Sharp, vibrant screen ; Stylish water-resistant design ; Solid battery life

Sluggish camera ; Too similar to M4 Aqua ; Performance isn't the best

The Sony Xperia M5 has a gorgeous screen and is a competent phone in every other way, but its a small, expensive upgrade on the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia M5

 

Sony's mobile division is in a strange place right now. It's killed off the Z series and launched the Xperia X and Xperia XA without altering the design formula it's used for years.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M5 review - a selfie specialist

 

A mid-range phone with a decent selfie camera, but its sluggish chipset and mediocre battery life fail to make the Xperia M5 stand out

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia M5 Review: In Depth

 

Sony Xperia M5 review: The new Xperia M5 was never originally meant to sell in the UK. It launched in the second half of 2015 in other markets, but we're glad Sony had a change of heart and finally brought…

Clean design ; Great cameras ; Feature packed

Screen could be better ; Questionable aesthetic elements ; Weak graphical performance

The

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Xperia M5 waterproof smartphone

 

Sony Xperia M5 waterproof Android smartphone : Sony Mobile introduces the waterproof Xperia M5 to its growing line-up of mobile devices. Following Xperia M4 Aqua's success in raising the bar and defining the 'super mid-range' with its imaging...

Sony Xperia M5 price is yet to be announced. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this waterproof phone to the test and publish a Sony Xperia M5 review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and sample videos. Visit...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Sony Xperia M5: The smartphone that shoots 13MP selfies

 

Sony's mid-range Xperia packs a punch, especially if you care more about selfies than raw power

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Sony Xperia M5

 

A mid-range smartphone that surprises and intrigues, the Xperia M5 serves up a great display and camera combo that is an undoubted feather in Sony's cap.

Fantastically sharp and bright display; Solid performing camera; Good multitasking performance

Plastic frame feels slightly cheap

All in all, the Xperia M5 gets the necessary things right, and surprises (in a good way) on a few others. When I reflect on the Xperia M4 Aqua, this smartphone's predecessor, the slightly sub-par display and propensity to heat up come to mind. With the...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Знакомимся с Sony Xperia M5 и C5 Ultra

 

Два новых гаджета Sony, большой «фаблет» Sony Xperia C5 Ultra с дисплеем 6 дюймов и Sony Xperia M5 – почти такой же, как Sony Xperia Z3, только дешевле и в чем-то даже лучше. Очень интересная парочка…

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Sony Xperia M5 Review

 

In terms of processing power, look and feel the Sony Xperia M5 is categorized below Sony's Xperia Z flagship line of smartphones. However, like the Z-models it's dust-proof and waterproof and has a lot to offer in the photography department. In the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Sony Xperia M5 review

 

The Sony Xperia M5 offers most of the features of the flagship Z5, but for substantially less money. Its super-slim design is very nearly the same, and its 21.5 megapixel camera with 4K video makes the M5 one of Sony's best ever camera phones. The...

We have no problems justifying a 5-star rating for the Xperia M5. It has the star looks of a flagship handset, being lightweight, ultra-thin and waterproof into the bargain. The screen and twin cameras are impressive, and the speed and memory are just...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):607
Continuous audio playback time:62 / 62.32 / 62.5
Continuous video playback time:62.5 / 8 / 8.02
Standby time (2G):2600 / 571 / 671
Standby time (3G):656 / 671
Standby time (4G):607 / 656
Talk time (2G):11.49 / 11.8
Talk time (3G):11.8 / 12.11 / 12.2
Talk time (4G):12.2 / 607
Video call time:8

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:5312 x 3984
Digital Zoom:5
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:3200
Main camera resolution (numeric):21.5
Rear Camera Resolution:5312 x 3984
Rear camera resolution (numeric):21.5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:13
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.394
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.321

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Scratch resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Standard colour:Black

Display

3D playback: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Navi wheel: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:No / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM, SMF, Vorbis, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, ASF, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, SMF, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, ASF, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, SMF, WMA, WMV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, ASF, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, SMF, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, ASF, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, SMF, Vorbis, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV / 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV / 3GPP, DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, HSPA, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, GAVDP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, GAVDP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SDAP, SSP / AVCTP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes
Wrist strap included: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:IMG Rogue G6200
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:IMG Rogue G6200
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5 / 5.0 / 5.0 (Lollipop)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:MT6795

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5 / 5.0 / 5.0 (Lollipop)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC
Internal Memory:3072
Internal RAM:3072
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:200
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:200
Dust-resistant: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Internal Memory:9.1
Scratch resistant: Yes
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6
Height :14.5 / 14.6 / 145
Weight:142.5
Width:7.2 / 72