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Sony is a world renowned electronics giant which has established a good reputation for a very long time. Its venture into the smartphone market made us expect exceptional smartphones from it. Accordingly it kept up to our expectations by launching its flagship Xperia ‘Z’ and ‘X’ series. Xperia Z series is the flagship smartphone series from the world great Sony Mobile Communications. One such good smartphone released last year is the Sony Xperia M5. This smartphone, having the code name ‘Holly’ was first announced on 3rd August 2015. Finally, it was released in September 2015. But it became available in the market from 9th September 2015.
The predecessor model to this smartphone is the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. After this model, the Sony Xperia Z5 has also been manufactured. This smartphone is decently priced for the specifications it offers. The target customers for this smartphone are the middle class and upper middle-class people. This smartphone was known for its super mid – range specifications. The major USP of this smartphone is its high standard display and its technically advanced Camera lens. Most importantly it comes with high degree protection against dust and water. So now lets us look more closely at the other technical specifications of this smartphone and thereby figure out its various possible pros and cons.
This smartphone comes with an Aluminium frame, encasing durable tempered glass panels. It gives the smartphone a very premium look. The tempered glass surface makes it quite slippery to hold. The entire phone build with essential features like IP68 dust protection, waterproof rating over 1.5 m and a duration of 30 mins. The length of this phone is 145 mm, and the breadth is 72 mm. This phone is very sleek with a thickness of just 7.6 mm. This smartphone weighs an average of 142.6 g and is not all that heavy. The display in this smartphone is an IPS LCD capacitive display. The screen size is 5.0 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It also has 4 fingers multi-touch feature. This smartphone comes with extensive protection. It has a Scratch- resistant glass coating. This smartphone comes in four colour variants namely White, Black and Gold.
This smartphone works on the Android OS v 5.0 (Lollipop) at the time of purchase. Later, this smartphone can also be upgraded to v 5.1 (Lollipop). The chipset used here is MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10. The processor type used here is a 64 – bit ARM processor. The processor used here for the central processing is an Octa – core, Cortex – A53 CPU. The clock speed of this processor 2 GHz. The Power VR G6200 GUI control the graphics interface of this smartphone. Due to the Octa core processor, there is almost no lag found in the performance. The internal storage space available in this smart is 16 GB. Even though this capacity is quite enough for basic users, it also comes with the option of externally expanding the memory using a microSD card up to 256 GB max. The RAM space available in this smartphone is 3 GB.
It has a primary camera of a fantastic 21.2 MP which has a lens aperture focal length of f/2.0. The wide angle of focus is around 27 mm. It comes with an LED flash. Other supportive features available are the auto focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, and panorama. The secondary or front camera comes with an epic 13MP and an aperture focal length of f/ 2.0. The primary camera records video with a resolution of 2160p at the rate of 30fps. The secondary camera though records only with a resolution of 1080p at 30fps. The audio in this smart is pretty average. It also has a fully functional FM Radio feature with RDS technology.
The battery in this smartphone is of nonremovable type. It is a Li – Ion battery with a capacity of 2600mAh. The average standby time is up to 495 h in 2G mode and 504 h in 3G mode. It comes with a talk time of up to 11 h in 2G mode and up to 12 h on 3G mode. During music playback, it lasts up to 62 h. This smartphone comes with dual sim feature. The sim type compatible with this smartphone is Nano – sim. These sims work on GSM network. Also, one sim is compatible with 2G, 3G, and 4G modes. The other does not support 4G. It also comes with the basic wireless connectivity features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Sony Xperia M5 Dual has a few advantageous features like good processor, lots of RAM memory, decent battery and exceptional primary as well as the front camera. The cons though are its poor build, frequent switching off the problem and slightly high cost.
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