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Sony Xperia M5

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Codename  Holly
Manufacturer  Sony Mobile
Brand  Sony
Series  Sony Xperia
Slogan  Get Ready for the Unexpected
Model  E5603, E5606, E5653 (single sim) E5633, E5643, E5663 (dual sim)

The Sony Xperia M5 is a water & dust proof high-range Android smartphone manufactured by Sony and it serves as the successor of the Xperia M4 Aqua. The phone was unveiled on 3 August 2015 along with the Xperia C5 Ultra. The phone is marketed as a “super mid-range” phone, which is between a predecessor M4 Aqua and flagship Xperia Z5

Contents

Like its predecessor, the Xperia M4 Aqua, the Xperia M5 is waterproof and dustproof, and has an IP rating of IP65 and IP68. The key highlight of the phone is the 21.5 megapixel rear camera and ISO 3200 along with 0.25 second Hybrid Autofocus that utilizes phase detection autofocus.

Hardware

The device features a 5.0 inch (130 mm) 1080p display. The device is dust and water proof with an IP rating of IP65 and IP68 and it is powered by 2.0 GHz Octa-core MediaTek HelioX10 MT6795 processor with 3 GB of RAM. The M5 includes a non-removable 2600 mAh battery. The rear camera of the M5 is 21.5 megapixel with a Sony Exmor RS image sensor along with ISO 3200 and f/2.2 aperture. The devices also features hybrid autofocus that utilizes phase detection autofocus and contrast detection autofocus that can focus the object within 0.25 seconds. The device comes with 16 GB internal storage along with microSDXC card expansion up to 200 GB.

Software

The Xperia M5 comes preinstalled with Android 5.0 Lollipop along with Sony’s custom interface and software. Sony made an update to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) available for the handset.

Sales

The dual-sim variant of the Xperia M5 was launched in India and Hong Kong on 9 September 2015. Sony also announced in early 2016 to sell the M5 in the UK despite originally planning not to sell in UK

Issues

The handset occasionally suffers from automatic shutoff and cannot be restarted or turn on unless connected to a power source via USB cable. Sony has commented on the issues and confirmed that most of first batch of this phone that was released had issues and were faulty and that customers with affected handsets are able to have them repaired by replacing a new battery at a Sony Service Center.

Reception

The Xperia M5 was generally well received. Sony was praised for the handset’s improved camera, longer battery life and more generous internal storage

References

Sony Xperia M5 Wikipedia


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