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Sony Xperia M5 Dual
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magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 26,301 onwardsRs. 24,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2015Sep, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0
Screen Size5.7 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)IPS, Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, Scratch Resistant
Processor1.8 GHz2 GHz
Processor NameExynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)MediaTek Helio X10 64-bit
GPUMali-T628PowerVR G6200
RAM2 GB3 GB
VoLTEYes
Camera16.0 MP21.5 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP13.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 200 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness5.9 mm7.6 mm
Weight151 gm146 gm
Battery Capacity3050 mAh2600 mAh
Battery Standby304 hrs671 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)N/A656 hrs
Battery TalktimeN/A12.20 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrs11.80 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 51 hrsStandby Time (LTE): 607 hours, Video Playback: 8 hrs, Music Playback: 62.5 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Very good build quality
  • Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date
  • Very good design - the metallic edges and frame, along with the thin bezels, give it the kind of sophistication that you would expect from flagship devices
  • The phone's back is grippy and has a nice finish
  • Very good display - bright, sharp, detailed, and has vibrant color reproduction
  • New improved TouchWiz UI over Android is running lean and functional
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly
  • Good camera - images are sharp, and detailed and have good color reproduction
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Neat, simple design
  • Very well-made and durable
  • Water-proofing is a welcome perk that gives the Xperia M5 an extra edge
  • Good display - gets great marks in terms of maximum brightness and has fairly accurate color rendition
  • Xperia launcher on top of Android runs nicely, and looks good
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Decent front and back cameras (although a little sluggish)
  • Good battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • No major negatives
  • Average loudspeaker
  • A lot of bloatware comes preinstalled
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