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Samsung Galaxy A8 Sony Xperia M5 Dual
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Excellence Score
27.8
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Value for Money Score
38.9
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Price Rs. 32,480 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2015 Sep, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0 Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS, Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, Scratch Resistant
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core) MediaTek Helio X10 64-bit
GPU Mali-T628 PowerVR G6200
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 21.5 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Hybrid Auto-Focus, Superior Auto, 5 X Clear Image Zoom, HDR for image and video, F2.2 Aperture, Video Stabilizer, Auto Scene Recognition, Image Stabilizer, Geotagging, Sony Exmor RS
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees) Auto-Focus, HDR, Exmor RS, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 200 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 5.9 mm 7.6 mm
Weight 151 gm 146 gm
Battery Capacity 3050 mAh 2600 mAh
Battery Standby 304 hrs 671 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 656 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A 12.20 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs 11.80 hrs
Other Battery Parameters Internet 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 hrs Standby Time (LTE): 607 hours, Video Playback: 8 hrs, Music Playback: 62.5 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Noise Filtration Waterproof; Dustproof; DLNA; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration; PlayMemorie
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • Average loudspeaker
  • A lot of bloatware comes preinstalled
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