Sony Xperia M, in-depth analysis

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After a pause to recharge Sony has come charging to debut the newest member of the Xperia family: Sony Xperia M . The company is committed to a balanced configuration in this new model, which is in the mid-range of its varied catalog. The Sony Xperia M is a mobile full notable for its design with curved back, the four - inch screen and five - megapixel camera . The multimedia section is also a point in its favor since Sony includes a series of very complete services such as the Sony Entertainment Network suite .The terminal will go on sale worldwide from the third quarter of this year, that is, between the months of July and September. Let's see all the details of the Sony Xperia M.

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Display and layout

The Sony Xperia M has a four-inch panel , a suitable size to display content clearly but at the same time it is very manageable. The screen has 854 x 480 pixels of resolution , reproduces 16 million colors and has a density of 245 dots per inch.

The design is one of the most care in Sony products. In this case, the curved back is one of the details that give it a more distinguished touch and also reminds us of other models such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc , but at the same time this design has also been updated, including aluminum details that were introduced. for the first time with the Sony Xperia Z, the current flagship of the brand. Sony defines the design of this terminal as Omnibalance , in reference to the search for balance through symmetry and the combination of materials. The terminal has compact dimensions with aProfile of 9.3 mm and weighs just 124 grams. It will be available in white, black, purple or lime green.

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Camera and multimedia

Sony continues to bet on offering a very complete photographic experience, even in mid-range terminals such as this Sony Xperia M. On the back it equips a five megapixel Exmor RS sensor, this technology allows to obtain very good results in conditions of low light, and in the front it has a camera to make video calls. The main sensor is accompanied by an LED flash that serves as support in taking snapshots or night videos, it also has automatic focus, image stabilizer, HDR, geo-tagging, face and smile detector, red-eye reduction, panoramic sweep and 4x digital zoom. Alsorecords HD720p videos at 30 frames per second, so the recorded movements are natural and skip-free.

All the latest generation Sony Xperia have various services focused on entertainment such as the complete Sony Enterntainment Network suite and the PlayStation certificate . Within the multimedia section there are also other important points such as the WALKMAN player, the xLoud sound enhancement and the FM radio tuner with RDS.

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Power and memory

The processor of this model may seem insufficient if we compare it with the most advanced high-end of the moment, but we must not forget that the Sony Xperia M is a mid-range smartphone and does not need a large motor to run smoothly. The chip in question is a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8227 at one gigahertz, which has Krait architecture and an Adreno 305 graphics chip . To ensure good process management, it has a Gb of RAM.

We continue with memory, but in this case storage. The  Sony Xperia M has a background of four Gb, perhaps a somewhat short capacity if we are used to installing many applications. If we want to expand the space for photos, videos, songs, documents and some applications, we can use MicroSD cards with up to 32 Gb of additional capacity.

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Operating system and applications

The Sony Xperia M will be available from July and will come standard with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, one of the most current versions of the mobile platform of the famous green android. In addition to being compatible with the newest applications in the Google Play store , this installment has the complete Google Now voice assistant , which anticipates our requests and learns from our routine to be useful at the right time. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean also has an improved widget system , notifications with which we can interact and other improvements such as Project Butterto boost performance. In addition to the new features of this version, it also includes all the services that Google includes in Android terminals, we talk about Google Maps, Google Navigation, YouTube, Google Chrome and much more.

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The  Sony Xperia M is a particularly well connected terminal , especially due to Sony's One Touch function . This service allows us to share files with other computers almost instantly thanks to NFC technology or the Bluetooth wireless port . All we have to do is bring both devices closer together for the transfer to begin. But One Touch not only serves to share files, it also allows us to mirror the screen on a Sony BRAVIA TV, make backup copies or listen to music with the wireless speakersavailable. The Sony Xperia M also has Wi-Fi Direct , a system that allows you to connect two devices that are linked to the same network, and DLNA , to mirror the screen on a compatible TV or monitor. As if that were not enough, it also has a MicroUSB port prepared to launch a high definition signal with a special MHL cable .

The Sony Xperia M also connects to the Internet through 3G networks (HSPA + 21 Mbps) or high-speed Wi-Fi, thus also saving mobile data. Other available connections are the GPS antenna , the ANT + system -focused on sports-, Wi-Fi Hotspot and the 3.5 mm jack for headphones .


The terminal has a 1,750 milliamp battery that, according to official data, lasts 10 hours and 16 minutes in conversation and 498 hours in rest. Sony has also detailed the music playback time (19 hours and 23 minutes) and video playback time (6 hours and 35 minutes). So that we can make the most of the battery power, the STAMINA saving mode has also been included .


Sony has bet on the more balanced middle segment with this Sony Xperia M, a terminal that does not lack anything but does not have any section that stands out from the rest. One of the main claims of the terminal has to do with connectivity , but we also highlight the various entertainment options offered as well as the presence of the Exmor RS sensor in its main camera and the dual-core Krait processor. The design is also a success and once again Sony shows that it takes special care at this point, regardless of whether it is a high-end or a more basic model. TheThe most pronounced disadvantage of the Sony Xperia M is the internal memory of only four GB.

Data sheet

StandardGSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSPA + 850/900/1700/1900/2100

Weight and measurements124 x 62 x 9.3 mm

124 grams


Expandable with 32GB MicroSD cards



Capacitive multi-touch panel

4 inch

854 x 480 pixels

245 ppi

16 million colors

Scratch resistant glass

On-screen QWERTY keyboard


Photo camera5 megapixel camera

Exmor RS sensor


LED flash

4x digital zoom

Image Stabilizer


Face and smile detector



Red-eye reduction

Sweep Panorama

HD720p movie recording @ 30 frames per second

Frontal camera


Play video, music and photos

Supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis, 3GPP, MP4, AMR

FM radio with RDS

PlayStation Certificate

Sony Entertainment Network

Sony WALKMAN player

XLoud sound enhancement

Streaming video

3D games

ConnectionsAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system

Qualcomm MSM8227 1 GHz dual-core processor

3G (HSPA + 21 Mbps)


Wi-Fi Hotspot

BLuetooth 4.0




Xperia Link

PC Companion

ANT + (sport)

Screen mirroring

MicroUSB 2.0 with MHL

3.5 mm audiojack

MicroSD card slot

AutonomyLithium battery 1,750 milliamps

Conversation: 10:16 am

Standby: 498 hours

Music: 39:23 hours

Video: 6:35 hours


PriceNot available
+ infoSony

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