The "1-Minute" Review
- Weak display
- No LTE support
- 1GB RAM
The Sony Xperia M is an entry level handset that features a 4-inch, 854 x 480 resolution display, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage - expandable up to 32GB. It’s bundled with Android Jellybean 4.1 operating system and has Sony’s custom user interface overlaid.
One differentiator from other phones in its class is the Adrenos 305 GPU processor, which aids in its ability to render graphics. “Owing to the midrange Adreno 305 GPU, demanding games are no problem for the Xperia M,” says Notebookcheck.
Rounding out the primary feature set, the phone has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 0.3 front-facing camera. The camera has an HDR mode, which “works quite well and is particularly useful for objects with varying light exposures,” according to Notebookcheck. "The camera is quite useful for the occasional snapshot in good light in practical use, but it cannot replace a compact camera". The removable battery is rated at around 9-10 hours of talk time.
The front of the phone has no physical buttons, which means the small, 4 inch display loses some real estate due to the virtual buttons that Sony uses instead. However, the small screen helps make the most of the 480 x 854 pixel resolution. According to Trusted Reviews, the 245 ppi pixel density means "it's never going to give you Retina like clarity, but for reading web pages, text is nice and clear."
Overall, reviewers give the Xperia M average overall marks as an entry level device. Phonearena sums up by saying that its "a phone with good looks, streamlined user interface that we actually like, and a powerful chip for its class."
What the Critics Are Saying...
Prices (Where to Buy)
Sony released the Xperia M on September 30, 2013.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia M user manual here.
Sony backs up the Xperia M with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Xperia M has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.