Sony recently added a new product to its Xperia smartphone range in the form of the Xperia M5, a successor to the M4 Aqua. It is the Japanese tech giant’s latest water and dust proof smartphone. Apart from a durable body, the Sony Xperia M5 offers excellent camera specifications, which makes it the next best mid-range Sony smartphone with smart camera capabilities.
The Sony Xperia M5 is yet to go on sale in the major markets like India. However, if you have been eyeballing the phone, let’s talk about its major features including the impressive camera options the phone offers.
Sony Xperia M5: features of the excellent camera-centric smartphone
The camera specifications are perhaps the best things about the new Sony Xperia M5. The phone offers a 21.5-megapixel camera sensor at the back with an IMX230 Exmor RS sensor, an LED flash, 4G video recording capability, and f/2.2 aperture. For selfies and self-portraits, the phone has a 13-megapixel front snapper. The device utilises the brand’s super-fast Hybrid autofocus technology, which allows users to capture quality pictures of moving objects with a superfast autofocus speed of just 0.25 seconds. In addition, the M5 also comes pre-loaded with several imaging applications which offer a handful of tweaks to improve captured images and videos.
Apart from offering excellent camera features, the Xperia M5 also offers an impressive design. It comes with stainless steel edges, a glass rear panel, and Sony’s iconic OmniBalance design. The phone looks high-end and attractive. It measures quite slim 7.6mm around the waist, and gets IP68 certification for dust and water resistance up to a depth of 1.5 meters up to 30 minutes, which allows it to be used while swimming and showering.
Display and OS
Coming to the screen, the Sony Xperia M5 flaunts a compact 5-inch display bearing a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, resulting into a pixel density of 441ppi. The device delivers excellent media viewing experience thanks to the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, which offers more vivid colour reproduction than other devices of its league. Software-wise, the phone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and comes with latest versions of Sony’s in-house applications.
The Sony Xperia M5 is powered by a powerful 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor that offers 64-bit computing capabilities. The performance on the phone is further supported by a PowerVR G6200 graphics processing unit and a meaty 3GB of RAM. Overall, the device delivers excellent gaming and smooth UI operations. For storage, the M5 gets 16GB of internal memory, which users can easily expand by inserting a microSD card.
In terms of connectivity, the Xperia M5 packs a bag including 4G LTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and A-GPS. The handset is fueled by a decent 2,600mAh battery, which delivers two days of mixed use on a single charge thanks to the battery STAMINA mode.
The Sony Xperia M5 is certainly one of the best mid-range smartphones the Japanese electronics maker has ever produced. It offers a premium design with water and dust resistance, excellent camera features with fastest autofocus speeds, latest MediaTek octa-core processor with 64-bit computing, newest Android OS experience with Lollipop, and is a future ready device with support for 4G LTE networks. It is a perfect device for those looking for an all-weather device with amazing camera specs. It is expected to land in the Indian market very soon.