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Sony Xperia M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the responsiveness and design. The camera and usability also get good feedback. Opinions about the connectivity and GPS navigation are mixed. There are some critical views about the features.

value for money, usability, camera, design, responsiveness


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 54 user reviews of Sony Xperia M from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

usability, value for money, responsiveness, portability, screen

camera, features

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M SIM-free Android Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia M SIM-free Android Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia M dual (black) sim-free, unbranded

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Review Sony Xperia M Smartphone


Pocket-sized Samurai. Sony's latest member of the Xperia series f

Quality build; Available in four colors; Comparatively strong GPU; NFC; Multi-colored message LED

Weak CPU; Middling screen; Small flash memory; Unusable webcam

There is a lot of competition in the entry-level sector. Android-based devices are, for example, Acer Liquid E2, iOcean X7, HTC Desire 500, Huawei Ascend Y300, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. And with the Windows Phones even flagships...

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Sony Xperia M review: Morning show


Sony has made some great entry-level Android phones, but it's been a while since we saw a new model. The Xperia M injects new blood into the segment with both single and dual-SIM options. Based on the trademark Xperia design, the M scores high on looks...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual or quad-band HSPA support ; Also available in a dual-SIM variant, called Xperia M dual ; 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) at 245ppi ;...

Still and video camera quality not great ; No Mobile BRAVIA engine for the screen ; Screen has sub-par viewing angles ; Poor video codec support out of the box ; Limited internal storage for installing apps

Sony has had some very strong contenders at the entry level: the Xperia U was the cheapest dual-core you can get for a long time and the M is its spiritual successor. Most phones in this price range have Cortex-A5/A7 chipsets and can't shoot 720p video.


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Sony Xperia M Review


The Sony Xperia M does not have the latest cream of the crop specs, but it still manages to impress with a lot of power packed in a compact good looking body…

It’s a looker - compact and stylish ; Above average performance for its class, 1GB of RAM ; Good 1750mAh battery

Average display - dim and with poor viewing angles ; Only 2GB of user available storage ; Disappointing call quality

The Sony Xperia M is a phone with good looks, streamlined user interface that we actually like, and a powerful chip for its class. Not a bad combination, is it? It has its downsides - we wish the screen was a bit better, but our biggest complaint right...

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Sony Xperia M review


We can't see why you'd choose the Xperia M over its rivals

Affordable & lightweight ; Dedicated camera button ; Expandable storage ; Loud speaker

Cramped screen & keyboard ; Old Jelly Bean OS ; Mediocre camera ; Very low internal storage

You have to feel a little sorry for Sony. It produces a perfectly solid Android smartphone with a handful of neat features, all for a low price tag, only to see it completely undermined by the Moto G.

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Xperia M


The Sony Xperia M is a budget-conscious smartphone that's likely to have a very competitive price tag when it officially hits the shelves in the coming months.

Notification light Likely to be inexpensive microSD card slot

No 4G connectivity No AU release date

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Sony Xperia M Android phone (preview)


The Xperia M is a budget-conscious smartphone that's likely to have a very competitive price tag

Notification light ; microSD card slot

No 4G connectivity

The Sony Xperia M is a budget-conscious smartphone with a competitive price tag, but it lacks 4G connectivity.

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Sony Xperia M review


The Sony Xperia M is a decent but inexpensive Android smartphone. Shop around and you can pick up an Xperia M for as little as £100, although more typically it retails for around £130, new and SIM free.

Well built and designed, and with great battery life, we can't be too harsh on the Xperia M. Performance an connectivity is good enough, but these days for this price we want better from the display and camera. Not a bad phone, but there are better...

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Sony Xperia M review


Bargain-basement specs let down this well-made compact smartphone

The Sony Xperia M is a generally a find budget handset. It ticks the boxes for build quality and demonstrates satisfactory performance, and on a good value contract would be a prime choice. However, its mediocre screen and poor camera are both...

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Sony Xperia M


Sony's entry-level smartphone is a good deal at £180

Stylish design ; Good battery life ; Decent speaker quality

Just 2GB of onboard storage ; Average cameras ; Disappointing screen quality

While the Xperia M largely can disappoint on the viewing front, we can have no real complaints about the screen responsiveness. The 4-point multi-touch display reacts well to swiping through homescreens, opening apps and scrolling through settings.

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Sony Xperia M Review: First Look


An affordable mid-ranger from Sony with premium looks and a few premium features thrown in without a prohibitive price tag.

The Sony Xperia M is an intriguing mix of premium and budget; whilst it might not have the best camera or storage options available, its strengths are its design and the user experience on offer, which punches above what you’d expect from a device in...


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean
Operator:O2 / Virgin
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes