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Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005)

We have collected and analyzed 62 expert reviews and 1458 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Jul 5, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 2674451 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the camera and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, camera

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android)Sony Xperia M SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Many are critical about the GPS navigation.

GPS navigation

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M C2004 - Dual SIM - Unlocked - US Warranty - (Black)Sony Xperia M C2004 - Dual SIM - Unlocked - US Warranty - (Black)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Xperia M (C1904, C1905) / M Dual (C2004, C2005) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability. The camera is also appreciated.

camera, usability

57% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M -4GB- Black (New, Unlocked) Smartphone Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (Works with Wind & Mobilicity)Sony Xperia M -4GB- Black (New, Unlocked) Smartphone Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (Works with Wind & Mobilicity)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Victor H. (phonearena.com)

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...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Xperia M

 

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...

Attractive design, Good battery life, Versatile connectivity (including NFC)

Weak display, No LTE support, 1GB RAM

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

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.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

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

The compact Sony Xperia M may be both competent and affordable, but with the low-end competition stronger than ever, it doesn't represent great value for money.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M review - a decent budget choice?

 

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

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1700 / 1750
Battery performance:1700 / 1750
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:39.23 / 39.25 / 39.38 / 39.4 / 39.45 / 39.5
Continuous video playback time:6.35 / 6.55 / 6.58 / 9.7 / 9.75
Standby time (2G):429 / 498 / 552
Standby time (3G):441 / 454
Talk time (2G):10.16 / 10.25 / 10.26 / 10.27 / 10.3
Talk time (3G):9 / 9.03 / 9.05

Call Management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Certificates

Body SAR:0.8
Body SAR (EU):0.8
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.8
Head SAR (EU):0.8

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Walnut / Purple / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, MP2, MP3, MP4, NRT, OGG, OTA, QTFF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / MP3
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPS, PNG, WBMP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, MOV, MP4 / 3GP, MP4
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,3GPP,H.263,H.264,MP4 / 3GP,3GPP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,MOV,MP4 / 3GP,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,2100
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA+ / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, CCX v4, DES, EAP-MD5, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, HTTPS, LEAP, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SIPS, SSH-2, WDS, WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, CCX v4, DES, EAP-MD5, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, HTTPS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SIPS, SSH-2, TKIP, WDS, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Flash memory:4
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search
Java technology: Yes
Multi-touch Gestures: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:McAfee Mobile Security
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.2 / 4.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B / USB Type-B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8227
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:MSM 8227

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.2 / 4.3
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:4
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:4096
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Internal memory:1
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.366 / 0.37 / 2.44 / 4.88
Height:0.366 / 4.88
Weight:4.06
Width:2.44 / 4.88