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Sony’s Xperia M5 Is A “Super Mid-range” Phone With Hybrid AF and 21.5-megapixel Camera

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A camera-centric phone from Sony

Aside from the humungous (and absolutely beautiful) C5 Ultra, Sony also launched their new “super mid-range” smartphone, the M5. The Xperia M5 has a smaller, 5-inch, full HD display and traditional side bezels, along with MediaTek’s Helio X10 octa-core processor, running at 2.0GHz.

Sony Xperia M5 specs

  • 2.0GHz 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5-inch, full HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 21.5-megapixel rear camera with hybrid AF, F/2.2 aperture, flash
  • 13-megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2600mAh battery

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Aside from the new, beastly processor, the Xperia M5 is also touted as having a hybrid autofocus system that’s paired with a 21.5-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 lens and the ability to shoot at ISO’s as high as 3200. The new AF system supposedly allows the Xperia M5 to focus in on subjects as just a quarter of a second. The camera of the M5 is also capable of 5x zoom without losing any quality, thanks to the Clear Image Zoom tech that’s in the phone.

Other specs of the M5 include water resistance, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and a 2600mAh battery that the company says can keep on trucking for two days on a single charge.

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Just like the C5 Ultra, there’s no firm release date for the M5 aside from the vague mid-August estimate.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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13 Comments

  1. Interesting ang helio x10 at bagong camera. Sana marelease kagad sa pinas mukhang mas maganda to kesa sa m4 aqua.

    1. Expect mo na mas mataas dahil sony. Yun ngang z3 at z3 compact 31k at 28k pa rin sa sony centers kahit malapit na mag 1 year yung model.

    1. will definitely consider the M5 for its flagship specs and hopefully mid-range price (less than 20k would be very reasonable). i reckon that this would be the last of its kind under Sony’s current design for its xperia line considering that it was released with an M badge rather than the flagship Z series.

  2. wow.. amazing unit na naman from sony.. the best quality talaga sila! can’t wait for this one.. sana marelease na soon.. 🙂

  3. Kakabili ko lang xperia C4 15990 tapos labas agad ung C5 ultra M5 na kunti lang cguro deperensya sa price about 2-3k huhuhu
    Ang Ganda pa naman nang xperia M5 parang flagshio ung specs then waterproof tsk tsk

  4. sa mga nakabili na po ng m5? how is it doing as your unit? solid po ba? hindi po ba nagkaka heat probs?

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