Expert Review of Sony Xperia M Black
With their flagship device Sony Xperia Z out of the way, the firm has released another Xperia model with Sony Xperia M that belongs to the mid price range. It seems like all the big companies have timed their products conveniently with HTC Desire U and Samsung's Mega Series ready to go head to head with each other. The Xperia models have done very well in the country in the recent past, with great touch screens and resolutions along with, clean and classy designs. There have been some criticisms against the company for their overpricing of devices, but people still seem to buy them. The Sony Xperia M has a 4-inch TFT capacitive touch screen that unlike its predecessors does not have the bravia engine technology for support. Still the screen is impressive like it has always been with Sony, though it still falls short of the HTC Desire U, in terms of clarity and color clarity.
The display is scratch resistant which does make it score over other displays that have the frequent problems of finger marks. Taking into consideration the dimensions of the device, Sony Xperia M has a length of 124mm, breadth of 62mm and height of 9.3mm, and weighs 115 grams. The software platform is excellent with the latest Android Jelly Bean, while the hardware too, is imposing with the 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM. Therefore, the device comes pretty close to being termed lag free. The 1750mAh standard lithium-ion battery somewhat ends the trend of the terrible battery life that Sony is infamous for. With a talk time of up to 10 hours and 16 minutes in 2G along with up to 9 hours in 3G, Sony Xperia M is well within the acceptable range. The standby time is outstanding as well, with up to 498 hours in 3G and 454 hours in 2G respectively. The 5megapixel camera works well and produces crisp images at a resolution of 2592 by 1944pixels. A secondary VGA camera is also provided for the purpose of video calling and web chatting. The data connectivity features are heavy with Sony Xperia M, as it has Bluetooth, USB port, GPRS and EDGE facilities along with the NFC capability. Internet, apart from the HTML browser, can be accessed through Wi-Fi, where Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot further bolster the web features. The internal memory of the device is 4GB with a microSD card slot with a limit of 32GB. The Sony Xperia M is available in the colors of Black, White, Purple and Yellow. Music has always been the better part of Sony devices, going back to the walkman days. This smartphone has a music player compatible with the formats of MP3, eAAC+ and WAV player. A video player and a FM radio have also been provided.
User Interface and UI functionality
Sony Xperia M comes with a 4-inch TFT capacitive touch screen display that gives 16 million colors and runs on a resolution of 480 by 854pixels with a high pixel density of 245ppi. The scratch resistant screen can be interacted with the help of the multitouch screen by using four fingers.
The smartphone has FM radio and music player to listen to popular music. The latter is compatible with formats MP3, eAAC+ and WAV player. The sound can be heard through the loudspeakers or earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The video player supports MP4, H.263 and H.264 player formats for the user to watch videos.
Pictures and Video quality
Sony Xperia M exploits the services of a 5megapixel camera for capturing still images at a resolution of 2592 by 1944pixels. It contains various features like LED flash, Geo-Tagging, autofocus, touch focus, images stabilization, HDR and panorama wherein, video shootings can be done. The secondary VGA camera completes the camera department of the Sony Xperia M by providing access to web chats and video calling.
Sony Xperia M has Wi-Fi and HTML for connecting to the Internet. The Wi-Fi dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot, further helps the user's cause and enables speedy and swift internet connectivity. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube can be easily be surfed and enjoyed without any lag, and downloading of data is easy.
Internal and External Memory
Sony Xperia M has a 4GB internal memory for storing games, images, videos and songs, while in case the memory is small, there is a padding of 32GB through the microSD card slot. The RAM of 1GB should be more than enough for the users to access resources of the system at a faster pace.
Applications and Gaming
Sony has always been good with games with compatible softwares and fast paced displays. Since it is powered by the Android Jelly Bean operating system, the user gets access to several games online, and almost all the games could be played eligible on the device owing to its memory of 1GB RAM.
Sony Xperia M has a remarkable 1750mAh standard lithium-ion battery that gives away a talk time of up to 10 hours and 16 minutes in 2G, and up to 9 hours in 3G. The user also gets a standby time of up to 498hours in 3G and up to 454hours in 2G.
The amazing device offers NFC capability that can transfer data in an instant provided other device is also NFC compatible. There is also Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotpot that ensures other devices are connected to the web through the original device, making it as an internet hub. Other Wi-Fi features include the Wi-Fi direct, DLNA and dual band. There is also the Bluetooth, USB port, GPRS and EDGE.
Sony Xperia M when compared to HTC Desire U has an identical screen size with 4inches but the former has a higher pixel density. HTC desire U has a 5megapixel camera just like the Sony Xperia M but the latter has a secondary VGA camera. Sony Xperia M has a more powerful battery with 1750mAh as compared to 1650mAh offered by HTC Desire U. Both devices have 1GHz dual core processors, but the RAM offered by Sony Xperia M is 1GB that is, double of the 512MB provided by HTC Desire U. The internal memory is same with 4GB, along with the microSD card slot capacity of 32GB.