Xperia M - £130
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia M
The Sony Xperia M is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is an able, compact and well-constructed all-rounder that has the performance and build quality that we have come to expect of a device manufactured by Sony.
This phone has a 4 inch touchscreen that displays in 245PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia M has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 720p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 40 out of 100.
The Xperia M has an estimated battery life of around 10 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1750mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Sony Xperia M comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia M comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It is also able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Sony Xperia M dual) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Sony Xperia M has an FM radio and a Walkman MP3 player with Sony's xLoud technology. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Xperia M is a very capable phone from Sony that has all of the features one would expect from a phone in this price range. The addition of NFC is a bonus that helps this device to stand out in a very crowded market.