Sony Xperia M


Sony Xperia MNotebook: Sony Xperia M (Xperia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.0 inch, 17.8:10, 854x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.112kg
Price: 229 euro
Average Score: 81.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 36%, features: 43%, display: 75% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia M

85% Review Sony Xperia M Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Pocket-sized Samurai. Sony's latest member of the Xperia series features a relatively small screen of only 4-inches. The low-clocked dual-core processor is supported by a strong graphics unit. Is that enough to gain a foothold in the entry-level sector?

Foreign Reviews

64% Sony Xperia M
Source: Android User - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 64%
85% Sony Xperia M
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Sony Xperia M
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% mobility: 87%
Dual-SIM-Smartphone mit Speichermangel
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: chic design; handy format; good display; appealing price Negative: poor camera quality; weak audio quality
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2013
87% Gut für Android-Einsteiger
Source: German DE→EN
Positive: beginner smartphone; solid configuration; attractive price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%



The Sony Xperia M is an entry level smartphone. That's usually the code for plastic and cheap, but this phone provides decent, yet standard features for this price point. For those who like their smartphones colorful - it comes in a range of four colors - black, white, yellow and purple. The sturdy design belies its cost and plastic construction with clean lines and interesting touches. It is light and compact, with a 4 inch screen that will easily fit in pockets and small hands. With Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8227 1 GHz, it falls behind the competition, and the display quality does not help. A resolution of 480x854 is good enough for 4 inch screen and the contrast seems decent enough, but the washed out colors just do not satisfy. Only 4 GB of internal storage is provided, which means there is only a little over 1 GB of available space, which makes a microSD card necessary.

The competition in the entry level market is stiff. There are plenty of Android options to consider, and even more when you factor in other operating systems. If affordability is a priority, then there are cheaper options available. However, if it all boils down to looks, the Sony Xperia M has a pretty good chance of winning against the competition. 

Qualcomm Adreno 305:

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Snapdragon MSM8227: Mid-range, 28nm Dual Core SoC clocked at 1.0 Ghz for Smartphones.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

4.0": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.112 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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Sony reviews

81.2%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Nokia Lumia 525
Snapdragon MSM8227
» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270
Snapdragon MSM8930
» Nokia Lumia 520
Snapdragon MSM8227
» HTC Windows Phone 8S
Snapdragon MSM8227

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Huawei Ascend G740
Snapdragon MSM8930, 5.0", 0.155 kg
» Nokia Lumia 635
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Nokia Lumia 630
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.3", 0.163 kg
» LG G2 Mini
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.12 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1320
8930AB, 6.0", 0.22 kg
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Snapdragon MSM8930, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» LG D605 Optimus L9 II
Snapdragon MSM8230, 4.7", 0.12 kg
» Motorola Moto G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.143 kg
» LG Optimus F6
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Nokia Lumia 625
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.7", 0.159 kg
» HTC Windows Phone 8XT
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» HTC One Mini
8930AB, 4.3", 0.122 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.3 kg
» Sony Xperia L
Snapdragon MSM8230, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
8930AB, 6.3", 0.199 kg
» Nokia Lumia 720
Snapdragon MSM8227, 4.3", 0.128 kg
» Huawei Ascend W1
Snapdragon MSM8230, 4", 0.125 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.5", 0.138 kg
» Nokia Lumia 620
Snapdragon MSM8227, 3.8", 0.127 kg
» HTC One SV
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.122 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» ZTE Blade V
unknown, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
» Alcatel OneTouch M'Pop
PowerVR SGX531, MT6575
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-27 (Update: 2013-08-27)