Sony Xperia M


Sony Xperia MNotebook: Sony Xperia M (Xperia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 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: 75.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 48%, features: 57%, display: 75% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 78%, 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?
60% Sony Xperia M review: cheap Android phone is okay, but there are better budget phones
Source: PC Advisor English
Well built and designed, and with great battery life, we can't be too harsh on the Xperia M. Performance an connectivity is good enough, but these days for this price we want better from the display and camera. Not a bad phone, but there are better rivals on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony Xperia M review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia M is a generally a find budget handset. It ticks the boxes for build quality and demonstrates satisfactory performance, and on a good value contract would be a prime choice. However, its mediocre screen and poor camera are both drawbacks, especially considering that for around the same price you can get your hands on the superior Motorola Moto G or Alcatel One Touch Idol S.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Aldi-Smartphone mit Speichermangel
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2014
64% Sony Xperia M
Source: Android User - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 64%
85% Sony Xperia M
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Sony Xperia M
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German
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: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

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.

S4 Plus 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

75.14%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-27 (Update: 2013-08-27)