Sony Xperia M5 E5663
Average of 14 scores (from 19 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Xperia M5 E5663
If the Sony Xperia M5 existed in a vacuum it would be hard to be too critical of it, as it does at least a reasonable job of just about everything. From the screen to the camera to the performance and battery there's nothing here that's a real red flag. But it's also not much of an upgrade in real terms on the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, and consequently it's hard to get excited about. It looks like any other Sony phone, but lacks high-end features like a fingerprint scanner and fails to fully address some of the M4 Aqua's faults.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Trusted Reviews
For £299 SIM-free, the Xperia M5 is a great buy. It’s fast, easily lasts the day (though not the two days Sony claims) and takes a decent picture once you’ve worked out the jam-packed camera app. It’s waterproof too, and can be easily used with one hand. Something that’s getting quite rare. I wish Sony would alter its design strategy a bit, though. We've seen so many Xperia phones that look almost the same, it's hard to get excited about them any more. But it’s not an ugly phone, well maybe the gold one is, but the other colours are much more on the subtle side.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Tech Advisor
On paper, it doesn't look that bad. The maximum resolution is 21.2 megapixels, it has fast, phase detect autofocus, and the aperture is a reasonably bright f/2.2. In practice, my test photographs came out looking soft and blurry, even in bright lighting. Colour and contrast remain solid, and it’s not the worst camera I've ever used on a phone, but I’d hope for better, considering the phone’s price tag and the company’s camera pedigree.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Expert Reviews
Ultimately, though, the Xperia M5 struggles to distinguish itself from the similarly-priced Nexus 5X and Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo. Its large front-facing camera and copious selfie modes will no doubt be enough to sway some, but those after a more general mid-range handset are better off looking elsewhere. Personally, I'd pick the Nexus 5X thanks to its plain version of Android, faster internals and its great camera, but the S5 Neo also makes a compelling case with its incredible battery life, expandable storage and equally brilliant camera. Either way, the Xperia M5 is left feeling distinctly average by comparison, as well as a disappointing follow-up to last year's M4 Aqua.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
At £300 SIM-free it becomes a toss-up between this and older flagships, but the price will undoubtedly drop pretty quickly and you get plenty of bang for your buck as it stands. Beyond the strong imaging experience, the M5’s svelte design, robust feature set and waterproofing skills mean that it’s a great smartphone for anyone looking for a top tier experience without the price tag.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: T Break
To sum up, the Sony Xperia M5 Dual is a great phone, albeit for the issue of heating up. To some users it may seem like a good looking phone, but to me personally it feels like Sony really needs a design overhaul. It does have its plus points though, with a high end camera and superior mobility, making you wonder, is this really a medium-range phone?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 59% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 55%
Source: GSM Arena
There must be something on Sony's mind. Model variations multiply with every generation. Just look at the 2's in their portfolio and the 4's. We're on number five now and the flagship alone has five versions. Before we know it, Sony's portfolio will look like Samsung's - for all the good and bad of it. Domination through saturation - and scores of phones that look the same.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2015
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 09/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 78% performance: 84% features: 72% display: 92% mobility: 76%
Source: All you need Magazin DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2016
Source: Android User DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 100% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 79%
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 85% features: 96% display: 92% mobility: 95%
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Model: The Sony Xperia M5 E5663 is rated as a magnificent photographic tool and features definitely suitable specifications. The design philosophy is kept over several Xperia generations and might seem dated to some, but the overall ruggedness of the waterproof chassis cannot be denied. There are three colors to choose from; gold, black and white. The 5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen features a scratch resistant glass. Color saturation and contrast levels are very impressive as clarity is needed to ensure users get the most out of the images taken.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop device comes with a planned upgrade to 6.0 when it becomes available. There is a Cortex-A53 octa core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, a PowerVR G6200 GPU and 16 GB internal storage. Users will be glad to know that they can increase the storage with a microSD card. The star of the show is a 21.2 MP, phase detection autofocus camera, which delivers superb images. Even the 13 MP front camera is not too shabby. Other features include Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, FM radio with RDS and microUSB 2.0. Battery on the Sony Xperia M5 E5663 is a non-removable Li-Ion cell rated at 2600 mAh.
Imagination PowerVR G6200: Multi core (2 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
MT6795: ARM based octa-core SoC (8x Cortex-A53 clocked at up to 2.2 GHz) for smartphones and tablets. Integrates an LTE modem and video en- and decoder for up to 4K and H.265.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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