Along with the local release of the Xperia Z Ultra, Sony has also made official in the country the mid-range Xperia M and Xperia M dual, and will arrive with a price tag of just under Php11k.
The Xperia M inherits the familiar Omni-Balance design of its high-end cousins (at least on the sides). It’s light, well-crafted and feels good in the hands. However, it feels plasticky which quickly reminds you that you’re holding a mid-ranger.
It sports a 4-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) TFT display which equates to 245ppi. Although the screen sits at 4-inches, it appears smaller due to the relatively thick bezels. Pixel density is very decent but the reflective TFT isn’t going to impress you that much.
Sony Xperia M specs:
4.0″ FWVGA (854 x 480) TFT display, 245ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 dual-core, 1Ghz
Adreno 305 GPU
4GB inernal storage (2GB usable)
microSD up to 64GB
5 megapixel AF Exmor RS rear camera w/ LED flash
0.3 megapixel front-facing
HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
WiFi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP, ANT+
GPS w/ A-GPS support
124 x 62 x 9.3 mm
Android 4.1 Jellybean
dual-SIM, dual-standby (Xperia M dual)
Xperia M colors: Black, Purple, White, Yello
Xperia M dual colors: Black, White
The Xperia M will be available in the Philippines starting September 1, 2013 with an SRP of Php10,490 while the Xperia M dual will arrive in October 2013 with an SRP of Php10,990.