Sony Xperia M5 Review: Perfect Blend of Style and Functionality
The Xperia series of smartphones from Sony has managed to garner a decent fanbase in Malaysia. With that said, the company plans to leverage on the series' popularity with the Sony Xperia M5. Despite its affordable price tag, the phone features a formidable set of specs. Here is a rundown of its main features:
An Omnibalance Design
Sony has stuck to a simple formula of its smartphone design for years: acquiring an "omnibalance" in a smartphone. That omnibalance calls for a smartphone design that is equal on all sides, with the power button right at the centre, easily accessible by the fingers and hands no matter how you hold the phone.
The Xperia M5 is also flat on its front and back, creating an even more balanced look for the smartphone. The equal design has also given Sony an excellent chassis to employ their signature waterproof capabilities to the M5 with an IP65/68 rating – which means that it can more than withstand splashes and the rain, as well as withstand immersion into 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. This means that if you somehow got some dirt or grime onto the device, just rinse it off with water and it will be as good as new.
Go Big With The Camera
The Sony Xperia M5 is no slouch when it comes to its photographic capabilities. Its 21.5 megapixels camera has a 0.25-second hybrid autofocus and excellent zoom capabilities that leave you with super sharp results. The Xperia M5 uses Sony's award-winning G lens to capture images with superior clarity, allowing more light into the sensor and adding more depth to your photographs.
The Xperia M5's hybrid autofocus is predictive and will focus even before you want it to. Tap to focus on your subject like normal, but watch as the M5's camera tracks your subject's movements within its view, focusing on it at all times. This will lessen the blur on moving subjects, allowing you to capture them in greater detail. It also shoots incredibly fast, going from phone standby to capture ready in under a second.
Full HD display with Bravia technology
The Xperia M5 has 5-inch Full HD display (1080p resolution) that is equipped with Sony's Bravia Triluminos technology that is commonly found in their leading TV sets. This gives the Xperia M5's display a richness and accuracy in terms of replicating the subjects on the screen. It's like owning a mobile version of a top-notch Sony television that you can bring around anywhere you go.
Go Longer With Two Days of Battery
Like many other Xperia smartphones, the M5 has an incredibly long battery life. This means that you can stay away from power outlets and prevent yourself from being tied down to a power bank for long periods of time, allowing you to do more with your Xperia M5.