Sony’s mid-range smartphone and the M series had always been one of the well received smartphones by users in Nepal before the dominance of Chinese and Indian handset. Expecting to be loved once again by most of the users in Nepal, Sony M5 is now available in Nepal from e-commerce site Kaymu. The M5 is now premium in pricing as well as offers great hardware. Considering the hardware it packs, the smartphone is priced at Rs.45,800. Although the smartphone definitely has a premium build and good hardware but we think the price it comes will be a major factor if it does not do well in Nepalese market.
The smartphone features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Inside, the smartphone is powered by MediaTek’s latest SoC Helio X10 with 8 cortex A53 cores running at 2.2Ghz frequency accompanied by 3GB of RAM alongside 16GB of internal storage thankfully expandable via microSD card upto 128GB. Coming to the camera department, the smartphone packs 21.5 MP primary sensor with an aperture rate of f/2.2 with ISO 3200 that can shoot a 4K video as well (of course it would considering the price tag and hardware it packs). The smartphone comes with a 13 MP selfie shooter which will prove to be a boon to all those selfie lovers out there.
Specs of Sony Xperia M5:
- 5-inch Full HD IPS display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
- 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-Core 64-bit processor with PowerVR G6200 GPU
- 3GB DDR3 RAM
- 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB via microSD card
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Dual SIM
- 21.5MP rear camera with IMX230 Exmor RS sensor, f/2.2 aperture, Hybrid AF, LED flash, 4K video recording
- 13MP front-facing camera, Exmor RS sensor, 1080p video recording
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS
- Dimensions: 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm; Weight: 143g
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC
- 2600mAh battery with STAMINA mode
Should You Buy It?
The answers is both Yes and No. If you are looking smartphones for gaming and raw power than we wouldn’t recommend this smartphone because we are a bit skeptical about the performance of this smartphone since it packs the low performing Cortex A53 cores alongside the powerful Helio X10 chipset, which will be a bottle neck for high end games like Asphalt 8. And considering the price tag of this phone, we would recommend you to buy other similar but powerful phones around same price tags like OnePlus 2 or LG’s G4. But if you are looking for premium designed phones and a premium brand than this phone is always ahead than OnePlus 2 or LG G4. Since the smartphone is IP65/68 rated you don’t have to worry about splashes of water. At last the choice is always yours. We would be happy to know about your opinion in the comment box below.