Sony offered this model for those who cannot really afford the much more expensive Xperia Z1, as well as for those who are perfectly happy with the phone’s modest but still more than adequate specifications, and need the added convenience of dual SIM support. Xperia M was offered in four versions C 1904 and C1905 for Australian and North American market and for worldwide sales, respectively, and C2005 and C 2005 with dual SIM support and sale in the same sets of markets. Since the phones have been released in August 2013, they have sold quite well, which is not surprising, seeing that they are well balanced mid range phones capable of satisfying the requirements of even the pickier users.
Xperia M Dual C2005 doesn’t have the aesthetic appeal of Z1, but its plastic casing allows for convenient battery removal, which some consider trivial, but others cherish because it gives them the option of carrying a spare battery if they think they might have to use the phone for long stretches of time without having access to a charging station. You can purchase Xperia M Dual C2005 in white, black or purple, while Sony’s OmniBalance system along with the comfortable dimensions of 124 x 62 x 9.3 mm and weight of 115 grams ensure that the phone will be convenient to hold and handle both in portrait and landscape modes.
Xperia M Dual C2005 has a TFT display with a 854 x 480 resolution, which on a 4 inch screen comes down to a pixel density of 245 ppi, which is perhaps not as awe inspiring as the numbers on flagship, high end phones, but is nothing to be dismissive about.
Again, even though the numbers may seem somewhat underwhelming, Xperia M Dual C2005 will not leave you frustrated because of lag or prevent you from using most of the available apps. While you may not be able to play the most demanding games with its 1 GB RAM and Qualcomm 1GHz dual-core CPU, you can still get a lot of bang for your buck with this phone. It comes with 4 GB of internal memory, which you can easily expand with a MicroSD card of up to 32 GB. Battery life is one of the phone’s strengths with expected 10 hours of talking time, almost 500 hours of standby and 40 hours of music listening.
Xperia M Dual C2005 comes with a 5 MP rear camera, which can shoot 720pHD video and take HDR shots for clearer colors.
Software and Features
Xperia M Dual C2005 runs Android 4.1, and allows for a 4.2 upgrade, and, naturally, comes with a Sony customized skin. Some of the interesting features include Battery STAMINA mode, which allows you to easily turn off any background processes which may be draining the battery, a convenient Near Field Communication system which allows for easy file transfer and connecting with other devices, and the ability to keep both SIMs active at the same time, allowing you to place a call on one SIM on hold while you are using the other one to talk.
Article by Samuel Evans blogger and writer for Mobile Shop. Samuel currently exploring everything related to mobile phones and gadgets.