Sony’s Xperia M5 smartphone is the latest one from the company in the list of waterproof mid-range phones, though this one comes with high-end specifications, and a great camera combination. Just recently, the M4 Aqua was released into the Indian market, but there is a huge difference between that and the M5, thus we are sure you might have many questions in mind about the phone.

Before you read, here are the specifications of Sony Xperia M5.

What are the color options of Xperia M5?

The color options available for the Xperia M5 are White, Gold and black.

Sony Xperia M5 smartphone

Does Sony Xperia M5 have Gorilla Glass or other screen protection?

We aren’t told about any screen protection given for the Xperia M5, and seems like there might be a Gorilla Glass protection but the specs page doesn’t detail about it.

Are the navigation buttons having LED backlight?

There are no separate navigation buttons outside of the screen, and the ones that are available for the user, are a part of the screen itself.

Does Sony Xperia M5 have USB OTG support?

Yes, the Sony Xperia M5 comes with USB OTG support.

What is the processor and GPU in Sony Xperia M5?

Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset is what powers the Xperia M5, and it is an octa-core 64-bit processor clocking at 2.0 GHz. Along with it is a IMG Rogue G6200 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

How is the camera specs and video recording of Sony Xperia M5?

Sony Xperia M5 Camera

The most interesting part about the Xperia M5 is the camera upgrade from its predecessor. The phone now has a 21.5M-megapixel rear camera, along with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera.

It is the Exmor RS sensor with Hybrid autofocus and 5x clear image zoom. The camera is capable of capturing 4K resolution videos. The ISO can be set to 3200 for good light in low-light conditions. Even the front-facing camera can capture 1080p videos.

What is Hybrid autofocus?

Hybrid autofocus is a special type of focusing in the smartphone, where two technologies are combined – Phase detection AF for quick response and Contrast detection AF for added precision. This helps in focusing even on fast moving objects.

What is the internal storage available on the Sony Xperia M5?

Out of the 16GB flash storage provided in the phone, around 10GB is available for the user to download apps, music and movies and store any other files.

How much external MicroSD storage is supported by Xperia M5?

According to Sony, the Xperia M5 is capable of supporting MicroSD cards of up to 200GB capacity.

Is the Sony Xperia M5 Waterproof?

Xperia M5 Colors

Yes, the Sony Xperia M5 is a waterproof as well as a dust tight phone, with the IP certification of IP65 and IP68. According to this, the phone can resist water for up to 30 minutes and depth of up to 3 meters.

How good is the battery of Xperia M5?

There is a 2600 mAh battery included in the phone, and it is capable of staying up to 607 hours on standby on LTE network, and on GSM, the talk time mentioned by the company is about 11 hours, 49 minutes.

The music listening time is about 62 hours 32 min, and the video playback time is about 8 hours. The availability of modes such as Stamina mode, Ultra Stamina mode and low battery mode help enhance the battery life even more.

What are the types of SIM supported by Sony Xperia M5?

It depends on the variant, as the Xperia M5 comes in both, Single and Dual SIM variants. These are Micro SIM card slots.

Pros of Sony Xperia M5

  • Waterproof, dust tight – IP65, IP68
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Great camera combination
  • Good battery saving options

Cons of Sony Xperia M5

  • Mediatek Helio X10 is not well known for gaming
  • Battery capacity a little worry for the 1080p display

We have also done FAQ of few other phones you might be interested in: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua FAQ, Yu Yuphoria FAQ and Phicomm Passion 660 FAQ.

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