Sony Xperia M5 Dual Philippines Official Price is Php 21,990, Out Now!

Our friends at Sony Mobile Philippines have just officially made the handsome, mid-level powerhouse Sony Xperia M5 Dual available nationwide.

Sony Xperia M5 Dual

This one doesn't really supersede the best-selling M4 Aqua as the two phones are actually being offered alongside each other in the Japanese company's current product line-up.

Sony Xperia M5 Dual

Instead, Sony is simply marketing Xperia M5 Dual - with official suggested retail price of Php 21,990 - as the more premium midrange model with superior build, internal hardware, and imaging capabilities.

Sony Xperia M5 Dual

First, let's talk about aesthetics. Whereas the Php 14,490 M4 Aqua has a frame that's made predominantly of plastic or polycarbonate, Sony Xperia M5 Dual, which has the same OmniBalance glass-sandwich build and water-resistant construction, already has stainless steel corners, making it more durable and adding to its more opulent look.

Read: TechPinas Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Quick Review

Sony Xperia M5 Dual

If there's a department where the M5 Dual truly stands head and shoulders compared to its main competitors, it's definitely when it comes to imaging. The phone has a 21.5 MegaPixel main camera with Exmor RS sensor for enhanced low light performance and a 13 MegaPixel front camera that also comes with similar sensor, giving it the world’s highest resolution cameras in a mid-level Android smartphone.

On top of that, according to the Japanese company, the Sony Xperia M5 Dual provides fast and accurate shooting so you capture the moment as it happens with 0.25-second Hybrid autofocus. The new Hybrid AF technology packs in both Phase Detection AF and Contrast Detection AF. It also offers the quality and performance of a compact digital camera with the power to capture videos in 4K Ultra HD – four times the resolution of Full HD – promising sharp, clear and bright results every time.

Sony Xperia M5 Dual

The Sony Xperia M5 Dual super mid-range device offers a host of camera plug-ins to elevate your selfies to the next level – including Face-in- Picture, AR Mask and Style Portrait.

Sony Xperia M5 Dual

What makes this model a true powerhouse - for gaming and other specs-intensive mobile activities on its sharp 5-inch Full HD IPS display with Mobile Bravia Engine - are its beastly internal hardware. The handset smoothly runs its Xperia-UI-flavored Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with a 64-Bit Octa Core 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and PowerVR G6200 GPU based Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset, easily handles multitasking with 3GB of RAM, and has 16GB of expandable internal storage. The phone also integrates a large 2,600 mAh battery pack delivering up to two-days uptime, so you don’t have to worry about charging your phone every day.

4G-enabled and with Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, Sony Xperia M5 Dual is now available at all Sony Concept Stores and authorized retail partners across the archipelago. It's out in three elegant colors, namely, Gold, White, and Black.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Sony Xperia M5 Dual
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Upper Midrange
Dimensions145 x 72 x 7.6 mm
Weight 142.6 grams
Available Colors Black, White, Gold
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop with Xperia UI
Display 5.0 inches (~66.0% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 4-fingers multi-touch, Scratch-Resistant Glass
Processor 64-Bit Octa Core 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, PowerVR G6200 GPU, Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset
Internal Storage 16 GB ROM, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 200 GB
Camera Main: 21.2 MegaPixels, 5312 x 3984, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Exmor RS, HDR
Front: 13 MegaPixels, autofocus
Video Capture Main: 4K 2160p @ 30fps, HDR
Front: 1080p @ 30fps
Audio and Video Playback MP4, H.263, H.264, MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC, ANT+, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps DL
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 SIM 1 and SIM 2, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 (TBC)
SIM Card Type Dual nanoSIM
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2,600 mAh battery
Uptime Up to 504 Hours of Standby, 12 Hours 11 Minutes of Talk Time, 62 Hours 30 Minutes of Music Playback
Value-Added Features IP65 and IP68 Certified Dust and Water-Resistant, Exmor RS Sensor, Battery Stamina Mode, Quick Autofocus
Announcement Philippines: September 25, 2015
Availability Philippines: September 25, 2015
Price Official SRP: Php 21,990 (Full Cash)

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