Chipset and software

Processor 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) Octa-core (2.0 GHz)
GPU IMG Rogue G6200
Storage Up to 16 GB
Android version shipped 5.0 "Lollipop"

Release date and pricing

Announcement date August 2nd, 2015
Initial retail availability Mid-August, 2015 in selected countries across emerging markets


Dimensions 5" 1920x1080 Full HD
Panel type IPS
Other features Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2

Power, data, and ports

Connector MicroUSB, USB version 2.0
Battery 2600 mAh
Quick charging No
Wireless charging No
SIM type Single and dual SIM card variants available
microSD slot Yes (up to 200 GB microSD™ card)

Wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.1 + HS
Mobile data 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE (support and bands vary by market)

Camera (rear)

Still resolution Up to 21.5MP
Video resolution Up to 4K
Flash Yes, LED
HDR Photos and videos
Other features Exmor RS™ mobile image sensor, video stabiliser, image stabiliser, Auto Scene Recognition, hybrid autofocus, F2.2, red-eye reduction, 5x Clear Image Zoom

Camera (front)

Still resolution Up to 13MP
Video resolution Up to 1080p
Flash No


Weight 142.5g (single SIM variant), 142.6g (dual SIM variant)
Height/width 145mm/72mm
Thickness 7.6mm

Other features

Colors White, black, gold
Durability Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)
Infrared No
Fingerprint scanner No
GPS Yes, aGPS (where available)
Miracast Yes
DLNA Certified Yes
3.5mm audio jack Yes
FM radio with RDS Yes (where available)
Manufacturer's website Sony Mobile Xperia M5

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The Xperia M5 was announced on August 2nd, 2015. It is the follow-up to Sony's 2014 mid-range "rugged" handset, the Xperia M4 Aqua. It maintains the same IP65 and IP68 water and dustproof ratings as that phone, allowing full submersion of the device at depths "beyond 1 meter."

The M5 eschews the Snapdragon 615 processor of the M4 Aqua for a new MediaTek Helio X10 octacore chipset and a PowerVR Rogue GPU, along with an extra gigabyte of RAM (now 3GB). This should make for a substantially more powerful smartphone than the M4 Aqua, at least on paper.

The new 21.5MP Exmor RS rear image sensor increases photo resolution by a large amount, and a 13MP front-facing unit continues a growing trend of high-megapixel selfie hardware.

A small-ish 5" 1080p display may be the M5's one weakness for some buyers, though the size will hopefully make for excellent battery life.