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The Sony Xperia M is a sleek and colorful entry-level Android smartphone that is both affordable and available without a two-year contract. While the M is 4G LTE capable and includes full suites of Google and Sony apps (so it'll be great for browsing and making calls) at this price point don't expect performance and hardware to be first class.  

The Xperia M features Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and only 4GB of internal storage (though with an optional 32GB microSD card, you can step that up to 36GB). Further, the 4.0-inch TFT Touchscreen is pretty small, especially when you consider the sub HD resolution. The main camera is backed by a 5-megapixel CCD image sensor capable of recording 720p HD video. There are lots of nice camera features -- face detection, fast capture, image stabilization, quick launch, smile shutter, and touch focus -- and we would caution anyone making the M his or her primary camera, but you really can't beat this price (for an unlocked phone), especially if it's a first phone for someone accident prone.

Sony Xperia M Features
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4G LTE, 3G, 2G
  • 4GB internal storage (plus up to 32GB external via microSD)
  • 4.0-inch TFT Touchscreen
    • 854 x 480 pixels
    • 245ppi
  • Primary (Rear) Camera
    • 5-megapixel CCD image sensor
    • 4x Digital Zoom
    • Auto Focus
    • Face Detection
    • Fast Capture
    • Flash / Photo Flash
    • Geotagging
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Quick Launch
    • Self-time
    • Send to Web
    • Smile Shutter
    • Red-eye Reduction
    • Sweep Panorma
    • Touch Capture
    • Touch Focus
    • Video Light
    • 720p HD Video Recording
  • VGA Front Camera
  • Google Apps
    • Chrome
    • Play
    • Search
    • Voice
    • Mobile Maps with Street View and Latitude
    • NeoReader Barcode Scanner
    • WebKit Browser
    • 3D Games
    • Media Browser
    • Motion Gaming
  • PlayMemories
  • Radio (FM with RDS)
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • PlayStation Certified
  • YouTube
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • USB 2.0 & MicroUSB
  • Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC

The Sony Xperia M -- available in black, purple, white, or yellow -- retails for $229.99-$249.99 without a contract.



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