Sony’s M5 and C5 Ultra Are Super Mid Rangers With a Focus on Selfies

Sony has announced a couple of new additions to its Xperia line of smartphones. The new phones are what the company calls ‘super mid range’ and have a very heavy focus on taking good pictures whether they are selfies or your vanilla ones.

Sony Xperia M5:

The Xperia M5 comes in a compact package with some features which would be more at home on a high-end smartphone.

It comes with a 13 megapixel 1080p camera at the front while the back boasts a 21.5 megapixel sensor, with lightning fast 0.25 second autofocus, LED, 4K video recording and f/2.2 aperture.

The front comes with a 5” display with 1080p display, which is fine for the display size. The M5 also comes with dust and water-proofing, thanks to IP65 and IP68 certification. More importantly, you get a capless USB port, meaning you won’t have to fiddle with your caps anymore.

Under the hood, you get a 2 Ghz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, with 3 GB RAM, 16 GB RAM and a microSD. You also get NFC, optional Dual SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS.

The phone runs on a 2,600 mAh battery with 2 days backup, runs on lightly-customized Android 5.0 Lollipop and features an OmniBalance design with metal on sides and glass on the back.

Sony Xperia M5 Specifications:

  • sony xperia m5CPU: 2Ghz octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10
  • OS: Customized Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
    • Optional Dual SIM
  • Design: 145 x 72 x 7.6 mm
    • OmniBalance with metal and glass structure
  • Display: 5” with 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution
    • Capacitive touchscreen
    • Dust and water-resistant (IP68/IP65 certified)
  • Memory:
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal: 16 GB
  • Card slot: yes, expandable by 200 GB
  • Camera:
  • Primary: 21.5 megapixel with 250ms autofocus, ISO 3200, 4K video
    • LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • Secondary: 13 megapixel with 1080p video recording
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • Price: $395 (rumoured)
  • Available in Black, White and Gold

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra:

The new Sony Xperia C5 Ultra comes with a 13 megapixel camera on the front with flash, and a respectable feature set to back that up.

The back shares the 13 megapixel autofocus sensor of the front. The selfie shooter has a 22mm focal length for wider shots. On the front, the display is a spacious 6” unit with 1080p resolution. The design of the phone is quite stylish, owing to a thin 8.2mm profile and minimum bezels.

Under the hood, you get a 1.7 Ghz MediaTek MT6572 octa-core chipset with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, expandable via microSD. Connectivity includes LTE, optional Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and GPS. The phone has a 2,930 mAh battery for life of up to 2 days, and runs customized version of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The phones will be released by mid-August worldwide. Pricing details are not known right now.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Specifications:

  • sony xperia m5CPU: 1.7 Ghz octa-core
  • Chipset: 64-bit MediaTek MT6752
  • OS: Customized Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Design:
    • Thin bezels
    • 8.6 mm thin
    • Optional Dual SIM
  • Display: 6” IPS display wih 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution
    • Capacitive touch-screen
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 200 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 megapixel with Exmor RS, 1080p video
    • Secondary: 13 megapixel with 22 mm focal length, 88 mm field
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS
  • Battery: 2,930 mAh, Stamina Mode
  • Available in three colors


  • Daniyal Rawala

    Correct the Error, You write 2GB RAM on M5 details while you write 3GB RAM in the Specification of M5 :'(

  • Muhammad Aasim

    Excellent Phone

  • Zawyar Ur Rehman

    Now in a matter of minutes someone will complain that the battery is too small….

  • Ali

    Price is high.

  • Arsalan Shah

    Why is Sony going after MediaTek? :/ Pathetic.. Else, both were great.

    • Fakhre Alam

      helio x10 is great chipset

      • Muhammad Yasir

        brother , illiterate people like @disqus_IQLlVzJDtW:disqus are not aware of the current processor and Hardware market… hence they act like Qualcomm fanbois and keep up the tradition of being the same blind easterners and pakistani lemmings that they are…

        • Fakhre Alam

          LOL yeah

  • Fakhre Alam

    meizu mx5 is a worthy contender

  • Muhammad Yasir

    yeah right … phones like 45000 to 55000 are SUPER mid rangers in a country where even the upper middle class is struggling to make basic ends meet !
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