i would say: not a bad phone.... but it lacks on bourd memory...like i`m sure other users will agree.
Had this phone for about a year after which it started asking for "type password to decrypt" error during bootup.
Tried every solution that's humanly possible available on the internet.
It never recovers.
It appears the unit uses bad memory and it fails after an year or so.
I used to be a fan of Sony.
Bought two Sony LCD TV's. Both of them had problems immediately after the guarantee period.
One TV had a damaged inverter and another TV started developing lines along the LCD panel.'
From all my three experiences above, I decided that I'll not buy a Sony product again.
It's as if they design devices and put some self destruction timer in it.
But after this, I'll never buy a Sony product again
This was a great little phone. Only major shortcoming was the 4GB storage (2GB for apps) which eventually got filled just with newer version of stock apps leaving very little for anything else.
If it had 8GB instead and 4.4+ update I would probably still be using it.
Mas345, 16 Aug 2016replace emmcWhat is emmc? I face the same problem like that one too..
Everyone using this beast should use a custom ROM like Lineage OS because this has one of the best 3rd party software support
razzs, 05 Feb 2017using this phone since past 3yrs...rooted and running android 5.1.1 (2nd device after Google p... moreYou using unofficial Lollipop, Marshmallow and any others software version, coz official Xperia M will not get any of these operating systems. Unofficial versions is created by developers and ect. So Sony don't support it :)
Jim S, 04 Feb 2017My phone has the same message and after two days chatting with Sony and installing Experia Com... moreXperia Companion support Xperia M, I don't know who said you this lie that no, but believe me I tried some months ago and everything worked fine :)
Yournickname, 03 Feb 2017How long does the battery last?!?!Depend how you use it :)
I use Huawei P9 Plus(2016 august) & Xperia XZ (2016 october). For Xperia m dual 2013 - 2017 I still use xperia m dual with no problem until Now.. This my first Android phone huhu..
aphong182, 08 Dec 2016Mine too.... Bought it on August 2013 and still not a single problem... But bricked it seve... moreusing this phone since past 3yrs...rooted and running android 5.1.1 (2nd device after Google pixel to get marshmallow cm) tried mm too..increased internal memory to 4gigs .... working perfect. just need to make nandroid backup or must know how to flash ftf original firmware and n case of bricking the device through computer then bamm it'll go forever. no worries of software problem eg bootloops etc. etc etc........
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2017Try repair it with Xperia CompanionMy phone has the same message and after two days chatting with Sony and installing Experia Companion I was told that it could not be done as Experia Companion does not support this model. They asked me to send the phone to them for repair. I received a letter telling me because the phone was out of warranty and it had previously had an un-orthorised repair that nothing could be done. I am disputing this as the phone has never been in for any repairs. Still waiting for their answer.
Put, 18 Jan 2017I use 4 year this phone,very great phone for xperia m dual .. like this :DCoz you did not had better smartphone :D
I use 4 year this phone,very great phone for xperia m dual .. like this :D
after some time this phone will get locked for no reasonand will show "type password to decrypt storage". and then you have to change motherboard of this phone. over all very bad phone. (Check "type password to decrypt storage " problem on internet.
Putra, 02 Jan 2017Great Phone,I use at 2013 until now I use this phone .. No problem SO GREAT!Really? Maybe you all time used cell-phones? :D Xperia M is one of worst smartphone from Sony which I had :)
Great Phone,I use at 2013 until now I use this phone .. No problem SO GREAT!
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