AnonD-231904, 24 Feb 2014UPDATE: Just uploaded the images to PC and found out that the camera result is not bad afteral... moreYeah, the exaggerated contrast and rather cold colour temperature of the screen does not flatter the live view when shooting. I would say the results are fairly consistent with (also 5 megapixels) Xperia U I upgraded from. Get a few quirks around white balance - fluctuates even when set to one of the specific settings rather than auto - but nothing that can't be adjusted afterwards if need be.
AnonD-231904, 24 Feb 2014I recently bought this device (Xperia M - C1905). I must say am a Sony lover but I'll try to b... moreUPDATE: Just uploaded the images to PC and found out that the camera result is not bad afterall! I'd say it's not D-SLR quality but it's good enough for me :D
Does it support watsapp? Nd games even though internal memory is less? please someone tell me is the camera better than galaxy s duos 2? Help
I recently bought this device (Xperia M - C1905). I must say am a Sony lover but I'll try to be as objective as I can.
Here's my thorough experience that might be useful:
(warning - long post :D)
UI Experience: Running 4.1.2 JB at 1 GB ram, it was slick and smooth. Multitasking is good, no lag. The best you can expect in this price. If you love simplicity, then the Xperia homescreen design is the best for you. You might find that the notification toggles is missing some of the important ones like GPS, screen rotation, etc. I suggest you go for a 3rd party app.
Storage: It comes out of the box with only around 1,3 GB user accessible, but if you uninstall most of the bloatware it can give you additional space up to 200 MB. Don't expect to install heavy games though as it will fill up the space instantly unless you already root it. SD card is recommended.
Battery: Packed with 1700+ mAh battery, it performs quite good, as it goes from 100% to 25% in about a single productive day (12 hours) of moderate-heavy usage with all the power management tools off. I put it to sleep for the night with Wifi on, and I still have 22% in the morning.
I'm a casual user, which means I don't play heavy games often, But i have social accounts stand by in the background the whole time, spend hours a day chatting, browsing occasionally, and taking pictures.
Graphic Performance: I haven't really push this device to the limit of it's graphical capability, but I'm sure with it's Adreno 305-powered GPU, it can handle resource hungry games like Real Racing 3 with no lag. (then again, the small storage is the main problem.)
As far as playing HD movies and casual games, the device handles those operations without any trouble.
Camera: This is the low point of the device. I definitely expected a better camera for a smartphone like xperia M. Both rear and front camera didn't meet my expectations.
The VGA front cam is noticeably not the best vga cam you can find. Even though I just use it for video calling, I definitely expected something better. Ironically, there is a small app feature called Mirror that is far from an actual mirror as you'll find it's too hard even to see your eye color in indoor light.
Now, after some time of using the 5MP rear cam, I found out that it's really not that bad. The actual picture taken is actually better than what you see on the capturing window (probably a software issue, hopefully will be fixed in the next update).
It performs decently in daylight/outdoor use, but full of noise when use in poorly lit indoors (adjusting a lower ISO might help).
Still, you can get the best of it with help of some 3rd party apps. I've included some sample photos you can check out.
The cam also records 720p videos with similar quality of still images, although the continuous autofocus is annoying sometimes.
Heating Problems: Now, this is another not-so-pleasant experience I get with Xperia M. I find that the top half of the device (which I assume is where the powerful GPU is embedded) gets hot pretty quickly. I get that it's normal for a (graphic) processor to get warm by performing heavy tasks, but I didn't expect it to constantly get hotter and hotter as I only use it mostly for social networking and casual apps. Maybe this is not a problem for some users, but to me it's just not that comfortable. Especially if you have to pick up a call and have a long conversation. It won't be easy on-the-ear.
It's still on an acceptable level though.
If you don't have a problem with just a decent camera and don't intend to play heavy games, then is is the perfect device for you.
The design is premium, you've got Sony's quality you can rely on, and it's budget-friendly.
If budget is not your problem, than you definitely don't have to consider this one ;)
3rd party apps recommended:
"Ucam for Tablets" (to get the best quality)
"Camera360" (Fixes some noise problem, also effects-rich)
"Power Toggles" for the lack of notification toggles ;)
"Clean Master" you probably already know what this app does :)
"Smart Voice Recorder" to replace the stock voice recorder. It's just sucks.
"ES File Explorer" because the stock file manager also sucks :D
Sample images taken with stock camera app
Indoor w/o Flash: http://i.imgur.com/Pe6HSq5.jpg
Indoor w Flash: http://i.imgur.com/of3ZaRR.jpg
poor light w/o Flash: http://i.imgur.com/TuZJxFq.jpg
poor light w Flash: http://i.imgur.com/SfrwKzo.jpg
I feel that the Internet speed is slow when compared to my previous Symbian Nokia phone.
Why is it like that? Is it common with Android phones?
Also, the internal memory of 4 GB for Android is terrible and no option to push apps to memory card legally.
Why did Android restrict this when it is allowed in other versions of Android?
This mobile phone is very good with processing power.
But even the camera and the screen is not very good.
I hate Samsung though.
I think I should have waited for Moto G or Nokia X series.
rony, 23 Feb 2014Does mobile able play full hd videos (1080p) with mx player....?Yes 101%
I have the c2005 model and it is perfect it is fast for browsering .THE only thing I hate is the Internal STORG it is 2GB(1.7only).Beside all of that this Xperia M is Awesome
Rooted my C1904 yesterday using framaroot. Gl2SD now works, installed NFS Most Wanted. The game lags occasionally but nothing terrible, the game is playable and the graphics are superb.
I bought this phone last week and I'm loving it :) Such a nice phone,The only downside of this phone is... It's small internal memory only 2.05gb(1.7gb user available)
dev,d, 21 Feb 2014are u nuts 4 inch is not small screenI bought it c1905 model. It is awesome. camera, sounds, performance, internet speed, touch, display and features are good. It is a good value for The money I spent.
Use gloves when you using 3G or WIFI data otherwise it will burn your hand.
x , 22 Feb 2014go for canvas a 77. it has 5' scren and 3000 mah battrythe company is sony remember it .......don't compare with micromax......