Sony Xperia M
Sony launched two high-end flagship devices in the year 2013,The Sony Xperia Z1 trailed the Sony Xperia Z by just six months.It is a fact that the low-end is where all the excitement is with Android right now. The recently launched Sony Xperia L might be seen as Sony’s affordable effort, but the likes of the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Motorola Moto G offer a decent smartphone experience for a decent price tag.Indeed, the Moto G pretty much redefined what a ‘cheap’ smartphone could be, both in terms of price and performance.Sony attracted a fair amount of praise for its smartphone facelift. By focusing on a severe,almost industrial, sharp-cornered black slab design it managed to stand out from the crowd.
Sony has once again gone with a somewhat anonymous blank-faced design with an all-glass notification strip-light hidden immediately below the screen.The sides and rear of the device are all covered with plastic component.This can be peeled off via a neat access point built into the ridge of the microUSB port on the upper left hand side.Exposing the Xperia M’s innards provides access to its battery, as well as the SIM and microSD slots. But it suffers from a cripplingly small amount of internal storage – a frankly pathetic 4GB, which works out to just 2GB of usable space once the OS has had its portion.The Xperia M feels pleasantly solid. Turn it over, and the matte finish and blunted corners of the rear panel put us in mind of the recent Nokia Lumia range.Enough to say that overall, the Sony Xperia M is a solidly built phone that betrays its entry-level position with some less-than-premium components.