Xperia™ M joins Sony’s smartphone portfolio, comes with dual-core processor, HDR for photos & dual SIM version

Today marks the announcement of Xperia™ M, which is the latest model in the Xperia™ range of premium smartphones, and it brings a number of potent features often only associated with high-end models. Xperia™ M comes with a 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 dual-core processor, a generous 4” FWVGA display, and a 5 megapixel fast-capture camera with auto-focus and HDR for pictures. Xperia™ M also comes in a dual SIM version called Xperia Mdual. Learn about all the specs and features in the full post.

The 4” FWVGA display of Xperia™ M has a resolution of 854×480 pixels (-hdpi, 244 ppi), and the 5 megapixel fast-capture camera with auto-focus and HDR for photos also has a dedicated shutter key. The heart of this device is the 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 MSM8227 dual-core processor, with an Adreno 305 GPU. Xperia™ M, coming with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), also includes NFC support and screen mirroring, for easy one-touch content sharing.

Xperia™ Mdual
The dual SIM variant Xperia Mdual lets users select between two SIMs before making a call or sending a message with just a single click. Each SIM card can also be customised separately – for example, a formal ring for business or another tune for pleasure – perfect when you for example want to handle calls more efficiently.

Battery STAMINA Mode improves your everyday life
Battery STAMINA Mode is another useful feature in Xperia™ M and Xperia Mdual. It’s a power management setting which can extend the standby time by more than four times*, by reducing the background activities of most applications when you turn off the screen. Once you turn on the screen, the apps are working as normal again. Learn more on how Battery STAMINA Mode works in our recent Developer World post.

OmniBalance design for a sleek and solid look & feel
Xperia™ M and Xperia Mdual features the familiar OmniBalance design, first introduced in the flagship Xperia Z. The aesthetic language takes the form of a precision-crafted co-moulded aluminium frame, and gives the phone a seamless look that is both tactile and sleek. Designed to complement the slim style, Xperia™ M and Xperia Mdual also features colour-changing illuminations that can be personalised to visually alert you to incoming calls, text messages and alarms.

Sony trademark apps included
Sony’s media applications, offering consistent entertainment experiences across mobile, tablet, desktop and console platforms, are also included in Xperia™ M and Xperia Mdual. The “WALKMAN”, Album and Movies apps provide online and offline content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content.

Xperia™ M and Xperia Mdual also includes the useful Small Apps functionality, also available in other recent Xperia™ devices. Small Apps are special, mini apps that can run on top of other applications, and allow true multi-tasking. Xperia™ M and Xperia Mdual comes equipped with a number of Small Apps, but there more available to download from Google Play™. And if you’re a developer, you can create your own Small Apps.

Develop for Xperia™ M and Xperia Mdual
A number of Sony developer tools are available for Xperia™ M and Xperia Mdual. With the Sony Add-on SDK, you can for example create app extensions for the in-built Small App functionality by using the Small App API. Plus, the Sony Add-on SDK also includes the option to develop apps for Sony SmartWatch and Sony SmartWireless Headset pro.

Xperia™ M single SIM

Xperia™ M (yellow version is only available for the single SIM variant).

Availability and colours
Xperia™ M and Xperia™ Mdual will be available in black, white and purple – a yellow colour variation will also be available for the single SIM model. Xperia™ M and Xperia™ Mdual will both be available worldwide from Q3 2013.


Xperia™ M and Xperia™ Mdual at a glance:

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S400 MSM8227 dual-core processor.
  • Adreno 305 GPU.
  • Supported networks Xperia™ M: UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz. UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV), 2100 (Band I) MHz. GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz.
  • Supported networks Xperia™ Mdual: UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz. UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV), 2100 (Band I) MHz. GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • 4 GB (up to 2.8 GB user-accessible memory) internal phone memory.**
  • Memory card slot: microSD™ card, up to 64 GB.
  • 854×480 pixels.
  • 4 inch FWVGA display.
  • -hdpi.
  • 244 ppi.
  • 124 x 62 x 9.3 mm.
  • 115 grams.
  • 5 megapixel camera.
  • 4x digital zoom.
  • LED photo flash.
  • 720p HD video recording.
  • HDR technology for pictures.
  • Dedicated shutter key.
  • Battery STAMINA Mode.
  • ClearAudio+.
  • xLOUD™ Experience.
  • 3D Surround Sound (Virtual Phone Technology).
  • HD voice support.
  • Accelerometer.
  • Ambient light sensor.
  • Magnetometer.
  • Proximity sensor.
  • “WALKMAN” music player app.
  • Video Unlimited.
  • PlayStation® Certified.***
  • PlayMemories.****
  • Xperia™ M comes with Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and Xperia™ Mdual comes with Android™ 4.2 (Jelly Bean).

For more specifications, download the Xperia M white paper or the Xperia M dual white paper.

* Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique as performed in controlled laboratory conditions. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

** Memory comprises of approximate 1.2 GB firmware and 2 GB internal storage used for music, pictures and movies, and downloaded applications and their data.

*** This service is not available in all markets and may not be available at the time of launch.

**** This service is not available in all markets.

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  1. By Deepak Sharma


    this mobile is very bad company plz dont purchase this model

  2. By Jan Petrušek


    Víte někdo jak instalovat aplikace na externí SD kartu? Jedná se o Sony Xperia M dual C2005. Moc mě to vadí, že to nejde. Děkuji

  3. By Jan Petrušek


    Dobrý den,
    včera jsem provedl aktualizaci mobilního telefonu Sony Xperia M dual C2005 na Android 4.3 a zjistil jsem že při využívání datových služeb na jedné z SIM se druhá SIM automaticky odpojí. Před aktualizací to nedělalo a měl jsem instalovan Android 4.2. Můžete mi poradit co s tím?

  4. By Monte Carlo


    Its a very Nice phone but WHY there is NO UPDATE for C2004 (android 4.3)
    whereas it is available for C2005
    Plz RELEASE update for the C2004 and some themes too
    Sony Xperia M

  5. By shivananda sarvi


    It’s handy and good looking phone.. every thing is Ok. But technology is fast. Surely need update for themes, Xperia platform update, shortcuts. etc…. so please give update…..

  6. By shivananda sarvi


    Sony Xperia M dual needs a updated version please developer give update. I request.

  7. By Tulsipada Roy


    i have a Xperia m dual and when i can install and play “where my water?” but touch screen not working well ,it’s slow ,pls help me and give a solution

  8. By Manavendra Pratap


    In my Xperia M dual videos have started appearing in ‘Album’ and also the images are being shown as videos (Play symbol is being displayed and it has option of ‘Edit Video’0. Don’t know how to correct it.

    Can it be because of some downloaded app ?

  9. By Binu Basil John


    lock screen animations of xperia M single sim version not availble in xperia M dual sim version ??

  10. By Raghavan S


    How does the Xperia M handle sms’s on dual sims when the Android SDK does not officially support dual sims ? When I write an app to run on my Xperia M, the SMSManager seems to pick a particular SIM to send sms messages from. If I disable that SIM, I get a message “service not available” when my app tries to send smses. Is this code that does this in the Xperia M public ?

    • By Sergejs Cuhrajs


      Hi Neha,

      For all non-developer related tech queries, please refer to


  11. By Maba Kaloch


    anyone knows how to enable Light effect for missed calls or SMS while Stamina mode?

  12. By Maba Kaloch


    it’s worked, but Sony lyes a bit with 9 day promo 😀
    w/o Stamina mode it depletes in 23 hours or less

    only Micro-SIM can be used with xperia M phone

  13. By Dinesh Babu


    stand by mode not working ???
    it shows just 3days even the battery power is 100%

  14. By simon mathew


    is this a regular sim or micro sim phone??