Following the success of the Xperia Z, with over 4 million sales under its belt since its January launch, Sony Mobile has been busy releasing a number of more affordable options alongside its flagship Android device.
One of the latest models to join the Xperia line up is the Xperia M. Sony announced the handset a couple of weeks ago, but until recently there has been no information available regarding its UK release date and pricing. Phones Review has recently reported that the device has been listed in the ‘coming soon’ section of the Carphone Warehouse website, with a release date in August.
Regarding the handset’s price, a couple of retailers have listed the phone for £227.99 including VAT, which seems like a reasonable price for the SIM free model given its spec list. Among the key features of the phone are a 4 inch display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 4 GB of storage which is expandable via a microSD slot and a 5 megapixel camera. The Xperia M also boasts similar styling to its flagship counterpart, which is certainly one of the most eye catching models on the market. The phone also brings some colourful options, with black, white, purple and yellow variants in the pipeline.
Given its features, the price for the SIM free model certainly seems reasonable to us. Of course, the handset is also likely to be offered on pay monthly contracts by the majority of networks, and given the phones reasonable price tag we expect pay monthly prices to be very affordable. We are likely to hear more information regarding pricing and networks offering contracts for the phone in the near future, so we will keep you posted.
What are your first impressions of the Sony Xperia M? Given its price tag, would you consider purchasing this device or would you rather spend more on the flagship Xperia Z? Let us know in the comments section.
Source: Phones Review