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Sony's Selfie Game: Strong

These two new mid-range are defying all flagship cameras

Sony's Selfie Game: Strong

To be frank, Sony has been sadly lackluster in the flagship department this year. The release of the Xperia Z4 came a bit out of nowhere and received no fanfare, and since then, they’ve released a series of successive variants from the line. The conclusion? Sony lost $188 million during the first fiscal quarter of 2015.

The Xperia C5 Ultra has been graced with the presence of a 22mm wide-angle lens that has been outfitted with a 13 megapixel snapper on both the front and the back of the phone. 

Despite their loss in sales, we have to admit a good thing when we have it, and Sony has it when it comes to cameras.

Rather than try to compete with the cutting edge (and cut throat) Samsung and Apple innovations, Sony has instead steered its course to mid-range models. Specifically, the Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra, bring Sony’s full game: their camera game.

The Xperia C5 Ultra has been graced with the presence of a 22mm wide-angle lens that has been outfitted with a 13 megapixel snapper on both the front and the back of the phone. This on a mid-range is pretty spectacular, and we know who Sony is targeting: millennials. The handset comes decked out with full HD video (yes, on both cameras) and with an image stabilizer (again, yes, on both cameras). It’s more than just high resolution photos and videos though, the phone packs 1,920 x 1,080 pixels on the 6-inch screen, which qualifies for an approved eyebrow raise for a mid-range. For those interested, the bezel is also pretty minimal, which means the screen is really for multimedia.

It has a very qualified 1.7GHz octa-core processor alongside 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that is of course expandable via microSD. As for the battery, you’re getting a hefty 2,930mAh, obviously, because with that resolution for that size screen, we need something impressive.

 

The Xperia M5 has the same 13 megapixel selfie snapper, but on the back is a flagship defying 21.5 megapixel camera. This makes this the Xperia M5 one of the most serious devices out there when it comes to photo and video (including against flagship contenders). 

It’s cousin, the handset with an even more impressive camera game, the Xperia M5 has the same 13 megapixel selfie snapper, but on the back is a flagship defying 21.5 megapixel camera. This makes this the Xperia M5 one of the most serious devices out there when it comes to photo and video (including against flagship contenders). Obviously, it has image and video stabilization, along with 4K video.

It’s a bit smaller, at 5-inches, but it packs more overall than its budget cousin. Under the hood is a 2.0GHz octa-core processor, with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (also upgradable by microSD) and 2,600mAh (remember its smaller). This bad boy is also dustproof and waterproof (because it’s how Sony always does) up to IP65/IP68.

Because it’s 2015, they both obviously run Android 5.0. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet.

 

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