Sony has released two new mid-range smartphones. Xperia C5 Ultra is a huge 6″ phablet and M5 has a 5″ display. Sony calls them “super mid-range smartphones”.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra moves away from the typical Sony design with zero side bezels and a bit curving back. The 6″ IPS display is Full HD and pack Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2. The C5 Ultras CPU is MediaTek MTK6752 with 8 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7GHz and Mali760 GPU runs at 700MHz. 2GB RAM is LPDDR3 and 16GB storage is expandable via microSD card.
C5 Ultra packs two 13MP cameras and both have an LED flash. The front camera has an 88 degree wide angle lens for better selfies. Both cameras have digital stabilization, no OIS here. Despite the huge size, battery is just decent with 2930mAh capacity.
Sony Xperia M5 has a 5″ Full HD display, 3GB of RAM, MediaTek MT6795 SoC and a 2600mAh battery. CPU has 8 64-bit cores and runs at 2.0GHz. The M5 is also IP68 certified against water and dust.
M5’s main camera is 21.5MP with 4K video recording. Front camera is the same 13MP module that’s in the C5 Ultra.
The C5 Ultra is most like going to cost around $350 and M5 is going to be around $400. At that price point they are way above the most affordable devices like Moto G but still a lot cheaper than the absolute flagships. It’s a price range of OnePlus 2, old flagships and even Sonys own devices.
As we are not completely sure about the direct competitors that the new Xperias are meant against, most likely they are going to be very competitive with premium built and great selfie cameras. Pricing is not completely sure but numerous sources claim those prices. We are excited to see how the new Xperias are doing.