It seems like Sony has skipped ahead of the IFA hype which is quickly gaining traction, by launching two new smartphones ahead of the event.
Both the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 were revealed by the Japanese company this week, with each handset set to be on the market by the end of the month.
But what do we actually get with both smartphones?
Dubbed a ‘super mid-range’ smartphone by Sony, the Xperia M5 is definitely the most powerful smartphone of the duo, and even looks as good as a true flagship handset – much like the Xperia Z3+.
In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to notice many differences between the M5 and the Z3+ designs if we’re being honest, obviously making for a good looking style for the new Sony handset.
The kit inside the phone also hits the mark, with its 5” 1080p display just a sign of the quality that the handset possesses. Behind this is a MediaTek chipset and 3GB RAM, whilst a 16GB internal memory is also on offer.
If this doesn’t quite meet your needs then you can always cram in a MicroSD card to expand the level of memory in the phone, so you needn’t worry too much about capacity.
A 2600mAh battery helps keep the phone going for around a day or so with regular usage, whilst Android Lollipop offers one of the latest operating systems for the 4G capable device as well.
The real magic for the M5 happens with the camera set up however, with a 21.5 megapixel rear lens assisted by a 13 megapixel front facer, making it more powerful than the Z3+ on this front.
The natural successor to the Xperia C3, which launched a year ago, the C5 Ultra is a bit bigger than the M5, with a 6” 1080p display making the cut. Behind this is an octa-core processor, along with a MediaTek chipset and 2GB RAM.
Similarly to the M5, 16GB of internal memory is once again included with an additional MicroSD card slot for media-heavy users. A larger 2930mAh battery also makes the cut on the 4G smartphone, whilst Android Lollipop is thrown in for good measure as well.
Once again, there’s a fair bit of quality on the camera front, with the C5 Ultra rocking two 13 megapixel lenses. The front facing lens also packs a 22mm focal length to allow for more friends in your selfies as well, so if you’re super popular then you won’t be regretting grabbing the C5 Ultra anytime soon.
Both the C5 Ultra and M5 come with dual-sim options as well, with both of them reportedly set to go on sale in mid-August, just ahead of IFA – which starts in September.
Written by Luke Hatfield