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Topic # 128766 22-Aug-2013 18:27
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The Sony Xperia M is available on Telecom now. Press release from Sony:

Sony Mobile Communications announces the launch of Xperia M, featuring Sony’s innovative one-touch functions for effortless connectivity and signature premium design – exclusive to Telecom New Zealand.

Xperia M is designed to bring a fantastic compliment of Sony experiences to a new market at a competitive price point. One-touch functions with NFC connectivity, stunning design and a range of technologies including: a high quality screen for sharp viewing; smart camera functionality for impressive pictures and videos; Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life; and Sony’s signature media apps for enjoying photos, music, movies and games on the go.

As well as delivering outstanding experiences, Xperia M features OmniBalance design, first introduced in the flagship Xperia Z. Engineered to complement the slim style; Xperia M features colour-changing illuminations that can be personalised to visually alert you to incoming calls, text messages and alarms.

The new Xperia M will be available exclusively from Telecom NZ at an RRP of NZ$349 from Thursday 22nd August.

Key features for Xperia M:

• One-touch functions with NFC and screen mirroring, to display content on your TV or to share music and photos between devices
• Sony’s OmniBalance design, with generous 4” FWVGA touchscreen display and LED illuminations
• Sony’s signature audio enhancement technology ClearAudio+, xLOUD and 3D Surround Sound (VPT)
• 5 megapixel fast capture camera with auto-focus and HDR for photos, and dedicated shutter key
• Fast performance with dual-core processor
• Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life
• Available in Black

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  Reply # 883009 22-Aug-2013 20:00
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Full Spec:
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 Dual Core 1ghz Krait 200 w/Adreno 305 GPU
480x854 4" Screen
MicroSD slot
HSDPA 21Mbps HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Wireless N Dual Band
5MP camera with 720p video
Front VGA camera
1750mAh battery

If thats NZ$350 not US$350 like in the press release, thats pretty decent value.


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  Reply # 884732 26-Aug-2013 14:57
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Looks quite good, although for an extra $100 you could get the Xperia SP which is better all round

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  Reply # 885007 26-Aug-2013 22:14
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Only if you go through a parallel importer though. Most people are are going to price these up from a store and the SP is $600. I did just see it in Noel Leeming for $500 though. Would be interesting to see how the M compares to the S3 mini. That has just had a price drop to $350 from Vodafone and looks really competitive in terms of specs.

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  Reply # 890937 6-Sep-2013 14:23
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Sony Xperia SP 4G (Black) is now $396.75 at PB Tech.

My order is in "waiting courier" status.
Not sure how long this offer is going to last, or perhaps others will match the sub $400 price.

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  Reply # 959873 1-Jan-2014 13:17
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I got one of these from work and it overcame my prejudice against Android. I've had an LG and a couple of Samsung (S2 and S4 mini) in the past and developed no love for them, but the Sony Xperia M has been a good device for a good price (would I have bought it with my own money? Yes.).

I do have a pair on Sony NFC headphones, which switch to the Phone on contact, i.e. establish a BlueTooth pairing, which does add a little cheery to the cake.

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