Sony recently floored us with the supremely awesome Xperia Z1 smartphone, which you can read more about here. This week we got the Xperia M Dual for review, a smaller and less powerful cousin of the Z1. But while it may seem a little less impressive at first, the Xperia M is a decent entry-level Android phone that tries to bring most of Sony's expertise into an affordable smartphone.
Build quality & design
The Xperia M I received was the white version, but there are other colors available in the series as well. In keep with previous Xperia designs, Sony only includes a headphone jack at the top, microUSB charging port on the right, and a small aluminum power button, volume rocker, and dedicated camera button on the right. The Xperia M also has a discreet curve at the back, so that it's better to hold in your hand. The plastic body certainly attracts less fingerprints, but still feels a little bit fragile in certain areas. You can pop off the back cover to expose the removable battery, as well as slots for the microSD card and dual-SIMs.