The Sony Xperia M and the Samsung Galaxy Core are two similar devices, with the pricing being almost the same and the specs too, but they being from different brands, would be a confusion for the users to select from. The Xperia M although is sized at 4-inch with the TFT capacitive touchscreen, the Galaxy Core has a slightly bigger screen at 4.3-inch, and the pixel density of the Xperia M is better here because of the 480 x 854 pixels resolution, compared to the 480 x 800 pixels of the Galaxy core.

Talking about the processor, it’s the Galaxy core taking the advantage with the 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A-5 processor, compared to the 1 GHz dual-core one in the Xperia M, but the GPU is better in the Xperia.

The camera quality is surely better in the Galaxy core as we tested it out, although Sony claims the Xperia M too has got a 5MP camera, which actually isn’t up to the mark even under the bright conditions.

A feature where the Galaxy Core is really better than the Sony Xperia M, is the internal storage which is just 2 GB in case of the Xperia M although the ROM is 4GB, user available is just 2GB, whereas there’s 8 GB of internal storage in the Core.

Specification Sony Xperia M Samsung Galaxy Core
Dimensions 124 x 62 x 9.3 mm 129.3 x 67.6 x 8.95 mm
Screen 4-inch TFT Capacitive 4.3-inch TFT Capacitive
Display 480 x 854 pixels, 245 PPI 480 x 800 pixels, 217 PPI
Processor – Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625
Processor Dual core, 1 GHz, Krait Dual core, 1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex-A5
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 203
OS Android 4.1 Android 4.1
Camera – Rear 5 megapixels, LED Flash 5 megapixels, LED Flash
Video Recording 720p 480p
Camera – Front VGA VGA
Internal Storage 4 GB, 2 GB available 8 GB
Storage expansion MicroSD, to 32 GB MicroSD, to 64 GB
Battery 1750 mAh 1800 mAh

Both the phones being same with the price (Rs. 13,000), the ultimate choice should be Galaxy Core because of the camera, the bigger screen and a good processor, but if you are someone who cares a little more about the design and would be fine with everything else, then the Xperia M is not a bad choice for you.


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