Features Key features of the Xperia M  vs Galaxy Core 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia M
854 x 480
Galaxy Core
800 x 480

memory

Xperia M
1 GB

processor

Xperia M
Dual core
Galaxy Core
Dual core

camera resolution

Xperia M
5 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia M

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia M

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Longer standby time (3G) 27,216 min vs 18,000 min More than 50% longer standby time (3G)
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 5.76 Mb/s Around 3.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 115 g vs 124 g More than 5% lighter
Slightly sharper screen 244 ppi vs 216 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Core

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Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia M  vs Galaxy Core 

7.3
8.0
Color accuracy of the display is high and generally we are pleased with the picture.
Galaxy Core

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia M  vs
Galaxy Core 
Size 4" 4.3"
Resolution 854 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 244 ppi 216 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 4 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 720 x 480 @ 30 fps
Video output Micro USB Micro USB

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 618 min 840 min
Talk time (3G) 540 min 540 min
Standby time 29,952 min 29,952 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min 18,000 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 1,800 mA·h

form factor

Xperia M  vs
Galaxy Core 
Weight 115 g 124 g
Thickness 9.3 mm 9 mm
Size 62 x 124 x 9.3 mm 67.6 x 129.3 x 9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
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