Sony Xperia M2 is mid-range device from Sony, buts it’s hard to say that because it has a 4.8-inch screen powered by a quad-core processor and also has 8-megapixels camera. So far so good but let’s find out how exactly it translates into the real world. On the outside nothing really distinguishes the Sony Xperia M2 from the current Sony smartphones, but it’s safe to say that this is a deliberate effort. Sony’s OmniBalance designs has been well received by critics and consumers alike but it would be wrong to say that the Sony Xperia M2 didn’t go through certain design changes when compared to its predecessor.
On the front you will notice some noticeable basil slim sizing, relatively smaller footprint and obviously the largest screen. On top you will find headphone jack, front facing camera and also small notification light, while on the right side of the device we have two-step shutter key, Volume rocker and a power button. The back is glossy and made of plastic, which makes it easily scratch able and also loudspeaker is now placed at the bottom unlike its predecessors. The speaker sounds decent but at max volume you will hear some cracking a little bit.
Sony Xperia M2 is available in three different colors i.e. Black, White and Purple. Xperia M2 features 4.8-inch screen TFT display with 540 x 960 pixels and 229ppi which is definitely not sharp. The screen quality is pretty good and Sony has really improved it compared to its predecessors, as the viewing angles on Sony Xperia M2 is pretty good, but it’s really sad to say that Sony did not added 720p screen. It has similar specs like Moto G; it is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, Quad core processor clocked at 1.2MHz, Adreno 305 GPU, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and 1GB RAM as well as internal storage of 8GB from which only 5GB will be accessible. MicroSD card is supported but the thing is that you cannot move apps or games to your SD card for now. The rear camera is 8MP shooter with the same app features like on Sony Xperia Z range, camera works really well outdoors but indoors as in artificial lighting sometimes it has issues. On the front there is a VGA camera which is not that great and looks quite dull.
It’s a big phone for 4.8inch size screen so Sony definitely needs to hinder it a little, but when talking about the weight which is 148g, Sony Xperia M2 does not feel heavy. For connectivity it has MicroUSB charger, NFC, Bluetooth and the dual-band Wi-Fi. Phone is quite responsive and you will not feel any lagging upon heavy using. It can play 720p videos and 1080p videos quite efficiently, while watching 1080p video it does take some time to load. Well if you are a heavy user then storage can be an issue as you cannot move your apps to SD card and internal storage available is only 5GB. When it comes to gaming, Sony Xperia M2 has pretty much played every game even HD like Asphalt without any problem so you will not see any problem in this area. You will feel that when you are playing games or heavy using the phone, it gets pretty hot at the back so rising temperature can be an issue. It supports 2300mAh non-removable battery, can pass 2-3 days with a single charge and decent usage which is pretty good actually.
Sony Xperia M2 Introduction Video by Sony Xperia YouTube Channel:
Overall the phone looks great and performs quite decently. Sony Xperia M2 being priced at $385, it surely looks that Sony has priced the phone a little bit high, as you can find some pretty decent phones with same specs such as LG L90 in the same price range. So now it’s your choice that if you are good to afford Sony’s Xperia M2 or not.
Sony Xperia M2 Photo Gallery:
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