Sony Xperia M2 Review



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Sony has finally perfected the smartphone making. I think Sony, with the Sony Xperia M2 will cause a lot of buzz above the Moto G. Sony Xperia M2 has everything you need with extraordinary quality. A great mid range phone for you. They have overcome the shortcomings of previous range of mid range smartphones. Let us put Sony Xperia M2 under the microscope.


Design

One thing they have overcome is the design challenges. How do you give the consumers something incredible for a lower price? Not just design but built quality wise as well. Sony Xperia M2 has got you covered on both fronts. The same design principles from the Sony Xperia Z, Z1 and Z2 sets up really good here. It is purely flat and square. On the sides though, it is not the flat glass but a bulgy rubber. It gives you a great grip. The glass built is really of top notch quality and commendable on part of Sony. Sony Xperia M2 is a great phone to look at and hold. You will surely love it.

Display

Sony Xperia M2
Displays are really not the best by well known companies on the budget side or mid range. They usually throw in a good size but not a viable resolution. But times are changing. Sony Xperia M2 has a 4.8 inch display, a good size with a qHD resolution. It is not full HD but a really sharp display never the less. You have a really nice color presentation along with sharp detailing. It is everything that makes a display awesome. To add to it, it has good black levels and viewing angles. Sony Xperia M2 allows you to enjoy your movies, games, videos to the fullest thanks to this quality display.

Camera

Sony Xperia M2
Sony has chipped in a lot on the camera side. They give a really state of the art 8MP sensor on the back. It can do everything an awesome lens does. It can use auto detection not just for faces or smiles but exposure and WB. It adjusts and sets your perfect settings for a given shot. The shutter speed is really good too. With HDR it obviously gets slower. Sony Xperia M2’s HDR mode is really worth using. The burst mode captures 30+ photos within 2 seconds of time. They have various apps by Sony to use such modes. With they could do this just from that one single camera user interface.

Software and Performance

Sony Xperia M2 uses their homemade UI over the Android v4.3 Jelly Bean. There is so news so far about the update to v4.4 KitKat but I am hoping there will be one. The user interface is pretty much the same from the last year but they have chipped in a lot of authentic apps and features for this specific phone. Sony Xperia M2 runs on a really good Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz Quad Core processor which is reliable and freakishly fast. Sony Xperia M2 gives you a GB of RAM and 8GB memory expandable to up to 32GB. There is no NFC sadly.

Sony Xperia M2 comes for Rs. 20300

GENERAL FEATURES
BrandSony
Model IDXperia M2 Dual
FormBar
SIM TypeDual SIM, GSM + GSM, (Dual Active)
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Pushmail (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync)
Call FeaturesConference Call, Loudspeaker
Handset ColorPurple
PLATFORM
Operating FreqGSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OSAndroid v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Processor1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8226, Quad Core
GraphicsAdreno 305
DISPLAY
TypeTFT
Size4.8 Inches
ResolutionqHD, 960 x 540 Pixels
Color16.7 M
Other Display Features

Face Detection, Auto Rotation, Touch Gesture – 10 Fingers Multi-touch, Illumination Effect, Wallpaper Animation, Shake Control, Picture Wallpaper, Screenshot Capturing, Gesture Input, Pan and Zoom,… Read More

CAMERA
Primary CameraYes, 8 Megapixel
Secondary CameraYes, 0.3 Megapixel
Video RecordingYes, 1280 x 720
HD RecordingHD
ZoomDigital Zoom – 4x
Other Camera Features

Sony Exmor RS for Mobile Image Sensor, Geo-tagging, Image Stabiliser, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Scene Recognition, Send to Web, Smile Shutter, Touch Focus, Touch Capture, HDR, Quick Launch, Flash… Read More

DIMENSIONS
Size71.1×139.6×8.6 mm
Weight148 g
BATTERY
Type2300 mAh
Talk Time14 hrs (2G)
Standby Time693 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal8 GB
User Memory5 GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory1 GB RAM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet FeaturesEmail
Preinstalled BrowserAndroid, Google Chrome
GPRSYes, 107 kbps
EDGEYes, 296 kbps
3GYes, 21 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA; HSPA+
WifiYes, 802.11 a/b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringUSB, Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation TechnologyA-GPS, GLONASS, with Google Maps with Street View and Latitude
BluetoothYes, v4, Supported Profiles (HIDP 1.0, A2DP 1.2, GAPC / LE, HSP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3, PANP 1.0, OPP 1.1, DUN 1.1, HFP 1.6)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
DLNAYes
MULTIMEDIA
Music PlayerYes, Supports MP3, OTA, RTTTL, AMR, SMF, XMF, WAV, RTX, ADTS, iMelody, OGG, FLAC
Video PlayerYes, Supports 3GPP, MP4, HD
FMYes
Sound Enhancement

Noise Suppression, Voice Enhancement, 3D Surround Sound, Sony Entertainment Network, Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase and Clear Stereo, TrackID Music Recognition, xLoud Experience (Audio Filter… Read More

OTHER FEATURES
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
SensorseCompass, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor



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3 Comments

  1. I bought this phone sony xperia m2 by 11/05/14, i would have used this phone hardly less than 2days..
    On the third day the mobile its
    (1) automatically getting switched off and on,
    (2) Notification bar doesn’t slide down,
    (3) when a phone call is made it would get switched off,
    (4) when a call is received it would get switched off,
    (5) if i switch off the mobile for 2 or 3 hours it would work right,
    (6) even then if i make any call the display light would turn off, i cant end my call until the
    person whom i’m talking with rejects my call,
    (7) if I open any net based application, the application will be stopped immediately
    and display a message
    UNFORTUNATELY THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN STOPPED,
    (8) Songs will be played automatically and so on..

    When i visited the sony service center regarding the issue,
    many came there stating different issues..
    The models which i saw in the service center were sony xperia l,m,c,e and z..
    So dont buy sony product, if u have any idea of buying this phone just erase it from ur mind!!
    Better go with some other brand!!
    Dont waste your money!!
    I dont even like to rate this phone!!
    this dont worth 20k..

    Regards,
    Noyal..

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    • You had a dud! One bad phone doesn’t mean they’re all bad. I’ve had no issues with mine, ever, nor have people I know who have Sony phones. Guessing your phone had bad software. Crap luck. Shame some (all makes and models) get through to retail with faults

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  2. The Sony Xperia M2 is a solid, if unspectacular, phone that ticks the boxes and brings enough of the Japanese brand’s tech to make it feel wanted. However, it’s unlikely to be number one on any prospective buyer’s wishlist.

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