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Sony Xperia M2


Sony Xperia M2
Sony Xperia M2 (Xperia Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 4 x 1.2 GHz, ARMv7, Quad-Core
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 305, Core: 450 MHz
1024 MB 
4.80 inch 16:9, 960 x 540 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, up to 10 fingers supported, TFT, glossy: yes
8 GB SSD, 8 GB 
, 3.99 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 32 GB (SD, SDHC), Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyrometer, Magnetometer, DLNA, Miracast, aGPS, Glonass, NFC, Ant+, Body-SAR: 0.779 W/kg, Head-SAR: 0.767 W/kg
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM (850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz), HSPA+ (850, 900, 1,900 and 2,100 MHz), LTE Cat. 4 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 20)
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 139.6 x 71.1 ( = 0.34 x 5.5 x 2.8 in)
, 2,330 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 11 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 12 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 595 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 641 h
Operating System
Android 4.3
Webcam: 0.3 MP; Main camera: 8 MP, Exmor RS for mobile, Auto focus, Light
Additional features
Speakers: Speaker on the bottom, Keyboard: virtual, modular power adapter, USB cable, Headset, Walkman, Sony Select, McAfee Antivirus, 24 Months Warranty
149 g ( = 5.26 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 61 g ( = 2.15 oz / 0.13 pounds)
259 Euro



Average Score: 77.29% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 66%, features: 69%, display: 67% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia M2

80% Sony Xperia M2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A little more please! Second round for the Sony middle-class device: The model has gotten bigger and is designed similar to the flagship, the Xperia Z2. However, the manufacturer has removed some of the flaws we pointed out in the predecessor: The quality of the display has improved as has the storage space.
68% Sony Xperia M2 Review
Source: T Break English version
Sony has provided some great features and UI for a smartphone in their Xperia M2 with little setbacks here and there. For a price bargain of just $300, Sony has created a niche market for Xperia M2 with its all-round performance, design and specs. Overall the smartphone is packed with good features and over-average hardware profile to rival its competitors in the mid-range segment. It’s waterproof and sleek yet intricate design will surely attract a good chunk of audience – not to forget the reasonable price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 70% performance: 65% features: 65% workmanship: 75%
60% Sony Xperia M2
Source: Gadgets Now English version
The Sony Xperia M2 is a solid looking phone that’s let down by its software, screen and camera - not to mention its price. It’s far too expensive for the specs you’re given, as Motorola’s Moto G trumps it in several ways for a lot less cash. There’s no denying its good looks, but if you really must have Sony styling, you’ll be better served ponying up for the full-fat Xperia Z2 or the slightly cheaper Xperia Z1 Compact.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony Xperia M2 Dual review: An excellent premium alternative to Moto G
Source: English version
The Sony Xperia M2 Dual is available at Rs 19,000, which is a good pick in this price range although it would make a killing at something like Rs 16,000. The M2 is good premium alternative to the Moto G. It’s got slightly better features and a better design. The Galaxy Grand 2 is also retailing currently for a similar price and if big screen phones are your thing then you’re better off with that.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% The Xperia M2 is a good phone that falls short at its asking price
Source: Digital Trends English version
The Xperia M2 Dual is an average device from a manufacturer who is otherwise quite consistent. The price tag on the device is way too high for the features of the device. It is hard to recommend this device in the competitive mid-ranged smartphone market
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 67%
60% Sony Xperia M2 Dual Review: A Mid-range Model With Big Aspirations
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
We think Sony has cut far too many corners with the M2. The screen is not that great, and its sluggish performance in daily usage is a downer. It has a retail price of Rs. 21,990 but can be found cheaper online. Even at reduced prices, the Sony Xperia M2 Dual doesn't feel like a good bargain considering the Moto G works out as better value for money. However, what the Sony has going for itself is the stellar battery life, expandable storage, and the good (if somewhat boring) design. If you need a good-looking phone in this price range which will last up to two days on a single charge, then by all means consider the Xperia M2. If not, there are other fish in the sea.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% Sony Xperia M2 review: Mid-range Android smartphone looks good on the outside but is average under the hood
Source: Tech Advisor English version
The Sony Xperia M2 certainly looks like a premium smartphone, but carries a surprisingly mid-range price tag. With a more impressive camera and more storage, we'd be really impressed with the Xperia M2 for that price, but we think you can get more for your money elsewhere. It's worth investigating the cheaper Moto G, or if you've got a little extra budget the Google Nexus 5 is worth a look, as it has a lot going for it and is still under £300.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia M2 review A mid-range classic in the making, or a phone at the wrong price point?
Source: Techradar English version
Sony has launched its Xperia M2 handset into a very crowded market, one populated with ageing flagships and some already impressive new handsets. Can it build upon the success that the Xperia Z2 has brought though? In short, yes, but that is the really short answer. I can't help but feel that Sony's impressive flagship offering sets a very high standard, and will leave consumers expecting a little more from Sony's midrange offering.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia M2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The Sony Xperia M2 is a good phone, but its killer feature is one that works best for poseurs. Namely, the phone can pass for the Xperia Z2 at a distance, and even in-hand for some people. Design does matter in phones, though, and the Xperia M2 looks a whole lot better than the original Xperia M.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

96% Sony Xperia M2
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
77% Sony Xperia M2
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 77%
83% Sony Xperia M2
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
89% Sony Xperia M2
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
92% Günstiger Schönling mit Highspeed-LTE
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 94% mobility: 95%



The Sony Xperia M2 is a mid-range phone targeted at budget-conscious buyers. It is directly competing with the likes of the Moto G, OnePlus One and the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3. Design-wise, it looks similar to its flagship, the Xperia Z series but the M2 sports a smaller screen at 4.8 inches with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. It's touted as a qHD display with their TV expertise but the resolution is a little lacklustre.

It features a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB storage and supports microSD of up to 32 GB for those looking to expand the storage. The processor while not as powerful as those found in flagship phones, is actually good enough for your everyday tasks and doesn't lag to the point of frustration. Don't expect to play heavy games with the Adreno 305 GPU though.

To power all these is a non-removable 2300 mAh battery - much smaller in comparison with its flagship counterpart. However, it's bigger than the rest of its class and can last you a full day of mixed use. Its battery STAMINA mode helps to minimize battery drain when you're not using the display and turns off unneeded functions while keeping notifications on.

It sports an 8 MP camera and Exmos RS mobile sensor. The camera app is chock full of features and it also has an HDR mode. The M2 sits right in the middle and compared to other mid-range handsets, deserves a look from budget-conscious consumers.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.

77.29%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 6 (Update: 2014-06- 6)