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MWC 2014 | Sony unveils the Xperia M2 smartphone

Sony unveils the Xperia M2 smartphone
Sony unveils the Xperia M2 smartphone
The M2 is Sony's attempt at making a premium looking mid-range handset

Understanding that not everyone can afford to buy its new flagship Z2 smartphone, Sony launched the more affordable Xperia M2 that looks surprisingly similar.

The M2 features a 4.8-inch 960 x 540 display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8926 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, Android 4.3, LTE, NFC, a microSD slot (up to 32 GB cards), and a 2300 mAh battery which offers over 8 hours of video playback. The camera is a reasonable 8 MP that benefits from a Sony Exmor RS sensor and a host of still shot and video features.

All in all the new phone looks like it will be a solid choice in its category. It should perform just fine for anything short of the most demanding games and comes with the perks of a reasonable camera and a premium look. Some might find fault with the screen resolution especially when comparing it to the likes of the Moto G, but then you can't have everything in a device and still keep the price low.

The Xperia M2 will be available in black, purple, and white when it launches globally in April. Prices have not yet been announced but rumors point to something in the US$300 range.


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Craig Munro, 2014-02-25 (Update: 2021-05-18)