Sony Xperia M2 hands-on

Feb 24, 2014
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With the Sony Xperia Z family of devices seeing such success over the past year, it’s no wonder the company decided to delivery a new mid-range entrant this season. With the Sony Xperia M2, Sony brings on what they suggest is the thinnest 4G smartphone in its category. It does indeed seem to deliver a premium experience in a package that won’t break the bank, no record-breaking necessary.

What we’re having a look at here is an 8.6mm thin smartphone, but draw-in specification hooks aside, we’re looking and a darn fine smartphone. With a 4.8-inch qHD display, this smartphone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and quite a few of the features brought on with the rest of the Xperia Z smartphone lineup.

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ABOVE: You'll find the Xperia M2 on the right - the black one - while the white one (larger) is the Xperia Z.

Under the hood you’ve also got Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sony’s own unique user interface as well as a number of Sony-unique apps. This includes the Walkman app, Sony’s Album for images and video, and Movies. This device also connects to PlayStation Mobile to link up with your PS3 and PS4.

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On the back there's an 8-megapixel camera, down from Sony's 20-megapixels as on the Z-series of phones, but there's still Exmor RS sensor technology for improved low-light performance among other things.

In the hand it's clearly a Sony phone, with sharp lines and an almost austere feel. That usually comes at a price, however, which could well give the Xperia M2 an edge when it lands on shelves in April.


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