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Sony Xperia M2 (D2302 / D2303 / D2305 / D2306)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1548 reviews of Sony Xperia M2 (D2302 / D2303 / D2305 / D2306). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and performance are overall positive. The screen and size are also appreciated. Views are divided on the GPS navigation, while some have doubts about the reception.

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reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia M2 (D2302 / D2303 / D2305 / D2306) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange

 

We are about to explore the Xperia M2, a smartphone with an agenda of its own. Task number 1 is to upgrade the popular Xperia M. Check. The M2 brings a bigger screen (and ups the resolution), the chipset is better and the camera resolution is higher....

4.8" LCD, 540 x 960px, 229ppi, Gorilla Glass 3, ambient light sensor ; LTE connectivity ; The Xperia M2 Dual has Dual SIM with Dual Call support (but without the LTE connectivity) ; Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (planned upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat) ;...

Resolution is relatively low for this screen size ; No Android KitKat on launch ; Non user-replaceable battery

May, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia M2 review

 

The Sony Xperia Z2 is one of my favourite flagship phones this year, thanks to its slick, metal and glass design, superb screen, tonnes of power and brilliant camera. The downside is that all that great technology costs quite a lot of money. If your...

The Sony Xperia M2 has a sleek, attractive design, enough power for your day to day tasks and doesn't cost the earth.

It's got a disappointingly low resolution display and arrives with the old and outdated Android Jelly Bean on board.

Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia M2 Smartphone Review

 

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...

Bright display, Quad-Core CPU, Storage can be increased, LTE Cat. 4, Good frequency coverage, NFC, Good headset, Very good battery life, The various options to get an Internet connection are ideal and are hard to find in most devices, even in those...

No HD display, High black value, No App2SD support, Weak main camera, From the display size, we would expect a higher resolution

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Chris P. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia M2 Review

 

The Sony Xperia M2 is a mid-range device, which takes an aim at the increasingly-competitive segment of the market. Sporting a potent Snapdragon 400 chip, 1GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel camera, the M2 is well-equipped to spar with the competition. At...

Attractive design ; Vast arsenal of connectivity options ; Record-setting battery life

Unacceptable call quality ; The display's glass is reflective ; The camera produces low quality stills and video footage ; Way too expensive for what it brings to the table

In conclusion, the Xperia M2 is one truly inconsistent, bipolar device. On one hand, you have an attractive design, adequate processing power, and record-setting battery life. On the other, the display is mediocre, the camera: poor, and call quality...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Android Pit (androidpit.com)

Sony Xperia M2 em teste: M de médio

 

Como aposta da Sony para a gama média, o M2 terá dificuldades: a concorrência é grande, e aparelhos como o Moto G provaram que é possível oferecer uma performance melhor por um preço menor. Isso vale sobretudo para o display e para a câmera: a tela do...

Design e acabamento, Interface de usuário, Bateria

Tela, Câmera

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia M2 Review: same iconic design, more modest package

 

The Sony Xperia M2 may not have the same impressive specs as its higher-end brothers, but at least it still offers the same iconic design as you'll find on phones like the Z2. Join us as we take a closer look!

Great build quality ; Compact form factor ; Smooth performance ; Exceptional Battery life

Poor camera ; Price ; Low-res display

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Xperia M2

 

The mid-tier mobile market has become a brutal arena of cutthroat pricing and ever increasing specs. As flagship devices continue to increase specs, some truly capable phones are emerging in their wake in the lower tiers. The Sony Xperia M2 is their...

Battery life, On-contract pricing, Phone design, MicroSD card support

Weak camera, Mediocre display, Small storage

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony’s attempt at making its premium technologies available to the masses.

 

The Xperia M2 delivers an enjoyable experience. The software is versatile and the hardware, although modest, is powerful enough to keep the M2 competitive. Unfortunately it can't compete against its rivals at this price point. We're afraid Sony has...

Nice software, Strong connectivity

Camera, Pricey

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia M2

 

Released in May 2014, the Sony Xperia M2 is the mid-range follow-up to the previous year's Xperia M. It actually looks more similar to the higher-end Xperia Z2, minus some of the more expensive materials and flashier specs. These cut-backs meant a...

Large screen ; Slick-looking design ; Has 4G ; Decent battery life

Low-res screen for size ; Overzealous photo sharpening ; So-so call and speaker quality

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia M2

 

It looks like an Xperia Z2 but it costs a lot less

Large screen, Slick-looking design, Has 4G, Decent battery life

Low-res screen for size, Overzealous photo sharpening, So-so call and speaker quality

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2330
Battery performance:2300 / 2330
Continuous audio playback time:37.2 / 37.5 / 37.51 / 58.25
Continuous video playback time:7.58 / 7.97 / 8 / 8.06
Standby time (2G):580 / 588 / 595 / 641
Standby time (3G):597 / 633 / 641
Talk time (2G):11.14 / 11.25 / 11.38 / 12 / 13.25
Talk time (3G):12.18 / 12.2 / 12.3 / 14.36
Talk time (4G):543

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.1
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:1600
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1.1
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Purple / Copper / Purple / White
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.8
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:230
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGA, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP,ADTS,AMR,FLAC,MP3,MP4,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,SMF,WAV,XMF
FM radio:N / Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression format:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4
Video compression formats:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,3GPP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,MP4 / 3GPP,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HID, OPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSF, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 305
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.3 / 4.4 KitKat
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor:400 / MSM 8226 / MSM 8926-2
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:400 / MSM 8226 / MSM 8926-2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.3 / 4.4 KitKat / 5.1
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.339 / 0.34 / 5.5
Height:0.339 / 5.5 / 5.51
Weight:5.22 / 5.26
Width:2.8 / 2.83 / 28