The mid-range Android smartphone from Sony, the Sony Xperia M2 Dual is finally out in the market, after much criticism for the pricing set by the company for the specifications given. We got the device to test it out, and here’s what we feel about it. Check out the Sony Xperia M2 hands-on we did during the MWC 2014.
The Xperia M2 Dual has got a very neat display with the qHD resolution and the good 4.8-inch screen size, and the internal power given to it with the Snapdragon 400 processor is no bad, along with the 1GB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. You get to see the same design which was in most of the recent Xperia devices, and it looks classic with the white one looking the best of them. The interface too is similar to what you see in the other Sony devices with the interface having multiple home screens, app drawer and a big load of pre-installed apps.
The design (in photos):
The back camera has the 8MP lens with the Exmor RS for Mobile image sensor which does a decent job of photo capturing, but compared to the other 8MP cameras, this isn’t the best Sony has given. There are of course a few good camera modes and options to make the capturing experience better, but the overall quality of photos is not not really good. The capture modes and effects include AR Effect, Timeshift Burst, Panorama, Social Live and a few more. The video capturing is again, not the best but that’s what one can get from a 720p HD quality video captured from a smartphone camera.
Sony Xperia M2 Dual Camera Samples:
Storage and Battery: The internal storage in the Sony Xperia M2 Dual is 8GB of which around 5GB is available to the user, but there is the MicroSD card slot for the storage expansion, thus one can pop-in a 32GB card for the extra storage, and that’s the maximum one can expand the storage to. The battery capacity of 2300 mAh is quite interesting, and one would be happy to see the long hours of usage provided by the Sony Xperia M2, along with some good options to extend the battery life – for example, the Stamina Mode.
So overall, the Xperia M2 is a very decent smartphone in the mid-range which runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but the price of Rs. 21000 is really not something one would be happy paying for the set of specs, and a not-so-good camera of the device.
Source: Sony Xperia M2 Hands-on