Hardware and Specifications
The Sony Xperia M2, a mid-range Android smartphone from Sony is a device very similar to the existing Sony Xperia C in terms of hardware specifications, other than screen and exclusion of dual SIM card slots. It comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor which is a combination of 4 ARM Cortex A7 CPU cores and Adreno 305 GPU. For efficient multi-tasking, the Xperia M2 comes with 1GB of RAM while there is 8GB of internal storage space for installing applications and games as well as to store multimedia and personal data. There is also a microSD card slot which can be used to expand the storage by an additional 32GB. There are some necessary sensors in this smartphones like gyroscope, light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer.
Screen and Design
The Sony Xperia M2 has a 4.8 inch TFT LCD screen with 5-point capacitive multitouch. A resolution of 540 x 960 pixels giving the screen on the device about 229 PPI pixel density. Considering the screen specifications, it will perform similar to the screen used in the Xperia C which had below par viewing angles. The design and external appearance is on the lines similar to the Xperia Z1 due to the use of glass front and back. Sony's signature power button, camera shutter button and volume rockers are on the right hand side of the device while the microUSB port is on the right hand side. The headphone jack is on the top while the camera, LED flash and secondary microphone are on the back of the device. This device lacks a removable back cover. The Xperia M2 is available in black, white and purple colours.
Camera and Multimedia
There is an 8MP Exmor RS camera sensor with autofocus lens, LED flash and full HD 1080p video recording. There is a VGA front-facing camera which can be used for self-portraits and video calls over Internet. The primary camera has a lot of special shooting modes such as Sweep Panorama and HDR. It comes with Sony's famous WALKMAN music player which can play a lot of audio and video formats along with an ability to convert this device into a media server over DLNA standards. Sony Music audio streaming service is also bundled to let users listen to free music through Internet.
Software and Features
The Sony Xperia M2 comes with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean along with Sony's custom designed attractive UI. There are some useful additional applications and services such as Play Memories, TrackID and WALKMAN in addition to regular Google services such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Navigation, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, etc. It also comes with a lot of personalisation options such as Xperia Themes and lock screen widgets.
Connectivity and Battery
The Sony Xperia M2 is almost fully loaded in terms of wired and wireless connectivity. It comes with 21Mbps 3G HSDPA, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot. There is GLONASS A-GPS for location and navigation needs. There is also a microUSB v2.0 port for data transfer through PC. There is a 2300 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery which can easily last over a day of normal usage after a full single charge. There is also Sony's famous Battery STAMINA mode which comes in handy to prolong the battery endurance of the device.