Sony Xperia M2 

Released May, 2014
  • Android 5.1
  • 4G
  • 4.8"
  • Quad core 1.2 GHz
As per usual, their design is pleasing and uniform, and they often offer some extra functionality you won't find on stock Android.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
You're getting a better display with both devices, more processing might, vastly superior imaging, and quick updates to the latest version of Android.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)

Features Key features of the Sony Xperia M2

screen size

Xperia M2
iPhone 4s

screen resolution

Xperia M2
960 x 540
Xperia Z
1920 x 1080
Xperia SP
1280 x 720


Xperia M2
1 GB
Xperia Z
2 GB
ZenFone 5
2 GB


Xperia M2
Quad core
Xperia SP
Dual core
Galaxy S4 mini
Dual core

camera resolution

Xperia M2
8 MP
Xperia Z
13.1 MP
Moto G
5 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Sony Xperia M2

Outfitted with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip from Qualcomm and 1GB of RAM, along with an 8-megapixel Exmor RS sensor, the M2 will strike you as a very decent, middle-of-the-road handset.



5.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The M2 is very similar to its predecessor in a bunch of ways, but also quite different in one particular aspect: screen real estate has made a humongous jump from 4 to 4.8 inches.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
Lastly, maximum brightness is quite acceptable for this class at 461 nits, though the reflective glass on top does limit how much of the display we can make out under direct sunlight.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
Unfortunately, the 540x960 (qHD) pixel resolution of the panel actually results in a slightly inferior pixel density of about 229 ppi.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)


Overall color reproduction is decent, even though colors like red tend to be over-saturated a bit.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
The LED flash is also fairly impotent, failing to properly illuminate darker scenes.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
On the other, the display is mediocre, the camera: poor, and call quality isdownright unacceptable.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)


Navigating the interface is speedy and no signs of hiccups were noticed, and load times for apps are acceptable.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
The Walkman music player, for its part, has extras such as ClearAudio+, which automatically enhances sound clarity, not to mention that it's also hooked with Sony's Music Unlimited service (eligible for a free trial) – a robust rival to incumbents like Spotify.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
For example, Sony Select is a small, curated apps and themes market, and Socialife News is a news reader with an ultra-simplified (but laggy) design.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)


Indeed, Sony's OmniBalance design language has been well received by critics and consumers alike, but it would be wrong to say that the M2 didn't go through certain design changes when compared to its predecessor.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
Sony's attractive OmniBalance design is tested and true.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
That's not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you consider Sony's design approach – the overlays are simple, uniform and easy on the eyes.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)


On one hand, you have an attractive design, adequate processing power, and record-setting battery life.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)
If that isn't enough, whenever you're low on charge you can activate Sony's STAMINA mode, which essentially disables data/Wi-Fi when the screen is off, further helping you conserve battery.
by PhoneArena (May, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 4.8"
Resolution 960 x 540
PPI 229 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 4G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
  6. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  7. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 852 min
Talk time (3G) 816 min
Standby time 41,616 min
Standby time (3G) 38,016 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Weight 148 g
Thickness 8.6 mm
Size 71.1 x 139.6 x 8.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Headphone jack 3.5 mm
Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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