Sony Xperia M2 (D2303) Review & Specs

Sony Xperia M2 is a mid level Android device released in 2014, counting with a great performance Quad-Core processor ticking at 1200 megahertz, an 8 megapixels back-facing camera and a 4.8″ multi touch capacitive screen. Is that all? No, it’s only the starting point of a much deeper review.

This cellphone feels much lighter than what one would expect from a device this size. This phone is offerred in 3 color options, black, purple and white. This phone is just 5.5 inches long and 2.8″ wide, but it is able to fit a a 4.8 inches display. This cellphone has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.34 inches.

Sony sells this cellphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 chip, holding a powerful 1.2 gigahertz Quad-Core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Graphic rendering usually consume lots of CPU cycles, so it uses an Adreno 305 GPU working at 450 megahertz to help handle those graphic tasks. This device comes with an 8 GB quite large internal memory and a slot for an external memory card, which allows the user to store a couple hundred apps without any trouble.

This cellphone is equipped with only an 8 mega-pixels back facing camera. It is capable of capturing videos in 1920×1080 (Full HD). To complete the camera, it also counts with a large number of great characteristics like auto-focus, flash, digital image stabilization, fast burst mode, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting, HDR mode and geo tagging.

This cellphone includes a good level 4.8-inches display with a 960 x 540 resolution, which makes it hard to distinguish the pixels composing the display. This display uses TFT capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

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The Sony Xperia M2 features a 2300 mAh big capacity Li-Ion replaceable battery that provides this phone an impressive battery life. Sony says this phone has a 14.2 hs talk time and a 693 hours stand by time.

This cellphone features wifi connectivity (and it can provide it to other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), 4G HSPA+ internet connection, which is not so fast as LTE-A or LTE networks or the fastest 3G connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. The Sony Xperia M2 uses a SIM card for GSM carriers.

This phone also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (allows communication with other bluetooth devices, computers, and accessories), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3
Product code:D2306
Dimensions:5.50 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches
Weight:5.22 ounces
Colors:Black, Purple and White
Release date:2014-02-24


Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:4.8 inches
Resolution:540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density:229 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Processor:ARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 305 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:2300 mAh
Stand-by Time:693 hours
Talk Time:14.2 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 2100
Technologies:HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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