Japanese tech firm Sony released a dual SIM smartphone – Xperia M2 Dual in India for Rs 21,990. This handset is the sequel to the successful Xperia M smartphone that was one of the best selling phones in the Indian market. Though the Xperia M2 is a high-end phone, it has the right mix of features and pricing. However, the handset has to struggle to relish success as the market is crowded with many such offerings from different manufacturers. Here is a quick review on the Xperia M2 in order to detail its capabilities based on the specifications.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Xperia M2 includes an 8 MP Exmor RS primary camera at its back along with auto focus and LED flash and supports up to FHD 1080p video recording. Also, there is a VGA front-facer for making video calls. The camera features many software aspects such as Autoscene Recognition and HDR. Also, there are a slew of camera apps such as Social Live, Timeshift Burst and Picture Effect to enhance the photography experience of the users. With such aspects, the Xperia M2 camera can capture stunning snaps and videos.
To handle the storage demands of the users, the handset packs 8 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card slot. Though there is no complaint in this segment, it could have been better if Sony incorporated at least 16 GB of default storage as all the applications and software get stored on it.
Processor and Battery
Xperia M2 comes equipped with the ultra-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor ticking at 1.2 GHz clubbed with Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB of RAM that can deliver decent levels of multi-tasking and smooth overall performance.
There is a 2,300 mAh battery in the Xperia M2 that is supplemented with the Stamina Mode 3.0 making it suitable to last for a day even under intense usage. This battery is rated to deliver up to 14.5 hours of talk time and 633 hours of standby time on 3G.
Display and Features
Sony has included a 4.8 inch qHD display on the Xperia M2 and this screen carries 960×540 pixel resolution. Further, it is the largest qHD display in this class. The overall design of the phone is also crafted carefully to make it thin and lightweight.
To keep the users connected on the go, Sony has incorporated usual connectivity features such as 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC in the Xperia M2. Moreover, the dual SIM variant of the device comes with the Sony’s latest dual SIM technology that lets users to set up both the SIM cards independently with customized ring tones and choose easily between the two to make calls or send SMS. The handset is fueled by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.
Likewise other Sony smartphones, this one also comes with a wide range of online and offline media apps to keep the users entertained. Well, the Sony Entertainment Network includes blockbusters of Sony Pictures, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and PlayStation Mobile games.
|Model||Sony Xperia M2 Dual|
|Display||4.8 inch, qHD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||8 MP/ VGA|
Price and Conclusion
Priced at Rs 21,990, the Sony Xperia M2 Dual falls right on the pricing segment fitting within the budget of most consumers. The handset includes a stunning processor, advanced camera aspects and long lasting battery, except for its low screen resolution. Hence, the Xperia M2 Dual is a worthy dual SIM smartphone for its price.