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Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange

Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange - read the full textWe are about to explore the Xperia M2, a smartphone with an agenda of its own. Task number 1 is to upgrade the popular Xperia M. Check. The M2 brings a bigger screen (and ups the resolution), the chipset is better and the camera resolution is higher. The M2 also...

 

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"Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange"

You mean "Dial M for mediocre"?

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  • 2014-06-15 23:45
  • mTnr

> In reply to JacobF1 @ 2014-06-03 11:28 from TmtK - click to readPlz tell me quality of display......
Display is batter then xperia m ??

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  • 2014-06-11 20:04
  • X}9G

Way too big. Xperia M was almost perfect in size (it had a bit big edges, but it was usable). Now M2 is a phablet. Today ther is no usable phone under 4 inches.
Every 4 inches (or smaller) phone is a crap, whit 512Mb RAM, 3-5 MP fix focus camera, without led, some useless SoC, and horrible screen.
I feel really sorry, for Sony screwed up Xperia M2.

I hope so, that Sony will bring a real successor for the compact Xperia M.

:(

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  • 2014-06-11 16:12
  • LHXc

> In reply to mish @ 2014-06-05 10:25 from 7qFi - click to readAlmost everything. Grand Neo has inferior chipset (BCM vs Qualcomm), low res display with giant pixels, and depending on where you live the M2 will give you triband HSDPA+LTE or quad band HSDPA (in india and other non-LTE/TD-LTE markets) while Grand Neo has only dual band HSDPA, which is a very serious limitation. Lots of new HSDPA networks are in the 850 and 1900 bands, its a big deal.

You have to compare M2 to Grand 2 to make it more fair, the Grand Neo loses badly to the M2.

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  • 2014-06-05 16:06
  • vaN}

tell me how is it btr than new galaxy grand neo

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  • 2014-06-05 10:25
  • 7qFi

Great display plus well above average battery life. Seems like a great midrange smartphone at that price.

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  • 2014-06-03 11:28
  • TmtK

Nice phone

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  • 2014-06-02 16:30
  • thua

WEIRD thing is: Sony official site says that this model HAS HDMI output to TV. MOST reviews on the net says IT DOES NOT have this function. WHY? Someone who bought this phone can confirm? Thanks a lot in advance!

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  • 2014-06-02 16:27
  • JkKm

If you compare it with a LG phone you have to compare it with LG L9 II (D605) not the old L9 (D405).

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  • 2014-06-02 09:57
  • nDUE

> In reply to lel @ 2014-06-01 07:27 from HHHH - click to readThanks bro..!

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  • 2014-06-02 09:37
  • uuUK

This seems like a solid device, at a good price. The price is quite a bit better than I expected.

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  • 2014-06-02 02:37
  • Fv4$

From what I see on those sample photos, Sony is using too high settings for post processing. That's why the edges look so weird and detail is lost. Also why noise is so ugly.

I wonder if one can avoid that by using an alternative camera app... still, though, wtf Sony. How can one screw up camera settings so bad, especially while being in the camera industry.

I noticed GSMarena doesn't seem to test the GPS performance, which is pretty important, imho. Any chance to include some GPS-Tester screenshots and measure the time the M2 needs to get your position as an addition?

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  • 2014-06-01 23:50
  • nZma

Nice phone..impresive bettry life..

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  • 2014-06-01 17:34
  • PAtg

> In reply to feisalsinaga @ 2014-06-01 13:56 from 61Gg - click to readInferior brand to Sony quality and build.

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  • 2014-06-01 15:56
  • IbxF

Xiaomi redmi 1s should be an alternative too..

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  • 2014-06-01 13:56
  • 61Gg

> In reply to alexv @ 2014-05-30 23:46 from 3Ana - click to readis very nice look and body

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  • 2014-06-01 10:48
  • 9x6L

> In reply to lel @ 2014-06-01 07:27 from HHHH - click to readthanks sir!!!!!!!

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  • 2014-06-01 08:36
  • PUEc

Game on screen is Blocky Roads, if anyone is interested.

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  • 2014-06-01 07:27
  • HHHH

i think for every review, it should give the measurement of the phone, then i can have immediate idea how large is this phone.

yes, i knew i can check this out at the spec page, but i would have to open another page and come back. why not bring more convenience to readers.

screen size would not tell accurately how the phones measure

i figured out 13.4cm h is the ideal height for me.



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  • 2014-06-01 01:39
  • TCwu

> In reply to Anomynous @ 2014-05-31 18:42 from Kg{J - click to readIt will be included in 4.4.

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  • 2014-05-31 23:48
  • PEdJ

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