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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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  • 2014-05-31 19:44
  • 4S}1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-30 21:21 from thaW - click to readWhat are you smoking there? The G2 Mini has a 50% brightness of 91 nits, of course the battery would last longer, the display is almost like turned off. M2 clocks in at a staggering 325 nits at 50%.

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  • 2014-05-31 18:47
  • Kg{J

I have to admit M2 is better than expected, battery is very acceptable, display good, camera is good as there is not much need for zoom-in details 99.9% of the time, this is clearly more than good enough for some cropping as well.

Sad that Superior Auto cannot be used, i dont know why Sony insist on 16:9 format, its unsuitable for most social media and what not, there should be a 4:3 option also in SA mode. Going to manual and select 4:3 reso takes away the advantage of Sonys excellent scene detection, the Soft Tone mode is priceless, all my girlfriends look like Playboy centerfolds using that mode in SA (when 4:3 was still an option is SA), but always having to manually select scene is too much trouble, point and shoot is the way to go for real life, im not one of those pedants who fool themselves with manual settings, look at how many Lumia 1020 owners are unable to produce an OK photo, and browsing some photo critics forums you can find tonnes of people with DSLRs who cant get a single good photo, its scary, thats exactly what it is.

Well, this phone doesnt get close to the BlackBerry Z3 in any case, even the price of M2 is far higher than Z3 despite M2 having lower specs, but i will consider this for someone here who could benefit from Android, Android is good enough for kids who tend to install all the useless apps available on Play Store.

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  • 2014-05-31 18:42
  • Kg{J

> In reply to alexv @ 2014-05-30 23:46 from 3Ana - click to readObviously the reviewer would choose a 2014 model Kia over a 2013 BMW.

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  • 2014-05-31 18:22
  • Kg{J

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-31 05:38 from thtJ - click to readYou make that comment about all Sony phones lately. Why do you even bother, obviously you will never buy an Xperia in any case.

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  • 2014-05-31 18:20
  • Kg{J

What is that game at the start page?

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  • 2014-05-31 17:34
  • 2F6B

> In reply to [deleted post]Removable battery is definitely an amazing for Samsung since their batteries are known to expand and eventually blow up.

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  • 2014-05-31 17:01
  • wryp

> In reply to [deleted post]No. Plastic means cheap garbage.

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  • 2014-05-31 16:54
  • wryp

> In reply to [deleted post]LOL. Sony's designs are best. They soon many times best designing award.

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  • 2014-05-31 16:32
  • KA6m

if it had had 2 gb of ram instead of 1, it would have been a killer midranger!

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  • 2014-05-31 15:50
  • 0M5Z

the xperia m2 is okay but i will rather stick with my awesome sony xperia sp

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  • 2014-05-31 14:21
  • 4mDa

Gsmarena... really it has corning gorilla glass 3????

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  • 2014-05-31 13:02
  • t}SR

i stop reading at "Non user-replaceable battery"
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  • 2014-05-31 05:38
  • thtJ

Every thing ok except non removable battery.

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  • 2014-05-31 04:30
  • rJ9F

This is a decent midrange phone. the only thing is the ress. ist should been 720p

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  • 2014-05-30 23:50
  • m7IC

i'm sorry but why gsmarena do you consider a dual-core krait 300 clcoked at 1.7ghz "older gen" and less capable than a quad-core cortex-a7 ?? the first configuration is better at almost anything.

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  • 2014-05-30 23:46
  • 3Ana

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-30 21:21 from thaW - click to readBut speakers is a suckish and ugly plastic design!! Cant even compete with z1 compact

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  • 2014-05-30 23:33
  • t7Xr

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-30 21:21 from thaW - click to readWaiting for the lg g3 mini:)

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  • 2014-05-30 22:03
  • kB61

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-30 21:21 from thaW - click to readSony M2 better all around cell.

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  • 2014-05-30 21:47
  • IbxE

LG G2 mini has batter battery life

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  • 2014-05-30 21:21
  • thaW

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