Superb Disability and reliability. Whats a similar solid sony Phone nowadays?
Correction: There is a 'airplane mode, with the L3. But you do not find it in the quick pull-down mode menu dragged from the top of the phone where you find torch. You have to go to settings and go from there.
I had a problem with sim card recognition a few years on with the M2. Unreliable in that regarding requiring many restarts. The problem may not be common though; may have just been unlucky with a Monday morning one if you get my drift. Good all rounder, but dated in terms of sound quality and speed. The front camera is very poor quality, unlike the rear which is streets above it. It has an answering machine which is more than adequate. Radio fair-good, but not very good. Other Experias are doing better with radios. Good tough glass, separate microsd slot. It was brought out as a low cost Sony Experia which gave the look of the Z phone rage without being in Z phone. Sony tend to be music bias as they produce audio equipment such as stereos and own a record company with a lot on the phone about music, albums, artists, etc.
It has a waterproof sister "aqua" , though I am not aware of how good this waterproofing is.Overall the M2: not bad at all for its day.
This is a superb phone.I'm using this sins 2015 february up to now. without any repair.I want to buy a new phone, but this won't break😂😂😂I love sony ...
have it since it came out. still looks brand new. i have a hole in my wall from throwing it in a fit of rage. it can be used as a hunting tool or armor plating. best tool i ever had. still cant find replacement. considered cat s40-60 models but they are just ugly.
also battery lasts for days if you dont play games but just talk, listen to music or read comics (as i do).
if anyone has any knowledge of a similar but newer phone (it must be as tough as this one) please do share.
bought mine as a second hand in 2015, still using it upto now no repair
Great Phone ... I bought this phone in December , 2014.. I'm still using this phone.. No repair up to now
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2018I'm using M2 after some experience with E3. Although released earlier M2 has better hardware t... moreThey are obviously lying to you.
You can downgrade to the original Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware (Global).
Instructions - https://flash-guide.com/download-flash-official-stock-rom-sony-xperia-m2-d2303/
Xperia M2 USB Driver - https://mega.nz/#!oRUUjQKb!SJY_bYF21FtUFCA3dH4DVRQ-HizCUZmjunRdkKIz0WQ
4.3 Stock Rom - https://mega.nz/#!FZFw1C5T!OvWbdgNjY9vojlqyQBjiwd-g6O3zgZraf-P85WLeq1g
Xperia Flash Tool - https://mega.nz/#!EdFCmYDD!WKjIX2S3xhkqu2oW6hR02qk_HB8IJgKfnVNfZmjAeek
I'd suggest reading the instructions before starting this process, it's impossible to brick your phone so you will be 100% ok.
It took me a lot of effort to find a D2303 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM.
Hope it works :)
In my opinion this is the best looking Android phone of all time.
Possibly the worst phone ever. Basic apps like timer stops working and browser suddenly doesn't support formats that worked fine day before.
i have this bad boy since October/November 2014-ish. pretty decent at the time. And back in 2016 and almost bricked the phone. Overall it is a great phone, the only drawback is the very very poor front camera quality. I can't remember posting a photo online that used the front camera, or maybe I never posted at all.
im super happy that it's still working. I'm now using it as audio player.
Since I bought this in 2016, it took a lot of damage to rear but still working fine. Very tough for this kind of smartphones.
I have been using this one for 5 years without any issue
Recommend for anyone
I've purchased this mobile in the year of 2014, frankly speaking this mobile is the best mobile is the best mobile from Sony that I've used in the past recent year's. The best part of this mobile is when I try to flash a new Android version which is stable, it doesn't matter whether it's Android OS V4.1 or Android OS V7.1 both the OS show the same performance, currently I'm using the 7.1 Nougat version in my mobile, trust me it's fantastic. But the only draw back is it doesn't come with 4G. other than that 'MY M2 IS A BEAST'.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2017I've used this phone for 3 years now (since 2017). The battery life is still awesome like day ... moreYes please do not update, do not update your M2. I made mistake, I updated my M to 5.1 and it took away huge resource 3GB of internal memory. It was better with the previous OS
I'm using M2 after some experience with E3. Although released earlier M2 has better hardware than E3 and so I'm happy. However, that advantage of more RAM etc has diminished when I upgraded the OS (it wasn't necessary at all). Sony support says no way to downgrade, I disagree.
Very consistent phone, durable (dropped it few times from my pocket) & the only phone I've ever owned with an impressive battery life. Still in good condition but with all those updates, it's starting to get slow. My new Xperia L1 (an alright phone) doesn't feel as solid as M2. Still misses my M2 sometimes.