I got this one recently (2303 model) and i'm pretty satisfied. I don't notice the "small" resolution at all. What I don't quite like is the touchscreen surface, for some reason my fingers don't glide over it well.
The camera was rated bad in the GSMArena's review, but the truth is, it's not the camera but the camera _app_. The settings for compression, noise reduction and sharpening are way overboard. Using a different app shows the quality difference. See for yourself:
Sure, it doesn't look as crisp, but that crispness is unnatural and detail is lost. Also, look at the sky - it's full of sharpened noise. Interestingly enough, the HDR shot taken with the stock app doesn't look unnatural. The problem is that it averages several pictures, so there is a high risk of blurry pictures, especially for moving objects.
The audio output is decent, but with my cheap creative ep-630 in-ears, the noise level is a bit too high. Quiet piano solo for example sounds pretty horrible because it gets drowned in noise. Other headphones don't seem to have this issue, though I didn't test many.
The battery holds the 3 days mentioned in the review under heavy usage (installation and playing around), so under my normal usage it might even hold a week. That's with STAMINA disabled, btw.
GPS works fine as well, it takes about 17 seconds to get a fix indoors, 3 seconds outdoors. Didn't test in the car yet. Accuracy is 20/10ft in/outdoors.
Call quality is good, the voices sound as they should and the phone is loud enough.
Video-wise, no problem playing 8-bit h264 (MX player pro), but don't even think about 10-bit. (nor x265) Slow scenes decode well, but fast image changes stutter a lot. Nothing surprising about that though.
There is no significant heat problems, it gets noticeably warm when charging and doing something heavy at the same time, but otherwise it feels cool.
I'm pretty satisfied with what I got for the price, it's a decent midrange device.
SUMOD S, 13 Jun 2014Very poor audio quality, (when playing video)really???
Hey guys i want to purchase xperia m2... Which colour looks more neat white,black or purple? Please reply thanks in advance
nik, 13 Jun 2014I should buy Samsung grand 2 or Sony experia m2M2 is an excellent choice!
M2 camera is sharper and better than grand2's
M2 UI work smoothly UNLIKE Samsung's laggy touch wiz
Grand2's touch wiz and all galaxy's touch wiz is laggy and it make you sick in everyday using
Moreover, touch wiz eats more ram so you can get less ram compared to M2 although M2 has 1g ram
Have a good choice:)
AnonD-273601, 13 Jun 2014If the battery is non removable then how to replace it??You can replace battery in Sony service center!
I am a Sony user:)
Somebody plz tell its price cuz I cant find it any where except the Internet and its really high
full battery charge is 90% why is no 100% when is charged plss tell..
AnonD-273601, 13 Jun 2014If the battery is non removable then how to replace it??Just send to factory
I brought a sony xperia m2 On last saturday from sony showroom thrissur.iwant to know about how to make a video call..please help me to do do..
3dw, 10 Jun 2014how to restart my m2 phone? need advise immediately...thanksI think you should hold the power button for about 7-10 seconds and then it will reboot itself