Do not buy if planning on owning for more than 1 year.
The thing begins falling to pieces and malfunctions after 12 months.
I have about 6 months left on my contract and need to take another contract out to replace this one, despite taking good care and having suitable phone cases covering it.
In last year the charger slot has slowly died off, now I can't get it above around 60% charged before it simply disconnects with no way of getting it to charge again... You need to tangle is into all sorts of different angles and hope for the best.
Eventually it begins to connect and disconnect every second which means your phone lights up and dims again constantly. More than once this has resulted in me waking up in the morning with a flat battery.
Front camera is like a late 1990s webcam, rear camera is adequate.
It's a good device, nice display, works smoothly, it heats a little when using internet or playing games, like most of mid range devices, but i'm soooo disappointed with the camera, especially the front camera, it's too dark even when there are some light.. The rear camera is not that good too, but it's ok,
the front camera takes blur pictures I'm disappointed. I tried everything to make it better but still. I even upgraded the software.
It's too much over heating problem heating after no working mobile phone any app and all
I waste the money
Great phone just the memory is crap even with sd card need too keep moving apps
Clearly you guys dont know how to use this camera! If you want better pictures , use Manual Mode! Once you select Manual Mode , dont chose any of those scenes e.g low light , sport etc... Just leave it in SCN. Then play with the white balancing thingys and try to chose the right balance. You wont regret it if you go pro! Thats why many phone tech sites praise Sony's Manual Mode. Its the best!!! Most of my pictures are shot in 5mp mode but still come out crystal clear just because i know how to play with Manual Mode (SCN) settings... you guys will thank me later. ENJOY!!!
Ikram Siddiqui, 18 Apr 2016Dear all Please tell me the Marshmallow update In this phone.Not fully working, but: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n64hZYcTMZ0
Is it possible to change from camera
Bz I don't want to change its it's awesome in all ways bt camera sucks
The camera is useless in even moderately low light. It does get very slow with only a few apps open, basically in 2016 it's just not good enough if you want something newer save up for a Z3 compact.
I've been using my Xperia M2 for 2yrs. I find the phone it's quite okay to use but the down side of this is the camera. The camera is very poor in low light area and others.
I'm very disappointed about this phone.
Let be honest! This has to be the best all round smartphone in the world. Even tho it doesnt have flagship specs , i handles everything i throw at it. The ram is good , the camera is averagely-good. Superior Auto mode ruins my pics , so i opt for the manual 4:3 5megapixel for beautiful shots... I have never expienced these heating issues you talk about , unless am using it while it on the charger. Which i hardly do because battery is good , close to kit-kat battery if you know how to tweak your phone like what i did :) And the xperia UI? God , this UI makes other Android UI's look unfinished! Its so addictive , i mean... I DONT THINK I WILL EVER USE ANOTHER ANDROID PHONE besides SONY XPERIA! *Sigh* Man i could do this all day!!! lol... Stop bad mouthing M2 or Xperia phones , they are well built. Some people even think i have a Z something (Mine is white in colour) because of its glossy body. MakeBelieve ☺😉
the camera ain't that good for this phone. pics tend to have an oily surface when zoomed.
this phine I m using for almost 2 years....in one word it is a problemless and at low price in more features.
i love sony cooz its so much beauty as a phne.
the led lights bottom of this phne in this phone is very attractive for me...i love this feature so much.
Hey guys I am a m2 user for months I had been reading opinions and not updating it to 5.1.1 but now I regret it
This cell phone has become a speed beast after updating I opened 18 apps and it didnt even showed a sign of slowing down and it is a phone worth having
Good phone but overheats alot, speakers clod easily and are low on volume. Front camera would have been better.
Sony, if you would make phones with big screens and not so much of a big body that would be nice. Too much space is wasted at the top & bottom. If was expanded, this M2 Aqua would be a 5" screen.
This is a good budgeted phone. But the selfie cam is the worst ever. Also this has a heating problem.
AnonD-509433, 01 Mar 2016Big gains and losses for this phone. The performance and features (lots!) are mostly very good... moreMy camera got a lot better after the last update.
Are you talking about the first update to lollipop 5.1.1 or the second release with camera and gps fixes?
For me, this phone is great. Yes, it hasn't got the greatest camera in the world but it is a good one and I would love a faster charger and a gyro so that when I play Ingress the screen would automatically turn when I move (compass is not enough to do this on Ingress but it is enough on Google maps).
Word of advice: if I would buy one again, I would go for the 16gb option, not the 8gb.