anonitachi, 25 Sep 2014File Commander comes with JellyBean also. As stated though, my M2 is getting fixed at the mo (... moreMy Spencerian so far with KitKat is good in general just the following issues persists:
1. When app is moved to SD cards and a shortcut for it is created on home screen, after restart of the phone the short cut is missing from the home screen and I have to place it again.
2. Third party applications don't have permission to write on SD card. So i can't download torrents and files directly yo SD, and I cannot copy or delete files on SD from third party file explorer as ES. But I've read that this is a KitKat restriction which is up to manufacturer to adjust. And I hope that in the next updates of the applications this issue might be fixed for KitKat
GH, 25 Sep 2014You need 2MP for decent Selfies? What?
Where are you coming up with this??
There are COU... moreMy frank opinion,
Next time, read carefully various phone reviews and buy a right phone (i.e. fantastic selfie cam) for your gf!
So you don't have to keep writing such funny complaints on forum trying to tell your gf is Sony's problem instead of, the fact is, you never take care of her Selfie needs!
LOL.... LOL.... LOL....
i own M2 that's why i knew its front VGA is useless.i tried it out. But i dont do selfie. Want good Selfie? Go and buy the Sony Xperia C3 for your gf. That's the only way to make her happy...
Btw, the cellphone provider is right to turn you people away. Becos you basically never listen.
Expert 123, 25 Sep 2014I hope this info confirms the following facts for you,
~ the M2 front camera is ONLY a VGA ... moreYou need 2MP for decent Selfies? What?
Where are you coming up with this??
There are COUNTLESS mid-tier phones that are only equipped with a VGA front cam, and I have never ever heard of even ONE of them have a similar issue to what I have described, which is being unusable indoors.
Personally, I have never purchased a flagship phone, and therefore almost all of my phones have had VGA front cams and all worked just fine, thank you. In fact, I have a VGA front cam on my LG L90 that I own right now, and it can snap pictures even in the dimmest of rooms. Heck, even iPhone had been VGA all the way through iPhone 4.
Have you ever heard of anyone saying something so outrageous as "Oh well, it's VGA, therefore it doesn't have to work. Go outside if you want to take pictures, otherwise buy an incredibly expensive phone that has a 2MP front cam"? Nope.
Now, if you want to argue that VGA pics are low quality, that's fine. After all, they're called low-res for a reason.
But for you to come on here and assert that VGA cams are known to not work indoors, or that consumers need to buy a phone with a 2MP front cam in order to have decent pics, is just factually wrong, and it's incredibly annoying that you would even take the time to write something so false on here.
If you do not know what you're talking about, then please do not make false assertions, because you are only creating confusion and could potentially mislead people.
GH, 25 Sep 2014Hey guys, I have a question about the M2 that I'm really hoping someone here can help me with.... moreI hope this info confirms the following facts for you,
~ the M2 front camera is ONLY a VGA cam at 480p. You need at least 2MP or higher cam for decent selfie. These days manufacturers are coming up with 5 ~ 8MP front cam...
~ so, ask your gf to ONLY use M2 front cam selfie outdoor daylight (not backlight). If selfie at indoor, make sure there's DIRECT light source on her face. Otherwise, the result is for sure ~ black faces!
Hope the above clear your doubt once and for all.
Avooty, 25 Sep 2014could u tell me what r the difference between kitkat and jellybean...
Iam using m2 for 3 mont... moreYou are right. Camera software is improved as in the KITKAT OS.
Also, app data can be moved to sdcard.
could u tell me what r the difference between kitkat and jellybean...
Iam using m2 for 3 months.. but the only thing which I felt worst is the camera...
will it be optimised in kitkat??
Hey guys, I have a question about the M2 that I'm really hoping someone here can help me with...
My girlfriend, who lives overseas, recently got this phone through a promotion, and the strangest thing is happening with the front camera: All pictures are dark, and almost pitch black, unless the phone is outdoors in broad daylight. Doesn't matter if she's in the brightest room, or literally right in front of a light. The camera still snaps a picture as if the room is completely dark (you can make out her teeth when she's smiling, but that's about it).
She brought it back to her Cell provider who told her that that's just the way the phone is, and they will not let her exchange it. One of the clerks there even told her that she has the same phone with the exact same issue.
She then brought it to Sony who told her that it's a known issue with the phone, and nothing can be done.
I just find this to be the strangest thing, because I have read through numerous reviews and have yet to read anything that says this is a known issue, nor have I ever heard of any camera on any device having this kind of issue, where a camera is pretty much all but useless.
Anyways, I wanted to post my issue here, in hopes that someone can confirm or deny whether or not this is an issue, and if so, if there's a fix for it.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
kgavrilov, 25 Sep 2014On KitKat you can transfer applications to SD, but third party applications don't have permiss... moreFile Commander comes with JellyBean also. As stated though, my M2 is getting fixed at the mo (hopefully replaced) so haven't even had time to check out what KitKat has to offer in regards. I do know that when transfering to SD on JellyBean using File Commander crashed the device and only broken links/icons remained on the phone
Expert 123, 23 Sep 2014Appatently there's Only One solution.
Dont move selected shortcuts data to sdcard.
It is jus... moreThank you expert for your advice.
So if I've understood correctly phone reset will not fix this issue and when I move an app do SD shortcut to home screen will not remain after phone restart.
I'm happy that I don't have to reset my phone to factory state.
anonitachi, 25 Sep 2014I prefer JellyBean but would advise Kitkat.
On jellyBean, the phone is unable to transfer a... moreOn KitKat you can transfer applications to SD, but third party applications don't have permission to write on SD card.
For example if you had used some file manager like ES file manager, with KitKat you won't be able to copy data to SD card or to erase data from SD card.
With my update to KitKat I've received File Commander FK which program can perform writing to SD.
But I'm unable to download torrent directly yo SD card with uTorrent application.
Expert 123, 24 Sep 2014From your description, it appears that you are 1/100000 unlucky owner of Xperia M2.
Large ... moreMy review turned into a bit of a rant lol. Yeah, it was defo just a dodgey handset. It would be harsh to paint the entire fleet of M2s with this brush, but I am defo not the only one that had issues... this could be the same for any phone be it £150 or £550 though.
I do actually like the M2!
dmx, 25 Sep 2014Can you tell me the kitkat update was really good or stay in jellybean?I prefer JellyBean but would advise Kitkat.
On jellyBean, the phone is unable to transfer apps to the SD card.
KitKat supposedly resolved this but, my phone kept crashing (but in fairness my phone was dodgey from the start so my opinion on that is kinda moot.
Althoughbi find that the xperia m2 was rly smooth n fast but it has a serious probelm of easily overheating around the camera area when using certain apps on the phone. It also has bad camera quality , especially the secondary camera with only 480p.
dmx, 25 Sep 2014Can you tell me the kitkat update was really good or stay in jellybean?If improved camera software is not important for you, then you may stay with Jelly Bean.
Which is powerful? The dual core 1.7ghz krait 300. Or quadcore 1.2ghz cortex a9? Same chipset and adreno .. snap 400 .305..
I am facing issues with internet downloading.whenever i try to download its getting me very low speed.
Please also advise for better speed.