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Sony Xperia M2 Hands-On!

by Todd Haselton | February 24, 2014February 24, 2014 4:00 pm EST

Sony introduced the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet and the Xperia M2 smartphone during Mobile World Congress 2014. The Xperia M2 isn’t a flagship device, but rather one that should compete in the middle-market against other affordable devices. While it doesn’t offer the latest specs, we do appreciate the form factor and design, which makes it look a bit more premium than what really exists under the hood.

The phone is equipped with a 4.8-inch qHD display and it’s easy to hold. That qHD resolution might seem low, but it actually didn’t look too bad to us while we were testing it out. Unlike the Xperia Z2, it has a mostly plastic body, and it certainly doesn’t feel as premium, though it does a good job looking the part. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor which did a good job cruising through the user interface, and other features include NFC, an 8-megapixel camera, support for LTE networks and – in some countries, even a dual-SIM option.

The M2 will make its debut in April but we don’t yet know how much it will cost. Hopefully Sony prices it at a really aggressive point — it could fare well against other mid-range devices with a really low off contract price.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...