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|DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS Sony XPERIA M2|
|Manufacturer Model Number||D2303|
|Height||139.6 mm||Better than 55 % of phones rated.|
|Width||71.1 mm||Better than 62 % of phones rated.|
|Depth||8.6 mm||Better than 72 % of phones rated.|
|Weight||148 g||Worse than 56 % of phones rated.|
|Body Colour||White | Black|
|SAR Value||0.78 W/kg (body), 0.77 W/kg (head)|
|Integrated Components||FM radio|
Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
|SIM Card Type (Size)||Micro SIM|
The Sony XPERIA M2 has dimensions 139.6 mm × 71.1 mm × 8.6 mm. Its weight is 148 g.Show more
|DISPLAY Sony XPERIA M2|
|Display Type||LCD display|
|Screen Size (Display Size)||4.8"||Worse than 54 % of phones rated.|
|Screen Resolution (Display Resolution)||960 x 540 pixels||Better than 53 % of phones rated.|
|Colour Depth||16.7 million colours||Better than 99 % of phones rated.|
|Display Protection (Screen Protector)||Scratch-resistant glass|
The screen size reaches 4.8" inches. Phones with smaller displays have the advantage of being easier to use with one hand. However, compared to phones with large screens, they provide a lower user experience. Nevertheless, if you don't plan to watch movies or play games on your phone regularly and just expect basic functionality, this size should be good enough for you. The disadvantage of LCD displays is the relatively lower color contrast displayed, as the technology cannot display absolute black well. Also due to the higher power consumption, LCD displays are no longer as common in phones. Even so, some manufacturers still equip their phones with LCD technology. However, modern smartphones are already using OLED technology. The advantage of LCD phones is that they tend to be cheaper to build than OLED technology.
Display Resolution of Sony XPERIA M2 is 960 x 540 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px.
|PROCESSOR Sony XPERIA M2|
|Processor Type (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|Clock Speed||1.2 GHz||Worse than 65 % of phones rated.|
|Processor Core Qty||Quad-core||Worse than 55 % of phones rated.|
|Graphics System (GPU)||Qualcomm ADRENO 305|
Sony XPERIA M2 is supplied with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. The number of processor cores is 4. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. Another important parameter is the processor frequency, which indicates how many instructions the phone can process in one second. Similar to refresh rate, the higher the number, the faster the phone responds. Processor frequency of phone Sony XPERIA M2 is 1.2 GHz. As standard today, you'll find this value between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz.
The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 305.
|MEMORY Sony XPERIA M2|
|RAM||1 GB||Worse than 60 % of phones rated.|
|Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity)||8 GB||Worse than 71 % of phones rated.|
|User Memory||5 GB|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory)||microSDHC - up to 32 GB|
One of the most important parameters for user´s decision is often internal memory capacity. The larger it is, the more apps, photos, movies and other files your phone can store. This phone has 8 GB storage. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Nowadays, you can usually find one phone model on the market with several different memory sizes. This allows each user to choose what suits them best.
For this model it is possible to increase the storage size by inserting a memory card.
Size of the RAM memory tells us how powerful the phone is. Sony XPERIA M2 is equipped with 1 GB. Commonly today you will find phones with 6 to 8 GB of RAM. This means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications or games. Higher RAM of 12 GB can be found in best phones on market and are ideal especially for avid gamers. On the other hand, operating memory below 4 GB is more of an issue with lower-end phones and older models. However, even they will find their fans among less demanding users, who don´t want to spend much on buying new phone.
|CAMERA Sony XPERIA M2|
|Number of Main Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution||8 Megapixel||Better than 54 % of phones rated.|
|Sensor Name||Sony Exmor RS sensor|
|Digital Zoom||4x||Better than 59 % of phones rated.|
|HDR Mode||Auto HDR mode|
|Camera Modes||Red-Eye Reduction, Sweep Panorama, AR Effect mode, SteadyShot, Timeshift burst|
|Face Recognition (Face ID)||Face detection, smile shutter||Better than 79 % of phones rated.|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (1080p)|
|Camera Features (Functions)||Superior Auto, Scene recognition|
|Number of Front Cameras||0|
The rear camera of the Sony XPERIA M2 has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. The resolution of main lens is 8 Megapixel. Nonetheless, resolution alone does not necessarily mean a good photo. Therefore, you should look at other parameters such as lens aperture or pixel size.
Digital zoom in this case offers zooming up to 4x. Of course, the higher the lens value, the more distant object can be zoomed in. Nonetheless, the disadvantage of digital zoom is that the quality and sharpness of photo deteriorates when using it. Many people will also benefit from the facial recognition feature. In translation it means the camera can recognise face of person in the frame and automatically focus on it.
|BATTERY AND CHARGING Sony XPERIA M2|
|Battery Capacity (Battery Size)||2330 mAh||Better than 55 % of phones rated.|
|Standby Time||641 hours||Better than 89 % of phones rated.|
|Talk Time||731 minutes||Better than 62 % of phones rated.|
|Run Time Details||
Talk (WCDMA): up to 731 min
Standby (WCDMA): up to 641 hrs
Playback (Music): up to 37.5 hrs
Playback (video): up to 8 hrs
Talk (GSM): up to 683 min
Standby (GSM): up to 595 hrs
Standby (LTE): up to 543 hrs
The battery size of Sony XPERIA M2 is 2330 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.
The standby time for this phone is 641 hours and tells us how long the phone lasts on a single charge when you're not actively using it. The phone Sony XPERIA M2 will last one charge with constant phone calls 731 minutes.
|CELLULAR Sony XPERIA M2|
|Technology||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM|
|Mobile Broadband Generation||4G||Better than 91 % of phones rated.|
|Operating System||Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
Standard 4G connectivity is currently being replaced by 5G, but is still the preserve of the latest phones. Sony XPERIA M2 supports 4G. 3G connectivity is now only found in the oldest phones. The operating system in the case of this model is Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).Show more
|COMMUNICATIONS Sony XPERIA M2|
|Data Transmission||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE|
|2G Band||850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM|
|4G LTE Band||Band 1, Band 3, Band 5, Band 7, Band 8, Band 20|
|4G LTE Frequency||FDD 2100, FDD 1800+, FDD 850, FDD 2600, FDD 900, FDD 800 DD|
|Wireless Interface||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, ANT+/ANT|
|Bluetooth Profiles||DUN, HFP, HSP, OPP, PAN, A2DP, AVRCP, HID, GATT|
|NFC||Yes||Better than 68 % of phones rated.|
|WLAN Security||WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES|
|Communication Features||Mobile Email client, Internet browser|
|Messaging Services||Google Hangouts, SMS, MMS|
Contactless payments are not a problem with this phone, thanks to NFC function. It can also be used, for example, to unlock doors or load menus in a restaurant using an NFC tag. Bluetooth 4.0 must not be missing from the basic package. It makes it easy to connect wireless headphones to your phone, connect your phone to your TV, tablet, speaker and more.Show more
|MEDIA Sony XPERIA M2|
|Supported Digital Audio Standards||WAV, AAC, MPEG 1 Audio, MPEG 2 Audio, MPEG 2.5 Audio, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, FLAC, AAC-LC, XMF, LPCM, AAC +, OGG, eAAC+, MIDI, M4A, MPEG1 Layer3|
|Supported Digital Video Standards||MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, H.263|
|FEATURES Sony XPERIA M2|
|Phone Functions||Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, flight mode, vibrating alert|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetometer|
|Personal Information Management||Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, countdown timer, stopwatch, alarm clock|
|Additional Phone Features||TTY compatible, Radio Data Service (RDS), DLNA Certified, sharing media via DLNA, Screen capture, xLOUD technology, SensMe technology, intelligent typing (Gesture), Wi-Fi Miracast, HD Voice, battery STAMINA mode, Throw function, One-touch connectivity, Noise Cancellation Technology, Clear Phase technology, Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, Dynamic normaliser|
|OTHERS Sony XPERIA M2|
|Included Accessories||Data cable, headset, screen protection film, power adapter|
|Compliant Standards||HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible)|
|Compatible with Windows 7||"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.|
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