In addition to the flagship Xperia Z2, Sony also announced a mid-range LTE smartphone called the Xperia M2. Touted by the company as the slimmest 4G LTE smartphone in its class, the Xperia M2 sports a similar OmniBalance design language of the company’s latest Xperia smartphones. We spent a little time checking out the device, so head on after the jump for our first impressions.
Sporting a 4.8-inch display with a rather low 540 x 960 resolution, the Xperia M2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. Despite this the M2 is zippy and responsive, with little lag that is usually associated with lower-end devices. The display is nothing to shout about, but the rather low resolution may be an issue for some.
Sporting a similar OmniBalance design language, the Xperia M2 actually feels more expensive that it is. The back cover may not be glass, but the transparent glossy plastic makes it similar in design to the Xperia Z and Z1 – even if it becomes a fingerprint magnet. There’s a nice weight on the smartphone that feels just right on the hands, but like the other Sony Xperia devices the sharp edges of the phone can make it a little uncomfortable to hold for long periods.
As for the camera, the Xperia M2 is packed with a 8MP Exmor RS for Mobile sensor, and includes the same camera app that is found on the Xperia Z1. That not only means HDR modes on both stills and video, but also various other features such as Timeshift Burst, AR Effect and Social Live.
The Sony Xperia M2 will be available both in single SIM and dual SIM variants, of which the latter will be called the Xperia M2dual. Global rollout of the device will commence in April, though it is not yet confirmed if Malaysia will be getting the single or dual SIM variant.