Sony Xperia M2 announced: 4.8-inch qHD display; 1.2GHz quad-core, 8MP camera

by XB on 24th February 2014

in Featured Content, Videos, Xperia M2


Xperia M2_9Sony Mobile has this morning announced the mid-range Xperia M2 (D2303, D2305, D2306) and its dual-SIM equivalent, the Xperia M2 dual (D2302, S50h). The Xperia M2 comes with a 4.8-inch qHD (540 x 960) display (229 PPI), OmniBalance design and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset (MSM8926 for LTE models, MSM8226 for HSPA+ models), offering a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics.

Other features include 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (5GB usable), a microSD memory card slot, 8MP Exmor RS camera (no front camera), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 2300mAh sealed battery good for 13 hours and 25 minutes of GSM talk time. It will also come with the latest battery STAMINA mode 3.0.

The Xperia M dual will allow users to set up both SIM cards independently with custom ring tones and easily choose between SIMs before making calls or sending texts. Sony’s dual SIM management technology means that users can keep both SIMs active and never miss a call, even when talking on one of them.

Xperia M2 owners will be able to download three of the latest films, such as Captain Phillips and White House Down. They will also get a 30-day trial of the Music Unlimited service and a range of PlayStation Mobile included too.

The Xperia M2 is a reasonably slim handset for a mid-ranger, with a thickness of just 8.64mm (dimensions: 139.65 x 71.14 x 8.64mm) and weighs 148 grams. The Xperia M2 will be available in three colours (black, white and purple) and launch with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in April 2014.

Sony Xperia M2 white paper (D2303, D2305 and D2306)
Sony Xperia M2 dual D2302 white paper
Sony Xperia M2 dual S50h white paper

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Via Sony Mobile Blog and Sony Developer World.

  • Gregor

    Sony should save the Purple color for their flagship models. Only Z-series should get Purple to keep that premium.

  • Fabianto Virgilio

    4.8” best-in-class-display, means IPS display ?

  • Martin Ambre

    gr8 new phone in queue

  • arifkpi

    Take my Balls!

  • Tech Gospel

    Hmmm… says qHD (960 x 540), not QHD (4k)

  • Carljn

    Great design for a mid ranger. And for once I like Sonys naming scheme.

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Wow, 2300mah

  • Sourav Banerjee

    If it’s an IPS display then this one’s gonna be the best mid-ranger. However, the camera, storage, battery, RAM are same as that of Xperia SP. Sony should have housed in a 1.5 GB RAM and HD display(720*1280) instead of just qHD.

  • xperias

    oh god why… WHY qHD NOT HD(720p) !!!

  • Abdullah Robben

    in the video there is a game can any body tell me what is it?

  • Patriot

    What the game’s name at 00:36??

  • Tim Vels

    No SP(v2) ?

  • Xperia user

    wow…the successor of M….thats awesome….

  • tch

    unfortunately no, i’m also waiting for it. the xperia sp 2 and L 2.

  • Jaywalker

    I don’t understand the guys from Sony…why do they focus so much on the display? It’s not a TV. What do they think people are watching on that small screen? A HD movie? Who watch 120 min or so movies? How many play games on 4.8 screen? That Bravia thing and other many mumbo jumbo display features for what? Improve your camera sensor instead.

  • rus_media

    I was going to ask :)

  • sreenamboothiri

    GSMArena.com server is down after CET 8.30am :D
    Thats called SONY Magic :D :D

  • khizar ali

    Basically Xperia C with a 4.8″ screen and a slightly different chipset.

  • qw

    and why quad core? give me fast dual core instead of slow quad core that will lag even in the menu

  • adreno

    why only 32gb support,,,, i hope this phone can handle 64gb :-(

  • Patriot
  • Cmmdr Keen

    patriot says blocky road

  • Desmond Toh

    Loiter resolution means lower power consumption… Is better for those battery

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  • Or, you know, the old Xperia M…

  • Or, you know, the old Xperia M…

  • Basharca

    I agree I also found this strange since last year mid range xperia SP had an HD Screen. Maybe Sony wanted to go a little cheap this time.

  • Coolmanyea

    I really don’t know which one to choose, this one or the Xperia ZR. The specs are quite similar. In short it almost seems to be about how much you care about the battery life, as the ZR has higher resolution and 1gb more ram…

  • xperianer

    dear all, please dont focus on the nice 4.8 display size

    focus on the hardware size….probably you are disappointed then, like me.

    you are welcome ;)

    139,6mm x 71,1mm

    i think this is a big joke, not sure if i shuld cry or laugh :/

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  • Tibor Molnár

    so it this supposed to be the xperia g, or that will be a different phone? i was about to get this (or whatever midrange phone sony was to introduce on MWC), but i think i will be still better off getting the xperia sp given the better (?) display and most probably also lower price.

  • pick

    Even if you don’t use it for entertainment you still look at the screen at all times. Bravia features are generally software though which you can turn off. Also camera is not everybody’s priority. I for one would like a better sound experience than a better camera.

  • bic

    Well, this is the succesor of lower midrange M which has 480p screen. I’d say it’s quite an improvement especially in screen. SP2 probably will launch around summertime and I wouldn’t be surprised if internally it comes similar to Z/ZR. And I don’t think they’ll ever use trasparent bar again.

  • Daniel Moros

    Xperia M in Super Saiyan 2

  • goldenblls

    Where have you been? I too have never understood why people put so much importance on viewing angles.

    Launch a phone with not so good viewing angles and you might as well throw it in the bin, it’ll gets acres and acres of bad press written about it.

    I’ve played lots of games on my mobile phone, that’s not unusual at all, everyone has mobile games on their smartphones.

    If I had an Xperia Ultra I would probably watch a lot more movies too and if you’d see the screen on the Ultra then you’d see that it is good enough and big enough not to be too uncomfortable on the eyes.

  • Danny

    Good, but no front camera. Mid range, 300 USD is all i will pay for it. It more upper low end, not mid end phone really.

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  • shanefalco

    I see big pixel for all!!! ridicoluos resolution!!! no way!!! price 199 euro ???

  • met

    No frant camera? must be a joke..

  • Danny

    Upon 2nd Look. If you look closely, there is a front camera, Left of the top speaker. hard to see with the Black and Purple model, but noticeable on the White model. Now it’s back on my list. I really hope it’s affordable.

  • Tim Vels

    Now seeing the specs and phone types I am thinking that they have replaced the SP with M2.
    Suddenly they will announce a model in one or two months time. Just like they did with the T2 Ultra and E1 (I dislike both of them). Wish they release a T2 and not an Ultra version. :( Very sad of Sony

  • RaM

    Does M2 comes with front facing camera or not??… because in official picture it clearly renders the front facing camera, but whereas white paper didn’t mentioned anything about it!….

  • Luca

    Actually, Xperia SP is C5303, and Xperia T2 Ultra is D5303. So, that means that Xperia SP already has a sucessor :(
    And yeah, you’re probably right, Sony is giving up on the LED bars under the screen.

  • Luca

    I would choose Xperia ZR because it has more RAM.

  • kevinL

    Also LTE is not mentioned in the whitepaper?? Confusing

  • guest

    Yeah I’m disappointed too. If the phone is as big as S3 (136mm x 70mm) it’ll be great.

  • Divya Bharathi

    Very interesting thing I just come across at MyDeals247.com – I could choose any number of items (from the list) at very heavy discount rates (up to 75% off online) – more we buy more discount – I never seen this before.

  • priest

    I have this phone and I have to say that I have not seen a worse shit is total crap camera, speaker hums like crazy in the Appendix poor reads. Overall the phone for anything, for this price there are much better phones ..

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