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Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

alaTest has collected and analyzed 831 reviews of Sony Xperia M2 Aqua. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and performance are overall positive. The size and screen also get good views, but comments about the reliability and portability are mixed. There are some less positive opinions about the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Xperia M2 Aqua from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the durability and portability.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Smartphone, 12.19cm (4,8 '') IPS Display, 1,2 GHz Quad Core Processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 Megapixel Camera, Android 4.4.2, CopperSony Xperia M2 Aqua Smartphone, 12.19cm (4,8 '') IPS Display, 1,2 GHz Quad Core Processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 Megapixel Camera, Android 4.4.2, Copper

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Sony Xperia M2 Aqua from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY XPERIA M2 D2303 8GB WHITE FACTORY UNLOCKED SINGLE SIM LTE 4G 3G 2G CELL PHONESONY XPERIA M2 D2303 8GB WHITE FACTORY UNLOCKED SINGLE SIM LTE 4G 3G 2G CELL PHONE

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua review

 

Waterproofing without the premium price tag

Top level water resistance ; Good battery life ; Attractive design

Screen isn't competitive ; Clumsy waterproofing flaps ; Camera struggles with lighting conditions

Ratings in depth In recent times, Sony has become one of the leading makers of water resistant phones. Just a few years ago weatherproof mobiles like this were big, chunky, and looked like they belonged on a construction site. Phones like the Sony...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Review: In Depth

 

The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua adds water-resistance to the original mid-range mobile, without bulking it up. Check out our full review.We've already reviewed the Sony Xperia M2, and we liked it. For a mid-range…

Now loves the water ; Solid performance ; Feature-packed camera

Screen still not as sharp as rivals

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

 

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua smartphone : Sony Mobile introduces Xperia M2 Aqua, the first smartphone to bring Sony's popular waterproof technology to a mid-range price-point. Featuring Sony's signature OmniBalance design and a fantastic 8MP camera, Xperia M2...

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua uses Sony’s NFC technology to allow one-touch connectivity with a huge range of other Sony devices from SmartWear through to headsets, speakers, home audio, TVs and much more. With Sony’s Lifelog application pre-loaded on all...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua : Sony Vodafone Xperia M2 Aqua

 

Continuing my look at mobile devices available from Vodafone, it is the turn of the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua offering.

The Xperia M2 Aqua is a member of the Sony family of smartphones. This handset is available in a choice of purple, white or black with the latter being the colour of my review sample kindly provided by Vodafone. The Xperia M2 Aqua has dimensions of...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Роман Белых (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

 

Симпатичный пыле- и водонепроницаемый смартфон от компании Sony…

В целом, Sony Xperia M2 Aqua получился достаточно удачным смартфоном. Да, возможно, не хватает производительности, зато есть защита от воды и пыли, LTE и симпатичный дизайн Sony-style. Единственное, что заставляет печалиться – цена. На данный момент...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Sony Xperia M2 Aqua from Vodafone

 

So impressed was I from the Sony Xperia Z3, that I wanted to try everything else that Sony had made, and that reminded me of the phone. In a surprise turn of ‘extremes', I went f…

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua review

 

Sony continues to update its Xperia series and this time it's the turn of the midrange with the M2 Aqua, now with added waterproofing and a few other improvements.

Solid build quality, decent processor, improved camera, waterproof and dust resistant

Blocky styling won't be for everyone, screen not the best

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Smartphone Review

 

Sealed. Sony expands its M product line by another model. The M2 Aqua is technically on par with its sister model but is additionally dust and waterproof. The Android version has also been updated and is thus compatible with all Sony wearables.

Dust and waterproof, Expandable storage, Fairly up-to-date Android, App2SD support, Great Wi-Fi range, Decent GPS, Good voice quality, LTE Cat. 4, Very good battery life

Casing stiffness, No longer glass back, Bloatware

Owners of an Xperia M2 certainly do not have to buy an Aqua because the technical specs of both devices are virtually identical. The screen size, resolution, and performance hardly differ, and the battery life of both devices is also very good.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Xperia M2 review

 

Sony's attempt at making its premium technologies available to the masses.

Nice software ; Strong connectivity

Camera ; Pricey

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Xperia M2 review

 

Sony's attempt at making its premium technologies available to the masses.

Nice software ; Strong connectivity

Camera ; Pricey

The Xperia M2 delivers an enjoyable experience. The software is versatile and the hardware, although modest, is powerful enough to keep the M2 competitive. Unfortunately it can't compete against its rivals at this price point. We’re afraid Sony has...

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2330
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:37.5 / 37.51 / 37.52 / 58.25 / 58.45
Continuous video playback time:5 / 7.58 / 7.97 / 8 / 8.06 / 8.07
Standby time (2G):580 / 588 / 595 / 641
Standby time (3G):597 / 633 / 641
Standby time (4G):543
Talk time (2G):11.25 / 11.38 / 11.39 / 11.4 / 12.2 / 13.25 / 13.45
Talk time (3G):12.18 / 12.19 / 12.2 / 12.3 / 14.36 / 14.6 / 2.18
Talk time (4G):543

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.1
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:1600 / 16000
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1.1
Self-timer:No / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (Canada):1.13 / 1.25
Body SAR (EU):0.507 / 0.779 / 0.815 / 0.86
Body SAR (USA):0.779 / 1.25
Certification:IPX5, IPX8, IP6x
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (Canada):0.69 / 0.7
Head SAR (EU):0.648 / 0.66 / 0.707 / 0.767
Head SAR (USA):0.69 / 0.767
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):2

Design

Colour of product:Black / Copper / Purple / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68 / IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Standard colour:White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.2
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:230
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, eAAC+ / 3GPP, ADTS, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, SMF, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGA, OGG, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, M4A, MIDI, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP2, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RealAudio, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGA, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, OGG, OTA, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, WBMP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, 3GPP, H.263, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, MOV, MP4 / 3GP, MP4 / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GPP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, HID, OPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSF, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSF, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSF, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSF, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES / 128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2 / EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, WHQL, WPA, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:UDMA, USB / USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 305
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 305
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.4 / 4.4 KitKat
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MSM 8226 / MSM 8926 / MSM 8926-2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.4 / 4.4 KitKat
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Scratch resistant: Yes
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.6 / 8.64
Height :14
Weight:148 / 149
Width:7.11 / 7.2