Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony Xperia M2 (D2302 / D2303 / D2305 / D2306)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1549 reviews of Sony Xperia M2 (D2302 / D2303 / D2305 / D2306). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and screen. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the reception. Opinions are divided on the GPS navigation.

size, usability, performance, screen, camera

reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia M2 (D2302 / D2303 / D2305 / D2306) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1549 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 626 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 626 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (740)

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia M2 review

 

A mid-range classic in the making, or a phone at the wrong price point?

Flagship design ; Impressive battery ; Attractive Sony UI

Poor camera ; Lower res screen ; Body scratches easily

The Xperia M2 faces some serious opposition in the mid-range market. Its battery life is impressive, as is the design of the UI and handset. The camera disappoints, as do a few other features, but overall it manages to hold its own.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Sony Xperia M2 review - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has announced the Xperia M2 smartphone, which it is claiming has the "world's best smartphone technology in its class". It steals the design from

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia M2 review: Hands-on

 

The Sony Xperia M2 is a pared down mid-range version of the new Xperia Z2

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M2 review - still hanging in there

 

Great battery life and good build quality, but the Xperia M2's aged specifications have now been surpassed by the competition

In a way, it's not surprising the Xperia M2 has lasted this long. It's well-made and has a great battery life, and its performance still just about holds up against the current budget greats. However, its small screen resolution is starting to look...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M2 review

 

Great battery life and good build quality, but the Xperia M2's aged specifications have now been surpassed by the competition

In a way, it's not surprising the Xperia M2 has lasted this long. It's well-made and has a great battery life, and its performance still just about holds up against the current budget greats. However, its small screen resolution is starting to look...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia M2

 

Released in May 2014, the Sony Xperia M2 is the mid-range follow-up to the previous year's Xperia M. It actually looks more similar to the higher-end Xperia Z2, minus some of the more expensive materials and flashier specs. These cut-backs meant a...

Large screen ; Slick-looking design ; Has 4G ; Decent battery life

Low-res screen for size ; Overzealous photo sharpening ; So-so call and speaker quality

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M2 review

 

The Sony Xperia Z2 is one of my favourite flagship phones this year, thanks to its slick, metal and glass design, superb screen, tonnes of power and brilliant camera. The downside is that all that great technology costs quite a lot of money. If your...

The Sony Xperia M2 has a sleek, attractive design, enough power for your day to day tasks and doesn't cost the earth.

It's got a disappointingly low resolution display and arrives with the old and outdated Android Jelly Bean on board.

Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M2 review

 

Our review sample was supplied by Clove which is selling the Xperia M2 for £210.

The Sony Xperia M2 certainly looks like a premium smartphone, but carries a surprisingly mid-range price tag. With a more impressive camera and more storage, we'd be really impressed with the Xperia M2 for that price, but we think you can get more for...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia M2

 

It looks like an Xperia Z2 but it costs a lot less

Large screen, Slick-looking design, Has 4G, Decent battery life

Low-res screen for size, Overzealous photo sharpening, So-so call and speaker quality

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M2 review

 

We go hands on with Sony's latest mid-range smartphone, which doesn't compromise on style and still supports LTE 4G

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2330
Continuous audio playback time:37.2 / 37.5 / 37.51 / 58.25
Continuous video playback time:7.58 / 7.97 / 8 / 8.06
Standby time (2G):580 / 588 / 595 / 641
Standby time (3G):597 / 633 / 641
Talk time (2G):11.14 / 11.25 / 11.38 / 12 / 13.25
Talk time (3G):12.18 / 12.2 / 12.3 / 14.36
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 dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.1
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:1600
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1.1
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Purple / Copper / Purple / White
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

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

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

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

Multimedia

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

Navigation

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

Networking

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

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 305
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.4 KitKat
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
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 A / Micro-USB B
USB port:No / Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:400 / MSM 8226 / MSM 8926-2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.4 KitKat / 5.1
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube
Scratch resistant: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:139.6 / 8.6 / 8.64
Height :14 / 8.6
Weight:148 / 149
Width:7.11 / 7.2 / 711