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A 4.4-inch Sony D2403 revealed, set to compete with the Moto G?

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A 4.4-inch Sony D2403 revealed, set to compete with the Moto G?
A previously unknown Sony Xperia handset has graced GFXBench's benchmarking suite, leaving a trail of hardware specs. Code-named D2403, the device's moniker reminds a lot of that of the Xperia M2 (D2303/D2305/D2306), and that's not even half of it.

Before getting into the rest of the similarities, the still mysterious D2403 differs in one very obvious way: it's got a 4.4-inch 540 x 960 pixel (qHD) display, in contrast to the 5-inch M2. That said, the D2403 appears to be powered a very similar hardware configuration, including a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip with an Adreno 305 GPU (likely the Snapdragon 400 MSM8926), 1GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear shooter (0.3MP at the front). The only other clue we have is that the device that was tested seemingly sported 16GB of on-board storage, which is rather healthy in this class.

On the software side, the Xperia phone in question ran on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, which, if the D2403 ever becomes an actual device, is likely to make an appearance with Sony's skin on top.

Of course, such a configuration would make the Sony Xperia D2403 a worthy competitor to the seemingly unbeatable Motorola Moto G, though that may not be what Sony is going after -- especially if it adopts Xperia M2-like pricing. With that in mind, it wouldn't be overly surprising to see the D2403 materialize into an M2 mini of sorts. Time will tell.

A 4.4-inch Sony D2403 revealed, set to compete with the Moto G?

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posted on 23 May 2014, 02:22

1. MacWiNux (Posts: 72; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


might be sony's new waterproof midrangers???

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:32

2. Cicero (Posts: 410; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


I realy like Sony's budget phones. They are very well built and are "working" as expected from their hardware point of view. 3 days of use on one charge. (own an Xperia J wich I rooted).

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:35

3. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


am waiting

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:46

4. ancellim (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Since Sony had two mid-range models last year, the Xperia M and Xperia L, this could be the Xperia L2.

posted on 23 May 2014, 10:09

14. buccob (Posts: 1483; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


its weird that the M2 had such big size and screen size... they should have kept it compact and make the L2 bigger...

Sony's phone naming really confuses me...

posted on 23 May 2014, 02:59 1

5. Lt.Green (Posts: 388; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Odd screen size.

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:07

6. Tolstoyevski (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)


its probably 4,5 inch and that one inch of space are the on screen navigation keys that don't show up on the benchmark(or I might be wrong)

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:13

7. pwnarena (Posts: 939; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


also odd camera resolution. 7MP?

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:21 1

8. boosook (Posts: 1037; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


My guess is that it's probably an 8MP sensor, but since the latest Sony phones take by default pitcures in 16:9 ratio, some of the pixels (namely, two strips in the upper and lower part of the frane) are discarded. You can use the full resolution by setting the 4:3 aspect ratio in the camera options.

posted on 23 May 2014, 10:59 1

15. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


extra room for the legendary sony bezels.

posted on 25 May 2014, 02:37

17. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Plus 0.8gb RAM?

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:21 1

9. boosook (Posts: 1037; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Nice, but to compete with the Moto G it should have an HD resolution...

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:28 4

10. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


sony wont price it cheap ,it cant compete with moto g

posted on 23 May 2014, 03:47

11. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


too many cheap droid phone this year smh :(

posted on 23 May 2014, 10:08

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


And Apple selling their users a midrange device with a highend price

More like they ripping you off

posted on 23 May 2014, 09:27

12. sanyamjain75 (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


It can be xperia L1 :-P

posted on 23 May 2014, 15:55

16. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Xperia m2 is not a 5 inch device, its just 4.8. Its the xperia c that is 5 inch qHD. And yeah they could name this L mini/ M2 Compact/ Go 2/ Sola Q or whatever they want to... But piece of advice for sony is they should make this the lowest model with the cheapest SRP for it to generate sales...

posted on 30 May 2014, 18:53

18. radex (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 May 2014)


i hope this time they take care of dimensions , they should increase the screen to body ratio both m2 and C are very big and not so handful

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 03:00

19. HOOHH13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 May 2014)


It should be a 720p screen

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