Sony unveils the Xperia M2, joins the ‘new’ mid-range
Sony Xperia M2
Introducing Xperia™ M2, the best smartphone technology in its class1
- The slimmest 4G smartphone2 with the best smartphone camera3 and largest qHD display4 in its class
- Sony’s premium experiences, including the OmniBalance design, stunning processor performance, 4G speed and a long-lasting battery in a mid-range smartphone
- Razor sharp photos and video with the 8MP Exmor RS™ for mobile, HDR camera, and Xperia camera apps for live video broadcasting and sharing
- A unique entertainment package of 3 blockbuster movies and 30 days free trial of the Music Unlimited service available out of the box
24th February 2014, Barcelona, Spain – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia™ M2, the 4G LTE smartphone that offers blockbuster entertainment and flagship experiences at a mid-range price point, thanks to a best-in-class processor, our display expertise, a razor sharp 8MP camera with Exmor RS for mobile and Sony’s music and video entertainment.
“Xperia M2 is an ultra fast smartphone that offers brilliant specs and performance, reaching new audiences with a mid-range price. This is a great device for the customer looking for a smartphone that has it all,” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “It combines the best of Sony, bringing you our latest technologies complimented with a one of its kind, unique entertainment offer never before seen on a mid-range smartphone.”
A mid-range smartphone with the best technology in its class1
Xperia M2 showcases high quality technology at an affordable price. Sony’s OmniBalance design as found on Sony’s premium smartphone range, an ultra-fast processor and a large qHD display, combine to create brilliant all-round performance, whilst the unique Xperia camera, music and movie apps offer stunning entertainment experiences.
Entertainment everywhere, right out of the box
Xperia M2 offers a world of media apps for seamless entertainment, online and offline with Sony Entertainment Network5, paired with the best content offer available for a mid-range smartphone. Xperia M2 users will have the chance to enjoy the latest films out of the box with three digital downloads of the hottest blockbusters from Sony Pictures, such as Captain Phillips and White House Down. Through the Music Unlimited service, Xperia M2 users can access a catalogue of 25 million songs for free for 30 days, while the Video Unlimited service offers instant movie blockbusters on a smartphone6.
The best smartphone camera in its class3
With the highest resolution camera in its clas7, the stunning 8MP camera with Exmor RS for mobile comes armed with Autoscene Recognition and HDR. Using the expertise and technology of Sony’s Cyber-shot cameras, Xperia M2 is perfect for capturing all of your favourite moments in brilliant quality.
For even more fun, unique Xperia camera apps such as Social live, Timeshift burst and Picture Effect help users to get the most out of Xperia M2’s quality 8MP camera.
To offer a unique and seamless experience direct from the camera’s viewfinder, Sony is also working with third party developers to offer a growing range of new Xperia camera apps. To download more Xperia camera apps such as Vine, V1 Sports and FX Guru, simply go into your camera viewfinder and then click on ‘+Apps’ to see all the latest apps available on Sony Select to enhance your smartphone experience.
Brilliant performance and speed that goes on forever
Sony’s engineering expertise in display and camera technologies collide to create Xperia M2. The large 4.8” qHD display, carefully crafted with our display expertise is perfect for enjoying entertainment content on the largest qHD display in its class6.
Being the world's slimmest 4G smartphone in its class2, Xperia M2 combines the ultra-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPUs and 4G LTE for fast performance and a 2300mAh battery with STAMINA Mode 3.0. Ideal for long days of heavy usage, Xperia E3 provides speed and durability for users on-the-go.
The slimmest 4G smartphone in its class2
All this premium technology is housed in a thin and light smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand. Xperia M2 is available in three distinct colour options: black, white and purple.
Dual SIM, no compromise
Xperia M2’s dual-SIM variant, Xperia M2dual8, is a fast mobile phone that offers a new experience through the incorporation of Sony’s latest generation of dual-SIM technology. Users can set up both SIM cards independently with custom ring tones and easily choose between SIMs before making calls or sending texts, whilst 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 connects users via Bluetooth to Sony’s extended ecosystem of 154 one-touch compatible products with NFC technology. Music enthusiasts can enjoy tunes wirelessly via NFC using SBH20 Stereo Bluetooth Headset or plugged-in with part in-ear and water-resistant Stereo Headset STH30.
Whichever accessories you choose, Xperia M2 remains at the heart of your connected entertainment experience.
Xperia M2 will launch globally from April 2014.
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1“Class” is defined by Strategy Analytics as 4G smartphones less than 220 Euro MSRP/RRP at launch on global distribution. The XperiaTM M2 is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 1.2GHz quad-core CPUs,4G LTE, 1GB RAM, 8GB NAND Flash memory, a 4.8-inch qHD display, 8MP camera and a 2330mAh battery, all in a slim 8.6mm design. XperiaTM M2 is best in class on device thickness, display size, camera resolution and processor cores. XperiaTM M2 specifications were verified against all other smartphones in the same class. Source: Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX and PriceTRAX services, 29th January 2014. For more information on Strategy analytics results visit www.sonymobile.com/testresults/.
2 “Class” is defined by Strategy Analytics as 4G smartphones less than 220 Euro MSRP/RRP at launch on global distribution. The XperiaTM M2 is only 8.6mm thick. XperiaTM M2 specifications were verified against all other smartphones in the same class. Source: Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX and PriceTRAX services, 29th January 2014. For more information on Strategy analytics results visit www.sonymobile.com/testresults/.
3 “Class” is defined by Strategy Analytics as 4G smartphones less than 220 Euro MSRP/RRP at launch on global distribution. The XperiaTM M2 has an 8MP camera resolution and more enhanced camera and imaging functions than LG Optimus F5, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Samsung Galaxy Express 2. Competitor devices were defined by Strategy Analytics as the top-selling smartphones globally in 2013 within this class. Source: Strategy Analytics, January 2014. For more information visit www.sonymobile.com/testresults/
4 “Class” is defined by Strategy Analytics as 4G smartphones less than 220 Euro MSRP/RRP at launch on global distribution. The XperiaTM M2 has a 4.8-inch qHD display. XperiaTM M2 specifications were verified against all other smartphones in the same class. Source: Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX and PriceTRAX services, 29th January 2014. For more information on Strategy analytics results visit www.sonymobile.com/testresults/.
5 Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region. Please visit www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details. The number of tracks available from this catalogue varies by country and may be fewer than stated.
6 Content offer subject to market availability. Movies offer available in 40 markets.
7 “Class” is defined by Strategy Analytics as 4G smartphones less than 220 Euro MSRP/RRP at launch on global distribution. The XperiaTM M2 has an 8MP camera resolution, equal best in its class. XperiaTM M2 specifications were verified against all other smartphones in the same class. Source: Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX and PriceTRAX services, 29th January 2014. For more information on Strategy analytics results visit www.sonymobile.com/testresults/
8 Available in 3G variant only
About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well as innovative SmartWear products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com
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1. najib1312 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 May 2013)
I wonder how this phone is better than the already discounted Xperia SP or even the Xperia C........
3. desniper9 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Its a moto g rival. It depends on how sony prices it
6. najib1312 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 May 2013)
I'm pretty sure this phone won't be competing with Moto G price-wise, considering the fact that Xperia M has the same price as Moto G after 5 months of discounting. I think this phone will be priced similar or higher to Xperia L but cheaper than Xperia SP.
5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
This phone is better than the Xperia SP and the Xperia C because this Xperia M2 has quad core Snapdragon 400 processor whereas the Xperia SP only has a dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and the Xperia C only has a quad core Mediatek processor, and the Xperia M2 has better screen than the Xperia SP and the Xperia C (even if the M2 is a tad bit smaller than the C). The design of the M2 looks better than the SP and the C in my opinion.
7. najib1312 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 May 2013)
Nah that's where u got it wrong.....Xperia SP has Dual core KRAIT processors which is far superior than the S400 currently being used. Its Antutu Score is 24000!!!
Xperia C, on the other hand, is clearly inferior to this M2. So I guess this M2 will be more expensive thereby competing directly with XPeria SP.
Design is purely subjective. If M2 is thinner and lighter than SP, it is arguably more appealing than SP. But if not, Xperia SP triumphs.
10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I would rather take the SP than this. It has an HD screen, a much better GPU (Adreno 320 vs 305), the same amount of RAM, and the same camera sensor.
Also, I'm not quite sure if the M2 has a better CPU or not. It's a 1.2 GHz quad core Cortex A7 CPU, while the SP has a 1.7 GHz dual core Krait 200 CPU. Krait 200 has much more performance per clock than Cortex A7, so being 500 MHz higher probably makes up for the two missing cores.
2. renz4 (Posts: 236; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
Honestly I was hoping for this year midrange phones to have much better capabilities. At the very least make the midrange phones as fast as original Xperia Z
4. Zhephyr (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
weird to make the M bigger .M size is perfect for people who like small phone that cant afford the Z1 Compact.Sony should create a 4 inch variant with the same specs as M2
8. najib1312 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 May 2013)
Is this phone waterproof?
CNET says its waterproof but Sony didn't mention anything about it.......
9. toink (unregistered)
720p would've made more sense.
12. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
See I don't understand why Sony makes their flagship device all black on the front while this one has white front/white back. It looks good! I wish they'd done the same for the Z2.
13. Zhephyr (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
What do you think .its my own take on a budget phone...suggest your own.
4- 4.3 inch display
microSD: up to 32 GB
Internal:8 GB, 1 GB RAM
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)/Kitkat
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (D2303, D2306)
Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 (D2305)
CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU: Adreno 305