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

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.


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Xperia M2
  • Display 4.8" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(13.6h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

might be sony's new waterproof midrangers???

2. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 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).

3. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

am waiting

4. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

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

14. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

5. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Odd screen size.

6. Tolstoyevski

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 03, 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)

7. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

also odd camera resolution. 7MP?

8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

15. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

extra room for the legendary sony bezels.

17. steedsofwar unregistered

Plus 0.8gb RAM?

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

10. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

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

11. FingerMyApple unregistered

too many cheap droid phone this year smh :(

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And Apple selling their users a midrange device with a highend price More like they ripping you off

12. sanyamjain75

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

It can be xperia L1 :-P

16. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 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...

18. radex

Posts: 7; Member since: May 30, 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

19. HOOHH13

Posts: 22; Member since: May 25, 2014

It should be a 720p screen

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