Sony announces the Xperia M2 Aqua, a waterproof smartphone that won't break the bank

Sony announces the Xperia M2 Aqua, a waterproof smartphone that won't break the bank
Sony has officially taken the lid off its Xperia M2 Aqua waterproof mid-ranger. The smartphone seems to be a mixed bag of awesome and underwhelming. There are the premium Sony features, such as sleek OmniBalance design, a dedicated camera button for the 8MP camera with HDR, Xperia camera apps (Social Live, Picture effect, AR effect, Timeshift burst, and more), a 2330mAh battery, 4G LTE, and again - water and dust resistance, which you don't usually get in a mid-ranger phone. Unless you consider the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, but that jewel is more like 'upper mid-range', and its price reflects that.

And then, there are the 4.8-inch qHD display (540x960 resolution at a lowly 230ppi pixel density), the so-so Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 graphics and 1GB RAM, a humble 1.1MP front-facing camera, and mono speakers. The Xperia M2 Aqua seems to package the best of Sony's Xperia apps and experience in a middling device, but the phone might be a bit under-powered to perform truly smooth. And a qHD resolution doesn't cut it for a display that's near 5 inches by diagonal.

We'll reserve our final judgements for the moment in which the phone lands in our hands. Until then, be on the lookout for the Xperia M2 this Autumn in Latin America, the Asia Pacific region, and across Europe. The price hasn't been determined yet.

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Xperia M2 Aqua
  • Display 4.8" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(12.18h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

but price will be high

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

also its not a tempting phone, if priced right it may sell but its water and dust proof not a future proof as 1gb ram only

6. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

it will lag and lag in future,it should be btwn 15k-20k inr

10. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

yes agree 100%

3. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Do mention that this phone is IP68. The highest protection against water and dust.

8. Fynjy777

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Finally, that's the way for Sony for fighting against chinese manufacturers in midrange section, this is what they doesn't have.

4. brasstax

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"qhd resolution doesn't cut it for a large display"???!! rotfl.. Guess the writer's daily driver is a iphone. Who else can consider a 4.8inch screen to be large?

7. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

He meant that the screen size size is to large for a qHD screen.Should've use at least 720p

5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

so this is that "leaked z3" photos

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

no, leaked photos had the 20.7 moniker on it.

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