Sony Xperia M2

67
Global
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Engadget Summary

The Xperia M2 is a real looker, but it lacks the substance to back up that style, betraying the promises made by its svelte form factor by offering a weak screen and poor camera.

The Xperia M2 looks good and feels good, and Wired UK says it feels "solidly well built" and "fits in nicely with the sleek, slim lines of Sony's high-end Xperia Z2," albeit made of plastic. Unfortunately, despite looking "almost identical to the much earlier Xperia Z," CNET notes it lacks "the same waterproof skills," nor does it have Gorilla Glass protecting the screen.

The quality of the M2's display might not be worth protecting, though. Wired UK notes it "offers a sub-HD resolution" that "lacks the impact of the eye-popping full HD experience," resulting in CNET calling it "not particularly sharp" and TechRadar says the "text felt a little fuzzy throughout, with movie watching also slightly hampered." The disappointing display might still be serviceable compared to the camera, which Know Your Mobile finds "a little slow to shoot, focusing is a bit all over the place and it often struggles with exposure and colours." CNET says the colors are "lifeless" and phoneArena agrees, calling the resulting photos "constrasty, with messed-up colors."

Though TechRadar calls the UI "a highly polished interface ... that doesn't feel overbearing at any point," and the build of the device itself is appealing, similar features are also available in the slightly older Xperia Z, where you won't have to deal with a disappointing display or camera.

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Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

20
 

Display

63
 

Battery life

80
 

Camera

47
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

73
 

Durability

60
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

80
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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78
 

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84
 

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81
 

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80
 
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87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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