Sony has a rich history of producing low cost excellent smartphones. The Z series came a little late but before that it was all about its medium to low cost smartphones which provided stiff competition to the likes of HTC and Samsung. Sony introduced a number of smartphones with its trademark coloured LED’s and a unique build which made it highly popular among a large number of people around the world.
Samsung and Sony share three things in common. Both produce very expensive to affordable smartphones, both run on the Android OS and both have a large number of smartphone series. Samsung has the S, Core, A, J series etc. while Sony loves the ABC and has covered almost all of its alphabets in its smartphone names. Sony’s M series is one such array of low cost smartphones.
One of M series standout performers has been the Xperia M2. It is a typically Sony designed smartphone with a 4.8 inches 229 ppi pixel density TFT capacitive touchscreen protected by the strong Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is run by the Android v4.3 Jelly Bean which can be upgraded to v5.1 Lollipop if you feel like doing so. However, I’d personally recommend you to stay on the Jelly Bean as upgrade to Lollipop will probably significantly slow down your phone despite the presence of a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and 1GB of RAM in its architecture.
The M2 has an 8 megapixel primary camera. Sony had been going on with 5 megapixel cameras in a lot of its phones with bigger displays but thankfully, the M2 has been blessed with a bigger sensor. The selfie camera has VGA technology which is probably not a good news but be sure to take a lot of photos without worrying about a single thing as it has 8GB of internal storage which can be buffed up to 32GB through the dedicated memory card slot.
The Sony Xperia M2 is one of those budget phones that give you a lot in the amount you spend. Of course it is no flagship but going for it will be a wise decision if the eventual lag isn’t of much significance to you.