What do you do if you want the look and feel of Sony’s flagship Android smartphones, without the cumbersome size? Well … honestly, you probably grab a Z1 Compact if you can find one. Those little suckers are pretty sweet, if a tad on the pricey side. But if you can’t (or don’t want to) foot such an exorbitant bill, and you don’t think you’ll be dropping your smartphone in the toilet anytime soon, Sony has just the thing for you: the Xperia M2.
With a 4.8-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, and none of the immersion resistance of its Z-series siblings, the M2 is very clearly a midrange device. But all is not lost: continuing in the vein of the Compact and Xperia Z2, the display’s viewing angles are wide, a welcome change from Sony’s earlier handicaps in this area. There’s also MicroSD expansion, LTE support, a hardware camera key, and a dual SIM variant for those who play the multi-carrier game. Plus, the thing fits nicely in a palm (an Anton D. Nagy-sized palm, anyway).
Get your own eyeballs on the Xperia M2: take a gander at our hands-on from MWC 2014 in Barcelona, then be sure to check out our other run-ins with Sony hardware including the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Tablet Z2!