A thorough review of the Xperia M2 dual. We evaluated how easy it is to use for various purposes

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:09:27, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 10:54:11

Detailed review of Xperia M2 dual's features

A thorough review on the ease-of-use of the Xperia M2 dual. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this smartphone? We put together this review to make it easy to understand the advantages of the device.

Review of the product design of the Xperia M2 dual

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Xperia M2 dual, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Xperia M2 dual around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Xperia M2 dual is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Xperia M2 dual in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The Xperia M2 dual has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Xperia M2 dual is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Xperia M2 dual by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Xperia M2 dual is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Xperia M2 dual is a slightly heavy smart phone so using it with one hand for a short period doesn't cause any pain, however when used for long periods continuously it can hurt your hand. If you add a case and accessories it feels even heavier. It is preferable to use the phone with two hands and a proper case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Even when used with one hand, the Xperia M2 dual has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the Xperia M2 dual are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the Xperia M2 dual can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Xperia M2 dual with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Xperia M2 dual is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

In general, the Xperia M2 dual displays characters and pictures in sizes that are easy to see. While some characters may look small depending on the app, they are not really difficult to see. Therefore, it can be said to be more than adequate for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

Ease of reading sentences

The Xperia M2 dual displays fonts relatively nicely, and even small characters can be displayed nicely. While people with good eyes can see the jagged outlines of characters when they look at the display up close, this does not make the characters difficult to see. It can be said to be a display that is adequately suitable for reading text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The Xperia M2 dual can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

For the Xperia M2 dual, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

When using the Xperia M2 dual for calls, emails, or for chatting the processing power can be insufficient, and you can experience slowdowns as a result. When using apps it felt like the motion would get caught up which was a bit stressful. For ordinary more relaxed use this slowing isn't at a level that would bother you, but its performance is not suited for fast control.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

For example, if you're using multiple apps simultaneously, such as swapping between SNS or chat frequently, it will gradually start to operate slowly. If you use it for a long period in this way apps can begin to forcefully close due to lack of memory and can crash.

Summary of Xperia M2 dual performance and functions

The size and weight of the Xperia M2 dual

The body of the Xperia M2 dual is 2.8 inches (71.1 mm) wide, 5.5 inches (139.7 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (8.6 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 4.8 inch, and it weighs 148 oz (148 g). Holding the phone and viewing the screen is as easy as for an average smartphone. In addition, while it is slightly heavier, its weight is something that can be handled. Your hand may get tired if you operate the phone for long periods of time with one hand.

Xperia M2 dual
Xperia Z2a
Xperia T3
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ColorBlack/White/PurpleBlack/White/TurquoiseBlack/White/Purple
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (71.1 mm) x 5.5 inches (139.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.4 inches (137 mm) x 0.4 inches (11 mm)3.0 inches (77 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (7 mm)
Weight148 oz (148 g)163 oz (163 g)148 oz (148 g)
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Display of the Xperia M2 dual

The Xperia M2 dual has a TFT screen with a resolution of 540 x 960. Although still good, the screen and image quality is bit low compared to standard smartphones. People who play games may feel that it is slightly lacking.

Xperia M2 dual
Xperia Z2a
Xperia T3
Xperia M2 dualXperia Z2aXperia T3
Display size4.8 inch5 inch5.3 inch
Display typeTFTIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)540 x 9601080 x 1920720 x 1280
Pixel density229 ppi440 ppi277 ppi
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The battery life of the Xperia M2 dual

The Xperia M2 dual has a battery capacity of 2300 mAh. It has pretty much the same battery capacity as a standard smartphone.

The processing capability of the Xperia M2 dual

The Xperia M2 dual uses the Qualcomm MSM8226 CPU with 1.2GHz×4(Quad core). The memory capacity is 1GB. It has low spec processing power and its performance is lower than typical smartphones. Also, memory space is slightly smaller than average smartphones. There are many times when storage space feels insufficient. Ultimately, it's just barely enough to get by.

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Xperia Z2a
Xperia T3
Xperia M2 dualXperia Z2aXperia T3
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8226Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801Qualcomm MSM8928
CPU specs1.2GHz×4(Quad core)2.3GHz×4(Quad core)1.4GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB3GB1GB
Storage size8GB16GB8GB
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The camera of the Xperia M2 dual

The Xperia M2 dual has a back camera with 8 MP. The rear camera performance is about the same as a typical smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Xperia Z2a
Xperia T3
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Rear-camera resolution8 MP7 MP8 MP
Front-camera resolution1 MP
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