The electronics titans square off in a tangled tale of mobile technology, centered on Apple's iPhone
As with the original flagship, Samsung is counting on the midrange phone's fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor, and extra apps to stand out.
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The high-street phone flogger has pumped out some pricey deals on Sony's sharp new blower -- we'd plump for a SIM-free deal if we were you.
The LTE variant of the phone is available through Sony's Web site, though only the black model is currently in stock.
Surfacing in the run-up to the annual IFA trade show, it appears Sony may push its next-gen flagship out the door a few months early.
Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and pick up the older Xperia Z with its full HD display and waterproof design.
A limited-time promotion sees Sony giving away hundreds of dollars worth of movies, music, and apps for the Xperia Z1, Z1S, and Z2.
Check out our video review of the Sony Xperia M2. It's an affordable Android phone with a 4.8-inch display, quad-core processor and 8-megapixel camera.
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Sony's latest phone packs a 5.3-inch display, and will go on sale around the world from the end of July.
Sony also promises that the Android 4.3 update is "right around the corner" for the rest of its Xperia lineup.