Mobile World Congress 2018
Sony Xperia M2 is an affordable Android phoneThe Sony Xperia M2 takes the attractive design of its siblings, but cuts down the specs to come with a more affordable price tag.
I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and I'm here taking a look at the Sony Xperia M2. It's a new middle of the range edition to Sony's Xperia mobile lineup. Now, physically, it's easy to see the Xperia heritage. It has the same rounded edges, glass front and back making it look very similar to the older Xperia Z. The phone is of course completely waterproof so there's no need to cry if you accidentally dunk it in your drink. The 4.8-inch display has a 960x540 pixel resolution, now it's not as high as the full HD of the Z1 but it looks easily good enough for the everyday essentials like Facebook and Twitter. Inside is a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor and this will arrive running Android 4.3 Jellybean. Now Sony does say that they will be end up to the latest version of KitKat but it hasn't give any dates yet. The back of the phone is a 8-megapixel camera, now that probably won't be challenging the 20-megapixel camera of the Z1 but will hopefully be good enough to get some snaps of your friends drunk at your parties. There's no official word from Sony yet on the price. But as a mid-range offering, you can expect it to be somewhere around 230 pound mark when it goes on sale in the U.K. sometime in the spring. Sony hasn't yet said if they will ever make its way to the U.S. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and this is a Sony Xperia M2.