The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is perhaps not the most exciting Sony phone around, but it’s also not the most expensive and with a combination of mid-range specs, an attractive waterproof build and a reasonable price tag it’s a compelling choice for anyone who wants a solid device without breaking the bank.
Read on for information on the price, release date and specs of this mid-range marvel.
The major difference between the Xperia M2 Aqua and the Xperia M2 is that the former is IP68 certified meaning it can survive being dunked underwater at depths of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes at a time, and it’s also dust-resistant to boot.
The rest of the specification doesn’t differ from the original meaning it manages to pack in a quad-core processor. A 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor to be precise. It also has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot with support for up to 32GB more.
It has a 4.8 inch 540 x 960 screen with a pixel density of 229 pixels per inch, so it’s not the sharpest display around but nor is it low resolution and it’s quite large.
The 8 megapixel camera isn’t too shabby either and it’s backed up by an LED flash and a bunch of shooting modes, such as HDR, panorama and smile detection. It can also shoot video in 1080p at 30fps and there’s a VGA camera on the front.
The Xperia M2 Aqua comes pre-loaded with Android KitKat (4.4) and it has a 2300 mAh battery which is quoted for up to 633 hours of standby time or 14 hours and 36 minutes of talk time.
The design of the phone is much like other Xperia handsets, in that it has an angular rectangular look, with a distinctive metal power button on the side. It’s also only 8.6mm thick, but it’s built of plastic.
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is due to go on sale from this “Autumn in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. We’re yet to get a more precise UK launch date, but as soon as we do we’ll update this article.
Sony have announced that the Xperia M2 Aqua price will be “suitable for everyone", but that’s as much as they’ve revealed so far. The non-waterproof Xperia M2 has a RRP of £220, which is a good indication of how much we could have to pay for the M2 Aqua.
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