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Sony Xperia M2 Aqua First Impression

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


Sony is producing state of the art pieces of human ingenuity transcribed into height of technology and reaches the limit of perfection with every new product. They have reached a limit of perfection with aesthetic and beauty. Their products are prefect in performance and their basic functionality. Now they are trying to reach to some new horizons to match the thinking of some big philosophy. They are producing new things every day. Now we have Xperia M2 Aqua with its own perfection and uniqueness.

Not that it is some heavenly creation but certainly and effort by an earthly thing to reach to the level of heavenly creation. Yesterday Sony has introduced this water proof variant of M2 smartphone. Likely to be in the public hands just a few weeks later in the regions with select markets including Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Let us have a look what it contains.




Operating system

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Weight & dimension

149 grams , 140 x 72 x 8.6 mm

Display type

IPS LCD capacitive touch screen

Size and resolution

4.8 inches, 540 x 960 pixels resolution


Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7


Qualcomm MSM8926-2 Snapdragon 400


Adreno 305


1 GB RAM, 8 GB on Board, 32 GB external


Primary 8 mega pixel, Secondary VGA


Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery

Stand-by              Up to 595 h (2G) / Up to 641 h (3G)

Talk time              Up to 11 h 23 min (2G) / Up to 12 h 11 min (3G)


2G Network       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models

3G Network       HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - D2403

                               HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D2406

4G Network       LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - D2403

                              LTE 700 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D2406


Micro SIM


White, Black

Extra Feature

IP65/IP68 certified - dust and water proof up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes


Look and Appearance

By way of appearance this is a well balanced and proportionate in design clad in plastic. It makes the good immersion on the first appearance and appeals the potential buyer. It has 149 grams weight and physical measurements of 140 x 72 x 8.6 mm within these dimensions an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display is placed in the size of 4.8 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution. Size of the screen and the resolutions match fairly well. The screen is well lit with this resolution making all the features on the screen visible and useable in all light conditions. However the handset is light and handy yet has reasonable size of screen providing ample space for working and enjoying any visuals.

Software and User Interface

 Xperia M2 Aqua is no less in software and uses the standard and tested software. It is Android based with v4.4.2 KitKat. This operating system is used by all manufacturers in their mobile phones and smartphones. It is easy to use and any user can use the mobile phone with this operating system conveniently. The interface shows most commonly used applications and contains comprehensive menu details.  Android operating system is not static but ever changing with latest improvements and updates.

Processor and Memory

Processor is an important unit of the device that keeps the things running in logical order and is a link between the user and the software. Xperia M2 Aqua is equipped with a powerful and efficient processor that is Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7. The processor is combined with Qualcomm MSM8926-2 Snapdragon 400 chipset and Adreno 305 GPU. This smart combination makes the handset perfect. Sony placed 1 GB RAM in the handset along with 8 GB on Board memory. The in-built memory can be extended up to 32 GB externally via microSD card.


From users point of view in a mobile phone camera is an important component of the device. Most of the users judge the quality of the handset from the quality of the camera. The manufacturers have perfected this component to a level that eliminates the need of a separate camera altogether. Xperia M2 Aqua is provided with 8 MP primary camera heaving 3264 x 2448 pixels and featured with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR and panorama. The handset has secondary VGA camera, located in the front. The specifications of the cameras are fairly good to satisfy the photographic needs of a common user.


The whole mechanism revolves around the electric power provided to the handset. Like other components battery seems to be a very important component and users certainly go for a powerful battery that should give them long operating hours.  Xperia M2 Aqua is energized with Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery which gives stand-by up to 595 hours on2G and 641 hours on 3G and talk time up to 11 hours 23 minutes on 2G and 12 hours 11 minutes on 3G networks.

Non removable battery is a negative point of the handset because if the battery is damaged the handset has to be replaced because battery alone cannot be replaced.

Networks and Connectivity

Xperia M2 Aqua has versatile connectivity and functions on 2G Network               GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models, 3G Network              HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - D2403, HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D2406 and 4G LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - D2403, LTE 700 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D2406. Micro SIM is compatible with the handset.

Special Feature and Available Color

 M2 Aqua will be available in two colors Black and White. The handset is IP65/IP68 certified. Means the handset has a resistance against the dust and water and handset can be alive for 30 minutes under 1.5 meter water. It has the ability to pick photo graphs under water.

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