Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
- Good level water resistance- IPS 68 standard
- Decent battery life
- Pretty design
- Screen is not that good
- Awkward waterproofing flaps
- Camera works bad in low lighting conditions
Similar the Sony Xperia M2, the M2 Aqua is a solid mid-range phone with added water resistance. Actually it is the water resistant version of the Sony Xperia M2, a low-cost 4G phone.
Let’s first talk of the most highlighted feature, the water proofing. The real level of water resistance on proposition here is fantastic. It's graded to IP68 standard, which means it's totally resistant to dust and can be held underwater indeterminately without fearing any effects. To make the Xperia M2 Aqua water-resistant, Sony has made a few modifications to the appearance and feel of the phone e.g. the micro USB charging port is covered with a flap to keep water from seeping into it.
At first look, it's still the identical Omni balance design. Not everyone will like the rectangular shape, but it comes out to be practically comfortable to hold and operate with one hand.
From the anterior the Xperia M2 Aqua looks just like the original handset, except for a few design changes to keep the water from entering in. The micro USB charging port is covered with a flap, and this flap is easy enough to open, and slots firmly back into place without much trifling.
One of M2 Aqua's weaker features is its screen. It's not bad, but is beaten by several inexpensive models. The 4.8-inch IPS screen, which is a flawlessly fine size, but resolution is a little low at 960 x 540 pixels. This provides pixel density of 229ppi – not great at all.
Besides the resolution thing, this is not a tremendously cutting-edge IPS screen either. It appears slightly lower from the very top layer of the screen, where top IPS displays almost appear like they sit right on the surface. This has resulted in reduced viewing angles, more brightness loss at an angle, and less outdoors visibility. It is also pretty reflective, and while top brightness helps make outdoors use conceivable, it's not at the level of somewhat like the Nexus 5.
The shape of the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is very analogous to the Xperia Z2 as well. It's a rather black rectangle with entirely flat back and front panels. However unlike Z2, both the back and front panels in that phone are made of the glassy substance. The front is Gorilla Glass 3, but the back is coarse plastic. And the core structure is plastic instead of aluminium. It has a textured luminous top layer that makes the back touch a bit like textured.
Matt finishes like this generally high spot scratches less than shiny ones, which should keep the Aqua viewing decent well into the two year contract period.
The Aqua is still a hard, durable phone and one of the inexpensive water resistant mobiles.
Processor and OS
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua has a mid-range Snapdragon 400 CPU whining at its core. This has become an very common processor, used in phones all the way down from the low budget to high budget phones. The RAM is also 1 GB. Hence is it not to be rated as a very powerful phone. However as per users experiences, the overall performance is quite good. As we've seen in other Sony Xperia phones lately, the UI doesn't act as a specific performance parasite, keeping lag to a slightest.
Similar to the Xperia M2, the Xperia M2 Aqua has a 2300mAh battery that is inflexibly locked away inside the phone's assembly.Common to Xperia phones, this kind of capacity is pretty decent in its class.
Due to a decent battery and the properly efficient Snapdragon 400 CPU, you can certainly get a full day's use out of the Xperia M2 Aqua.
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua camera is a diversified sort of thing. Like other Sony phones, you get quite many of modes. But actual pictures have some noteworthy image quality issues.
By default, the Xperia M2 Aqua shoots using a higher auto mode that robotically picks the settings required for all kinds of photo conditions. It's 100% snap and go, although you can at least choose where in the scene you prefer to focus.