Sony’s smartphones have been great all the time and it has emerged several times with new technologies as well as new devices. Sony released a fully waterproof smartphone Xperia Z back around one and a half year. Though it was the flagship device having a very costly price tag. Many users might have backed out at the time of purchasing it, the reason would be its price only. To make the small market buyers happy, Sony has revealed a mid range device Xperia M2 Aqua; in its Xperia family which has got waterproof body.
As the name of the device says Aqua, we can say it actually resides up to its name. As the device is having IP65 and IP68 certification which ensures its protection from water, while its expected to feature dust-proof technology also. The reports from several tech-news say it can be submerged upto 1 metres which looks promising as it’s a mid-ranger.
Technical Specs of Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
There have been other devices from the same manufacturer in the recent months; even we have seen smartphones from other company’s too which can take pictures inside the water. What’s new and unique is no other smartphone maker has brought a mid-range device with such a cool feature. Sony’s official site for M2 Aqua says it can be submerged into freshwater with a depth of 1.5 metres for around 1800 seconds (30 minutes) to have pictures under water. Users can use camera for capturing pictures as well as recording videos by using the dedicated Camera key.
It comes with 4.8″ qHD IPS display having resolution 540 x 960 and pixel density of 230ppi; though there should have been something better in terms of screen but unfortunately it’s not going to happen.
The waterproof device M2 Aqua isn’t different from its original Xperia M2 in most of the aspects. It also sports a 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor (Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400) and for graphics chomping control there will be Adreno 305 GPU. As it is said to be a mid-range device, we can’t expect a bigger processor from one of the top mobile makers.
Memory and OS:
The device inherited from Sony Xperia M has got 1 GB of RAM while the storage includes internal flash memory of 8 GB which is expandable upto 32 GB only. Talking about the operating system in Xperia M2 Aqua, it has got the latest offering from Google i.e. Android v4.4 KitKat.
There is an 8 MP camera on the back side of Sony Xperia M2 while the front one is 1.1 MP. It has Sony Exmor RS sensor which lets users to have full HD video recording. The other features of camera include 4x digital zoom, SteadyShot, Red Eye reduction, geo-tagging, object tracking etc.
Network & Connectivity:
The upcoming release from Sony supports 2G, 3G as well as 4G network though the 4G supported devices might be available according to the geographical locations. While connectivity features comprise of Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth v4.0 and GPS.
The phone will be powered up through a 2330 mAh battery which will deliver Talktime of around 11 hours 23 min, standby of around 641 hours, music play time upto 37 hours and video play time of upto 8 hours. Rest of the few things are Mono Speakers, Clear Audio+ software, Audio recording etc.
It is expected to be launched at Sony’s upcoming event to be held in the upcoming week with Sony Xperia Z3 as well as other devices which are kept secret by the firm. Though the details about its colors are out, it will be coming in Black and White variants only.
Is the mid-range factor or the IP6568 waterproofing plus dust proofing factor enough for you to snatch the attention on Sony Xperia M2 Aqua or both the factors will influence you to go for it?
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