Sony has created a lot of flagship mobile phones in the past years but since some of the mobile phone companies are slowly releasing new and exciting budget-friendly and mid-range phones, Sony has to come with something, otherwise, they won’t have a big market share in the coming year.

To present something to the public, Sony released the Sony Xperia M2. This is a budget-friendly mobile phone that should cater for the vast majority of mobile phone users.

This mobile phone sports an all-plastic design, but it is no ordinary plastic; it is made out of polycarbonate plastic that is quite durable. In fact, it has been used extensively in other mobile phones.

It does have a shiny plastic back cover, which as you may very well know, can attract a lot of fingerprints. But, do not worry, those fingerprints can be erased with a single swipe of a microfiber cloth.

At the right of the mobile phone lies the microSIM and microSD slots and the dedicated camera button and the volume rockers are located just at the bottom of that. At the top of the phone lies the 3.5mm headphone jack and at the bottom, you will see the microUSB charging and data ports.

Although Sony has been regarded as one of the best mobile phones in terms of durability and the fact that most of their mobile phones are water and dustproof, the Sony Xperia M2 doesn’t have those features. It isn’t water and dustproof which is a far cry to what Sony have done with their other mobile phone offerings.

The display of the Sony Xperia M2 is a plain and simple screen. It comes with a 4.8-inch TFT display with a resolution of only 540×960 and a pixel count of 229ppi. This isn’t something to be happy about but since this is a budget-friendly phone, there has to be something amiss.

The RAM is also something to worry about, especially if you’re a power user. This mobile phone only comes with 1GB of RAM. Sure, you can operate the phone with only a few apps running, but that is not the case as most mobile phones nowadays come with at least 2GB of RAM. I know it is disappointing but I guess it is to be expected with an inexpensive phone.

As with the battery, the Sony Xperia M2 comes with a 2,300 MaH. Since this phone only comes with a 540 x960 resolution, the battery capacity should last you more than 24 hours. Couple that with the Snapdragon 400 and the Adreno 305 GPU, you should be golden.

And lastly, the camera. The Sony Xperia M2 comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and an LED Flash. The camera is pretty respectable and knowing that Sony has created proprietary camera technologies, it is one of the better kinds of camera you can find on a budget phone.

The Sony Xperia M2, albeit catered for the general populace, leaves a lot of things much to be desired. Still, I know that Sony will come up with a budget phone with better specs than this one. If you’re looking for a mobile phone, the Sony Xperia M2 might be a good choice for you.