Sony's Xperia M2 lands at Sony stores in the U.S.

U.S. customers looking for Sony's entry-level Xperia M2 are now in luck as the handset is now available for pre-order from Sony's web and physical stores. The handset is expected to ship Wednesday, June 25, with a price of $289.99 and can be pre-ordered in either black, purple, or white.

The phone isn't attached to any carrier and is sold contract-free and unlocked for its asking price.

The Xperia M2 is a more modest phone, making the appropriate trade-offs in the specs department to keep the price down. The device has a 4.8-inch qHD display, not to be confused with the higher resolution QHD displays, with a 540 X 960-pixel resolution. The Xperia M2 is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, has 1 GB RAM, and contains 8 GB of storage with an expandable micro SD card slot. For photo enthusiasts, the M2 has an 8-megapixel Sony Exmor RS camera on the rear and comes with a 2300 mAh battery.

U.S. customers looking at the Xperia M2 won't get LTE support on this GSM phone model so don't expect the fastest data speeds around. The M2 caps out at HSPA+ for data.

If you're interested in the Xperia M2, be sure to check out our hands-on with the phone and visit Sony for more details.

 
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If this phone had a 720p screen, 2MP front facing camera and if it was like $249, I think it would stand a better chance. VGA front cameras should be outlawed -.- Haha

vtpmt81 says:

Pretty much agree with this. I think the price would be fine if it had a 720p display and LTE.

I can see getting this over the Moto G since it has a better rear camera but why buy this over the Samsung Galaxy III LTE? The Nexus 4 and Moto X are better phones and cost about the same as well.

tastisnax says:

Totally agree, especially in regard to the screen.

TheMimic12 says:

For $70 less, I could get the moto g with LTE, a higher resolution and pixel density, although the CPU, storage, and RAM are the same.
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Mike Cerm says:

The Moto G has a horrendous camera, so it might be worth spending a little extra on the Sony. However, if you're spending close to $300, there are certainly better alternatives to each.

rgao007 says:

To be fair no one would buy a $200-300 phone for its camera.

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paging dr b says:

Preach! But seriously though, if people want a good camera, why are they buying a cellphone? Go buy a camera!

DWR_31 says:

Just taking a look at the video and it seems that the higher price tag comes from the better build quality associated with the Sony brand.

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TheMimic12 says:

I don't need a good camera. I need a good phone. And I wouldn't sacrifice a better screen, LTE, and thus far better software support for just the camera alone.

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aitt says:

Sony US feels like one plus one with the Xperia Z2. I would had bought this over the M8. Yes I know I can buy import or eBay, but I much rather had got from US for warranty reasons. Missed sale. They tried to convince me to buy the Z1 LTE. No way I'm paying the price for a last year phone.
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darigaaz12 says:

You're still covered by warranty if you buy abroad. You just have to send the phone to the closest country that has the phone out to get it repaired, at least that's what Sony reps told me. I just bought an insurance plan with it so I didn't have to worry about it but yes, I see your point.

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aitt says:

Exactly. There's no point. That's too much of a hassle
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floriyann says:

Still no 4.4 on Sony devices in the US

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intrepid359 says:

I've got 4.4.2 on mine...

Hectorius says:

Not even in the same ballpark as the M8, S5 or LG.

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aitt says:

Its not suppose to. That's for the Z2. This clearly is a midrange competitor

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lindseybp says:

What a waste of time and effort by Sony. This will sell like crap. Sony needs to get their priorities straight and release the Z2 or an equivalent in the US. Those people in the market for a mid-range store are not the ones going to sony stores or looking at the sony website. They are the ones getting the free phone on contract at their carrier store and don't even have a clue about the M2. And no LTE....why even bother Sony...seriously.

Amir47 says:

and still no Z2

Dizfunctions says:

I'd consider it if the resolution were better, but this just isn't good enough.

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OLD_HATCH says:

At this point Sony just needs to release its new flagship phone in the us, the Z3!