Sony Xperia M2

When it comes to the world of smartphones, it’s easy to be interested in the highest end models. Flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8 are meant to represent the absolute best that the company has to offer, but these devices inevitably come with more of a premium price. And for the average consumer, the step up in specs and features may not necessarily justify the added cost.

For those of you who are interested in simply having an adequate smartphone at a more affordable price, there are devices like the Sony Xperia M2.

Sony says that the Xperia M2 offers “flagship features at a mid-range price point.” To some extent, this is true. You do get some of those premium features like a quad core processor and Superior Auto camera mode. You still get the Battery STAMINA mode found in more expensive Xperia phones and it still taps into that whole Sony ecosystem.

Unsurprisingly, you do have to make several sacrifices to lower the price point. The display is both smaller and lower resolution. The camera is also poorer quality and it doesn’t have the same kind of “wow” factor that you see in something like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. But hey, it’s decent and it’s cheaper.

The factory unlocked version of the Xperia M2 sells for almost $350, but you can nab the carrier-locked version for free (or close to free) on contract. Expect a full written review of the Sony Xperia M2 smartphone on very soon. In the meantime, check out the feature overview and unboxing video that I’ve embedded below.