The Xperia M2 was praised and criticized in the same time for its minimalist design. It borrowed Z2’s look and because it has Gorilla Glass 3 on the back, if you’re careless, you can scratch it very easily. Overall, it’s a decent phone, so as the Motorola Moto X, which comes with a better camera and a weaker battery. Let’s see which one is worth its price.
Display and Design
The Xperia M2 isn’t much bigger than the Moto X, having a TFT screen with the size of 4.8 inches – which supports an almost mediocre resolution of 540x960pixels. The Moto X’s AMOLED screen has the size of 4.7 inches, but it renders a much higher resolution of 720×1,280pixels.
The Xperia M2 is also heavier, weighting 148grams, but its dimensions speak for themselves: 139.7×71.1×8.6mm. The Moto X is 18grams lighter, but that is because it measures: 129.3×65.3×10.4mm.
Hardware and OS
The Xperia M2 is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor (clocked at 1.2GHz), it has a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset and 8GB of internal storage – expandable up to 32GB.
The Moto X has three unexpandable variants of internal memories: 16, 32 and 64GB, it’s powered by a dual-core Krait processor (clocked at 1.7GHz) and has a Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon chipset.
Both phones run on the Android Jelly Bean OS, but the Xperia M2 is equipped with 1GB, while the Moto X has 2GB of RAM and its OS is upgradeable to the KitKat version.
The Xperia M2’s primary camera is of 8MP and has features such as LED flash and autofocus, while the front camera is a mediocre VGA. The Motorola Moto X hosts a 10MP primary camera with similar features and a front camera of 2MP.
The Xperia M2’s battery is non-removable and has a capacity of 2,300mAh, allowing you to talk over 14 hours and a half, on 3G. The Moto X’s battery is replaceable and it has a lower capacity – 2,200mAh, allowing you to talk 13 hours.
The Xperia M2 costs 346 dollars on amazon.com. On the same website, the Moto X 16GB variant costs 324 dollars.
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