Sony may be suffering huge losses with its mobile phone division, but the company appears to have learnt from its mistakes of the past.
The recent Xperia models have turned out to be great phones in the Xperia M2 Dual is no exception. Meanwhile, Microsoft may have decided to do away with the Nokia branding, but phones like the Nokia Lumia 1320 continue to have a following.
Samsung made the phablet segment popular with its Galaxy Note phones. Apart from having a large display, this phone also came with a stylus. The Lumia 1320 aims to make an impression in the phablet segment but without the stylus. It comes with a very large 6 inch display that can even overtake the Galaxy Note 3 in terms of size. Sadly, it offers only 720p resolution and hence the overall pixel density suffers as a result of it.
Being a mid-range device, Sony appears to have decided on the 540 x 960 pixel resolution for its 4.8 inch display on the Xperia M2 Dual. As a result, it suffers from low pixel density once again. This is unlikely to be a problem with regard to the buyer, who will be more than happy with the large display on offer. The two phones offer around 250 pixels per inch and this is not bad either.
Android may have limited the functionality for the SD cards with the KitKat 4.4.4 versions, but it still continues to play a major role in helping users satisfy their need for more memory through cheaper means. It is not surprising that both the Xperia M2 Dual and Lumia 1320 support this aspect. Both phones will support more than 32 GB of microSD cards with the Lumia 1320 performing even well in this regard by supporting up to 64 GB. The presence of external memory card support is vital in these phones given that they have a rather low 8 GB of internal storage.
The Qualcomm snapdragon 400’s 1.2 GHz processor, which has four cores, does its job on the Xperia M2 Dual. It is certainly not the fastest processor ever fit on an android device, but the highly optimized KitKat version of the operating system coupled with 1 GB of RAM gives this phone more than decent performance. Nokia’s Windows phones have always been extremely good to use irrespective of the price. This trend continues with the Lumia 1320 despite the phone offering only a dual core 1.7 GHz processor. Still, it also has 1 GB of RAM to aid in multitasking.
In order to compensate for the extremely large 6 inch display, the Lumia 1320 comes with a huge 3400 mAh battery. This gives it roughly the same battery life as the Sony Xperia, which has numerous power saving features, with its 2300 mAh battery. The Lumia 1320 retails at around $ 250 for the unlocked the variant while the Xperia M2 Dual also costs the same.