Originally Posted by emompong
, can you take photo in close up of the screen? How's the low res screen of it? Is is too visible for 4.8 display? You might want to right a lil review about M2, online blogs says bad about its camera too.
The screen is qHD and pixels aren't really visible when holding the phone at normal range. The ppi density (229) is greater compared to phones with 4.3" - 480x800 screens (217). I don't have a good camera nearby, but taking a macro shot of the matrix won't really tell you anything as it doesn't match the scale when holding the phone in your hands, and let's be honest you don't really hold your phone 2cm in front of your eyes.
Otherwise, colors are great and I find it pleasant to look at, but since my last phone was the Galaxy S2, it took some time adapting my eyes to the new contrast ratio and the blacks that are generally pale compared to samoled displays.
The camera is well, mediocre. Pictures are usable only if you scale them down from 8 to around 4 mp in order to hide all the artifacts produced by the noise reduction algorithm. Here are couple of samples with all settings on max. The first two are taken in broad daylight, while the rest are taken inside under sufficiently bright fluorescent lights (8 of them). Click the thumbs for full size.
Otherwise the phone feels snappy and the battery life is good, but the biggest gripe perhaps is the absence of the "Move to SD" button in the application management. This is quite a problem if you intend to play some of the bigger games since you only get about 5GB of usable storage space. Hopefully this can be remedied once we get a full root access on our phones (BL locked here).
P.S. Traditionally, I have 2 dead/stuck pixels on my brand new M2. This seems to be a custom with all Xperia phones lately, at lest in my case. My Xperia SK17i, Arc S and J also had 2 dead pixels out of the box.