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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Specifications

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive multi-touchscreen (up to four fingers simultaneously), hand writing recognition, IPS, 295 dpi, glossy: yes
Storage
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 3.02 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 128 GB), Sensors: A-GPS, Glonass; Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, ANT+
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM-Quadband (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS-Quadband (850/900/1.900/2.100 MHz), LTE-Heptaband (800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz); GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+; Bandwidth (Download/Upload): 150Mbps/50Mbps (LTE Cat.4), 42Mbps/5.76Mbps (UMTS)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.3 x 145.5 x 72.59 ( = 0.29 x 5.73 x 2.86 in)
Battery
Lithium-Polymer, 2400 mAh, integrated, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 12.4 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 13.2 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 681 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 685 h
Operating System
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: 5.0 MP, videos @720p; main camera: 13.0 MP, AF, LED-flash, videos @1080/30fps
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual QWERTY-keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-value: 0.61W/kg, Nano-SIM, FM radio, IP65/IP68 certified (waterproof & dust-resistant)
Weight
136 g ( = 4.8 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 72 g ( = 2.54 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
279 Euro

 

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Average Score: 77.7% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 72%, features: 74%, display: 78% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Hot diver. Sony refreshes its waterproof and dust-resistant smartphone series Xperia M Aqua. The Xperia M4 Aqua can convince us in many respects, including the bright 5-inch IPS display with the HD resolution, a fast octa-core SoC from Qualcomm as well as 2 GB RAM. However, there are also some issues.
100% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Samsung wins out on screen quality, but the M4 Aqua has the edge when it comes to price, as it costs the same as the smaller 4.5in Galaxy A3 SIM-free but is cheaper on contract, with prices starting at £15-per-month as opposed to the Galaxy A3's £17-per-month contract with an upfront cost of £30. The Galaxy A3 is still a good choice if you want a more compact handset, but if you're looking for something a little bigger, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is the next best alternative. It wins a Recommended award. See all of the best Sony Xperia M4 Aqua deals on uSwitch.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Water-resistant, good battery; but price could be lower
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual is priced at an MRP of Rs 22,000 and can be bought from online market places from Rs 20,000 onwards. Snapdragon 615 SoC with 2GB RAM has become a standard for mid-range phones, but the pricing for these phones is also up to Rs 15,000. Naturally majority of these phones are from the Chinese companies and will not come with the waterproofing feature.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
60% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review
Source: Gadget Show English
For around £200, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a decent mid-range effort that not only looks good, but it's solidly built and won't completely burn a hole in your wallet. It's let down by its awful camera though, and the built-in storage will get eaten up quickly, meaning you'll have to buy a microSD card too. Still, for an alternative to the Moto G, it's well worth a look, but only if you're not a photography fan.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a great phone for the price; it’s got a classy design, it generally runs smoothly, the primary camera is capable, and you get nifty features like NFC and 4G support. The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is an attractive, well-performing 4G Android smartphone that – while not class-leading – won’t disappoint fans of the brand.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 4G: The Android smartie that can take its drink
Source: Reg Hardware English
Is the Xperia M4 Aqua worth the extra £20 over the Moto G? Of course it is. The simple fact it looks and, to a much greater degree than the Moto G, performs like a flagship makes that an easy question to answer. If the Moto G were available for £150, the natural order would be restored. But it isn't. And to me, that makes the M4 Aqua the best, and best value, sub-£200 'Droid you can buy in Blighty today.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2015
70% Review: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Source: Gadgetguy English
Sony’s take on the mid-range gets some things right offering that friendly distinctive Sony design for a better price tag, but lets it down in storage and with a camera that just doesn’t feel up to Sony’s regular quality. If the price were to drop a little below mid-range, we think Sony might be onto something here, though you’d want a little more storage, too. Basically, consider if you have a microSD to add and don’t mind a camera that only works nicely in daylight, otherwise it might just be easier to wait for the Z3 or Z3 Compact to drop in price and spend the extra quid on those.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Beautifying the mid-range
Source: Pocket Lint English
We love the look of the M4 Aqua and how, despite being predominantly plastic, it offers much the same design as Sony's flagship Xperia devices. It's a charming smartphone, especially in the coral colour as reviewed here, which almost tricks you into thinking it's part of the flagship line thanks to its metallic coat of paint.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Mid-range smartphone with some premium features
Source: PC Advisor English
The mid-range smartphone market is always tricky, especially with budget devices getting so good. If you are looking for something around this price, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a solid choice although the Honor 6 is worth a look for extra features. It offers flagship-like design, a great camera and a user-friendly Android Lollipop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review
Source: Stuff TV English
Some phone sins are harder to forgive than others. And while the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is guilty of only a few, they are pretty annoying ones. It’s fairly long-lasting, won't destroy your bank balance, and feels well-made despite being crafted of plastic rather than Sony’s signature glass and metal. However, it shoots itself in the foot by letting preinstalled apps gobble up almost all of its limited storage space and the camera, while well-specced, is pretty awful.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua features one of our favorite designs for an affordable phone: it’s slim and stylish, and while it’s all plastic, it has the looks and feel of a more expensive gadget. This, however, would not mean much if the phone could not perform well. Luckily, that’s not the case, and the device handles the daily Android grind quickly and mostly stutter-free.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review – a water resistant model, reaching for the flagship space
Source: Laptop Media English
After all the tests we can say that Sony Xperia M4 Aqua has many advantages like the beautiful design, inspired by Xperia Z3 and the display that offers good contrast, covers almost the entire sRGB color gamut and doesn’t flicker. The camera is of high quality as well. Besides, our tests showed high resolution and correct color reproduction. We were also impressed by the software combining Android 5.0 Lollipop and a rich user interface. We can’t be happy with the high temperatures after an hour of gaming. The heat, especially near the camera, was far beyond acceptable. Those 8GB are worth mentioning as well, but they are a minor problem considering the available microSD slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2015
68% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review
Source: Android Authority English
There is some bloatware to be found though, with a slew of apps, including AA Stocks, AVG Protection, and News from Sociallife coming pre-installed, but most of them can be easily removed though. Another negative is the placement of the hamburger menu in the app drawer, that gets in the way when attempting to swipe right, and can be quite frustrating.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 68%
70% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual Review: Value Comes in Many Forms
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
While clearly not competing with the formidable Oneplus One (Review | Pictures) and the like in terms of specs alone, Sony has packed enough features and usability into the Xperia M4 Aqua Dual to justify its price tag. Sure, you aren't getting the fastest processor or the crispest screen, but there's a world of difference in terms of polish. You also get a more-than-decent camera, excellent battery life and waterproofing without the inconvenience of flaps over every port.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Source: Recombu English
That said, if you're a big fan of Sony's mobile design but can't afford the pricy Xperia Z3, the M4 Aqua is a likable alternative. We also recommend hunting down an Xperia Z2 on the cheap, which packs Full HD visuals and a solid camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
For around £220-230, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a solid all-round handset, even if it does nothing at all to blow away the competition. The water resistance is a unique feature at this price point, good news if you want a phone for the beach or bath, but there are plenty of rival handsets that also offer HD visuals, 4G streaming, respectable cameras and a smooth UI experience for less money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2015
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: The lookalike
Source: GSM Arena English
The Sony Xperia Z4 Aqua has a lot going for it. It looks and feels good, has solid future-proof mid-ranger specs, it comes with LTE and a dual-SIM option and is also IP68 certified. To top it all off, it is quite reasonably priced at less than €300 (according to pre-order prices). The mid-range market however is what must reel in the big money as manufacturers have really started spoiling users for choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2015
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua First Impressions: Flagship Features Go Downstream
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a good-looking phone, no doubt because its styling is practically identical to that of the Z3 models. However, it's immediately apparent that this phone is made entirely of plastic, as opposed to the metal which gives the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact some of their appeal. The Xperia M4 Aqua's sides look metallic, but you can feel that the material is actually plastic.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on: Flagship features for mid-range price
Source: Pocket Lint English
We love what we have seen of the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua so far. It's a stunningly-designed device that has a lot going for it. The display may let it down a little and the lack of Remote Play is a shame as this is one of Sony's unique features so it would have been nice to have seen it introduced to the mid-range market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Hands-on with Sony's new mid-range smartphone with premium features
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony has announced the Xperia M4 Aqua alongside the new 10in Xperia Z4 Tablet which doesn't have a price but the smartphone will cost €299 and arrive 'Spring 2015'. Although we're waiting for a UK price from retailers, it looks like it will be cheaper than the HTC One mini 2 but more expensive than the impressive Honor 6. Also see Sony Xperia M4 Aqua UK release date, price and specs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
MWC 2015: Sony Z4 Tablet, Xperia M4 Aqua, E4g hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Mobile World Congress is well under way and we stopped by Sony's stand to play around with whatever the Japanese company had prepared for us. We weren't disappointed, even though the tech giant had decided to postpone the launch of the Xperia Z4 high-end smartphone.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2015
Hands on: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review
Source: Techradar English
Sony knows it needs to keep a complete range of products doing well in all markets to have a hope of turning its smartphone division around, and in the absence of a massive flagship launch at MWC, the Xperia M4 Aqua needs to be that silver bullet for now.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/28/2015

Foreign Reviews

88% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua mit LTE im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 87% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 91%
80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Schicker Hafenmeister
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 82% features: 85% display: 94% mobility: 72%
85% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Source: Areamobile - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Source: Connect - Heft 04/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Características del Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Source: Sin Celular Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice performance; support waterproof. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2017

Comment

Model: There are many smartphones nowadays designed to meet the needs of urban dwelling folk who use it for work, but hardly any phone is specifically designed for rugged living. The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua phone is specifically made to be waterproof and dustproof for those who like being outdoors. The phone can survive up to 1.5 m submergence for 30 minutes under water. The entire body is made of a silver colored plastic.

The main claim to fame for this phone would be its powerful 13 MP camera which is designed to take sharp and vibrant pictures as well as its super wide angle front camera with 5 MP. The 5" IPS display has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a 294 ppi pixel density. It also features a battery that can purportedly last at least two days.

The processor is a Qualcomm Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz Cortex A53 with an Adreno 405 GPU. There is also a 2 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The storage capacity can be extended by up to 32 GB with a microSD card. The slim phone is only 7.3 mm thick and weighs slightly below 140 g.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.136 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


77.7%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-03-11 (Update: 2015-03-11)