Sony Xperia M4 Aqua – With Better Features

Posted on Aug 1 2015 - 9:40am by Patrick Henry

Sony has unveiled the Xperia M4 Aqua, which is new in Aqua series with new characteristics and follow up to the M2 Aqua. There was no M3 in any shape which is the little confusing. A lot of people thought that M4 would be cheaper that HTC One mini 2 but their thought was kind of wrong, because M4 is more expensive than their thoughts.

Xperia-M4-Aqua

Style & Build

The best thing about ‘M4 Aqua’is that it does not look or feel like a middle range smartphone. You can notice the plastic edge when you’re holding it and the glass rear cover does not sit completely flush at the top and bottom with edge. It has got an IP68 rating which is the highest available and also along with the Xperia Z4 Table. Now, the microUSB no longer requires a flap.

Functionality & Hardware

M4’s functioning is perfectly awesome for a phone on this kind expensive rates. It is smooth and most of the time with only really the camera which takes a bit of time to load it. If you are getting a decent screen for a middle range smartphone with pixel destiny of 294 ppi. There is good color reproduction, brightness and viewing angles on offer here. Obviously, Sony really focuses on the photography, battery life timing and waterproof designing as well. Most importantly, there is NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth with 4.1 on board. M4 has 13 megapixel rear facing camera with Sony’s Exmor RS sensor and 5 megapixel wide-angle lens snapper at the front for selfies. Sony is one of the only smartphone manufacturers who are still offering a dedicated physical button for the camera.

Specifications

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 5in IPS screen, 720 x 1280, 294 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 64-bit
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
  • 13 Mp rear camera with Exmor RS
  • 5 Mp wide angle front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • NFC
  • IP65/68 waterproof
  • 7.3 mm
  • 136 g
  • Black, white, silver, coral

Final Decision

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a solid choice although the Honor 6 is worth a look for extra characteristics. It offers flagship-like design, a great camera and a user friendly Android Lollipop.