As the phone’s name says, the new device from Sony is a watered-down version. This new handset comes with a friendly design, even if Sony had to make some compromises to reach an inexpensive price. Xperia M4 Aqua comes with 720p, meaning that it doesn’t feature that incredible brightness of the Z3’s full HD display.
Also, this smartphone doesn’t have a powerful processor and features a 13-megapixel camera, compared with the Z3, which has a 20-megapixel camera. For customers who are in search of a powerful phone and a high-end built, this phone will probably not fit their needs. However, for customers who are in search of all-day use and a cute design, Xperia M4 Aqua will probably be a good move.
For the moment, Sony hasn’t communicated a SIM-free price for the device, but people could buy this version from Amazon in the UK at the price of £228. If we convert the UK price, it will cost around 350 dollars. Even if M4 Aqua doesn’t come with such a great design like Sony’s famous Xperia Z3, this phone still looks pretty.
It features a front and glass, with rounded edges along the sides. Even if from the distance the phone doesn’t look cheap, up close it feels a little less luxurious. The middle band is made from plastic, not metal, and it is a little fatter compared with the Z3. The M4 also has the well-known raised silvered power button, like the Z3, a feature that can trick people to consider that this is an expensive version.
The main attraction of the phone is probably the waterproof feature, which allows users to spill water on it and also put it under the water. With this feature and its physical camera button, owners will also have the chance to take photos underwater, making it a good device for holidays or trips to the sea. Sony managed to make some changes on the Micro-USB charging port removing the rubberized cover, but also keeping water out.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua comes with a 5-inch display, 1,280×720-pixel resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, backed up by 2GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is the recent major release of Android.