The new offering from Sony – the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a pocket-friendly smartphone that comes with some exciting features under its hood such as waterproofing. The all new phone has striking resemblance with Sony Xperia Z3 and just like it, the M4 Aqua is also known for its incredible waterproofing capabilities. Aside from that, the model comes with an impressive 5-inch display having adequate screen resolution for clear text and sharper images. Moreover, its 13 MP back camera lets you take some really good images of life's moments. Whereas, the phone's 8 GB ROM helps you to have a prolonged fun time with a freedom to store even more data in your phone. What is more exciting, you can also expand this 8GB ROM to 256GB storage via using dedicated microSD card. The phone packs a powerful processor inside that helps it to deliver a seamless performance to users. With so many exciting and really useful apps, the gadget is going to be a hit among people from Dubai, UAE. Adding to this, the smartphone comes with a color choice of four – Black, White, Coral, and Silver.
Exploring the Design and Display of the Phone
While sticking to the OmniBalance design, the handset comes with stunning glass top and back body that is surrounded by polycarbonate frame to offer convenient grip to users. What is more, being a waterproof phone, the microSD card and SIM card trays on the device are protected with flaps. While the USB port remains uncovered. The volume rocker, dedicated camera button and power buttons are nicely placed. However it looks like , it is much lighter than it. Even at 136 grams, the phone is also lighter than another mid range phone of 2015, the Motorola Moto G. In contrast, at 7.3 mm thickness, the M4 Aqua is slightly thicker than Samsung Galaxy A5. However, at 720p, the 5-inches IPS LCD touchscreen of the phone is capable to deliver sharp and clear images. Also, being an IPS screen, it offers quality viewing angles with vibrant and bright display colors.
A Powerful Hardware Unit Running the Phone at a Fairly High Speed
The Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 – MSM8939 is powering the device. This is enough amount of power for a mid-range smartphone, which means that you will find the phone performance up-to-the mark. Also, the Android core system of the phone comes with an expansion from the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This facilitates different apps on the model to work fine. What's more, the already powerful hardware unit mentioned above is backed up by Adreno 405 graphics processor and 2GB RAM/8GB ROM that is fairly strong combination for a seamless functionality of the mobile phone. Despite having the same hardware combination, the performs slightly better than Xperia M4 Aqua. In contrast, Motorola Moto X's processor is less efficient than M4 Aqua. You can further compare the phone's performance with various other models, if the high performance of the smartphone is your only concern. To do this, you should visit an online mobile phone price comparison website Dubai.
Standard Camera Using 13 Megapixel Sensor for that Perfect Shot
The back camera proves to be an asset for this handset as it uses 13-megapixel sensor for capturing pictures having plenty of pixels. This means that, whatever you capture will be sufficiently detailed. Furthermore, the back shooter helps you to take your photography experience to the next level via providing you with an array of camera features that are exclusively designed to capture life-like images and full HD videos. Few notable features of its camera are f/2..0, LED flash, Auto focus, geo tagging, HDR, panorama imaging support, touch focus, and face/smile detection. Talking about video quality, the rear camera is capable of shooting high definition 1080p videos. However, sports the best-in-class camera, thus can be an option if photography is at all important for you. You can buy it online in Dubai at a fair price.
On the other hand, just like Motorola Moto E4, Sony Xperia M4 Aqua also comes with a 5 MP front facing camera that can record videos at 720p at 30fps. Also, it comes laden with AR Fun mode and many such exciting features. All in all, at 5 MP, the front shooter is really nice for Selfie-fanatics, as you can take quality self portraits that you can share on social networking sites with pride.
Waterproofing Feature, Battery Life & Connectivity Options
If we talk about the battery inside, this smartphone comes with an exciting 2400 mAh capacity and it is Li-Ion in nature. Being a waterproof handset, the phone does not allow you to remove the battery, hence its non-removable feature can be a great annoyance for many. Although, the battery offers you enough power for a day. Also, you can enjoy a talk time of up to 12 hours 40 minutes on 2G network and 13 hours 20 minutes on 3G network. On the other hand, the also packs the same 2400mAh battery inside it. But if you are looking for a mobile phone having a larger battery, then will be the best choice for you.
Just like and Samsung Galaxy S8, Xperia M4 Aqua also rated as IP68 which means excellent protection against water and dust. With a dedicated camera button on board the phone is ready to take underwater stills and video clips as the device is claimed to survive 30 minutes in one meter of water.
Apart from GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, and NFC, there is more to come with this handset. Worth mentioning are Accelerometer, proximity and compass which help this gadget to get more responsive to users.
Few Advantages of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Few Disadvantages of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2g||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3g||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - E2303, E2353|
|4g||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - E2303|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Gprs||Up to 107 kbps|
|Edge||Up to 296 kbps|
|Status||Available. Released 2015, June|
|Body||Dimensions||145.5 x 72.6 x 7.3 mm (5.73 x 2.86 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||136 g (4.80 oz)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - E2303, E2353|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)|
|Multitouch||Yes, up to 4 fingers|
|Platform||Os||Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615|
|Cpu||Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||8 GB, 2 GB RAM/ 16 GB (E2306)|
|Camera||Primary||13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||5 MP, 720p|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Comms||Wlan||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, aptX|
|Gps||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Radio||FM radio, RDS|
|Features||Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email|
|Battery||Removable||Non-removable Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery|
|Stand by||Up to 681 h (2G) / Up to 685 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 12 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 13 h 20 min (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 64 h 40 min|
|Misc||Color||Black, White, Coral, Silver|