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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4830 reviews of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and battery. The camera and size also get good reviews. Views are divided on the durability. Many are negative about the apps and reception.

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reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The design and performance also get good views. Many are negative about the social networking functionality and reliability, while comments are divided on the usability.

price, performance, design, portability, screen

durability, reliability, social network

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia M4 Aqua UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 user reviews of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reception. Opinions are divided on the durability.

performance, usability, price, portability, design

reliability, reception, GPS navigation

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 16GB Unlocked Cell Phone - Black (U.S. Warranty)Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 16GB Unlocked Cell Phone - Black (U.S. Warranty)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY XPERIA M4 AQUA E2303 8GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED IP68 4G/LTE CELL PHONESONY XPERIA M4 AQUA E2303 8GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED IP68 4G/LTE CELL PHONE

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review

 

Sony's new Xperia M4 Aqua is a watered-down version of one of my favourite phones of last year, the stunningly sleek and very expensive Xperia Z3 . The Aqua remains waterproof and is only slightly less beautiful, but Sony (understandably) made...

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua's slick, minimalist design is very similar to that of the top-end Xperia Z3. Its waterproof body makes it usable in the shower, and its capable processor handles the essentials well.

The camera is truly awful, making it a bad choice for anyone keen on photography. There's a pitiful amount of storage, and Sony's insistence on bundling apps and widgets makes the phone cluttered right out of the box.

The M4 Aqua starts well with its luscious looks and affordable price, but the abysmal camera and storage woes quickly take the shine off an otherwise decent handset.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Smartphone Review

 

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...

good, bright IPS HD display, case IP68 certified (waterproof and dust-resistant), clean build quality, wide angle front camera, LTE Cat. 4, Bluetooth 4.1, Android 5.0 Lollipop, fast SoC and a lot of RAM, storage expansion up to 128 GB, decent battery...

tiny internal storage, high temperature development, low contrast & black value too high, a lot of bloat ware, integrated battery, long charging time, plastic susceptible to scratches, camera performance in low-light situations

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a compact mainstream smartphone with many good features. We liked the bright IPS display with the HD resolution as well as the color presentation and the good system performance. Other positive aspects are the voice quality...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Review

 

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a stylish and affordable phone sitting right in the mid-range segment, but borrowing design clues from Sony's top-tier products…

Good looking display ; Good performance for daily tasks ; Great, stylish design ; Water-resistance is a nice extra ; Good call quality

8GB of internal storage is not enough (but there’s a microSD card slot) ; Camera is slow to focus and images turn out mediocre ; Video recording quality is bad ; Slow re-charge times

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...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Andy Walker (gearburn.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: should you wait for the Xperia M5?

 

We have a go with Sony's mid-range waterproof smartphone, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua.

: It’s waterproof and its battery lasts for more than a day, but two great features can’t quite make up for its shortcomings. With the Sony Xperia M5 about to launch, and the likes of the Samsung Galaxy A5 bearing down on it, I can’t give a good enough...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Igor Bonifacic (mobilesyrup.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Review

 

Here's an understatement: the last half decade has not been kind to Sony.

Well-built case that is also stylish ; Water-resistant and dust proof ; Mostly excellent screen ; Decent performance

Doesn’t ship with the latest version of Android Lollipop ; Camera could be better ; Poor stock keyboard

With the exception of the M4’s screen, Sony has created a phone that is, by all accounts, an excellent entry into the mid-range market. As with any device in this price range, there are compromises. But, for the most part, the company has packed in...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Sandeep Sarma (fonearena.com)

Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua Dual Review

 

Typically every year at MWC, Sony announces a new Z series smartphone and many were expecting to see a Sony XPERIA Z4 launched at MWC this year. Well yes, now we do have a Z4/Z3+ however Sony didn't leave the announcements dry at MWC. What we got from...

Good Screen and Sunlight Legibility; Good Music Quality; Good Build Quality; Waterproof; Good Performance

Feeble Loudspeaker (During Calls); Noisy Camera Performance at Night; No USB OTG Support

The XPERIA M4 Aqua Dual is quite a good phone for its price. It was launched at Rs 24,990 but can be found on the internet for around Rs 23,000. It does have a few drawbacks, the most obvious one being lack of USB OTG support and another being the weak...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review

 

The Sony M4 Aqua is a cut-price version of the company's flagship Z3 smartphone. Sharing a very similar ultraslim and waterproof design, the M4 Aqua has a large HD display, an 8-core processor and runs Android Lollipop. It could have been a great...

Darn. Things started out so well between us and the M4 Aqua. It just looks so nice. We were really rooting for it. We knew that for the price there would have to be compromises. Most of these are expected and are acceptable - a lower resolution screen...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Bailey Stein (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review

 

Apart from being resistant to dust and water, what does Sony's latest mid-range offering bring to the table? We find out, in this Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review

Good display ; Capable camera ; Good software experience ; Resistance to dust and water

Inconsistent design ; Overheating issues ; Average battery life ; Overpriced

Display5-inch IPS LCD 720p, 294 ppi Processor1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Adreno 405 GPU RAM2 GB Storage8/16 GB expandable via microSD upto 128 GB Camera13 MP rear camera with LED flash 5 MP front-facing camera Battery2,400 mAh unit...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Keach (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

 

Sony's mobile division is often tough to praise, but it does get two things right: consistent design across all price points, and waterproofing.

Attractive build ; Waterproof ; Competent camera

Only 8GB storage ; Inconsistent battery life ; Slippery rear

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Beautifying the mid-range

 

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is one of the first waterproof smartphones to offer exposed ports, meaning no faffing around removing a flap to reveal the Micro-USB charging port. That, along with its flagship-mimicking design, saw this mid-ranger greeted with...

Lovely design, good performance, great battery life, familiar software experience, microSD support, waterproof

Average camera, display not brilliant, speaker not amazing, max 8GB internal memory (is actually less than 4GB)

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...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400
Battery performance:2400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:4.77 / 64 / 64.46 / 64.8
Continuous video playback time:6 / 6.57 / 6.95 / 7
Standby time (2G):681 / 779
Standby time (3G):685
Standby time (4G):547
Talk time (2G):12.4 / 12.42 / 12.7 / 13
Talk time (3G):13 / 13.17 / 13.28 / 13.3 / 13.71

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.527 / 0.633
Body SAR (EU):0.527 / 0.633
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.588 / 0.605
Head SAR (EU):0.588 / 0.605
SAR value:2
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):2

Design

Color of product:Black / Coral / Coral, Red / Pink / Silver / White
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68 / IPX8
Product color:Black
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water resistant, Dust resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGA, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, SMF / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, SMF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, SMF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, SMF, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP4, OGG, OTA, SMF, WAV / 3GPP,MP3,MP4,OGG,OTA,WAV / 3GPP,MP3,OGG,OTA,WAV / OGG, WAV, OTA, MP3, 3GPP, MP4
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP / JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression format:3GP, MP4 / 3GP,MP4 / 3GPP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, MP4 / MP4, 3GP
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,MP4 / 3GPP,AVI,MKV,MP4,WEBM,XVID / 3GPP,AVI,MP4,WEBM,XVID / 3GPP,MP4 / MP4,3GP
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB / AMR-WB, AMR-NB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM,GPRS
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA,UMTS / UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSF, HSP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, HSP, AVRCP, GAP, OPP, PAN, HID
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 64-bit WEP, 128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Play / Google Voice Search,YouTube,Google Maps,Google Play

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 405
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 405
Operating system installed:Android / Asha
Operating system version:5.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Widgets, Icons, Menu, Themes, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1
Processor:615
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor model:615

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Asha
Operating system version:5.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 200
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Play / Google Voice Search, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Play
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.287
Height:5.73 / 5.75
Weight:4.76 / 4.8
Width:2.86