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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3975 reviews of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and camera. The performance and size are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed views on the durability and reliability. The apps and reception get critical reviews.

usability, size, performance, camera, screen

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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 feedback. The social networking functionality and reliability get negative comments, while opinions 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, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People really like the design and portability. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some negative reviews about the GPS navigation and reception, while there are some mixed opinions about 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, 2016

Consumer review by: (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, 2016

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

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Beautifying the mid-range - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony M4 Aqua is a good mid-range smartphone. It certainly doesn't look cheap and it performs well, as well as offer a decent battery life for a decent

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

Expert review by: Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review

 

The mid-range waterproof marvel

Great waterproof design ; Clear screen ; Very good battery life

Poor performance in some areas ; Only 8GB internal memory ; Some features missing

The Xperia Z4 is still on its way, but while we wait the Japanese brand has taken all the sophisticated design language and shoved it into the mid-range Sony Xperia M4 Aqua.

Aug, 2015

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

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on: Flagship features for mid-range price - Pocket-lint

 

Sony didn't follow its traditional flagship smartphone release cycle at this year's Mobile World Congress, resulting in no Xperia Z4, but the Japanese

Mar, 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: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review

 

The mid-range phone you'll confuse with a flagship

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...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review

 

Can Sony's miniature waterproof budgetphone smash it out of the park?

Bright, clear screen ; Solid battery life ; Snappy CPU ; Water resistant

Rubbish camera ; Made of plastic rather than glass/metal

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review

 

The camera could be better, but the Xperia M4 Aqua has both the build quality and speed to put its rivals to shame

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Hands-on with Sony's mid-range smartphone

 

It's a shame that we haven't got the new Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone but what Sony has provided at MWC 2015 is a premium mid-range handset. Here's our Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on review. Also see: Best smartphones 2015.

We're waiting for the UK price, but the Xperia M4 Aqua is a tasty looking mid-range smartphone from Sony. It has a premium waterproof design and some decent specs including an octa-core processor and 13 Mp rear camera. Come back soon for a full review.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review - hands on

 

We go hands on with Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua, its latest mid-range waterproof smartphone

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony Mobile Xperia M4 Aqua Smartphone overview

 

SONY M4 AQUA BLACK

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: 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: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Coral / Coral, Red / Pink / Silver / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68 / IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water resistant, Dust resistant
Standard colour:Black / Coral / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): 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, MP4, OGG, OTA, SMF, WAV / OGG, WAV, OTA, MP3, 3GPP, MP4
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP, JPG, PNG, WBMP / JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats: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-WB, AMR-NB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 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: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: 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): 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): Yes
Wi-Fi: 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

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 405
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0
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
Support for contact groups: 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: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1
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
Operating System Version:5.0

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Dust-resistant: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play / Google Voice Search, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Play
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3
Height :14.6
Weight:135 / 136
Width:7.26