With design inspired by the Xperia Z3 flagship, Xperia M4 Aqua accessible model attracts through balanced package of amenities offered at a more tolerable price for all users.
Details, construction, design, ergonomics
Framed in the mid-range phones is presented in a slim and premium look, hosting a configuration with competitive performance motorized by Snapdragon 615 chipset, implemented with a HD 5.0˝ screen and two cameras of 13MP and 5MP.
Available also in dual-SIM variant, Xperia M4 Aqua comes in a waterproof and dustproof housing, with the front covered by a shield, scratch-resistant mineral glass. For of cost reduction reasons, its finish on the back of the phone is made of polycarbonate, retaining the glass appearance appreciated at the Z3 model. The design is complemented by two-tone silver frame, shaped with rounded forms for a comfortable fit in your hands.
Xperia M4 Aqua include dedicated button for pictures, allowing direct activation using a long press. Installed alongside a flap volume, power/lock button made of aluminum is very easy to touch.
Xperia M4 Aqua has a screen with Triluminous technology, providing exemplary image quality, generous viewing angles and high contrast. The image brightness is generally sufficient, even if we let adjusted in auto mode using ambient sensor. However, the maximum brightness may not be sufficient for use under bright sunlight, especially if the screen surface was not cleaned in advance of traces of sweat and fingerprints.
Although does not establish the record on display density (294ppi), its resolution of 720x1280 pixels lying on 5.0˝ diagonal it is in comfortable limits.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua uses a mid-level configuration, focusing on Snapdragon 615 chipset helped by 2GB of RAM. Manufactured by Qualcomm, has a 1.5GHz quad-core high performance and a second mode to 1.0 GHz quad-core optimized for efficient use of battery. Both modules use ARM Cortex-A53 cores, the performance thus decided only by the maximum frequency that can be achieved. The chip also includes an Adreno 405 graphics processor series.
Screen: 5.0", IPS 1280x720 pixels, Gorilla Glass 3
Operating System: Android 5.0
Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core
GPU: Adreno 405
RAM: 2 GB
Memory: 8/16 GB
Camera: 13 MP camera with LED flash
Video shooting: Full HD (1920x1080/30 FPS)
Front Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 2400 mAh
Weight: 136 grams
Praised by the manufacturer as having a range of 2 days, Sony Xperia M4 Aqua respects its promise only under circumstances of modest use, with only a few spoken minutes and occasional web browsing sessions on WiFi and 3G.
Conversely, if we opt for permanent Internet access for WiFi networks around, can carry about one hour of phone calls every day and we are fans of Android games, autonomy will fall to less than one day.
Sony Xperia Aqua M4 comes with Android 5.0 system, whose interface bears the characteristic features of Xperia line of phones, but adapted to the Material Design concept.
Lock menu screen is left without widgets and welcomes us with an oversized digital clock or shortcuts for quick access to dialing and camera.
Elegant, with generous screen and competitive performance, Sony Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone is taken into account, especially if you are interested in 4G network access and protection offered by water and dust resistant casing.
Battery life poses no problems and 13MP camera gives good results as long as the ambient light is plentiful.
Good looks and solid construction
Good quality IPS screen
Weak oleophobic treatment
High resolution camera, but poor performance in low light conditions