Everyone is talking about Sony leaving the smartphone business, but that hasn’t stopped the company from releasing new, noteworthy smartphones at the present. The new Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, for one, is a mid-range smartphone that borrows key elements from its high-end siblings.
You can even think of the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua as somewhat an Xperia Z3 that’s clad in cheap, plastic body. As such, this handset comes packing a 16-megapixel camera with point-and-shoot capability, Sony’s Superior Auto mode and F2.0 aperture. Expect it to last up to 2 days on a single charge. It’s waterproofed, too.
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is quite capable as a mid-range smartphone, and we have the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip to thank for that. Android 5.0 Lollipop runs out of the box, but Sony has added its Xperia Lounge Silver software package. It provides additional apps and features for entertainment and other purposes.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Specs
Android 5.0 Lollipop
5-inch IPS LCD (720×1280 HD), ~294ppi
1.5GHz 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
Adreno 405 GPU
8/16GB internal storage
microSD support up to 32GB
13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
5-megapixel front camera
3G HSPA, 4G LTE
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Dimensions: 145.5 x 72.6 x 7.3mm
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is slated for an April release for 299 euros (around Php14,800) in more than 80 countries. Buyers can choose between white, black and rose colors.