In addition to the high-end Xperia Z4 tablet, Sony also announced a new mid-market smartphone at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The company headlines the Xperia M4 Aqua as a mid-range waterproof handset, with modest features that runs on the latest Android Lollipop out-of-the-box. Also Read - PS5 restock June 2021: Sony PlayStation 5 goes out of stock within minutes of going live
The device has an IP65 and IP68 certification for dust and waterproofing , which allows it to be submerged in 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes without taking any damage. The Xperia M4 Aqua features a 5-inch 720p HD display, which is protected by an IPS screen and tempered glass. It is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a miscroSD card. What’s interesting is that this waterproof device has a cap-less microUSB port – a first in Sony’s waterproof portfolio. Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 back on Sony's PlayStation Store, with a special warning for PS4 owners
With respect to camera, the Xperia M4 Aqua sports a 13-megapixel Sony sensor, and a 5-megapixel front snapper. It comes with Sony’s slew of editing tools. Another high-point is that the mid-range handset runs on Android Lollipop out-of-the-box, and also packs a 2,400mAh battery. Connectivity wise, the handset supports LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
The Europe price of the Xperia M4 Aqua is €299, which roughly converts to Rs 20,700. By the looks of it, the handset looks a lot like the Xperia Z3, but made in plastic, and that’s not really a bad thing. The handset comes with decent spec offerings, and is a good addition to the already competitive market for affordable smartphones.