Sony Xperia M4 Aqua: Top Features That Make It A Great Budget Phone
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Goes Waterproof And Cheap; Impressive Features Make An Irresistible AppealSony

Mobile arm of the consumer electronics major Sony is reportedly planning to launch the mid-range waterproof smartphone Xperia M4 Aqua in India soon.

Mumbai-based smartphone vendor Mahesh Telecom (via Twitter) confirmed that Xperia M4 Aqua will hit Indian stores in a few days.

Coincidently, Sony is reported to have begun sending out invites to select media houses for an event on 26 May in New Delhi. The Sony India invitation (courtesy, India Today) reads, "Give your phone a splash this summer," hinting the company will launch the Xperia M4 Aqua, whose USP is a water-proof body. In all probability, Sony will reveal the release date and price details of Xperia M4 Aqua on coming Tuesday.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua was originally unveiled back in March at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015, Barcelona. It boasts Ingress Protection (IP) ratings of IP65 and IP68, wherein users can take the phone for a dip in any fresh water-body for up to five feet (1.5 metre) under water for close to 30 minutes.

Under the hood, Xperia M4 Aqua comes packed with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB/16GB inbuilt memory and a high-capacity 2,400mAh battery.

In related development, Sony is hosting two global launch events at Taiwan and Hong Kong on 27 and 28 May respectively. Rumour has it that the company is likely to announce the international variant of the flagship smartphone Xperia Z4, which was launched exclusively in the home market, Japan, last month.

Xperia Z4 sports 5.2-inch full HD display, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS, Snapdragon 810 series Octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM and 2,930mAh battery.

It also boasts of top-of-the-line proprietary 20.7mp Sony Exmor RS camera with auto-focus, back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, Exmor RS sensor for mobile, pulsed LED flash, 4K resolution video recording and on the front, it houses 5.1mp camera with back-illuminated CMOS sensor and Exmor R sensor for mobile.

Key Specifications of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia Z4:

Models Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Sony Xperia Z4
Display 5.0-inch HD (720x1280p) IPS LCD screen 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) LCD screen with Birds LUMINOS display technology
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop
Processor 64-bit Class Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) Octa-core CPU (1.5GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core + 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 series Octa-Core (Quad-core ARM Cortex A57 + Quad-core ARM Cortex A53)
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 430
Storage Capacity 8GB/16GB (depending on the market), expandable up to 128GB 32GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony Exmor RS sensor with LED flash, LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording, image stabilizer, Red-eye reduction
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
  • Main: 20.7 megapixel camera with auto-focus, back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, Exmor RS sensor for mobile , pulsed LED flash, 4K resolution video recording
  • Front: 5.1-megapixel camera with back-illuminated CMOS sensor and Exmor R sensor for mobile
Battery 2400 mAh;
  • Talk time: up to 13 hours 17 min.
  • Standby time: close to 779 hours
  • Music listening time: Up to 64 hours 46 min.
  • Video playback time: close to 6 hours 57 min.
2930 mAh
Network 4G-LTE (select markets) 2G , 3G & 4G-LTE (in select markets)
Add-ons Dual-SIM slot (comes in separate model), IP65 and IP68 water-and-dust proof certifications, Bluetooth v4.1 (A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), micro-USB 2.0, A-GPS/GLONASS, FM Radio with RDS, IPX5/8,IP6X- water and dust resistant certifications, PlayStation certified (PS4 Remote Play), Sony surround sound technology, Bluetooth® 4.1, Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a / b / g / n (2.4GHz / 5GHz) / ac compliant, MIMO support), NFC, Wi-Fi , A-GPS, GLONASS, micro-USB (High speed v2.0), microSD card slot
Dimension 145.5 x 72.6 x 7.3 mm 146.0 x 72.0 x 6.4 mm
Weight 136 g 144 g