Sony Xperia M4 Aqua First Impression

Xperia M4 Aqua dual

Sony has finally launched its mid-range waterproof smartphone Sony Xperia Aqua M4 Dual in India. It is priced at Rs. 24990. We already published a hands on review video on our YouTube channel. In this article, we are trying to express our views and first impression of Xperia M4 Aqua.

Xperia M4 Aqua dual

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua First Impression


Design of the smartphone inherits traditional Xperia smartphones design. It has 5 inch HD display with Scratch-resistant glass. Company could improve the display to full HD. At this price, one one will expect to have just HD display. But the display is good and bright. Viewing angles are good and you would love to watch videos on the smartphone.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

At the right side, it has SIM card slots protected with a cap, power key, volume rocker key and dedicated camera shutter key. This shutter key can be used to take snap from camera and even launch camera directly. At the top, it has 3.5 mm jack for volume output. At the back side, rear camera and at the back bottom speakers.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

At the left side, it has microSD card slot covered with cap and microUSB port without any cover. It is interesting to see that the smartphone claims to be waterproof but microUSB port is without cover. It means that port is also waterproof. Company showcased it by putting the smartphone in a water bucket.

Overall the design of the device is good and you will good grip in your hand.

Processor, RAM and Storage

It is powered by 1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU. It has 2GB of RAM. Performance of the device seems good in first impression. BUt the device is new, so we cannot say if installing too much apps will degrade the performance of not. Company also showcased the multi-tasking by introducing small apps which will float above an app to let you perform tasks quickly on multiple apps.

Touch of the device is smooth and transition between different screens is also smooth. So, overall it game pleasant experience while using it for few hours.

It comes in 8 GB and 16 GB internal storage models.


Camera of the smartphone is impressive. Unlike other recent smartphones Nubia Z9 Mini and Zenfone 2, camera does not offer manual controls. But picture quality taken from the camera of the phone was awesome. Company has also introduced few apps for enhanced photography experience. These apps are like enhancing face, beautify your face, add other face on your face, change color modes and all.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Low light photography is also impressive. I am adding a photo sample of low light photography to show you how it can take photos with flash in a whole dark.

Front camera is only of 5 megapixel, but it offers good quality selfie. I have attached the sample at the end of the post.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Video recording quality of the phone is also good. It quickly focus on objects as you move the camera. But if move camera fast, you will see some kind of blur  in video.

Camera photo sample and video recording sample are attached at the end of the post.


It is packed with 2400mAh battery with Sony’s STAMINA mode. You can use this STAMINA mode for improved battery performance. You will enjoy a whole day battery backup with mixed usage.


It features 4G connectivity which supports Indian bands. Other connectivity features of the smartphone 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB, GPS and NFC.

This smartphone offer good feature and specially it is waterproof. It can survive in water up to 1.5 meter depth for 30 minutes. both Camera of the phone are good. Although display is good but it disappoints by being only HD. Pricing could be lower.

Photo sample

Rear camera video recording

Hands on

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