Sony Xperia M4 Aqua will be cheaper than expected, pre-orders now available in Europe

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua will be cheaper than expected, pre-orders now available in Europe
Yesterday, when Sony announced the Xperia M4 Aqua, it mentioned that the handset's suggested retail price would be around €299. However, it turns out that the actual price will be lower (though not much lower).

Amazon Germany is now taking pre-orders for the Xperia M4 Aqua, asking €279 for an unlocked unit, and allowing customers to choose between the black and white color versions of the smartphone.

While the M4 Aqua looks a lot like Sony's Xperia Z3 flagship, it's just a mid-end handset that's made out of plastic. But it' still dust-and water-resistant (IP68-certified), and runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new Xperia is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, while also offering 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory. Other features include a 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, and a 2400 mAh battery. Check out our Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on for a closer look at the device.

Sony said that the M4 Aqua would be available this Spring in no less than 80 countries around the world. The US wasn't specifically mentioned, but we assume it's included in that list of 80 markets. The new smartphone will probably cost around $280 if it reaches the US. Would you consider buying it at this price?

source: Amazon Germany via Xperia Blog

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Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2400 mAh(13.28h 3G talk time)



1. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

monotonically design. UGLY

2. ishamesung

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Beauty depends on the eye of the beholder...

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The phrase goes. Beauty Is in the eye of the beholder. Not making fun just correcting so next time you get it right :)

20. ishamesung

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

And we learn from your mistakes... LoL

22. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yea i should have said eyes damn

23. ishamesung

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Toldya guys! +2 bro, you are truly extraordinary Thanks! LMAO

3. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Damn, $279 US would be an excellent price for a completely waterproof, 64 bit Octa core smartphone with front facing speakers that will most likely have great battery life.

6. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It doesn't have front facing speakers, unfortunately. The speaker is on the frame at the bottom of the device.

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Maybe you should take a look closer. It has front facing speakers. Pricing is just right. I find it so odd in every Sony article that PA has always something negative to say.

17. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

It has been like this for years, and the sad thing is that many readers will trust and preach what they read here, even if it's biased. Every single review, comparison, news, article, about Sony has something negative that impacts the whole story. I remember that the Z1 Compact never has a battery test done (even though they did a full review)... The comparison between the Z3 and iPhone 6 was extremely biased, leaving many important features of the Xperia out (USB Otg, miracast, mhl, magnetic port, noise cancelling, small apps) it seriously is not even funny. When I truly need a comparison between devices I turn to GSMArena, PA works for me mostly for the quantity of news articles (not quality) though their Size Comparison tool is simply the best...

21. MarquiX unregistered

Looks are deceiving lol. If you bothered to watch a hands-on video about this phone, you would have heard that the "speakers" are for show to replicate the Z3 and as @BruceLeeRoyJenkins said, "It doesn't have front facing speakers."

4. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I know this is off topic, but how do I contact Sony Mobile for the whereabouts of my Lollipop update?

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Good luck getting an answer from them.

18. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

They will not tell you about firmware updates dates but if you need help on your device, their forum is full of helpful people, including myself. They will fulfill their promise but they are late already... In my opinion, just be patient, Lollipop brings little features and Sony has already covered some even on KitKat... (Stamina, BT Unlock, USB DAC, adaptive brightness, flashlight on quick setting)

25. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I read somewhere they're finalizing the testing phase already. What's your phone btw, you shoud read the Kitkat vs Lollipop Xperia UI comparison just to give you an idea of what we can expect from it. :)

5. RobinD

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

So existed for the Z4 and the Ultra.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You mean excited? Lol.

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

He lives and breath Z4 and Ultra. Who are you to judge! :mad:

11. zurichisbest

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Another beautiful Phone from sony Well Sony pls release Xperia Z4 Just waiting for it

14. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

If this hits the US and comes to Virgin Mobile I might look into getting one of these. Not a fan of Sony's skin, but those specs look pretty solid, and a definite upgrade over my Volt.

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

A solid deal. As others have said, they really need to sell this in more regions.

19. andrak

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Why does it have to be 5incher? i would totally get it if it had the dimensions of the z3 compact

24. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This is a very good phone from Sony with such good pricing and if this doesn't sell well then IDK what will happen to Sony. However, somehow this phone looks like renamed Z1 to me with some plus / minuses.

26. loyd112

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

hey guys this phone isnt all plastic, the frame is metallic(or atleast parts of the frame) as sony says on it's website

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