Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua hits the Canadian market, $299 off-contract

Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua hits the Canadian market, $299 off-contract
A couple of weeks back, Sony announced that its waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua would become available to the Canadian market by the end of this month, with Bell, Fido, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and WIND Mobile all primed to carry the mid-ranger. Videotron has been first to the draw, and if the Xperia M4 Aqua is on your radar, the network operator is offering it up for $300 without a contract. 

Videotron is also selling the device for $29.95 tethered to a subscription, and either way, it's a pretty good deal. The M4 Aqua is packed with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. There's also an 8 GB variant of the device, which Videotron doesn't appear to be selling, although since said handset only offers 1.26 GB of on-board storage once you factor in the bloatware, this is probably for the best. 

The Xperia M4 Aqua does include a microSD slot for those who need more real estate, and there's a 2,400 mAh battery that Sony claims can last for two days. Sony's name is synonymous with high-spec camera technology, so despite being a mid-range device, the 13-megapixel rear-facing camera packs a decent punch, as does the 5-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. 

If you're in the market for a new Sony smartphone, you might have a little trouble at the moment. The Japanese firm has stepped out and admitted that both the Xperia Z3+ and Z4 are overheating, thanks almost wholly to the Snapdragon 810 chip under the hood. Sure, the company has promised a remedial software update, which will possibly involve lowering the Qualcomm chip's clock speed to help better regulate the temperature. But this isn't particularly convincing, and while many power users may opt for a non-810-packing flagship like the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Apple iPhone 6, those loyal to Sony and not so fussed about specs could do a lot worse than snap up an Xperia M Aqua. 

If you are in Canada and happy to roll with Videotron, check the source.

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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)

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12 Comments

1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Seems like a great phone.. but The price is hard to compete with a lot of phone out there with almost flagship spec but around $250-350 range.

2. waddup121 unregistered

Yooo. This is the Xperia SP of 2015. GREAT PRICE!

3. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

$299 for a 1gb internal storage phone. This is the biggest joke sony ever made.

4. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

was thinking the same thing, sony must be falling asleep.

6. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Read the article they sell the 16GB model for$299 ."There's also an 8 GB variant of the device, which Videotron doesn't appear to be selling"

8. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Read the article carefully...

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

these big name manufacturers keep selling mid range devices too expensive when you can get a former flagship device for pretty much the same price( lg g2. lumia 930, htc one, OnePlus One etc)

7. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I dont know about other markets but in Vietnam, the Xperia M4 Aqua has ~3GB of free space out of 8GB, not just 1,26GB

9. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

So did in Indonesia, it's equal to another Xperia with 8gb internal storage..

11. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$299CAN is around US$245 right now at current exchanges. If this hits the US market at 250, that's a great deal. Hell, if it wasn't for the shipping, it'd be worth it to just buy it from Canada.

12. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Price is a bit higher in india 230000... waiting to come down nearly 20000 sounds great

13. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Sorry 23000

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