Sony's waterproof, octa-core Xperia M4 Aqua is now available in the U.K.


Sony may not have been entirely forthright with regards to its flagship smartphone plans of late, but there's no doubt that its mid-range, waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua is a rather endearing device. Along with a solid list of specs, the M4 Aqua offers both charm and durability, two features that we highlighted in our first impressions at Mobile World Congress. With a very agreeable price tag to match, it's a release that could do really well for Sony, and while the handset is expected to become available across some Eastern markets like India soon, it's actually already available in the U.K. through retailer Carphone Warehouse.

Those based in the United Kingdom can pick the Xperia M4 Aqua up from £15.50 ($24) per month with no upfront cost. Choices of colors include black, white and coral -- the latter of which is exclusive to Carphone Warehouse -- although at present, only the black variant is available. Apparently, both the white and coral versions will arrive next month.

Additionally, Mumbai-based mobile vendor Mahesh Telecom has confirmed that the Xperia M4 Aqua is on its way to India, and will be available from next week. A couple of days back, Sony sent out invitations to a local Xperia event in New Delhi, which alluded to an aquatic theme. Even though, at the time, it looked fairly likely that the M4 Aqua would be the main topic of conversation, we can now say with relative certainty that the waterproof mid-ranger will grace the Indian market in a few days' time. 

With a very workable 1.5GHz, octa-core processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop off the bat, it's offers more than enough for those nonplussed about heavy-handed features. If you'd like to take a closer look at this device, please check our Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on.

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Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2400 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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