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" 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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13 Comments

1. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Octa-core. M4 Aqua is housed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core SoC

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The M4 Aqua has the S615 and octa-core soc

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

an***

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Almost no OEM has used the S610, this is a 615.

9. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I didn't even know of the existence of a SD 610 before your comment

4. waddup121 unregistered

Neato!

5. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I've heard that it has poor battery life. Is it true?

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

GSM Arena tested a preproduction unit with not so good battery life (with apparently final software). They'll update the battery life score with the retail model.

7. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

it's octacore

10. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Which processor is better- 615 or 801?

12. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

801 is far more powerful.

11. largon

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Somebody call the bezel police!!!!...

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I just seen a z3 product placement in the new snoop dog video "California Roll"

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