If you were waiting for a new Sony flagship, you walked away disappointed from MWC 2015. Sony did not show the Xperia Z4, claiming the Z3 is still doing well. What Sony did show, was the midrange M4 Aqua and budget model E4g.
||5 inch IPS
||4.7 inch TFT
||720p (1280 x 720)
||540 x 960
||Snapdragon 615 (dual quad-core 64-bit)
||MediaTek (1.5 GHz quad-core)
||8 / 16 GB + microSD
||8 GB + microSD
||13 MP + 5 MP (front)
||5 MP + 2 MP (front)
||2300 mAh (removable)
M4 Aqua follows the M2 Aqua, where “aqua” means the phone survives a splash of water. It clearly has the Sony Xperia look, reminding me of the Xperia Z models. This is a phone for the mainstream, if you find the Z series too expensive.
The E4g is a cheap 4G phone. Don’t expect great performance or pictures from this phone. But you get what you pay for and this model should compete with other budget phones.
Android Central: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on by Alex Dobie
Android Central: Sony injects LTE connectivity into the E4, announces the Xperia E4g by Rich Edmonds
The Verge: Sony’s M4 Aqua is a cheap plastic copy of its flagship Xperia phone by Vlad Savov