Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua had been available for US customers for quite some time now, however only in the international version which only houses 8 GB internal storage – preposterously low for 2015. Since yesterday, however, Sony announced that the 16 GB Xperia M4 Aqua waterproof handset would be available for $200 unlocked throughout the US. That price is pretty darn acceptable for a waterproof smartphone, especially since we’ve few choices on the high-end market. The Xperia M4 Aqua younger siblings, those in the Xperia Z5 line-up also offer waterproof certification, but their prices are quite a few times higher.
The Xperia M4 Aqua is an entry-level/mid-range smartphone that aims to be the ideal option for those with active or outdoorsy lifestyles. With a 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 615 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, microSD support, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 4G LTE and a 2400 mAH battery, the hardware and software of the Xperia M4 Aqua pertain to the mid-range category and offer enough future-proof features to make the handset a good daily driver for any Android user out there.
Note that the 16 GB Xperia M4 Aqua LTE bands do not include Sprint and Verizon compatible bands, but they do include bands for AT&T as well as T-Mobile. The handset should be available in various retailer platforms, stores as well as carrier stores for $200 unlocked. For the price, I think the 16 GB version is definitely worth the investment as a long-time daily driver or as a backup phone for holidays. Also, the smartphone could be an excellent and quite affordable gift for someone with an active lifestyle. We expect to see the price drop even more for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in certain retail stores, but we will keep you up to date on that when Xperia M4 Aqua deals become available. How many of you were expecting this release and how many of you think the 8GB international variant is good enough?