Bought second hand.
Slim and decent screen size.
Very good camera.
No storage issues though only downloaded 20apps
Only problem gets hot.
Cheap price on auction sites
Why pay several hundred pounds for the latest phone?
With only 8G of storage and no ability to download or transfer apps to an SD card and already preloaded with unerasable bloatware this otherwise stylish phone becomes useless.Pathetic
This phone is supposed to be water resistant. Mine fell into water, the screen is blurred now and doubles images. Too expensive to replace the screen. I have to get rid of it.
used for 2.5 years. camera is good in day light. one day battery back up . i faced mother board short after 2.5 years. and heating is a main problem i faced from the beginning itself.
Sony phones seems to have a very limited lifespan. I have been using M4 Aqua for 2 years now, no more warranty and that's where all major problems popped out. First, the battery is swelling and I have tough times searching for a new one. Secondly, intense overheating problem. Thirdly, headphone jack completely stopped working. Forthly, extreme lags almost all the time eventhough I have cleared all apps usage data and restarting it. Does not worth the money that I paid for. Shame on you, Sony!
Worst phone ever....after completing warranty period its mother board broke down and after repairing again it broke down. So don't buy this phone
I bought this about two years ago. Lately just after the warranty expired it got mayor issues! Backcam fell out, shortly after ther also the front camera. Can't remember a day when my phone didn't tell me it would run out of space. In the first month i could install up to 8 apps - now only 3 apps have space next to useless preinstalled apps that can not be deleted of the phone. What a smart setup, great job Sony.
Also my microphone wont work properly anymore. So basically, i can't call anybody, can't do pictures or videos, can't load any app to my phone. First world dropout.
- Just please do yourself a favour and don't buy this phone.
After using it for 2 years without any major issues apart from intense overheating, the phone suddenly fell into a bootloop. Used Sony software companion to repair the phone but to no avail. The phone is happily resting inside my drawer whereas I am sadly using my old Nokia 1616 which was bought back in 2010 and still runs like a champ. I vow never to buy a Sony phone again!!!
So, this is the phone that only comes with1.3gb usable memory out of the box. Lol. Legendary Xperia failed.
Love this phone. Had problems with crashing, but after reset it worked fine... SD card cover broke off then dropped it in water a few months later : '- ( However, good phone. Would buy again.
worst phone ever..along other malfunctions try recording something loud..it\'s like having recorder sounds from factory
I've been using this phone allmost 3 years now and am very satisfied with it. The best feature is it's Stamina power saving modes which are very efficient. I have to recharge the phone only in very 10-14 days and still the phone is able to receive phone calls and text messages without manually checking them. I can but it even more freezed mode but then it will be manually controlled. It's thin.
Don't buy this brick, is the worst phone I've ever owned out of the 15 I've owned.
After half a year of use, I had to factory reset it, even with MORE THAN HALF RAM totally free, it'd work pretty slow, force closes everywhere...
Half a year later, the waterproof-seal from the SD slot just fell off, removing the MAIN FEATURE OFF FROM THIS PHONE, and the mic got damaged, it sounds like an old TV with no signal.
Around 9 months later, it fell from around 80cm and the screen got damaged (Not broken, but it has some strange lines everywhere, and brightness is higher than before).
Just a few months later I CAN'T EVEN USE IT TO PLAY MUSIC, since the app won't work well, and the volume button sometimes won't work unless screen is on.
Not to mention the battery life (it sucks in Lollipop and it's even worse in Marshmallow, with a minimum of around 2 hours of power and a maximum of 6 under low usage-just for music), the heating (You can litterally BURN YOURSELF JUST FOR USING THE CAMERA, which will eventually auto-close after about 5 minutes due to OVERHEATING) and the low storage (get ready to have a 95% MEMORY USED notification every day-I've even gotten a 99% MEMORY USED notification).
Sony has made good phones, like Xperia S (indestructible, Ouystanding screen quality with AWESOME direct-sunlight readability, Good performance even with low RAM...), but this was a true mistake. I've gotten a phone which is HALF THE PRICE of this one and works like a charm after a year of usage.
I've had it for almost 2 years and it's the worse mobile experience I've ever had. Months after I bought it, the motherboard stopped working. The charging socket is always malfunctioning. The speakers won't work during calls. And the final blow, the screen was suddenly off, the charger socket - even after fixing - didn't work well, and I believe many other issues were there.
Very bad phone m4 aqua many problems in my phone and water proofing also fake
AnonD-742571, 05 Mar 2018D O N ' T B U Y T H I S P H O N E ! This is a bad phone. The storage is so small that ... moreApart from the camera not working, I can share your experience. But the camera is so slow and makes such blurry photos that it would not make a big difference if it hasnÂ’t got a camera at all.
One thing i love about this phone is waterproof, i have tested it with satisfied result
D O N ' T B U Y T H I S P H O N E !
This is a bad phone.
The storage is so small that you can only install a few apps, even if you have an sd card.
It is slow, fragile, poorly made and gets very hot.
It takes ages to charge and the battery runs down very quickly.
After about 18 months of owning it, the camera stopped working... it just stopped working and recently it got incredibly slow, without me doing anything.
D O N ' T B U Y T H I S P H O N E !
I've used this device for about 1,5-2 years now and this is what i think about it.
Decent performance - can do every day stuff and simple games/apps; can't do high req. apps(lag).
Decent battery life - lasts 1 day if i use actively and 3-4 days if passively.
Not expensive -i bought it as second hand device for 100 eur, but currently you can get it for approx 70 eur as second hand.
Annoying camera glitch- can't relate to all of these devices but for some(including mine) has rear camera glitch that makes it temporary shut down (black screen with error) due to overheat or after using camera 10secs-1min.
Call sound quality- during phone calls sound is absolutely terrible, i can hear my own voice often aswell often person at other end cant hear me at all (no, this is not due not checking settings).
8gb hard drive- this is just not enough because android itself takes like 4-5gb, even with sd card it lacks memory because cant install apps on sd without configuring etc. should of been 16gb ;(
Bloatware- yup, bunch of bloatware.
Overheating- sometimes it does overheat however i don't feel it due to case but i know it does.
Overall - if you consider buying this device as new phone for yourself - don't do it. Hardware failure ratio is too high aswell as it's only 8gb storage.