AnonD-599829, 19 Oct 2016Worst phone ever had. From iphone 4s i went to this. I thought it gonna be better cuz my iphon... morePossibly it is because you are used to using a flagship phone that when new was twice the price and Apple pours more money into making everything run faster and smoother on lower hardware than the next three major manufacturers pay put together.
This isn't a flagship phone and to compare it to one, even an older one, for quality of components, isn't really fair.
Camera: 13MP rear
At first I thought the camera is bad. I changed that opinion when I checked samples in my PC. Very good details in outdoor conditions and average in indoor condition. The con is that the auto focus is bit slow. Also the image processing is slow. The screen is not bright enough so we will think the taken picture is bad. Actually the camera can take very good pictures.
I have a Samsung galaxy j5 compared to it Sony takes very good pics.
Headphone output: Very Good
Build Quality: Excellent
.Heating was an issue before update but have improvement after it but not quite well. It still heats after gaming and video recording.
.Battery backup is only average
Worst phone ever had. From iphone 4s i went to this. I thought it gonna be better cuz my iphone was really old and laggy. But this one is real shit... Laggy, slow, shitty camera, takes a while when captures a photo. Really bad quality photos. After buying this phone i understood that never go for a budget phone... Better save some more money and buy something good..
Received update with build number 3.A.1.33 today. Juli security patch is here, but no other noticeable differences until now.
blue.ice, 12 Oct 2016I want to know is sony xperia m4 good or bad which better the camira of blackberry z10 or the ... morem4 aqua camera is good only in low light condition it burst the color if have light on it not like my xperia x nice camera. m4 aqua is waterproof, octa core, beter to buy 16 gig internal memory the marshmallow software consume 7 gigabite of memory. I tested xperia m5 but not aqua nice camera. M4 aqua is affordable than m5.
I received mine in August. It's pretty good for its price (got mine for around $72 because of my subscription to my provider). At the end of August, I got the Marshmallow update on it as well.
The phone was pretty fast at first and it didn't get any slower since.
However it has 3 major problems. I will address them now and provide a few pointers to help you resolve them.
1: It gets hot if the CPU usage remains high for about 30-90 mins depending on the load from apps. Getting a good cleaner app to shut down unnecessary processes help, but still it's pretty bad if you want to play on your phone (I usually don't play on it, but you may damage your phone if you play more than an hour so make sure you play about 30-60 mins max then let it cool). At least it doesn't catch fire.
2: The hardware is pretty good, but the battery isn't really suited for this kind of load. You can't really solve this issue. I usually copy stuff on mine every day so it's charged from my PC on a daily basis. If I don't do it, battery lasts for 2 days max under my normal daily use (about 1 hour use of music player, all-day sync with WiFi and BlueTooth SmartWatch). Constantly using Stamina Mode makes it 3-4 days for me, but it disables background sync which kind of annoying at work.
3: The storage. 8GB internal storage from which 7GB is taken by the OS (6.0.1) and apps you can't delete. Even if you get an SD card, it won't let you install everything on it and Sony disabled the SD Adopt feature from Marshmallow. How to solve it? Get a fast SD card (I got a SanDisk Extreme UHS-I U3 32GB). You can find how to force adopt feature on your phone here (http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/146513/unable-to-adopt-sd-card-as-internal-storage-using-marshmallow). Do note however, that M4 Aqua can NOT adopt larger SD than 8GB (the commands will fail). So if you have a larger one, use mixed for partitioning (I use mine with "mixed 90"). You won't use more than 8GB for internal app storage anyways... Also note that the storage interface will be a bit bugged and I recommend doing a factory reset, installing your must-have apps to internal and then doing the SD adopt to avoid phone slowdown. After it's done you can transfer your apps to external if you get nagged constantly for low storage (because of the bug). Just make sure you don't remove your SD.
I have one of these for 12 months and I have never had a problem with it, much cheaper than other phones out there and a good variety of apps available.
John, 13 Oct 2016Xperia m4 Aqua is rubbish. Mine keeps getting hot and turning itself off, then can take hours ... moreI think we have the same problem if afraid i dont know what happens to my phone last few hours the phone is 70%+ i slept then woke up to check the time i was shocked i cant open the unit then i tried to charge it it works .but the phone doesnt is this thesame with you what did you do fix it please help me
Xperia m4 Aqua is rubbish. Mine keeps getting hot and turning itself off, then can take hours to restart. Reported to virgin who I have the contract with and they don't want to know. Good old virgin.
It's just a really bad phone, wouldn't recommend to anyone. Very poor camera, very slow and always out of memory, music sounds like something from 90s, and worst of all - constantly losing net/wifi connection and needs to be rebooted. This is very nice when you don't notice it and miss all your mails and whatsapp messages for hours. I truly regret buying this phone, although I've been a "loyal" Sony customer for years.
I want to know is sony xperia m4 good or bad which better the camira of blackberry z10 or the camira of sony xperia m4 please tell me i'm gonna buy it now
Hi, has anybody had problems with their camera suddenly not working? After marshmellow upgrade I seemed to have this problem. Have re-installed software, no luck. Message I get"Unfotunately camera has stopped working" Can anyone help? I have cleared cache and data from app as well.
Aleinnal, 09 Oct 2016Very poor phone especially the camera.Picture quality is dull.Yup, it has the worst camera on earth, just on par with potato, but slower
Well, I have M4 Aqua and it takes super underwater photos. Samsung S2 will take super underwater damage!
Gilbert, 05 Oct 2016just planning to buy, but i need to know if the music or sound is crispSony only z series is good for sony.
m4 aqua not happy again same issues overheated. messed about with sony services download full reboot etc. the phone is slow this phone is shi,,,,. looking foe another phone so gone back to using my samsung s2. yes s2
I have it.Its ok for my needs but one day I rised it under a tap and after 3 days the speaker is still unclear.I tryed rice.Idk what to do
Very disappointed! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! The phone over heats. When I am talking on the phone for more than 5 minutes, my ear starts to burn because the phone heats up. After 8 months, the screen stopped working and I had to repair it. My phone company told me that this happens to all phones of this model. I would never buy a Sony in my life!!!!