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.
Dakimdma, 13 Jan 2018Don't buy this phone at any cost,its really bad,bad memory,battery and everything,camera is go... moreYou do realize you are giving advice to people about buying a 3 year old phone ?
It's not even in the stores anymore, and to contradict what you said. I've had this phone since it was released, it works just fine and i'm not planning to replace it anytime soon.
Don't buy this phone at any cost,its really bad,bad memory,battery and everything,camera is good but only on day,after 1year motheboard died and it cost same as whole phone,sony is just bad,don't buy it doesn't cost penny
worst phone ever
after i uset in 2 month i found many bugs on this phone
its super laggy when i open facebook application
camera looks shitty
battery its the worst thing on this phone its last onl 3 h or 4 h
gaming laggy on this phone
oh com on what do u expect from snapdragon 615 ?
i think parfmonce on this phone should be better and smoother
Not happy with phone onboard memory is small i have 8apps on phone anf cant download anymore, phone tells me memory is full and have a 16gb memory card
sarvaan , 31 Oct 2017I used last two years oly two think is issue one is storage and battery its not good otherwise... moreU got 8gb i have 16g middle east phone is good i have it one year ago. Battery designed for normal use not for gaming. If u want gaming go for sony xa1 plus
ES, 10 Nov 2017Had this phone for a year now, had to take it to service once, and finally it is giving up on ... moreYou didn't care of it any mobile whatever the price gonna be bad if u didn't clean and care of software system well. I have it year too, but I'm on root now and update kernel and the phone like first day. STOP DOING THAT PEIPLE.
Battery when charging goes hot and if into apps look elsewhere couple and phone memory full
Have had loads of phones and have to say this is the best yet.
One of sony's best lower end phones.
Get it on auction sites for a fraction of the price of "high end" phones.
AnonD-716499, 18 Nov 2017Ever since my M4 Aqua updated to marshmallow version 6.0.1 when I connecting it with my car's ... moreNever update the softwere because the update is very heavy and the mobile dont stand.
i have been used this phone 2 week and i found him good for me
i have just fiew qustion
is it marchmillow can be rooted with kingoroo like lolipop
is it marchmillow better than lolipop (5.0) in perfmonce
is it have good battrey after update to marchmillow
Ever since my M4 Aqua updated to marshmallow version 6.0.1 when I connecting it with my car's bluetooth (KIA RIO 2012) I have problems with my calls! The people on the other line can't hear me...my voice is hearing too low! I have tested the car bluetooth with Samsung Galaxy S6 and galaxy S8 and are working perfect? It's obviously a problem with my M4 and version of Android. I've done reset but nothing changed.
I have talked with Sony at my region and they said that's is not Sony fault.
What can I do? I wanted to buy again Xperia but I am afraid that I will have the same problem at the future!
Anyone had the same problem?
Had this phone for a year now, had to take it to service once, and finally it is giving up on me. Too slow. Unbearably slow. Bad phone, made me give up on Sony.
I use it one year and finally give up with Sony.
The build quality is good, quite solid device. However, the inside is terrible, I did all of the trick to expand the memory as they did not unlock the Android 6 features to use sd card in installing apps. But always not enough memory and lags sometimes. The Gps is not accurate and slow. IF you use this phone for basic demand, it is fine, no easy broken at least. IF you want to install apps, faster device, it will destroy your mind soon.
MrBuffetEater, 23 Oct 2017u r a very smart man! ofc it worked better. u are comparing a shite mobile phone with an apple... moreThanks! I just wanted to show that installing many apps and running them does NOT automatically mean slow down and lag.
I used last two years oly two think is issue one is storage and battery its not good otherwise its good
Honestly, not bad phone at all, but this storage issue is something that drives me crazy. The only app I got on my phone is Viber and those built in apps. All photos, videos, music, everything is on my memory card, and still can't get more apps installed because of lack of the storage. There is nothing left to transfer. Don't know what to do.
Now, a year and a half after using it, there are some blinks on my display from time to time, and some weird sound when I watch some online videos. Other than that, the phone is ok.