I have an Xperia Z3 which I will be selling to be able to add funds for the upcoming Lumia 950XL. Yes, I am switching to Windows 10 mobile but I could not leave Android completely so I have decided to buy an affordable midrange Android phone which is the M4 Aqua, I think here in the Philippines, Sony officially launched the dual sim version. I like the coral variant. This seems to be a great deal to take! Can't wait to have this phone this coming Christmas season alongside the Lumia 950XL! :)
Got this M4 Aqua dual for my girlfriend on 24/9/15. Crashes frequently within the 2 days I used it. It would turn off & I am unable to turn on with the power button. I had to hard reset by pressing power button and volume up button everytime. Sent it back to Sony for repair. Got it back in 2 weeks with battery and some component replaced. Did not solve problem cos keep crashing every hour until it finally would not turn on, on the 3rd day after I got it back.
Fed up, went back to the store I bought it from and traded it in. Lost 60% of the price I paid. Good riddance. Read on the net it is a known problem around the globe with this model. Disappointed Sony made me lost money and time. I went back to HTC. Never had any problem with their phones. Enjoying my 2nd day with the new M8 Eye.
I did not want to pursue warranty since the worse Sony can do is repair and I may end up with problem unsolved and lost time. The best is I get a new phone which may have the same problem.
Strongly NOT recommending this model. High chance you'll face the same problem. Don't go thru the hassle I went thru.
Ed (from Malaysia)
Wow guys since the new update is absolutely good plus perfect it's improve our storage phone yeayyy happy with m4 thanks Sony love u muahhh haha
Guys I have one query.
I read datasheet pdf of sony for this set.
And there is fhd video for front cam but gsm and all other cell sites put it 720p
Whats the reality?
blazy, 14 Oct 2015After the update, it reduces heating now. it heats up to maximum 46 Celsius while gaming and ... moreThanks blazy for replying .
Too bad in my country no 16GB version.
Most people with the 8GB version have hardware problems too.
I want to buy the 16GB.i ll try to find a 16GB or i might wait for M5 after all.
I like the phone but I've been having a problem. Sometimes after I film a video on my phone when I go to watch that video later it just shows up black.You can hear the sounds perfectly fine but the images won't show. If I try to edit the Vid it says error or don't support format.Is there a way I can see my video? I recently went to a concert and it sucks that I can't watch what I filmed !
Today I got 180 MB system update. Anyone tell me what is it. Is that 5.1 or just performance update on 5.0. Am from India and using 16 gb version.
It's an ok phone overall. Not a huge amount of storage, but maybe ok if you don't use may apps.
What really annoys me though is the amount of preloaded apps (using valuable space) that cannot be removed or even disabled. "What's New" is especially annoying. Until I stopped it using my 4G it automatically used my data to update...I was paying for Sony to send me adverts!!! And I keep getting reminders about updates available for these programs that I really don't want and will never use.
I consider Sony's decision to put software on that you don't ask for but then not only prevent you removing t to free up space but also prevent you from switching it off to be shortsighted.
dd, 14 Oct 2015Bro thanks for comparing between moto g3 and j5.
You forgot few things.
Is the heating issu... moreAfter the update, it reduces heating now. it heats up to maximum 46 Celsius while gaming and doesn't heat up on normal task like browsing or downloading etc.
It heats on video recording at the bottom of camera lens. Yes, i have 16 gb version.
blazy, 12 Oct 2015I have bought this phone. I have moto g3 and Samsung galaxy j5. This is my review in compariso... moreBro thanks for comparing between moto g3 and j5.
You forgot few things.
Is the heating issue serious while browsing the web?
Like heats more than 55 celcius.
I have a xperia e4 it heats to about 50 celcius while browsing the web.
And does the m4 heat up while doing normal tasks like calling more than 10 minutes and playing music?
I will be buying a m4 if heating is not present while calling and using the phone for music.
deepak, 13 Oct 2015The phone get automatically off, while not in use and getting heat, the sony service centre is... moresame with the phone I purchased. it automatically turns off. you really need to press the reset for that to work. it also drains battery so fast.
ZaWaD15, 13 Oct 2015how'sm4's front cam compared to j5? the pics clicked from front camera are nice from j5 but some what not as bright as from sony m4 aqua. While displaying on the pc the pixels on pics of j5 got tear down. For my surprise 5 mp of sony front cam clicks better pics.
All of the camera tests are based on displaying pics on my pc Because boths phones has good screen but not better.
The phone get automatically off, while not in use and getting heat, the sony service centre is also not providing good service.
[deleted post]I use ACR call recorder to record calls on my M4. Maybe legality across countries is an issue.
I'm seeing a lot of hate here.
My M4 works fine. Even after I submerged it.
Just don't buy the m4 if you use the camera constantly or need to put a lot of apps on phone.