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|DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Manufacturer Model Number||E2306|
|Height||145.5 mm||Better than 64 % of phones rated.|
|Width||72.6 mm||Better than 69 % of phones rated.|
|Depth||7.3 mm||Better than 96 % of phones rated.|
|Weight||136 g||Better than 55 % of phones rated.|
|Waterproof (Water-resistant)||Yes||Better than 87 % of phones rated.|
|IP rating||IP68, IP65, IPX8, IPX5, IP6X|
|SAR Value||1.19 W/kg (head), 1.19 W/kg (body)|
|Integrated Components||FM radio|
Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
Design of Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB has dimensions of 145.5 mm × 72.6 mm × 7.3 mm and weight of 136 g. The water resistance of the phone´s design is also worth mentioning.Show more
|DISPLAY Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Display Type||LCD display|
|Screen Size (Display Size)||5"||Better than 58 % of phones rated.|
|Screen Resolution (Display Resolution)||1280 x 720 pixels||Better than 65 % of phones rated.|
|Colour Depth||16.7 million colours||Better than 99 % of phones rated.|
|Display Protection (Screen Protector)||Scratch-resistant glass|
The screen size reaches 5" inches. Smaller phone displays are not necessarily a disadvantage. They are easier to use with one hand. However, displays of these sizes don't provide the same experience when watching videos or playing games, so they're better suited for less demanding users. It means, if you're a basic user and you don't expect to use your phone for activities like watching videos or playing games on regular basis, this size is perfectly adequate. LCD displays are currently taking a back seat. This is mainly due to higher power consumption. In addition, they have the disadvantage of lower colour contrast, which can be reflected e.g. in the resulting photos. On the other hand, phones with LCD displays are in general cheaper than those with OLED technology.
Display Resolution of Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB is 1280 x 720 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px.
|PROCESSOR Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Processor Type (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615|
|Clock Speed||1.5 GHz||Better than 56 % of phones rated.|
|Processor Core Qty||8-core||Better than 99 % of phones rated.|
|64-bit Architecture||Yes||Better than 81 % of phones rated.|
|Graphics System (GPU)||Qualcomm ADRENO 405|
The processor type of the Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB is Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. The number of processor cores is 8. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB is provided with processor´s frequency of 1.5 GHz. Normally today you will find this value between 1.8 and 2.8 GHz, and the higher the number, the faster the response of the phone. The processor frequency will thus be one of the important parameters if you are looking for a phone capable of managing several requests at once without major problems.
The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 405.
|MEMORY Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|RAM||2 GB||Better than 57 % of phones rated.|
|Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity)||16 GB||Better than 50 % of phones rated.|
|User Memory||11 GB|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory)||microSDHC, microSDXC - up to 200 GB|
The phone is provided with an internal memory of 16 GB. Internal storage capacity is often a key parameter, as it determines how many files, photos, apps and more your phone can store. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Fortunately, manufacturers nowadays think of all users and therefore offer phone models with different memory sizes so that everyone can choose what suits them.
In addition, if you need more memory, this model offers the option of inserting a memory card to increase the storage size.
Operating memory significantly affects the performance of the entire phone. Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB has an operating memory of 2 GB. Phones with less than 4 GB of RAM are better suited for undemanding users who use phone more for basic needs and some essential applications only. But if you are a heavy user, reach for at least 6 to 8 GB of RAM, which is the standard today, or 12 GB for the really demanding ones.
|CAMERA Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Number of Main Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution||13 Megapixel||Better than 80 % of phones rated.|
|Sensor Name||Sony Exmor RS sensor|
|Digital Zoom||4x||Better than 59 % of phones rated.|
|HDR Mode||Auto HDR mode|
|Camera Modes||Red-Eye Reduction, Sweep Panorama, AR Effect mode, SteadyShot, Timeshift burst|
|Face Recognition (Face ID)||Face detection, smile shutter||Better than 79 % of phones rated.|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (1080p)|
|Camera Features (Functions)||Superior Auto, Scene recognition|
|Number of Front Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution (Front)||5 Megapixel||Worse than 53 % of phones rated.|
|Video Resolutions (Front)||1920 x 1080 (1080p)|
The rear camera of the Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. A high resolution lens alone does not necessarily mean high quality photos. The main lens in this has a resolution of 13 Megapixel. However, if you are looking for perfect photos, in addition to resolution, don't forget to focus on at other parameters such as lens aperture or pixel size.
Digital zoom in this case offers zooming up to 4x. Of course, the higher the lens value, the more distant object can be zoomed in. Nonetheless, the disadvantage of digital zoom is that the quality and sharpness of photo deteriorates when using it. If you like to take photos of people and portraits, you'll appreciate the facial recognition feature. The camera automatically detects face and focuses on it.
The front camera of phone Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB has one lens. This number of lenses is standard on most smartphones nowadays. The resolution of main lens reaches 5 Megapixel. Again, it should be noted that resolution is not the only factor affecting the quality of the front camera photo.
|BATTERY AND CHARGING Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Battery Capacity (Battery Size)||2400 mAh||Better than 56 % of phones rated.|
|Standby Time||685 hours||Better than 91 % of phones rated.|
|Talk Time||797 minutes||Better than 64 % of phones rated.|
|Run Time Details||
Talk (WCDMA): up to 797 min
Standby (WCDMA): up to 685 hrs
Playback (Music): up to 64.8 hrs
Playback (video): up to 7 hrs
Talk (GSM): up to 762 min
Standby (GSM): up to 681 hrs
Standby (LTE): up to 547 hrs
The battery size of Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB is 2400 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.
Standby time is 685 hours. The value indicates how long your phone will last on a single charge when you are not actively using it. The battery life when making calls is, like standby time, a figure that tells us how long the phone will last on a single charge when making continuous calls. For the Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB it is 797 minutes.
|CELLULAR Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Technology||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM|
|Mobile Broadband Generation||4G||Better than 91 % of phones rated.|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 (Lollipop)|
Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB supports 4G. 4G connectivity is still common today, although the latest phones already have 5G connectivity. 3G connectivity is now more of a thing of past and can only be found on older models. The phone's operating system is Android 5.0 (Lollipop).Show more
|COMMUNICATIONS Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Data Transmission||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE|
|2G Band||850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM|
|4G LTE Band||Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, Band 12, Band 13, Band 17, Band 28|
|4G LTE Frequency||FDD 1900 PCS, FDD 1700 - 2110 AWS, FDD 850, FDD 2600, FDD 700a, FDD 700c, FDD 700b, FDD 700 APT|
|Wireless Interface||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, ANT+/ANT|
|Bluetooth Profiles||HFP, HSP, OPP, PAN, A2DP, AVRCP, HID, PBAP, GATT|
|NFC||Yes||Better than 68 % of phones rated.|
|WLAN Security||WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, EAP SIM, EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, EAP-AKA, EAP-TLS, PEAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1/EAP-GTC|
|Messaging Services||Google+ Hangouts, SMS, MMS|
The NFC function will please all fans of contactless mobile payments. In addition, you can also use function in the context of connectivity, for example, to unlock doors or load menus in restaurants. Bluetooth 4.1 makes it easy to connect your phone to other wireless devices such as headphones, speakers, TV or tablet and more.Show more
|MEDIA Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Supported Digital Audio Standards||WAV, AAC, MPEG 1 Audio, MPEG 2 Audio, MPEG 2.5 Audio, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, FLAC, AAC-LC, LPCM, AAC +, OGG, eAAC+, MIDI, M4A, MPEG1 Layer3|
|Supported Digital Video Standards||MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, H.263, WebM|
|FEATURES Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Phone Functions||Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, flight mode, vibrating alert|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetometer|
|Additional Phone Features||TTY compatible, Radio Data Service (RDS), DLNA Certified, multitasking, sharing media via DLNA, Screen capture, xLOUD technology, SensMe technology, intelligent typing (Gesture), Wi-Fi Miracast, HD Voice, battery STAMINA mode, Throw function, One-touch connectivity, Noise Cancellation Technology, Clear Phase technology, Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, Dynamic normaliser, Alarm Clock|
|OTHERS Sony XPERIA M4 Aqua 16 GB|
|Included Accessories||Power adapter|
|Compliant Standards||IP68, IP65, IPX5, HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible), IPX8, IP6X|
|Compatible with Windows 7||"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.|
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