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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Officially Launched with Price Tag of Php14,490

Water Resistant, LTE-capable, and Affordable

After what seemed like an eternity, Sony Philippines finally launched (officially) the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. We first saw the device several months ago at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It’s good to finally see it up on store shelves at a very competitive price. The Php14,490 SRP puts is squarely against a lot of great mid-rangers.

To those who need a refresher on the specifications, see below.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Specs

  • 1.5GHz octa-core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5-inch HD display, 720 x 1280 resolution
  • 16GB storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2400mAh battery
  • SRP: Php14,490

We’ll be making a trip to the mall this weekend to get a unit so we can finally put this device through the paces and we can come out with a full and comprehensive review.

PS: Sony also launched the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. Click here for prices and details.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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19 Comments

  1. Angmahal! Hindi bang for the buck! Nakadrugs ang marketing ng sony! Alcatel flash and zenfone 2 master race!
    Talo kayo ng cherry mobile at myphone!

    Buti hindi nila nirelease yung 8gb version, daming complain sa version na yun.

    1. for the price, it’s IP68 certified, meaning dust and waterproof up to 1.5 meters for 30 min, ibig sabihin di sa walang budget ang target market nito, kundi sa ibang may kaya na outdoor enthusiast, na mahilig mag swim at beach

      1. Alam ko naman yun at hindi ako hardcore fan ng sobrang back for the buck devices. Sarcastic lang naman ako sa comment ko lol.

    2. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is the 8GB variant they released locally.

      Sony PH adjusted their M4 Aqua page to say that it goes UP TO 16GB, but the ones you’ll see in the market are 8GB.

  2. PATAY na po ang mga midrangers ng mga popular OEMs. Wala na silang target market dun, It’s either you go for the Bang for Buck route or you go OUT.

    1. says the guy who can only afford cherry mobile phones. hahaha. you can have your bang for the buck, i’d rather have the phone that doesn’t make your buck go bang in just a few months.

  3. The people in the comment section expect ALL new phones to cost no more than 10KPHP, because that’s ‘bang for the buck,’ right? C’mon, be realistic. Labas na sa kweba, hindi pwedeng mangyari yun!

    This phone is water resistant, not even putting an iPhone in an Otterbox can guarantee it 100% to be water resistant. That alone gives it a leg up compared to ‘El Cheapo Crappo’ from Cherry Mobile and Alcatel. Oh, and also, software updates.

    1. Pag payat kasi ang wallet mo, wala ka nang iisipin kundi magtipid at magkuripot lol. Hindi nila kinoconsider na yung mga bang for the buck na yan e sobrang dami ng volume at mahina ang quality control noong ginawa kaya malaki ang defect rate pag dinistribute na ng manufacturers. Sakit ng ulo at pila sa repair center, sa halip na nakatipid ka, matutulog sa repair shop ang phone tapos mamasahe ka pa kababalik kung ok na ang gadget. Kita mo ang cherry mobile at myphone, parang laging may concert ang tech centers nila.

      1. Ang tawag dyan, sablay na expectations. Nakatikim lang ng mura na maganda specs (tama ka kahit compromised ang quaity), ang gusto lahat na mura. Kumbaga nakatikim ng murang burger sa Angel’s at nabusog din naman, gusto pati sa Burger King ka-presyo din LOL. The best analogy. Deym!

    1. Hindi naman umiinit kaagad ang 615 chipset. May oppo r1x ako, 615 din at hindi maayos naman ang performance.

  4. I’m guessing this is the Single Sim version, am I right? Kadalasan minimissout kasi ni Sony ang obvious Dual Sim market sa mga midrangers nila (C3, M2, T2 Ultra, Z3)

  5. I’ve been playing games & watching games of thrones in the shower with my moto g2 (around 10k when I bought it) for the past 5 months not IP68 but is enough for full on shower blast for an additional 5k you will be getting faster processor, more ram, & a higher water resistance rating is stil a bang for your buck with IP68 you actually get pictures under your swimming pool. Clearly the people that has negative comments about the pricing are cheapskates lets see asus or alcatel make a cheaper ip68 then we have something to think about.

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