**If there’s one thing that Sony can’t get enough of, it’s waterproofing their smartphones. **From the Xperia Z to the latest flagship Xperia Z3, it seems that Sony have been donning the waterproof jacket for their entire smartphone line-up.

And now it’s the turn of the mid-range Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, a waterproof phone that offers an amazing camera, specs and features, all for a nicely affordable price tag. Not sure why you need to get in on the waterproof action? Read on…

Get down and dirty!

As you might have guessed already, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua has a coating that protects it from both dust and water damage, just like the Sony Xperia Z3.

sony xperia m4 aqua rain

And with the M4 Aqua being a mid-range smartphone you might be forgiven for thinking that Sony has scrimped on the level of protection, but in reality, the new waterproof phone has been given the highest dust and water protection rating- IP65 and IP68. Compare that to the Samsung Galaxy S5 which sports an IP67 rating, and you’re looking a lot safer when using your smartphone in the bathroom…

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Go swimming with its underwater camera

sony xperia m4 aqua waterproof

So is the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua being waterproof that big of a deal? Well what if we told you that as well as saving your bacon on a rainy day, the M4 Aqua also goes as far as allowing you to take photos with it while submerged underwater!

Thanks to the aforementioned IP68 rating, the Xperia Aqua can capture photos- and even shoot videos- 1.5 metres under the water! Just think about all the cool holiday snaps and underwater movies you could record!

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Snap Away with the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua camera features!

And the fun doesn’t stop there either! The new Sony Xperia Aqua smartphone sports a much mightier camera than its predecessor, the M2 Aqua, coming in at 13 megapixels compared to the 8 megapixel lens of the M2.

Also, just like the rest of the Xperia line-up, Sony has made sure the M4 Aqua packs a punch when it comes to in-built camera features, sporting all the Sony faves such as Movie Creator, AR Fun, Portrait ReTouch and even Sound Photo.

sony xperia camera features m4 aqua

On top of that, the new Sony smartphone boasts Superior Auto Mode, a mode which automatically chooses from up to 52 different scenarios depending on where you are. Not bad for a mid-range smartphone, eh?

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Browse the net, listen to tunes and play games

If you’re not a huge photography fan then there’s plenty more to appreciate on the new Sony Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone, starting with its array of games and music apps. From Sony Walkman where you can listen to all your favourite tunes, to Sony’s range of downloadable games, the Xperia M4 Aqua is a real multimedia gem. Add to that the fact that you can browse the web at lightning speed thanks to the 4G connectivity on the Xperia M4 Aqua, and you’re laughing!

sony xperia m4 aqua 4g

If you’re worried about running out of juice with all this TV watching and game playing, then never fear! You may have thought we’d said goodbye to long lasting mobile phones with the Nokia 3310, but it seems that Sony is intent on bringing back the phone that lasts, day and night. With a 2,400mAh battery, plus the Sony STAMINA mode, your M4 Aqua can last for up to 2 days of regular use without it dying a dwindling death.

Get Fit with the Sony SmartBand Talk

And last but not least, with the rise in wearable tech, Sony has brought us a smartwatch compatible smartphone in the shape of the Xperia M4 Aqua, proving that joining the wearable bandwagon doesn’t have to be expensive.

sony smartband talk

Link your Sony phone with the smartband and watch as the device counts your calories, measures your steps, and even enables hands-free calling in case you fancied a chat whilst out on a jog! And, guess what? The Sony SmartBand Talk is every inch as waterproof as your Xperia M4 Aqua!

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