Coming up with a waterproof phone is nothing new or different than before. Waterproof phones have been around for as long as one can remember, mostly consists of a flappy cover to protect its ports. But let’s just face it, the cover always break after a while and never stays put for long.
Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) on the other hand has recently launched the solution of the general issue with waterproof phones, by launching its own Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. The android smartphone is built smartly eliminating those exceptionally unreliable socket ports. Having said that, the microUSB slot is devoid of the cap, however, a cap is still found on the SD Card slot
The question is if the new Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is worthwhile the purchase as a waterproof android smartphone?
Basically, on a general analysis, the phone itself is a generally designed belonging to mid-range android devices, only with the exception of the waterproof feature. The functionality and performance is nothing noteworthy and doesn’t possess any stand out efficiency.
The phone contains 13MP/5MP front/back cameras with an octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon processor that powers on Lollipop operating system. Sony claims that their new product has longer battery life and is fully functional on battery for over two days.
Sony also points that their phone is only waterproof under specified “few conditions”. These conditions as noted by the electronics and mobile manufacturing company itself are;
- One, the smartphone shouldn’t be allowed to get submerged past 1.5 meters in water. Basically implying that you may bid farewell if your phone mistakenly gets drowned in the deep.
- Other than that, the survival rate of phone doesn’t imply for salt water, but only in chlorinated water. And then too users are advised to rinse off their phones under tap water to remove any traces of existing chlorine with-in.
- Naturally, the last is that the USB port should be as dry as a desert before charging or inserting into cable.
The phone reportedly will have a starting price of approximately $335, and would be available for distribution in over 80 countries. However, the phone would reportedly not be made available in United States itself as Sony announces to distribute only its flagship products there.
There is nothing more to analyze that Xperia M4 Aqua is only waterproof not even partially but to an extent. Despite the fact that the company’s launched product stand out remotely in the market of waterproof phones amongst the top tier.