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Recensione Breve dello Smartphone Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Michael Moser, Tanja Hinum, 08/03/2015

Hot diver. Sony rinnova la sua serie di smartphone waterproof e resistenti alla polvere Xperia M Aqua. L'Xperia M4 Aqua ci convince sotto molti aspetti, incluso il luminso display da 5" IPS con risoluzione HD, un veloce SoC octa-core Qualcomm e 2 GB di RAM. Tuttavia, ci sono anche dei piccoli problemi.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (Xperia Serie)
Processore
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Scheda grafica
Memoria
2048 MB 
Schermo
5 pollici 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive multi-touchscreen (fino a quattro dita), riconoscimenti scrittura, IPS, 295 dpi, lucido: si
Harddisk
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 3.02 GB libera
Porte di connessione
1 USB 2.0, Connessioni Audio: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Lettore schede: microSD (fino a 128 GB), Sensori: A-GPS, Glonass; Accelerometro, sensore luminosità, sensore prossimità, bussola, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, ANT+
Rete
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM-Quadband (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS-Quadband (850/900/1.900/2.100 MHz), LTE-Heptaband (800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz); GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+; Bandwidth (Download/Upload): 150Mbps/50Mbps (LTE Cat.4), 42Mbps/5.76Mbps (UMTS)
Dimensioni
altezza x larghezza x profondità (in mm): 7.3 x 145.5 x 72.59
Batteria
polimeri di litio, 2400 mAh, integrata, Tempo conversazione 2G (dichiarata dal produttore): 12.4 ore, Tempo conversazione 3G (dichiarata dal produttore): 13.2 ore, Standby 2G (dichiarata dal produttore): 681 ore, Standby 3G (dichiarata dal produttore): 685 ore
Sistema Operativo
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: 5.0 MP, videos @720p; fotocamera principale: 13.0 MP, AF, LED-flash, videos @1080/30fps
Altre caratteristiche
Casse: cassa mono, Tastiera: tastiera virtuale QWERTY, Illuminazione Tastiera: si, 24 Mesi Garanzia, SAR-value: 0.61W/kg, Nano-SIM, FM radio, IP65/IP68 certified (waterproof & dust-resistant)
Peso
136 gr, Alimentazione: 72 gr
Prezzo
279 Euro
Nota: il produttore potrebbe usare componenti di fornitori diversi pannelli dei diplay, drive o banchi di memoria con specifiche simili.

 

145.5 mm 72.59 mm 7.3 mm 136 g144 mm 70.7 mm 7.7 mm 134 g140 mm 72 mm 8.6 mm 147 g132.9 mm 70.1 mm 9.95 mm 154 g131.1 mm 64.8 mm 9.1 mm 120 g
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
GPSMAP64s
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540
cd/m²
539
cd/m²
508
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
547
cd/m²
516
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
547
cd/m²
517
cd/m²
Distribuzione della luminosità
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Massima: 555 cd/m² Media: 535.3 cd/m²
Distribuzione della luminosità: 92 %
Al centro con la batteria: 547 cd/m²
Contrasto: 675:1 (Nero: 0.81 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.77 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 5.87 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
96.5753% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 72.0875% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.14
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 8 GB eMMC Flash
ZTE Blade S6
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
GC7000UL, Armada PXA1908, 8 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8926, 8 GB eMMC Flash
Screen
-3%
6%
-20%
-0%
Brightness middle
547
386
-29%
452
-17%
288
-47%
458
-16%
Brightness
535
377
-30%
436
-19%
289
-46%
474
-11%
Brightness Distribution
92
90
-2%
91
-1%
88
-4%
92
0%
Black Level *
0.81
0.44
46%
0.53
35%
0.53
35%
Contrast
675
877
30%
853
26%
864
28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.77
7.12
-23%
5.71
1%
6.18
-7%
7.63
-32%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.87
6.7
-14%
5.02
14%
5.52
6%
6.22
-6%
Gamma
2.14 103%
1.98 111%
2.15 102%
2.23 99%
2.38 92%
CCT
7784 84%
7784 84%
7441 87%
7256 90%
10939 59%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
72.0875
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.5753

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Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
2103 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
1717 Points ∼2% -18%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
1113 Points ∼1% -47%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
1121 Points ∼1% -47%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
539 Points ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
575 Points ∼12% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
369 Points ∼8% -32%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
343 Points ∼7% -36%
3DMark
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Physics (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
5660 Points ∼7%
ZTE Blade S6
7346 Points ∼9% +30%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
8885 Points ∼11% +57%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
7542 Points ∼9% +33%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
4028 Points ∼1%
ZTE Blade S6
5272 Points ∼1% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
1412 Points ∼0% -65%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
2472 Points ∼0% -39%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
4304 Points ∼2%
ZTE Blade S6
5625 Points ∼3% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
1737 Points ∼1% -60%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
2906 Points ∼1% -32%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Physics (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
5569 Points ∼4%
ZTE Blade S6
7143 Points ∼5% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
8944 Points ∼6% +61%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
7880 Points ∼5% +41%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
7650 Points ∼5% +37%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
8421 Points ∼1%
ZTE Blade S6
10819 Points ∼1% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
3274 Points ∼0% -61%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
3341 Points ∼0% -60%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
5455 Points ∼1% -35%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
7561 Points ∼1%
ZTE Blade S6
9709 Points ∼1% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
3811 Points ∼0% -50%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
3831 Points ∼0% -49%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
5827 Points ∼1% -23%
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
29770 Points ∼30%
ZTE Blade S6
30329 Points ∼31% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
22432 Points ∼23% -25%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
19251 Points ∼19% -35%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
12.7 fps ∼0%
ZTE Blade S6
15 fps ∼0% +18%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
5.4 fps ∼0% -57%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
6.6 fps ∼0% -48%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
5.9 fps ∼0% -54%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
21.5 fps ∼1%
ZTE Blade S6
25 fps ∼1% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
15.1 fps ∼0% -30%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
9.4 fps ∼0% -56%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
15.4 fps ∼0% -28%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
5.4 fps ∼1%
ZTE Blade S6
5.9 fps ∼1% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
0.8 fps ∼0% -85%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
1.8 fps ∼0% -67%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
10.4 fps ∼3%
ZTE Blade S6
11 fps ∼3% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
2.3 fps ∼1% -78%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
6.8 fps ∼2% -35%
Linpack Android / IOS
Multi Thread (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
334.656 MFLOPS ∼11%
ZTE Blade S6
0 MFLOPS ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
226 MFLOPS ∼8% -32%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
195 MFLOPS ∼7% -42%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
260.69 MFLOPS ∼9% -22%
Single Thread (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
238.841 MFLOPS ∼23%
ZTE Blade S6
0 MFLOPS ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
122 MFLOPS ∼12% -49%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
87 MFLOPS ∼9% -64%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
85.11 MFLOPS ∼8% -64%
Smartbench 2012 - Productivity Index (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
3782 points ∼20%
ZTE Blade S6
404 points ∼2% -89%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
6497 points ∼35% +72%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
4264 points ∼23% +13%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
5106 points ∼27% +35%
BaseMark OS II - Overall (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
764 Points ∼9%
ZTE Blade S6
782 Points ∼9% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
443 Points ∼5% -42%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
489 Points ∼6% -36%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
478 Points ∼6% -37%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
3236 Points ∼17%
ZTE Blade S6
3045 Points ∼16% -6%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
2620 Points ∼13% -19%

Legenda

 
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Adreno 405, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
ZTE Blade S6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Adreno 405, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 Marvell Armada PXA1908, Vivante GC7000UL, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad, ARM Mali-400 MP4, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, Qualcomm Adreno 305, 8 GB eMMC Flash
Google V8 Ver. 7 - Google V8 Ver. 7 Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
3565 Points ∼18%
ZTE Blade S6
3635 Points ∼19% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
1993 Points ∼10% -44%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
2163 Points ∼11% -39%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
1676.1 ms * ∼18%
ZTE Blade S6
1213 ms * ∼13% +28%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
1119 ms * ∼12% +33%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
1710.2 ms * ∼19% -2%
Octane V2 - Total Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
3215 Points ∼6%
ZTE Blade S6
3655 Points ∼7% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
2059 Points ∼4% -36%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
2019 Points ∼4% -37%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
2183 Points ∼4% -32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
18847.3 ms * ∼32%
ZTE Blade S6
11668 ms * ∼20% +38%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
15201 ms * ∼26% +19%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
16154.6 ms * ∼27% +14%

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AndroBench 3-5
Random Write 4KB (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
3.91 MB/s ∼2%
ZTE Blade S6
2.85 MB/s ∼1% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
4 MB/s ∼2% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
1.28 MB/s ∼1% -67%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
1.11 MB/s ∼0% -72%
Random Read 4KB (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
9.76 MB/s ∼5%
ZTE Blade S6
7.85 MB/s ∼4% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
15.8 MB/s ∼8% +62%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
9.99 MB/s ∼5% +2%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
12.76 MB/s ∼7% +31%
Sequential Write 256KB (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
28.81 MB/s ∼5%
ZTE Blade S6
51 MB/s ∼9% +77%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
25.6 MB/s ∼4% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
15.2 MB/s ∼3% -47%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
15.35 MB/s ∼3% -47%
Sequential Read 256KB (ordina per valore)
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
130.02 MB/s ∼9%
ZTE Blade S6
128 MB/s ∼9% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
113.5 MB/s ∼8% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
79.6 MB/s ∼5% -39%
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
121.33 MB/s ∼8% -7%
Carico massimo
 47.6 °C42 °C41.9 °C 
 47.1 °C43.4 °C41.6 °C 
 44.7 °C38 °C38.7 °C 
Massima: 47.6 °C
Media: 42.8 °C
36.9 °C50.4 °C51.7 °C
37.4 °C48.5 °C50.1 °C
36.5 °C46.2 °C45.9 °C
Massima: 51.7 °C
Media: 44.8 °C
Alimentazione (max)  35.9 °C | Temperatura della stanza 24.3 °C | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) La temperatura media del lato superiore sotto carico massimo e' di 42.8 °C / 109 F, rispetto alla media di 33.1 °C / 92 F per i dispositivi di questa classe Smartphone.
(-) La temperatura massima sul lato superiore è di 47.6 °C / 118 F, rispetto alla media di 35.5 °C / 96 F, che varia da 22.4 a 51.7 °C per questa classe Smartphone.
(-) Il lato inferiore si riscalda fino ad un massimo di 51.7 °C / 125 F, rispetto alla media di 34.1 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle, la temperatura media del lato superiore è di 34.4 °C / 94 F, rispetto alla media deld ispositivo di 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Autonomia della batteria
Idle (senza WLAN, min luminosità)
13ore 11minuti
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Android 5.0.0, Google Chrome 43.0.2357.93)
7ore 00minuti
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
8ore 38minuti
Sotto carico (max luminosità)
3ore 41minuti
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 8 GB eMMC Flash
ZTE Blade S6
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
GC7000UL, Armada PXA1908, 8 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8926, 8 GB eMMC Flash
Autonomia della batteria
-11%
9%
16%
18%
H.264
518
497
-4%
678
31%
753
45%
607
17%
WiFi v1.3
420
432
3%
503
20%
Load
221
149
-33%
166
-25%
193
-13%
264
19%
WiFi
849
582

Pro

+ good, bright IPS HD display
+ case IP68 certified (waterproof and dust-resistant)
+ clean build quality
+ wide angle front camera
+ LTE Cat. 4, Bluetooth 4.1
+ Android 5.0 Lollipop
+ fast SoC and a lot of RAM
+ storage expansion up to 128 GB
+ decent battery runtimes
+ good voice quality

Contro

- tiny internal storage
- high temperature development
- low contrast & black value too high
- a lot of bloat ware
- integrated battery
- long charging time
- plastic susceptible to scratches
- camera performance in low-light situations
In Review: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. Review unit courtesy of Sony Germany.
In Review: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. Review unit courtesy of Sony Germany.

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a compact mainstream smartphone with many good features. We liked the bright IPS display with the HD resolution as well as the color presentation and the good system performance. Other positive aspects are the voice quality and the decent camera modules, at least under good lighting conditions. The well-built chassis has a nice design, but is susceptible to scratches and dirt on the plastic back, but it is at least easy to remove dirt thanks to the IP65/68 certification (waterproof and dust-resistant). The features with LTE Cat. 4, dual-band Wi-Fi with a good range and Android Lollipop 5.0 are good. The internal storage is too small at just 3 GB, but can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card and the majority of apps can be transferred to it. Thanks to the decent battery runtimes, the device easily manages a whole day without a socket, but the charging time of the integrated battery is unfortunately painfully long. You might accept that Sony installs quiet a lot of bloatware and that the display could be better in respect of the contrast and black value, but the temperature development under maximum load can be pretty uncomfortable.  

So if you are looking for an inexpensive mainstream smartphone with IP certification and can live with the mentioned issues, then you should consider the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua.

If you cannot live with the problems, you should have a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, which is available for less than 300 Euros (~$325).

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua - 07/16/2015 v4(old)
Michael Moser

Chassis
70%
Tastiera
65 / 75 → 87%
Dispositivo di puntamento
88%
Connettività
46 / 60 → 77%
Peso
93%
Batteria
91%
Display
83%
Prestazioni di gioco
56 / 63 → 89%
Prestazioni Applicazioni
31 / 70 → 44%
Temperatura
65%
Rumorosità
100%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Fotocamera
67%
Media
70%
80%
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Michael Moser, 2015-08- 3 (Update: 2015-08- 3)