Lower end Sony smartphones do not often get the attention they deserve but the M4 Aqua should change that.
Let me give you the pros and cons in just 60 seconds. Starting with the camera, the rear 13 megapixel and front 5 megapixel options did not give me the resulting image quality I expected from a Sony mobile device. Colours were either overexposed or washed out in comparison to real life, but a software update will improve this and there are loads of great camera settings. The build quality is not as good as the flagship models, feeling cheaper but still robust in the hand. You can get this wet, in fact immerse it in water up to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. No need to worry about the ports, they are protected. It has a large screen which is great for doing a lot on the go and the battery life allows you to work away from power for up to 2 days. The 8GB of internal memory is eaten up by the Android 5 operating system, but the microsd slot gives options for expanding this, including moving apps to the card. The OS does have some nice personalisation options. It has all the connectivity options you could ask for in a device of this type at this price point and is overall a solid product.