Sony’s mid-range Xperia M4 Aqua was probably a little overpriced when compared to similar devices from low cost manufacturers, but this situation should now be remedied, as the company has just announced a new price cut for the handset in the US.
The old $300 price tag has been thrown out in favour of a $200 listing, which works out to a pretty substantial 33 percent saving. However, this discount appears to be an Amazon US exclusive and also only applies to the 16GB model for the US market. The international version is now more expensive at $230 and other retailers are still selling the US version for the regular $300-$349 price.
Although some may find it a little frustrating to be restricted to one retailer, Sony used Amazon’s retail channel to launch the Xperia M4 Aqua in the US back in June. I imagine that other sellers will eventually have to drop their prices to match Sony’s offer.
We have to say that at $300+, the Xperia M4 Aqua probably had too many compromises to justify the cost, but the lower price tag certainly makes the handset more appealing. Check out our full review if you would like to know more. As an added bonus, the smartphone also made it onto Sony’s recent list of handsets that would eventually be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, although we don’t have an exact release schedule yet.