Two other Sony smartphones are getting the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update: the Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia M5, which came last year pre-installed with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Currently, both the M4 Aqua and M4 Aqua Dual are receiving the build number 26.3.A.0.131, but not in all regions of the world, while at this moment, only the E5603 variant of the Xperia M5 is getting the build number 30.2.A.0.100.
Good things come to those who wait and the owners of the Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia M5 have a reason to be happy. Sony is finally rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to these smartphones and besides the new features brought by Google last fall, the update contains “bug fixes and Google Security Updates,” as well.
If don’t have neither the Xperia M4 Aqua nor the Xperia M5, but you’re considering buying one of them because they will run on the latest Marshmallow, then here are the things you should know about them:
The Xperia M4 Aqua is IP68 certified (dust and water proof up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes), it has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels that’s protected with a scratch-resistant glass, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 octa core processor (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) backed by 2GB of RAM and offers two variants of internal memories: 8GB or 16GB, which can be expanded up to 256GB. The primary camera supports 13MP and has standard features such as autofocus and LED flash, while the selfie camera is 5MP. The device is kept alive for more than 13 hours by the 2400 mAh non-removable battery, when talking over 3G.
The Xperia M5 is more advanced, as its screen supports Full HD resolution and the processor is more powerful. Sony has used a Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chip that houses an Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor backed by 3GB of RAM and there’s only one variant of internal memory with a capacity of 16GB, also expandable with a microSD card, while the battery is slightly bigger – 2600mAh. As for the cameras, the primary one supports 21.2 MP and offers phase detection autofocus and LED flash, while the other is 13 MP.
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