Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 23:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're in the market for a smartphone, odds are you're looking at an Android phone. If you're looking at an Android phone, odds are you're looking at Samsung, and if you're exotic, you may be looking at a Nexus, HTC, LG, or maybe even Sony. Few of you will be considering Oppo. I, however, did.
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RE[2]: Too big
by arpan on Thu 25th Jul 2013 08:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Too big"
arpan
Member since:
2006-07-30

Not satisfactory. I want something with Nexus 4 or Oppo 5 performance.

* This one has a Sony skin. I want stock Android. I don't want to have to root it and lose warranty
* Only has 1GB RAM vs Nexus 4's 2GB
* Only dual-core Snapdragon S3 vs the Nexus 4's quad Core S4

Basically it is an older & slower phone. Waterproofing & size are nice but not at the cost of performance.

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RE[3]: Too big
by Morty on Thu 25th Jul 2013 10:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Too big"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

Well then you have to go for the latest model, the Xperia Z. But then you are back at a big territory, as it comes with a 5" screen. Seems like the development goes in the direction of bigger screen. Don' like it much myself either(Those paddles are rather impractical, but then again the Sony can actually be used as one:-) )

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z-5204.php

For the Sony skin, it seem actually quite nice for the little testing I have done. Better than the HTC stuff anyway. Personally I don't find the stock Android to be that good either(It is, compared to HTCs, but that's about the worst one).

Besides I think Sony supports rooting, so you may not void the warranty.

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