Linked by Adam S on Fri 5th Jun 2015 15:26 UTC
Android In June of last year, I finally decided to commit to an Android device. I had carried every flagship iPhone up through that point from the original iPhone to the 5S. To the world around me, I heaped the praise into a life transforming device, but in my tech circles, and on my blog, I frequently posted about my frustration, mostly with shackles and intentional limitations imposed. So last year, why I decided to make the jump to Android. I outlined 10 reasons why I was finally ready to make the jump to Android’s 4.4 release, KitKat. A year has passed. It's time to revisit my original assertions and complaints with some follow up and see where I stand one year later.
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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the Android phone you're looking for.

Same innards as the larger Z3 (Snapdragon S801 SoC), but with a 4.6" screen (just barely larger than an iPhone 5). Screen is only 720p, which means the GPU should just scream, making things buttery smooth.

And Sony has the thinnest of customisation layers over standard Android. Not to mention, they participate heavily in AOSP development.

You really should not judge "Android" based on Samsung's TouchWhiz UI bastardisation of Android. It's one of the least-liked variations out there. Samsung makes good hardware, but really sucks at software.

Edited 2015-06-05 22:52 UTC

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