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I come from HTC One and S4,both are good but the One has this purple issue in camera and the S4 is boring plastic.
The Z1 is a good choice but I am afraid of its weight/size as well as a too rare roms and mods.
I am afraid to get bored.
No news about incoming devs for Z1?
 
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Hello!
I come from HTC One and S4,both are good but the One has this purple issue in camera and the S4 is boring plastic.
The Z1 is a good choice but I am afraid of its weight/size as well as a too rare roms and mods.
I am afraid to get bored.
No news about incoming devs for Z1?
Fact is the stock software is pretty good so there is in my opinion no need for cooking modded stock ROMs, and there is a problem right now (should be solved in the 4.3 release this month) with the camera in AOSP, so that's why there's few of those.

But it is a great phone, the build quality is fantastic, the the overall feel of the phone is just superb, and it flies in all the menus, I have yet to notice any lag whatsoever.
sony xperia z1 c6903 metallic purple

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sony xperia z c6603 royal purple - faulty backplate, returned
samsung galaxy s3 lte (gt-i9305n) marble white - sold... no more samsungs for me
htc one x glacier white - dead :'(
apple iphone 4s white - sold
 
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I love flashing roms and trying out all the various features of each one, but I've had no temptation to flash my Z1, so far, and if the 4.4 update is as fast and smooth as it is on other devices I don't think I will be flashing it.
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But I saw that even mods are missing like transparent statusbar and weather...
Can you make the capacitive virtual buttons bar transparent or it will eat from the 5'' screen?
 
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I have hated Sony phones for so many years (with no specific reason). Until I bought this phone and realized how ignorant I was. This is the best and fastest android phone I have ever owned, and I have tried many HTC's Samsung's and LG's. I really don't care much if there will be many ROMs for this phone, it is good enough with the stock one.
 
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But I saw that even mods are missing like transparent statusbar and weather...
Can you make the capacitive virtual buttons bar transparent or it will eat from the 5'' screen?
statusbar and navibar are 50% transparent in stock firmware. I rooted my Z1 3 day ago and bought GMd gesture control app. It's fantasic and you can do your own gesture to hide status and navi bars
 
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Coming from the HTC One myself and couldn't be happier, I do look over my shoulder at times but the One is a come down from the Z1 and living with it for a little while is enough to make you see that, all the mods I could possibly need I already have.

I don't regret it at all.
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But I saw that even mods are missing like transparent statusbar and weather...
Can you make the capacitive virtual buttons bar transparent or it will eat from the 5'' screen?
I have a feeling that the Kit kat(4.4) update next year will feature transparent nav bar and status bar
Just a hunch

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