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how do you people use the phone in the rain? mine detects the rain as finger presses and jump around like freakin crazy!
@fastest, i don't agree so much with you about the wow factor. the phone is big but battery life considering the juice the screen takes is quite poor relative (sony sacrificed battery for thinness IMO)
 
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how do you people use the phone in the rain? mine detects the rain as finger presses and jump around like freakin crazy!
@fastest, i don't agree so much with you about the wow factor. the phone is big but battery life considering the juice the screen takes is quite poor relative (sony sacrificed battery for thinness IMO)
Yesterday I had 4h of screen on time, using rdp/vnc mostly and still had just a smidge under 50% battery left, so I could have done near 8h with network activity - not too bad.

Yes rain will play havoc with the screen, but at least I can take my phone fishing and not have to worry too much
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I've been pretty pleased with my ZU. The one thing that I thought I would have a problem with was the lack of a flash. To my surprise, I don't miss it at all. Phone flashes produce sucky pictures. If you are in a position to use a phone flash, you could just use it without a flash and it won't make it any less bad. I do, however, miss having a flash to use as a flashlight. That is seriously the only thing that I miss about not having a flash. I do hope for a better camera unit on the ZU2.

Another thing that surprised me is that I actually do value the waterproofing. I didn't think I would care much about it, but it's actually been pretty great to have a phone that I am not worried about getting a little wet. I spent the last few days with the missus in a nice hotel with a big hot tub, and I had no problems bringing my ZU in the tub to read. A non-waterprooof phone I wouldn't have dared.

The speaker is a little lame, but I see that as a consequence of being waterproof. If the ZU2 had stereo speakers that would be cool, though. Also they REALLY need to improve the quality of the earpiece speaker. When I am talking to other people they inevitably sound mushy and quiet. I don't like that at all- it's probably my biggest gripe about the phone.

Another gripe I have is that the oleophobic coating rubs right off the phone pretty quickly. I haven't had mine for too long, but it is easy to see where I have rubbed the oleophobic coating off, because fingerprints show up like crazy, and water spreads out in the worn-out spots rather than beading up. I would like for them to do something about that in the ZU2.

I have no problem with the battery. Sure, I'd love to see a 4000 mAH battery in the next ZU, even if they had to make it a little thicker (7.5mm for example), but either way it's not a big deal-breaker for me.

I also would not want to go any bigger than the current ZU in physical size. If they can fit a bigger screen in the same size, or maybe even give us a slightly smaller size with the same size screen, that's great. But if the physical dimensions get much bigger I'm afraid I would have to upgrade to a different phone.

All in all, I am quite happy with my ZU, and I think it beats all current phones on the market for my use case. If the ZU2 improves on a few things that I have mentioned then I will snap it up, no questions asked.
 
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i want a flash but don't agree with your 1st paragraph. there are situations (low light,movement) that flash makes it a workable picture vs a dark/blurry mess due to movement.
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