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Hi guys,
What you guys thinking, are you gonna quickly buy Xperia Z or planning to wait for the official announcement of Samsung Galaxy S4 or other phones!!


Buy Xperia Z - if you believe in Style with sufficient power.
Buy Galaxy S4 - if you want power house with Galaxy Signature design
Buy HTC One - if you want better sound, better display + Style << Xperia Z

XPERIA Z - My Opinion:
As m coming from Galaxy Note 2, i will compare these two and here are what I think the Pros & Cons of Xperia Z:

-Beautiful Design
-Good Camera (Rear only)
-Good Screen (View Straight)

-Not the best screen (viewing angles)
-Speaker position is horrible
-Poor Battery Life (compared to Note2)
-Front Camera not so good
-Overheating Issues (can tolerate as its waterproof)
-Cannot use Default Launcher with Xperia Widgets: Lags like anything

-Large Screen
-Customizable Notification Bar

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It is only a couple of months so I would wait. Of course two months could seem like an awfully long time so easier said than done. lol
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S4. I want to be able to install an extended battery.
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Default Re: Xperia Z - Quick Buy or Wait for Galaxy S4 ?

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S4. I want to be able to install an extended battery.
Agreed. Or swap batteries. Either way. I was planning on going with Sony this time around, but since no other company will be smart and allow it, my money will unfortunately continue to go to Samsung.
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S4 will be significantly better.

Xperia Z only competes currently with S3 and it's an old device.
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Default Re: Xperia Z - Quick Buy or Wait for Galaxy S4 ?

Wait another 5 months if you can, in that time many new devices will come up specially if there's a new nexus device

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damn bought the nexus 4 1 day before they announced the ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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Isnt there another flagship phone from Sony for the H2 of 2013?

Rumors said its Quad core A15 cortex. phone with 3300 mAh battery and 16mp Camera.


Is your Xperia having issues? Try repairing it with Sony's PC Companion or Sony's Update Service first before posting.
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Default Re: Xperia Z - Quick Buy or Wait for Galaxy S4 ?

My experience with Sammy:

1. Bought s2. The audio quality was real ****ty. Then the cheap plastic feel. The plastic thing surrounding bezel cracked in two places. Sold it.
2. Bought S3. Immediately disappointed because of how 833 MB ram is always occupied by Sammy ****ty bkground processes.
- frequent foreground app kills
- volume button creeking sound.
- fed up with protective back cover getting getting shaded by dusty color. Yes they forced everyone to buy white s3.
- ****ty battery always at 44 - 48 degrees.
- very plasticky n i've managed to never drop it. Living in a fear.
- cross hatch patterns on screen is viewable.

So I know what Sammy does. It wants to always keep their loyal customer buy their phone every year.
Also 8cores in 28nm will be a disaster I think.

But if I buy Xperia Z, I feel I can be happy with this phone for another two years.

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I had all Galaxy S phones and currently still got Galaxy S3. There are a few things which I hope Samsung will improve, if not, I won't buy their phone again. One is cheap materials - for example, a lot of SGS3 from first batch had a silver trim, which cracked even if phone didn't drop. Second, Samsung doesn't provide needed sources and developers (CM) can't build stable rom without bugs. Because of those reasons Im tempted to get Nexus or Xperia Z. Since Nexus 4 is hard to get, Im considering Xperia Z, because it looks very premium, they used high quality materials and also Sony provides sources to developers - opposite to Samsung.

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