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 View Poll Results: did the reviews alter your decision to get the XZ

Yes I have canceled my pre-order
 
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Only if the m7 turns out to be better
 
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Wasn't planing to get it and now I now why
 
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Most are positive so I don't see a problem
 
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I wait till the S4, and than I will see
 
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After reading I made the decision to buy one
 
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With the reviews getting in are you still getting your XZ?

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By stefanve, Senior Member on 14th February 2013, 08:43 PM
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I'm curious if there is an affect on your buying decision after reading the reviews.
 
 
14th February 2013, 08:51 PM |#2  
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I so want this phone but all this talk about the display not being up to par has put some doubt in my mind now as to whether I go through with purchasing the Z. GSM arena and Phone Arena share similar views regarding the display, which I wasn't expecting.

I will be taking a look at the device at my local phones4u, and if I find the screen to be disappointing I will unfortunately cancel my order. I really really really hope this wont be the case though.
14th February 2013, 08:58 PM |#3  
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Re: With the reviews getting in are you still getting your XZ?
Yeah wavering here...

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14th February 2013, 08:59 PM |#4  
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Re: With the reviews getting in are you still getting your XZ?
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I'm curious if there is an affect on your buying decision after reading the reviews.

What is there in those reviews that would put me off from buying one?

Problems with camera images? Not that big of a deal, I don't make photos with my phone for a living. Lag? I doubt there is any. Battery life? People report a whole day of medium to heavy usage, which is what I get from my Galaxy S3 anyway. Build quality? It's waterproof, I don't mind having to open flaps every time I want to plug in my headset.

What else is there?
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Where is the option "i dont care about reviews, i want it and im gonna get it regardless" ?

I dont trust reviews. Note 2 and S3 were reviewed as the best phones even - and i'm really disappointed by those two. It's funny how reviewers sometimes ignore obvious flaws about one phone, but riot about a tiny detail in another. Reviews are not objective - so i don't really care about them. It's nice to read and compare opinions, but i always prefer to just get the phone and decide for myself.

So unless at least 5-10 review say something really bad about the battery ( like not lasting a full day even on light use, which is not the case ) i'm not going to even think about cancelling.
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14th February 2013, 09:11 PM |#6  
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What is there in those reviews that would put me off from buying one?

Problems with camera images? Not that big of a deal, I don't make photos with my phone for a living. Lag? I doubt there is any. Battery life? People report a whole day of medium to heavy usage, which is what I get from my Galaxy S3 anyway. Build quality? It's waterproof, I don't mind having to open flaps every time I want to plug in my headset.

What else is there?

I think most are worried about the screen, every thing else seems okay/perfect (some may not like the camera)
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I have a pre-order for mine but I am a little worried.. The camera from what I've seen looks perfectly decent, and it's bound to be better than my HOX which kinda sucks compared to my last iPhone. My one concern is the display which is a pretty big deal breaker, I actually had a quick play with one in a Three store yesterday and the display was very wishy washy (Even after I had turned it down from max brightness). Originally everyone had said this was purely an issue with pre-production panels, but after the reviews claiming to be on retail devices this had worried me even more.

Think I'm going to pop into a P4U store as well to have a play, maybe there is more chance of those being full retail units seeing as they're available a little after.. Who knows!
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I'm still getting it, I've seen the phone in a couple of three stores and didn't see any problems with the display, but then I'm not particularly picky.
14th February 2013, 11:18 PM |#9  
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Re: With the reviews getting in are you still getting your XZ?
I'm still getting it, my main reasons are:

Camera. I know Sony make decent camera phones, I have a Note 2 which is fairly decent, not brill in low light scenarios, not as good as my HOX was.

Build quality. My last two phones, S3 and Note 2...enough said!

Screen. I miss my HOX LCD screen, AMOLEDS are just a bit too false!

Size. My current phone is the Note 2, it's the only negative side of it, it's too big for one handed use nothing else. Looking forward to getting a phone that I can use with one hand comfortably again.


So I'm still getting it!

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With the reviews getting in are you still getting your XZ?
Screen aside I am getting concerned about the camera performance, I don't expect it to completely match up to the 920 but I was hoping it would be reasonably close.
14th February 2013, 11:54 PM |#11  
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Reviews are irrelevant. Go play with the phone at a Sony store once it becomes available and decide for yourself.

Reviewers have their own agendas...

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