Originally Posted by Kawaisa
I'd move to HTC or Sony if they actually offered handsets with removable batteries/accepted microSD.
A number of people in this thread have mentioned looking for escape routes from Samsung's shenanigans, including phones from Sony, so I looked into Kawaisa
's questions. Mingkee
is right that Sony supports microSD memory-expansion cards.
I looked into Sony's line of phones with an eye to the replaceable battery feature many of us want.
Sony has 22 phones with replaceable batteries, though only 12 of them have a display with at least 228 ppi. Of those, 10 also have removable microSD cards. 5 of those phones have a minimum of 1.0Gb of RAM: 3 with a CPU running at 1.0GHz and 2 at 1.5GHz. These last two are basically the same 4.55 in./323 ppi phone... the Japanese domestic market Xperia A with 2Gb RAM & 32Gb internal memory and the ZR with 2Gb RAM & 8Gb internal memory.
I'm now joining those who've newly placed Sony's top smartphones on their watchlist... waiting for non-JDM 32Gb internal memory and, someday, a USB 3.O port... but glad to see Sony cross the thresholds of 1080p screens and 64Gb microSD card support with this year's Z1 & Z Ultra. Some of us are hoping Sony's choice not to include battery access in these two Snapdragon 800
powered flagships doesn't mean it's abandoning this convenience.