Thanks, US always last in the update list with Sony. Never post change logs either. Let us know what else you learn as you roll with 12, especially any camera differences.
Boston (where I was born and lived for 70+ years) is just too far away from Japan.
Love the central part of the 'Chusetts. Worcester has always been a nice city and underrated. Just think what a true fast train to Boston would do for that part of "Chusetts. I grew up in Littleton. Spent 18 years in Pepperell, Groton, and then went to Quincy in 2005. We sold and moved to Bali. My wife is from Indonesia.
You know I don't like the Android 12 design language for the quick setting pull downs. Not as easy to read as the Android 11. Maybe I need to get used to it, but..... harder to read for my old eyes. Does Android have to copy everything iPhone?Love the central part of the 'Chusetts. Worcester has always been a nice city and underrated. Just think what a true fast train to Boston would do for that part of "Chusetts. I grew up in Littleton. Spent 18 years in Pepperell, Groton, and then went to Quincy in 2005. We sold and moved to Bali. My wife is from Indonesia.
I did briefly look through the update. I can't see any change to the photo applications themselves and have not taken pictures yet..... so.... I will keep you posted.
OMG I hate the GUI on Android 12. Horrible. I want to go back to 11. The phone seems to open apps randomly more than ever. Was heating up in my pocket and I am careful to day of shutdown apps not in use. No redeeming graces to Android 12 that I can find or see. Goofle is just doubling down in the user experience.
I need to go through it again so I can cement some items in my aging brain and see what I am missing. When I am interested in a phone I download these manuals and guides from the manufacturers if available. The manuals give a different and I think important perspective on the phones that interest you. In many ways the manuals are a better read than the YouTube reviewers.
unfortunately i can’t comment on battery life. the 1iii is not my main smartphone. i carry it with me everyday as my camera, but i do almost everything else on my other phone. as a camera phone, having the dedicated shutter button is so nice. for me that makes it a must have device. i had a samsung s21 ultra and a vivo x60 pro plus. and an iPhone 13 pm. i love gadgets. all of them shoot good photos especially if you know how to use a camera. the sony is the only phone with a camera like interface. i got great photos and bad photos from all of them.Damn. Now you have me reconsidering again. I will want to hear what you think on 1 iii, please. The battery life on the 1 III scares me a bit. Agree that the bigger sensor (well maybe not bigger, but better quality sensor) will take better pictures.
Photos and high quality audio are important to me. The mid range Xiaomi I have takes very nice photos. The phone was recommended by 4 different sites at the time of purchase. The Xiaomi Note 10 Pro also has great battery life. (DXO still has it rated at 121 under their old ranking system. Better than many new phones and I think the Xperia 1 iii.) It did teach me I don't need a flagship level phone to be happy. (I am not a gamer.)
GSM Arena and the other techie websites do pump up the big brands and tilt the discussion to the big phone manufacturers. I mean they have even justified no memory cards or 3.5 inch jack just because Apple decided to monetize those parts of the phone. I don't mind GSM because GSM has phone specs in a handy compare utility. I do like Notebookcheck. Although Notebookcheck is dumbing down lately too.
Somebody please start a mobile phone review satire web site.