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Old 04-09-2013, 19:30
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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...e-8798579.html

Looks a pretty good phone, very tempted
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Old 04-09-2013, 20:59
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Sony are on fire at the min.... Looks great!!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 21:10
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is it better than the s4 or htc one?
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Old 04-09-2013, 21:21
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Liking the look of this, was split between android as an OS i prefer or the amazing camera on the Lumia 1020, so this phone could be my happy medium
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Old 04-09-2013, 21:21
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Gotta love sony since Kaz Hirai became CEO.

And yes, it's better than both the phones above^
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Old 04-09-2013, 22:19
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Does look awesome and I am about to change my phone but I am still leaning towards the Note 3 more at the moment.
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Old 04-09-2013, 22:26
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But its Sony, dont expect regular software updates. And on some of the Xperia range you need a pc to update it(what? its 2013 and you cant do it via the phone? lol)
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Old 04-09-2013, 23:34
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But its Sony, dont expect regular software updates. And on some of the Xperia range you need a pc to update it(what? its 2013 and you cant do it via the phone? lol)
Huh? Sony have been pushing out multiple updates for the Xperia Z.
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Old 05-09-2013, 00:20
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But its Sony, dont expect regular software updates. And on some of the Xperia range you need a pc to update it(what? its 2013 and you cant do it via the phone? lol)
That's a load of bull I've got the Xperia™ Z on Vodafone and have had at least 3 over the air updates since I got it on 23 July.

Although this Xperia™ Z1 is now going to make me go in serious debt come the 20th Sept as there's no way I'm going to have an old device. Hate how companies do this and with long contract times it's a disgrace.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:01
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But its Sony, dont expect regular software updates. And on some of the Xperia range you need a pc to update it(what? its 2013 and you cant do it via the phone? lol)
As the other posters said, i disagree.

The new Sony is really proving that they have what it takes to be the number one entertainment provider.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:03
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Although this Xperia™ Z1 is now going to make me go in serious debt come the 20th Sept as there's no way I'm going to have an old device. Hate how companies do this and with long contract times it's a disgrace.
Sony work on a 6 month refresh cycle with their flagship phones - the same happened last year with the S and the T. However there has been a huge leap for Sony Mobile from the Xperia T and the Xperia Z which was worth updating from the change in design language and software but I'm not so sure with this smaller refresh.

I'm happy with my Z and I'm not likely to notice the difference in everyday use and I know the mobile world we live in now were OEM's continually refresh their phones. I'm quite happy to ride out my contract out for another year and a half to see the new phones down the line because if your going to buy the Z1 what are you going to do in another 6 months upgrade again? It's never ending and just the way it is nowadays.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:08
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However there has been a huge leap for Sony Mobile from the Xperia T and the Xperia Z which was worth updating from the change in design language and software but I'm not so sure with this smaller refresh.
The Z1 is a much bigger step forward than the Z was.
The Z used older hardware, it didn't run the latest version of Android at launch and the screen and camera were well below par for a flagship handset. The Z1 has addressed all these shortcomings.

The Z was a classic Sony (Ericsson) Android handset - great on paper but never quite measuring up in reality. The Z1, on the other hand, is a genuine contender with anything else on the market.
Though the weight is a bit ridiculous, at 169g it's heavier even than the Note3.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:28
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Huh? Sony have been pushing out multiple updates for the Xperia Z.
But that's the typical Sony experience. For the first few months you get upgrades and fixes at a reasonable pace. Then their attention switches to the next big thing and you'll find yourself waiting months and months to even hear about whether the handset is to be upgraded/ bugs fixed. Let alone receive the new firmware.

It's happened time and time again. I don't see why the Z should fare any better.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:16
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Looks a very good phone and has Android 4.2.
My sisters friend got a new Sony Xperia SP the other day and that also looks a nice phone but it only came with Android 4.1. I would have thought all new phones would have had at lest Android 4.2 on them.

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Old 05-09-2013, 13:43
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Just pre-ordered this from Three this afternoon, upgrade was due today anyway. Looking forward to it, looks like a nice sleek piece of tech. Am a wee photo fanatic too so can't wait to use the camera on this bad boy.
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Old 05-09-2013, 14:27
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Just pre-ordered this from Three this afternoon, upgrade was due today anyway. Looking forward to it, looks like a nice sleek piece of tech. Am a wee photo fanatic too so can't wait to use the camera on this bad boy.
I need a new phone phone as well

Is this phone as good as the htc one or galaxy s4.
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Old 05-09-2013, 15:26
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I need a new phone phone as well

Is this phone as good as the htc one or galaxy s4.
Suppose its preference really. I think it has slightly better processor than the HTC and Galaxy which are both more than enough for most people. If you look it up online you can find some comparisons...

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-...t-look_id47047
http://gigaom.com/2013/09/04/sony-xp...nches-or-less/
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Old 05-09-2013, 16:19
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If the camera is as good as it looks in the promo below, then that's an incredible camera on a phone.

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/product...tm_content=ACT
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Old 05-09-2013, 16:48
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If the camera is as good as it looks in the promo below, then that's an incredible camera on a phone.

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/product...tm_content=ACT
It's apparently the same as used in one of their megazoom compacts.

Not an amazing sensor, but still better than everything else out there bar the 1020 (which Sony have effectively admitted).
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Old 05-09-2013, 16:51
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Suppose its preference really. I think it has slightly better processor than the HTC and Galaxy which are both more than enough for most people. If you look it up online you can find some comparisons...

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-...t-look_id47047
http://gigaom.com/2013/09/04/sony-xp...nches-or-less/
hmmm

not sure if i should get it, or wait for the new samsung or htc one
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Old 05-09-2013, 22:29
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Xperia z1 or htc one?
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Old 05-09-2013, 23:22
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Xperia z1 or htc one?
Honestly thinking it going come down to do you want the latest tech or do you want something slightly older but works perfect smoothly and is well reviewed. Also comes down to which skin of of android do you prefer.
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Old 05-09-2013, 23:25
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Honestly thinking it going come down to do you want the latest tech or do you want something slightly older but works perfect smoothly and is well reviewed. Also comes down to which skin of of android do you prefer.
hmmm
xperia z1 is more of a cameron phone isnt it
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Old 05-09-2013, 23:30
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hmmm
xperia z1 is more of a cameron phone isnt it
True it is but I wouldn't say it was completely a camera phone like the Nokia 1020 or the Galaxy S4 Zoom is. It's like the htc one and with how they using ultra-pixels. It's a solid well rounded device from what I seen.
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Old 05-09-2013, 23:31
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True it is but I wouldn't say it was completely a camera phone like the Nokia 1020 or the Galaxy S4 Zoom is. It's like the htc one and with how they using ultra-pixels. It's a solid well rounded device from what I seen.
hmmm ill have to see

i want a phone primarily for listening to music and browsing the net
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