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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:55 AM   #1
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Red face Sony Yuga [5",1080p, S4 Pro, 2Gb, 12MPx]

Russian site shows off 5-inch Sony 'Yuga' with 1080p display, S4 Pro CPU, 12MP camera
http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/18/sony-yuga-c6603/

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:14 AM   #2
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Sexy but anything bigger then my galaxy s3 doesn't feel right in the hand.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:38 AM   #3
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Finally a decent & good looking flagship phone
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:39 AM   #4
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Everything looks good. Just depends on the size of the battery. Lets hope sony have learnt from their mistakes.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:25 AM   #5
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Looks like a nice phone, but I don't like Sony's Android OS, looks terrible.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:36 AM   #6
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I guess phones will continue to get bigger, I thought they'd found a sweet spot with 4.6 inches.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:05 AM   #7
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I guess phones will continue to get bigger, I thought they'd found a sweet spot with 4.6 inches.
Agreed, at least Google themselves seems to think 4.7" is the sweet spot. Technically 4.3 if you take into account the 3 soft buttons that take up the bottom portion of the screen. Either way this phone looks "meh" to me. The specs will become standard in 2013's high end Android devices, but nothing mind blowing in my opinion. I'll wait for HTC, and Samsung to wow us with their 2013 flagships.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:52 AM   #8
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Regardless of what people are saying, there is a market!
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 11:23 AM   #9
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Sony Xperia Z 'Yuga' and ZL 'Odin' make a press shot debut on New Year's Day



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2 gigs of RAM in the Yuga, smartphones are getting closer and closer to laptops hardware imho
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 11:45 AM   #10
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That looks pretty good.

I'm happy with an cell data iPad Mini and an iPhone, though. Got tired of trying to keep a large phone in my pocket.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 11:49 AM   #11
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Sexy but anything bigger then my galaxy s3 doesn't feel right in the hand.
Dimensions for the model on the right in goto55's post (right above) are supposedly 131.6 x 69.7 x 9.8m. Smaller in width and height compared to the S3, but a millimetre thicker.

Nice to see phones with less bezel and more screen.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:59 PM   #12
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This will all be wasted if the battery isn't like the note 2.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:10 PM   #13
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Dimensions for the model on the right in goto55's post (right above) are supposedly 131.6 x 69.7 x 9.8m. Smaller in width and height compared to the S3, but a millimetre thicker.

Nice to see phones with less bezel and more screen.
Are these the same phones? Why is the one on the right not the flagship?
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:32 PM   #14
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Are these the same phones? Why is the one on the right not the flagship?
From what I've read, they're different phones. The internals are the same, but different form factors for different countries/carriers.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:44 PM   #15
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From what I've read, they're different phones. The internals are the same, but different form factors for different countries/carriers.
The phone on the right is obviously better as it's so compact. I just don't understand why make the same phone two different ways, with one way being clearly the better form factor (albeit a bit thick).
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Sony's Android skin is hideous. Specs look good, but the skin they put over Android isn't. Sony also needs to get this thing onto major US carriers, especially if they want to compete with the iPhone and the Galaxy S IV. Xperia devices are difficult to find in the US.
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2 gigs of RAM in the Yuga, smartphones are getting closer and closer to laptops hardware imho
To be fair, the Galaxy SIII has had 2 gigs of ram since June in the US.
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This with an unlocked bootloader could be superb.

Sony have impressed me with how well they've been supporting open development on their handsets.
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I guess phones will continue to get bigger, I thought they'd found a sweet spot with 4.6 inches.
It's all relative; always has been and always will be. I used to think the EVO 4G was HUGE at 4.3" then the GSIII came out with a 4.7. I am using a Note II now and I think that size is just perfect as a standard for anyone looking to have only 1 device.

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