Anybody else waiting for Sony Xperia Z Google Edition?

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  1. Mavericks macrumors member

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    Can't freakin wait for this phone to be announced... Should be available in July
     
  2. mr.suff macrumors regular

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    Why wait? Get an Xperia Z now and load it with CyanogenMod 10.1

    Stable and amazing.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. technowar macrumors 6502

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    I do. Hoping it would be the next Nexus. *fingers crossed
     
  4. mattopotamus, Jun 17, 2013
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    mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    This is the exact google edition I want the most. The main reason is the capacitive buttons match the nexus line. It needs a more competitive price though. I cannot justify $600 on a nexus type phone. I really am interested in the HTC and s4 versions, but in the end I mostly use my phone for calls and enjoy the software. That will all be the same as the n4 that I already own. If they can keep the price ~$400 I would be all over it.
     
  5. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    It'll be the only other "Nexus" phone with a microSD card slot.

    So consider it if you need expandable storage.
     
  6. danakin macrumors regular

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    Count me in as someone who will strongly consider this phone; if it's offered in Canada.

    The Sony Honami or i1 rumors, however, give me pause for any new phone.
     
  7. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Hopefully the rumors are true. The plus point for me is that it comes with a micro sd and LCD screen instead of amoled on s4.
     
  8. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Micro sd is good but that phone is fugly as all hell. Also hate the on screen capacitive buttons, takes up valuable screen real estate. Don't know why they just can't use off screen capacitive buttons, it's not like they're saving the bezel for something else. #stupid
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I think it is a nice phone, and I actually like the on screen buttons. 4.7" view-able screen is plenty IMO and they go away when watching a video.
     
  10. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Yeah but it makes the home screen look disjointed. Now I could get with on screen capacitive buttons if the screen was bezel to bezel but why settle for 4.7" usable with buttons, when you could probably have 5" without em?
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    For me personally, the loss of .3" is worth the no physical button look. I think nothing looks sleeker than a n4 with the screen totally off. I know a lot of people do not care, but I use my phones naked and the way it looks is a major deciding factor when buying. I mentioned I may be interested the the HTC one and s4 google editions, but if they only come in white (s4) and silver (ONE) then there will be zero interest on my part :)
     
  12. Mavericks thread starter macrumors member

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    Sony Xperia Z looks waaaaaaaay better than the plasticky Galaxy S4 and ugly-looking HTC One :D
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I would agree about the S4, but the HTC One looks waaaaaaaay better than the Xperia Zzzzzzzzzzz.:p
     
  14. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Have you actually owned any of the 3 devices? I've had them all and the XPERIA Z was, by far, the worst.

    Washed out display (even after the software update), poor RF performance, terrible battery life (I didn't have LTE either!), etc.

    The fact that the S4 Active is coming out this weekend, makes the Z irrelevant.
     
  15. fredaroony macrumors 6502a

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    Weird, I get good battery life on mine and the RF performance is also fine.
     
  16. tjl3 macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh, the LTE version is still not available in the US... :mad:

    Off screen capacitive buttons are ok, but I don't like the One's implementation. To adjust for the bottom speaker/mic grill they increased the bezel by the amount of space for the buttons. Also, something about the way HTC's buttons are drawn makes them unappealing.
     
  17. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    It's not a very good phone for a number of reasons but mainly because the screen is crap with poor viewing angles.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Waterproofing is perhaps its best feature. It may have been competitive spec-wise at the start of the year, but is nothing special now, and you really have to put a custom rom on there to fix broken stuff (Google Now not working, for example). I use it as a beater, but will be getting the new iPhone.
     
  18. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    I actually finally got the chance to test drive a Xperia Z.

    Fast phone but the screen looks washed out.
     
  19. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I've had mine since February but it feels much longer.

    Going to bin it for the new iPhone whenever that comes out.
     
  20. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Yup, screen is not good at all.

    http://gizmodo.com/the-best-smartphone-display-its-not-who-you-think-514057702

     
  21. oplix macrumors 65816

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    Not waiting on a phone that's a year behind on a technical level. Wait for the new Xperia with a snapdragon 800
     

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