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    News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    This was codenamed the Sony ‘Honami’ and will be the company’s new flagship phone.
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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    :O Looks like a real contender, especially considering they've kept the microSD card slot - a feature many users appreciate!

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Looks nice, if a bit big! Then again I thought 4.7" was too big and yet love my Nexus 4!

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    I really like this phone, looks like the battery life will be good with a 3000mAh battery and it has all the other features I would like. I'll keep my eye on this and hopefully pick it up second hand in a few years when people have started to upgrade from it.

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Why Sony? Why not include an IPS screen??

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Typical. Just got the wife an xperia Z! Lovely device though - makes my note 1 feel very old and clunky.
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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    I have always found the Sony xperia range to look so good, but it lacks that strange floaty bit like on the U, P and S... It always looked so cool!

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    It looks great, I really like the "add-on" camera feature
    But I was under the impression that the cheaper lens came "bundled"

    Guess I read that wrong

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Very nice, 5" might just be a little too big in the hand, will need to get some "hands on" time to be sure. Rest of the specs look very solid - especially that uSD slot. Only question I've got though is about the "magnetic power connector" - presumably that means a expensive/proprietary power connector.
    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Typical. Just got the wife an xperia Z! Lovely device though - makes my note 1 feel very old and clunky.
    So is that going to be two ex-Xperia owners heading back Sony's way?

    One heartfelt plea to Sony ... please don't screw this one up, make sure it's kept up to date with Android!

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Looks good, but what puts me off Sony's phones, based on previous experience, is either the lack of or reaaaaaly long wait for OS updates. If u splash out for the "flagship" phone, they should make sure customers get the latest version of Android for at least 12-18 months after its release. Even my backup GS2 has Jelly Bean on it, and that's 2 generations old.

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Very nice, 5" might just be a little too big in the hand, will need to get some "hands on" time to be sure. Rest of the specs look very solid - especially that uSD slot. Only question I've got though is about the "magnetic power connector" - presumably that means a expensive/proprietary power connector.

    So is that going to be two ex-Xperia owners heading back Sony's way?

    One heartfelt plea to Sony ... please don't screw this one up, make sure it's kept up to date with Android!
    Yes - I remember the good old days of waiting for the X10 to be updated! Switched on the X10 the other day and it still nice to use. Its what pushed me to get the wife the Z. The X10 was far more stable than the samsung s2 my wife has or my note 1 that replaced it. I've heard nothing but good regarding Sony and updates so hoping the Z will be well supported. I'm tempted with a Z1 when my note comes up for renewal in Feb...
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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Quote Originally Posted by fmq203 View Post
    Why Sony? Why not include an IPS screen??
    you compare ****ty LG IPS to Sony Bravia!?! what a stupid asshole!

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Quite like the look of this but 5" ? Phones are getting far too big now with all the willy waving going on between manufacturers.

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    Looks good, but what puts me off Sony's phones, based on previous experience, is either the lack of or reaaaaaly long wait for OS updates. If u splash out for the "flagship" phone, they should make sure customers get the latest version of Android for at least 12-18 months after its release. Even my backup GS2 has Jelly Bean on it, and that's 2 generations old.
    Old Android versons doesn't matter much any more:

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/...gging-android/

    which is handy as the other phone brands seem pretty poor at updates as well. My HTC One-X only just got 4.2.2, just after 4.3 is released, and that is rumoured to be the last official release. I know there is always Cyanogenmod (been there with my old phone) but would be nice to not have to bother.

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    Re: News - Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone officially unveiled at IFA

    Darn, them great phones just keep on coming and coming.

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