Mag82, 21 Mar 2013Come on geez, most of us put case's on our phones so we dont ever really see the body, I read ... moreHere you go...
Point 1- S4 is not a true octa core. If it had been, I would have never made a statement. It is still a quad core only. It will not use more than 4 cores at any given time. the other 4 cores will be used only when doinf smaller or light tasks and during that time, other 4 cores will shut down. Only advantahe for this would be battery saving and little bit more performance as compared to s3. If you are a developer or a tech person, you would know the reason why. So, any way, you would not be using the phone in a jungle or forest that you would need 3 days of continuous battery, and if you are using it in such extreme environment, then you don't need a smart phone as you will not have the data signal there.
Point 2: I dont cover my phone as I buy stuff that looks and work great. What is the reason behind having a metal or poly carbonate body if you want to cover it, unless you want to hide its ugliness. I dont walk the sheep way to buy stuff that everyone buys. Regarding ARC, it was one of the best hardware in its class. We dont compare a dual core with quad core and single core with dual core. Any way, even SG4 is also a true quad core only as it never would use 8 cores all together.
Point 3- Flashing the device. What can be better than this. I buy the hardware and not software. I always flsah my phone the very first day i buy it and load it with custom ROM with my tweaks and no bloatware.
Point 3- I had sammy, and trust me, it is a crapp!!! Bad on almost all fronts.
I am not a brand fam but i like to make smart choices rather than walk the sheep line.
Pro.DigiVid, 21 Mar 2013Dude!!! I have a S3 for almost an year now. And IT is a PLASTIC CRAP!!! We know what polycarbo... moreCome on geez, most of us put case's on our phones so we dont ever really see the body, I read comments made by people like u when dual core CPUs came out about how the software and apps couldn't use the cores properly ect... So I got my self an Sony Ericsson arc S which only has I single core 1.4GHz (an over clocked 1Ghz CPU) and Sony only kept updated for a year after a really bad and really lagging ICS update they left us to flash our own devices. So I have a phone looks the nuts but after a day of having it I put a case on it and nearly 2 years on I've never taken it off so all the beauty hidden, so im not worried about the looks I want power! Give me 8 cores over four and loads of RAM I really dont want to be stuck with an underpowered phone with no updates after a year! This will be my last Sony phone.
naix, 21 Mar 2013I think, such a case occured because this product is not air friendly why don't u people try u... moreIn ur ATTEMPT to try to give a joke, not only did u fail to b funny, u also made no sense. Phone is waterproof n not water resistant. N yes there is a difference. Plus u cudnt go under water wit a water resistant phone n hav it still working
That's why I don't jump the gun at least a month which gives me more time which phone suits to my ally.
flynfree, 21 Mar 2013Hey rexperia... how do we going to use a phone if you read bad news like this. People gettin' ... morePlease keep in mind that other devices had the same issue previously, then they fix it and then there are no more complaints.
Same goes to Sony. It will be fixed ASAP and there will be no more complaints.
So, enjoy your bashings now... erm... troll.
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2013Someone from my office has already the Xperia Z and after a couple of days it has a nasty long... moreThats the worst post i have seen. Deep scrath. You put a phone under a buldozer and you expect it to survive that. Your S4 would do that?
Why are you sammy fans so scarred and always defending sammy. Let me tell the reason, you bought a sammy, now it looks ugly as compared to XZ, and now you say that XZ is bad cause u dint bought one. Lolz
Understand one thing, SONY is like the creator and innovator who developed and created more tech which sammy had not even copied till now. Tell me a single great innovation by sammy. SONY had come out with more tech in its history and present that sammy dont even had resources to copy that. Dont talk about AMOLED now. Apple and Sony dropped it because of its unreliability. Go and read some tech data sheets.
here4u2hate, 21 Mar 2013I have a samsung s3, had it for 9 months now and i never had that my phone suddenly dies, NEVE... moreDude!!! I have a S3 for almost an year now. And IT is a PLASTIC CRAP!!! We know what polycarbonate is. Check out the chem formula for any midd level plastic, it is poly carbonate only.
We developers hate it cause it is the worst architecture design from tech perspective. We have the least Custom ROMs for sammy plastics because it is so waste of effort for us.
Sammy plastic is meant for people who think more cores mean everything without even knowing is it off use or not. So, its more for dumb people out there rather than actual knowledgeable guys.
Anyways, fact is, no one use to touch sammy before S2 and galaxy right? All said that sammy is the crapiest of all. Truth is, it is still the crapiest. If you are a true android lover, you would never buy a phone by just looking at the number of CORES. lolz.
and yet you will still buy cheap plastic sammy.. right. Atleast sony fans are loyal. unlike sammy's.
You guys never touched sammy before s3 or s2 was here, but sony fans have been with sony for LOOOOONG time and years. we dont jumo boats see and have confidence.
And regarding reliability issues, well, it happend with apple as well as sammy, so if happening with SONY, i dont think there should be a problem waiting for it. Any ways, sammy cheap plastic guys wont understand it as they too are plastici u knw.
I have a samsung s3, had it for 9 months now and i never had that my phone suddenly dies, NEVER had that issue on my s3, its a good thing sammy used polycarbonate on their phones coz if not crapple might sue them again for using alluminum cover on their phones, polycarbonate is a cheap plastic? Yeah right. Maybe you guys need to research on it. Maybe other s3 that were release had that issue but samsung was able to fix the problem asap, hope that sony will do the same thing asap. For sony. Having this issue on a newly release phone is bad news. They havent reach their target sales yet then boom this issue came out, this will give a really bad impression especially on the people who wants to have this phone, that is if they read comments or check feedbacks.
even Samsung has the problem with their battery...why ur guys so fanatic with ur brand
I don't understand. Why is everyone (over)reacting if you don't care about Sony and only love the "thing" you have at this moment?
What a stupid post is this. I have s3 and i5, but this Sony is much better than this two. I love this phone and this performance is awesome...its Sony no worry,,,ok guys
if apple, htc, samsung, lg never had the same problem with sony then it's sony fault.. but we all know that all smartphone got same problem so no need to bashing sony
Sony have undoubtedly made a brilliant device but the overheating and
battery issue are holding it back. If it can find a quick fix software
update for these issues would be great. Till then, I am bound to retain
loyalty to the galaxy devices.
I love XZ but I won't bother if it dies. S4, Htc One and IP5 are also there.. May The Best Win
Someone from my office has already the Xperia Z and after a couple of days it has a nasty long and deep scratch on the screen. What a shame. He showed me his old SonyEricsson Arc which after a couple of years had no damages on the screen whatsoever. Besides holding this big square phone is very tough. S4 all the way baby... :-)
Cyco, 21 Mar 2013hav had it for a week or more, the battery seems quite decent given the display and it's brigh... moreSony has a repair mode in their update service (seus). For some reason factory loading of software not always 100%. Reloading or repairing software fixes most issues. Also when updating, best to backup and do a clean install.