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Charging dock pulls charging connector out of the phone. Sent for warranty repair. Came back - same problem. Plus waterproof cover for usb charger constantly popping out by itself within minutes of putting it in. On holiday atm, needless to say won't be taking phone in the pool. And back-ups have never successfully restored data to phone. Refund when I get back. Camera overhyped. I got a few good shots on it but conditions have to be so perfect. For daily use I get blurry crappy 20mp photos a lot and 4k video constantly jellying trying to refocus, regardless of the autofocus mode it's in. Having used iPhone for years I massively regret jumping ship to Android. Can you tell I don't like the Z2? Not sure if that comes across in this message...

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  • 2014-07-22 11:17
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-07-22 10:53 from nsrt - click to readThanks for the answers. I realize many of those were "duh"-like questions, but the reason I asked is cos I see so much Android phones that use default themes/backgrounds/ringtones and it got me wondering if you can't change them without rooting or something silly. But I guess the people are just lazy :P

Just trying to do the research so I'm not surprised by any downsides if I decide to go for an Android-phone this time around :P

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  • 2014-07-22 11:16
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> In reply to Wheez @ 2014-07-22 01:00 from niGE - click to readlet me enlighten you :
1. yes (duh)
2. yes
3. many many thing you can theme change UI (launcher) all the things without root, root is ony required for extra stuff, like setting cpu voltage etc(unimportant for normal user)
4.yes yes yes, any email that have calendar sync can sync with default calendar app

btw i cant sugest you to ask any question here because there are many many fanboys and unreliable info, just like "z2 has COOLING tech" comment down there, i never heard of this mysterious cooling tech, on the other hand ive heard z2 suffer overheating in 4k recording, but ill buy it anyway, no phone is perfect, but FOR me Z2 is close enough

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  • 2014-07-22 10:53
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> In reply to barcamessi @ 2014-07-21 22:05 from na0B - click to readSony xperia z2 is better.

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  • 2014-07-22 09:39
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> In reply to anj @ 2014-07-21 15:07 from uu5n - click to readofcourse xperia z2..... it is far far better than nexus 5 in every aspect.... if u just need wireless charging then you can go for nexus 5.. otherwise.. xperia z2 is best phone in the market....

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  • 2014-07-22 09:38
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All specs are wonderful, but there is no video edit features on like lumia 1520...

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  • 2014-07-22 08:48
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> In reply to Jonny @ 2014-07-21 19:31 from K3dt - click to read(1) Z2 has live colour led display with full of natural colours
(2) Z2 has 3g RAM but s5 ,2g ram
3g RAM means that you can manage more apps fast and smoothly
(3) Z2 has premium design
(4) For softwear wise, Z2 has double tap to wake, glove mood, smart call handling, fantastic camera features , FM radio," stereo speakers": sketch, noise cancelling headset
Thanks,

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  • 2014-07-22 03:50
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> In reply to barcamessi @ 2014-07-21 22:05 from na0B - click to read(1). Z2 has built_in COOLING tech but S5 does not have cooling tech
So for long term use, s 5 gets terrible heating issue
(2). Z2 has reliable waterproof tech, but s5 used rubber belt for water proofing and it us funny idea for s5
Moreover, removable cover& physical button can wear out and water flow happily into s5
(3). FM radio with RDS in Z2 give us local news ,local music and local weather condition which are not available in internet radio
(4) 20.7 mp camera in Z2 has the best in current market and Z2 camera has got highest DxO mark camera benchmark rank
So Z2 is worth buying for your daily lifestyle:)
Have a nice day,

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  • 2014-07-22 03:39
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> In reply to Jonny @ 2014-07-21 19:31 from K3dt - click to read(1)* Z2 has 3g RAM but s5 has tiny 2g RAM:)
3g.RAM means that you can manage more apps fast and smoothly
2 g RAM means that you can experience several" "laggy" condition in multitasking and 3D games
(2)* Z2 has Ominibalance premium design but s5 is made of plastic and has cheap design
(3)* Z2 has IPS display like iPhone and Z2 also use new live colour tech so you get natural colours and amazing viewing angle and fanatic colour depth
S5 has oversaturated Amoled display and colours are more extreme than sunlight
So , Z2 is the best for you
Thanks,

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  • 2014-07-22 03:23
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> In reply to Wheez @ 2014-07-22 01:00 from niGE - click to readAndroid is good
But, everything is not always perfect
You may be change with your pc or WiFi transfer (Zapya,flash transfer)

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  • 2014-07-22 03:07
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> In reply to sarkooss @ 2014-07-21 17:51 from p4cA - click to readNew firm wear update( 17...) for Z2 is available!
Didn't you know the new update?
I think, you do not have Z2 really:)

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  • 2014-07-22 03:03
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I havnt really used Android much in the past, I know the basics but thats about it. Perhaps looking into buying this phone, but I have some questions.

1) Can I change a custom background/wallpaper of my choosing without rooting the phone?

2) Can I use custon MP3s as ringtones without rooting the phone?

3) Are there some specific things I cant do without rooting? What kind of work it is to root the phone, also how legal is that with warranty in mind?

4) Im pretty sure I found the answer to it, but can I sync my Outlook.com email and calendar to the phones built in calendars etc, so that I dont have to use a different app just for that?

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  • 2014-07-22 01:00
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Hi everyone can any body facing heating problem on the top upper back side while using mobile data. I am facing the problem. I had purchase the new xperia z2. two days before and how to resolve kindly plz help me. My phone build no 17.1.a.2.69

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  • 2014-07-21 23:56
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which one is better?? samsung galaxy s5 or sony xperia z2?? thanks for help

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  • 2014-07-21 22:05
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I can't decide if buy the Sony z2 or the Samsung s5 help me to decide pls

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  • 2014-07-21 19:31
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> In reply to gibbo @ 2014-07-21 02:03 from n5NP - click to readI like purple too

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  • 2014-07-21 19:21
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Guys my Z2's camera is completely dead by using for 2 days. The camera has stopped by itself. I did reboots and factory resets and repair software by the sony pc companion. Till now it didnt work front and rear cams and the led flash also.

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  • 2014-07-21 17:51
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> In reply to gibbo @ 2014-07-21 02:03 from n5NP - click to readblack and white is too mainstream, purple all the way :)

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  • 2014-07-21 15:38
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Nexus5 or Xperia Z2..... Which one is good? I am confused. Please reply

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  • 2014-07-21 15:07
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i do a review yst record 4k ... overheat around 4minutes 30 secs ... the apps closed and i open it again ... do the same thing but only can until 1 minute ... SONY really need to fix tis :( the phone is not quite heat at all but WARM just slightly i don feel any related to hardware issue ... please fix tis software problem !

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  • 2014-07-21 03:45
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