Virtruvian, 05 Apr 2014Here in the "real world"? What exactly are you talking about? Where would that be? L... moreObviously not where you live.
So I made logical points and that means I'm saying nothing because it contradicts your illogical points...Congratulations.
And yes. You spent the money and it is your PREFERENCE. However what you and many other trolls seem to do is mix your PREFERENCE in with the meaning of quality of materials/build.
Just because YOU PREFER glass does not make it the best.
Just because YOU PREFER glass does not make plastic bad.
Especially high grade Poly Carbonate that offers more overall durability and practicality.
You just like the feel of the glass better. Yet you sit here and make up all this non factual crap to support your own PREFERENCES.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2014Sorry. Here in the real world ios, wp, wm, symbian, android, and so forth all have devices the... moreHere in the "real world"? What exactly are you talking about? Where would that be? LOL
I have every right as a consumer to complain about materials. If I spend $700.00 on a device, I don't want cheap looking, flimsy plastic. What would your so-called" reality check " consist of? You've responded, but haven't really said anything. Just a lot of catch phrases with no merit.
Virtruvian, 05 Apr 2014I have never had a mobile get "hot". "warm"? Yes, but never hot.
And ... moreSorry. Here in the real world ios, wp, wm, symbian, android, and so forth all have devices they get warm and hot.
And the thing is anyone complaining about the materials needs a reality check.
And no. Poly carbonate plastic is high grade and does not break as easily as glass. And the scratches you can so easily get on that aluminum. Or the dents. Especially with the out of box scratched 5. That was lovely.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2014Yes. Because accidents don't happen to anyone.
And you do realize glass and aluminum are chea... moreI have never had a mobile get "hot". "warm"? Yes, but never hot.
And what does it matter that glass and aluminum are recyclable? So are plastics. I would still rather have my mobile made from glass and aluminum as they look and feel better. Plastic can crack just as easy as glass can break.
Virtruvian, 04 Apr 2014Gorillas glass could hardly be classified as "brittle". Especially when you put a hi... moreYes. Because accidents don't happen to anyone.
And you do realize glass and aluminum are cheap recyclable material right? And the aluminum on the Iphone is far from scratch proof. And dent proof. And heats up faster and can get hotter.
AnonD-226698, 03 Apr 2014I like the form factor. I'm not much into big phones. Me to, that's why I bought the Z1 Compact. But I hate that plastic back, got the phone a little over a week, always in a case and the back is already scratched. My precious :'(
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2014That material could ruin the design. Z phones are using glass panels. Clearer now S5 fan?Z series are supposed to use all glass, but the Z1c didn't. It used plastic on the back. I was going to buy the Z1c untill that info came to light.
AnonD-250216, 03 Apr 2014In a kind of way, i think that this is a good strategy for sony and some customers, Why?...let... moreyeah good point!, you change my mind, I'll wait for the release of the Xperia Z3 Compact to can buy the Z2 compact at lower price haha :)
Great! Getting the Z1 Compact for the wife now, and I'll be getting this when my contract runs out. Loving the hell out of my Z!
Virtruvian, 04 Apr 2014Sony could have have used polycarbonate instead of the plastic that shows hairline scratches e... moreThat material could ruin the design. Z phones are using glass panels. Clearer now S5 fan?
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2014It makes no sense for you to want the back to be made from a brittle material like glass.Sony could have have used polycarbonate instead of the plastic that shows hairline scratches even with the most careful handling.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2014It makes no sense for you to want the back to be made from a brittle material like glass.Gorillas glass could hardly be classified as "brittle". Especially when you put a high quality screen protector over it.
I also own an iPhone 5s and I have managed to keep it in intact and in pristine condition. I have never in my life, dropped my mobile. I tend to take care of electronics that cost hundreds of dollars.
My friend has the Z1c as well and he also takes care of his mobiles, but that cheap plastic back has countless hairline scratches.
There were hoardes of consumers that were so psyched that BOTH the front and back were made from glass, but even after Sony's lie was exposed, they then simply shrugged it off with a simple "oh well".
Not sure about you, but I don't pay premium prices for cheap plastic. Sony could've AT LEAST used a rigid polycarbonate for the back.
AnonD-250216, 03 Apr 2014In a kind of way, i think that this is a good strategy for sony and some customers, Why?...let... moreHi, I agree with your comment. I would tend to say that customers are slightly in advantage over sony itself, because I also think the prices for the so called flagships will decrease (nice for us) as soon a new model is announced even I guess we will seeing the XZ2C in five to six months months from now on. As you said, I see nothing wrong when people look for the latest phones, I simply do not see the logic (maybe money is not relevant) behind that since a flagship phone will be a flagship phone only for a very short time (very short). Even sony said they will be replacing their high end phones every six months, so why paying so much. The not at all amazing camera and the build quality made me reconsider to skip the Z1 compact, so I am really waiting for this model and for sure I will wait a couple of months after release so I do not have to pay so much. I would even buy the Z today but size does really matter to me. I think most of the phone makers try to fool people with their over sized phones. Again, nothing wrong if people love to buy such "phones" but at the end it happens the same, they are paying so much for something that due the size can be offered for much more less (see xiaomi products). Well let us hope this will be a great phone. The bigger version Z2 will already show the direction sony took this time. Greetings.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2014Can Sony do another keyboard phone. I use to have the X10 mini pro and am missing it so much, ... moreYou should have bought another while you still could. There were many qwerty-androids,but very few bought them except the first Milestone/Droid.
Depending on where you live and such, perhaps you can buy directly/or import a Photon Q (4.3" screen) or Droid 4 (4" screen). Both support most global 3G (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 for droid 4, but not 900 for photon q), but more strict on 4G (700Mhz band for droid 4 and 1900 MHz band for photon Q.
Nigon, 03 Apr 2014the problem with sony, is everybody will be expecting "the next flahship" and less p... moreBut most people will never know about this, on April 10th lots of people will buy Galaxy S4 and not have any idea that S5 will be out the next day. Stop thinking like a geek, the masses dont.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2014Can Sony do another keyboard phone. I use to have the X10 mini pro and am missing it so much, ... moreAfter the breakup with Ericsson i don't think they will make another keyboard smartphone.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2014Can Sony do another keyboard phone. I use to have the X10 mini pro and am missing it so much, ... moreAndroid QWERTY phones are almost extinct and even if there are some, they are with average specs. X10 Mini Pro was an awesome phone. Hope Sony releases a successor to X10 Mini Pro with the name Z1 or Z2 Mini Pro with following specs:
1. 4" or 4.5" screen with 720p HD resolution, 300 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and capacitive touch keys.
2. Rubberized keys for the slide out keyboard and option to turn on and off keyboard lights.
3. 5 or 8 MP with flash, 2 MP front facing camera and 100dB sound.
4. Internal memory 4 or 8 GB with an expandable slot that can hold upto 64 GB MicroSD card.
5. 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor with a powerful GPU and 1 or 2 GB RAM.
6. Android 4.3 Jellybean.
7. Removable 2000 mAh battery.
Can Sony do another keyboard phone. I use to have the X10 mini pro and am missing it so much, and a bigger screen would be perfect. Maybe a Z2 compact pro ?.