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Old 21-02-13, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Sony Xperia Z versus Samsung Galaxy S4

I'm in the market for a new phone and have narrowed my choices down to these two, BUT the Samsung has not been officially announced as yet.

The Xperia Z is out on 28th Feb and is available on pre-order. But the rumours of the S4 are coming thick and fast. To me, these seem to be near equals and will be going head to head to be crowned best Android phone in 2013.

So, ignoring prices, tariffs and networks, if you could have either phone which would you have and why?
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Old 23-02-13, 09:49 AM   #2
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I was very surprised by the Sony I use last year for a few weeks, but they're generally very slow with updates, so I wouldn't buy one until I see that has changed.

Also, the S4 is going to be the more popular device, many more accessory options and probably the better device.
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Get an iPhone 5, it is longer..because that's what is important apparently!
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Get an iPhone 5, it is longer..because that's what is important apparently!
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I'm afraid Apple ain't my thing - I had the iPhone 3G and it was great at the time, but now I'm an Android only kinda guy...

So it looks like Samsung will announce the S4 on 14th March and it'll be in the shops sometime in April. The specs look very similar to the Xperia Z and I'm desperate to get rid of my ageing Incredible S. Honestly, it feels like it's using a Zimmer frame to get things done.

Before making any major purchase these days I use YouTube to do my research. Andy - are you planning to do any phone reviews any time soon?
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Not in the near future unfortunately. Almost certainly I'll get an S4, but probably not an Xperia Z.
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Xperia Z is released in the UK tomorrow. Sony are also releasing an Xperia Tablet Z too in April and it looks very nice...

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I went for the Xperia Z in the end and I wasn't disappointed.

The S4 just looked too much like the S3 for my liking, not that the S3 was a bad looking phone, but the S4 didn't seem like much of an upgrade. It almost feels like the way Apple release the 3G, then 3GS, and then the 4G, and 4GS.
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I'd actually agreed to buy an Xperia Z from a guy in Hayes. I suggested one time to pick up, that was too early, I suggested another time, he agreed. I got their 10 minutes early and his response by text was I was late and he's sold it to someone else!

That's the problem with Gumtree, there's no feedback system for sellers and buyers.
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