Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Sony Xperia Z

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old January 25th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Japan
Gender: Male
Posts: 76
 
Device(s): Tablet; Nexus7; ROM cyanogen (with twrp) Phone: Fujitsu Arrows NX F-06E
Carrier: Docomo

Thanks: 9
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default Which phone Z or HTC butterfly?

So I am planning on getting a new phone this spring or summer. The sony Xperia Z has caught my eye, but I am also thinking of an HTC phone with similar specs HTC Butterfly Overview - HTC Smartphones

One thing I am curious about is rooting, I am not 100% sure if I will root my phone or not, but I always like having the option.
I know HTC phones in general are root friendly, but what about sony phones?

The one thing I like about the Xperia Z is the fact that it is supposed to be waterproof! All the other specs seem to be about the same.

I do live in Japan which is where that HTC phone is available.

skelms is online now  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 25th, 2013, 03:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,440
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 45
Thanked 826 Times in 742 Posts
Default

If it's a toss up between two phones that have a similar spec and price but where one of them is waterproof, I'd take the waterproof one every time.

Personally, I don't understand how phone manufacturers have gotten away with producing ANY phones that aren't waterproof. These things are supposed to be used outside, for crying out loud!
SiempreTuna is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 25th, 2013, 03:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harry2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Black Forest
Posts: 5,185
 
Device(s): One X, Sensation, Desire HD, Xperia Tablet S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 622
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,114 Posts
Default AW: Which phone Z or HTC butterfly?

To speak of smart phones, my phones was all HTC and my actual One X has a wonderful design and my next phone would have been the HTC Butterfly (M7) ... but I think my next phone will be this Sony Xperia Z because of this waterproof feature

Harry
__________________
Google Translate is to blame for my grammar
Harry2 is online now  
Last edited by Harry2; January 25th, 2013 at 03:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Japan
Gender: Male
Posts: 76
 
Device(s): Tablet; Nexus7; ROM cyanogen (with twrp) Phone: Fujitsu Arrows NX F-06E
Carrier: Docomo

Thanks: 9
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Thanks for the input. We'll see what is available in the spring but right now I'm thinking sony, but I did see a pretty nice arrows phone (fujitsu) with a 1.7 quad core chip coming out about the same time
skelms is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old February 8th, 2013, 11:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 209
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

How is Sony with updates to their phones? Timely or does it take them forever?
wallstreet123456 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Sony Xperia Z
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Sony Xperia Z (previously known as Sony Xperia Yuga) is the Japanese manufacturer's flagship device of 2013. The powerhouse is packed with the best specs to compete with the highest of the high-end. Its 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB ... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Sony Xperia Z
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.