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Old February 3rd, 2013, 05:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any info on when this little beauty will come to the UK ?
I'm due a new phone in March, got the HTC Sensation XE just now.

I really like the look of this one

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 06:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like Feb 28th.

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Yep, ordered mine today, delivery date of 28th Feb. Can't wait, had a quick play with one in a 3UK store, very nice.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have just had a play with the XZ in the 3 store in Manchester. Got to say, I was very dissapointed. I had decided this would be my next phone but not any more. The phone did not have thepremim feel I expected, there was lag between the home screens (as it seemed to restart the widgets. The viewing anles were awful (I had heard they were bad but far worse than I expected). Did not feel good in the pocket, too angular.
All in all in appears to be a fail by Sony, I feel quite deflated. Hope the HTC M7 proves to be a better option but from the recent leaks I'm not convinced about that either (looks like the new Blackberry).
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Viewing angles look ok in this comparison.

Xperia Z versus Galaxy Note 2, Nexus 4 and One X - YouTube
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I really am tempted to get this phone, but one thing puts me off. No HTC Sense.

I am a very big fan of this, and the live weather wallpaper and clock feels snazzy to me. Going back to a bog standard background would feel like a backward step now. It might sound stupid to some, but I will see what HTC One brings to the table in a few days.
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Pre order cancelled, i jumped on the pre order to secure the headphones with the release of the One being the deciding factor.........and after the "event" announcing the One, i have plumped for that, not sure i could have lasted the 2 year contract with the substandard screen Sony have decided to put in the XZ.

I'm not saying it's a totally bad screen, but it has been documented that Sony cheaped out on the screen to keep improvements elsewhere.
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I have just had a play with the XZ in the 3 store in Manchester. Got to say, I was very dissapointed. I had decided this would be my next phone but not any more. The phone did not have thepremim feel I expected, there was lag between the home screens (as it seemed to restart the widgets. The viewing anles were awful (I had heard they were bad but far worse than I expected). Did not feel good in the pocket, too angular.
All in all in appears to be a fail by Sony, I feel quite deflated. Hope the HTC M7 proves to be a better option but from the recent leaks I'm not convinced about that either (looks like the new Blackberry).
Try loading Nova Launcher if you can, then run it again.
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could be way off base here and perhaps sony rushed the phone to market without ironing out some bugs - which I'm sure they will address in future updates

anyway, I notice that it ships with Mcaffee virus installed, would this be the cause of some lag - just a thought
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could be way off base here and perhaps sony rushed the phone to market without ironing out some bugs - which I'm sure they will address in future updates

anyway, I notice that it ships with Mcaffee virus installed, would this be the cause of some lag - just a thought
No I doubt it's mcafee because it needs to be setup/run before it is able to run in the backround. And I agree with the lag it just needs optimising should be fixed in the 4.2 update.
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