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.