Which phone Z or HTC butterfly?General


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  1. skelms

    skelms Well-Known Member

    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.

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  2. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

    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!
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    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
  4. skelms

    skelms Well-Known Member

    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
  5. wallstreet123456

    wallstreet123456 Well-Known Member

    How is Sony with updates to their phones? Timely or does it take them forever?

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