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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Scrandroid, Jun 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM.

  1. Scrandroid

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    Hi, I'm due for a mobile upgrade with EE this week, & I'm choosing between 3 handsets.

    Samsung S8
    Google Pixl
    Sony Xperia XZ Premium

    I'm swaying towards the Sony, but why should I maybe get one of the others?
     

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  2. Hadron

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    It depends on your preferences and what you intend to do with it. I'd certainly handle all 3 to check what you are comfortable with before buying.

    The Pixel is the oldest, doesn't have SD expansion, but will have the best software support (updates will be faster and more frequent). I'd expect the Pixel to be smoothest in operation despite having the least powerful hardware.

    The S8 is the narrowest, has the largest fraction of the phone taken up with screen, and has every feature (and every gimmick) Samsung are currently offering built in. Be aware that the internals are different in the US, where it's based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 rather than Samsung's own Exynos SoC, so many reviews are of a different model - the differences should not be large, but there will be differences (some pros for one, some for the other).

    The Sony is the largest, has pretty similar specs to a US S8 but lighter software than the Samsung, more conventional screen format, and a higher-MP camera (which can be a pro or a con depending on how you use it).

    There are pros and cons to all of them, so it really depends on what features/aspects of a phone matter most to you.
     
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    Thanks for the detailed answer! It helps. I think from the reviews I've read too, I'm hopefully right in choosing the Sony. Might be the uncool brand (compared to Samsung & Apple) but I reckon with 4K viewing & many more good features, the XZ will be very good. 
     
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    Never worry about what brand is "cool" - that's just the way to buying the same phone as everyone else, irrespective of whether it's the right one for you.
     

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