- iphone or sony xperia???
I went from an iphone 4s to a Z and have just bought a Z2 tablet.
I prefer the Z to the iphone but don’t use a huge number of apps, the ability to add extra memory with an SD card appealed plus the more open approach of Android as an OS.
 oh yes, biggest thing is it’s waterproof – can just put in a jersey pocket when I go for a ride and not worry.Posted 3 years ago
The big difference (IMO) is the screen – I love my Xperia Z’s huge screen, it makes an iPhone screen look poky and small by comparison. But if you have smaller hands that could of course be a disadvantage, and it’s definitely harder to use one-handed.
Otherwise they’re fairly similar – there’s not much difference between iOS and Android these days, the huge advantage in apps that Apple had 2 years ago has pretty much disappeared. Both are quality devices, with none of the cheap plastic feel that the top Samsung phones have. The Xperia is of course waterproof, which is nice. On the other hand there are a lot more accessories available for the iPhone, and if you have a Mac it’ll be a lot better integrated. (If you don’t have a Mac you’ll be forced to use the loathsome PoS that is iTunes).
I’d get the Xperia, but either would be fine.Posted 3 years agossboggySubscriber
Never had an iPhone but recently got a Z1 compact and i’m very pleased with it. The battery life if superb compared to the other smart phones i’ve had, its also waterproof, not that ive tested it though.
The only downside seems to be the plastic screen which can scratch easily but i fitted another film to the screen as soon as i got the phone. (one is included in the box)Posted 3 years agoToastyMember
I’ve got an Xperia Z1, took a while to warm to it, due to it being a huge slab of glass. Finding it really usable though, great call quality, magnetic charger, Sony’s skinning of Android is nice and lightweight, very good camera, waterproof! I wash it down post rides and don’t worry about the rain.
There’s tons I love about it. If I were buying again though, I’d get the Z1 Compact. I wouldn’t get too caught up on the wording, it’s still bigger than an iPhone.
Prior to this I had a Nexus 4, never really felt the love for it.Posted 3 years agoToastyMember
Also assuming you mean Z1, where you keep saying X1. There isn’t a modern X1, the last one was:Posted 3 years agoffejSubscriber
I’ve just got a Z1 Compact as a replacement for my 3.5 year old iphone 4s. I’m quite pleased with it to be honest. It’s definitely not as slick as an iphone but it’s far more customisable. There seems to be an app or wigit to replace everything I was missing from the iphone (like DND mode).
Really good not to be tied to itunes which I really hated. Stuck a 20 quid 64 gig memory card in, so all in, less than 400 quid for sim free phone with over 70 gig of storage.
JeffPosted 3 years agogofasterstripesSubscriber
Last I checked, Sony didn’t really give two hoots about sourcing Tantalum that was not dug out of the ground by kids and people with guns to their heads.
Apple was trying to source a better supply, and having some success.Posted 3 years agoRosie Edwards wrote:
Looking to replace my tired old HTC One S in the next few months so have been pondering what to replace it with. Didn’t want anything mahoosive, so was thinking either the Google Nexus 5 or the Z1 Compact so glad to hear the Z1 Compact is so well liked here!
I’ve just replaced my One S with the Z1C (yesterday!). Still getting to grips with the different Android skin but otherwise all looks good. I’m thinking about getting the click-on magnetic charger so I’m not opening and closing the door over the mini-USB port so often and it’ll hopefully last longer.Posted 3 years agoarmchairbikerSubscriber
Having just lost my iPhone 4s, I am going to go to the Sony Z2 over iPhone 5s.
Whilst slightly concerned about the size – the fact I can get it free, expand the memory and have a great camera sells me. I was tempted to wait for the iPhone 6 – but that will have a price tag on it.
What I do need to do is figure out how I get my music across from my Mac – but sure that isn’t going to be a huge deal breakerPosted 3 years agoDickBartonMember
Got the z2…brilliant in every way but I detest the size…far too big. I wanted the z1 compact but at the time Vodafone didn’t offer it. Only other issue is that it only works with Sony headphones, not major but they aren’t as comfy as Apple earbuds.Posted 3 years ago
Great phone, gorilla glass is tougher than normal finishes and the waterproofing is very good.
Cheers for the replies. Glad to hear it’s (mostly!) all good. The only thing that puts me off (and it’s a small thing really) is the charging port (the faff of keep taking off the fiddly little USB cover every time you want to charge it) and that I’d have to upgrade the memory (16GB on my current HTC is nowhere near enough). Small things I guess, but with the HTC One there aren’t those issues.
Has anyone dropped it yet? Wondering how delicate they are. I’ve dropped my current HTC several times and there’s been no damage whatsoever.Posted 3 years ago
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