I think you misunderstood what I meant by color reproduction accuracy..maybe I wasn't very clear.
Well I can understand the Xperia S isn't perfect. Build quality wasn't as good as your average iPhone and the battery could be a bit weird at times, but I personally never had issues with it. I've been using mine for over 10 months now and still like it a lot.
On colour accuracy, I think that we're pretty much there. HTC and Apple are both very good, with very low Delta E (where Samsung does extremely bad with their AMOLED's). HTC and Sony do very, very well on colour temperature, reaching almost exactly 6500K. On brightness Sony is the undisputable winner, and on contrast the Nexus 4 does best, followed by Apple, HTC and Sony. Source: http://tweakers.net/...eer-scherm.html (in Dutch but should be easy enough to understand)
Battery is something I agree on, but I also think it's fine the way it is. I'm absolutely not doing anything to make sure my battery lasts longer (all syncs and connections pretty much always on and relatively heavy use) and my battery still lasts me all day, every day.
Yes! It's scheduled for delivery 28 Feb (the day after my birthday) but it might be sooner. Can expect a review here and on The Verge forums a few days after that!
I would like to see a phone with wider color gamut, including using wider color gamut in its camera DSP. Adobe RGB? ProPhoto? And correspond with a LCD display capable of 95% of the said color gamut.
With the $349 I paid for Nexus 4, and almost $600 I paid for Xperia S, I will never buy a Sony again. Not to mention the yellow spots, updates, and battery life problems of the first batch.
Sony's skin is THE best 3rd party skin. Very pleasant to use and tastefully designed.
Looks good, but not 'pure' Android, like some of the Nexus devices. You'd have to root and ROM to get the most out of this phone. It's too early in the year to tell if this will be 'the' superphone, after all it's only January. There are events like MWC, and Google IO, so I'll wait till other manufacturers announce phones. I have an upgrade eligible in October, but I wouldn't be able to keep my unlimited data plan with Verizon if I did that. I'd have to buy the phone outright anyways, so I'll probably wait till later in the year.