Richteralan, on 12 January 2013 - 01:21, said:
No. After Xperia S, No more Sony.
Besides the LCD resolution, I failed to see which part of this phone is better than Nexus 4.
And frankly why do we need 5 inches screen? Why do we need 1080P in a 5 incher?
Why not after the Xperia S ?
It is imho still one of the best android phones out there. the only android phones beating it are newer models sony. I'm no sony fan in general. but for phones, they really know their stuff. sure the SIII and other top phones form other oems may have bigger paper specs, but even on ICS, this thing outperforms the SIII on JellyBean, simply because Sony doesn't just take the source dump from google, compile it and dump it on the phone, they actually do their work and optimize it for their phones. Sure it means longer time for the updates, but at least the updates work and are optimized properly. and therefore you also don't need to run JB instead of ICS since it runs ICS as if it was JB.
I put a custom rom on my S in december or so, and since then, I've continually been asking myself, why. there's some neat stuff. but the themes are inconsistent, the performance isn't really any better, since the official rom was so blazing, and I don't have all the awesome sony apps I had on the custom rom, my plan was to run this until they released a official JB early 2013, since it got delayed, I'm actually thinking of going back to an official ICS rom until the official JB rom. bonus is that the official JB rom also upgrades the camera to be even better than it already is.
If I was going to stay with android, Sony would definitiely be my upgrade path of choice, better camera, better built quality, their whole line is pretty much water proof now, and proper software engineers doing their job.
and as a bonus, factory pre applied shatter proofing on the glass.