bigboss wrote:Ok, compared both yesterday. I think the Sony is a bit too big for my liking. Loved HTC's build quality. Few questions:1) How is the battery life?
1) How is the battery life?
Very good, compared to my old DesireHD, I use mine as a GPS device when playing golf, which requires GPS (duh) and a mobile data connection for loading satellite images on the fly and I normally have the backlight on full so I can read it easily in direct sunlight, the DesireHD would be lucky to get through a full round (4+ hours), the HTCOne battery usually barely even notices that I've been using it for that. I say usually a couple of weeks ago I was playing and it completely drained itself in less than 12 holes which was odd, after it restarted when I connected the charger in the car it was fine and hasn't done that again since, so I presume it was a bug in the golf app (the battery usage indicated that it was that app that had used all the battery.
Day to day usage It's pretty good, I've normally got either a wifi or mobile data connection running all day and it doesn't give it any trouble, the DesireHD I usually end up having to connect it to the laptop to charge at some point.
Quote:2) How is camera quality & low light performance?
Very good, no complaints.
Quote: 3) How is network reception?
As far as I can tell, fine. I say that because I'm on O2 and their reception always seems to be worse than most other networks (I can't get 3G at home for example but every other network can). I can't say I've noticed it constantly dropping calls for example.
daveh75 wrote:What are Sony like for bloat/Custom UI out of interest? Do they ruin a perfectly good OS like HTC and Samsung do
What are Sony like for bloat/Custom UI out of interest?
Do they ruin a perfectly good OS like HTC and Samsung do
Sony have stayed as close to stock Android as possible, so doesn't ruin the stock experience.
As The_Lhc mentioned, I really like Sense UI, & I think it's better than stock Android. Of course, it's a matter of personal opinion.
Thanks, The_Lhc! Much appreciated. One more question, is it prone to scratches?
bigboss wrote:Thanks, The_Lhc! Much appreciated. One more question, is it prone to scratches?
Only if you drop it as many times as I have! In normal use, no, not that I've noticed.
I'm slightly inclined to try out the Xperia Z1 first, & swap it for HTC One if I cant live with its size. :?
Have until 4th Oct to decide, when I'm up for a renewal.
Ordered the HTC One on Vodafone contract! :cheers:
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But for this post, I have used a Sony experia z1 for two weeks now, I chose it to replace my stollen iphone4s, at moment I think it's well worth the Change, is it better then an iPhone, more different then better, so yes I would recommend a z1 like any thing new it's a learning curve,
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For me - it's difficult to say which one is better. Xperia Z has higher camera resolution (13,1 Mpx vs. 4 Mpx), but HTC has faster CPU. There are also some more differences between those two smartphones - you can chech them here: