New Smartphone for 2015 - Dare I Sony?
So, I've been extensively researching smartphones. My old Nexus S (which had the perfect
form factor aside from the low-res screen) died long ago, and I've been using the Nexus 4 I bought for world travel (unlocked) as my primary phone for a while now.
It's showing its age. No 4G support (just HDSPA+, which is still pretty fast), big and clunky (HUGE compared to the Nexus 4, yet tiny compared to the Nexus 6). Big old crack on the back panel that hasn't caused a problem yet, but will someday.
The smallest smartphone I can find is the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/phones/xperia-z3-compact/
It's actually smaller than the iPhone6, and also cheaper. Sony has promised lollipop any day now as well. Reports are that the battery life is actually the best of any phone out there by weight.
2. Not stock Android
3. Fiddly little doors on the ports to make it immersion waterproof
4. Still way too big
This generation of phones is awful unless you have giant sausage hands and/or terrible eyes. I would just wait another generation, but I don't think this trend of giant-ass phones will end by the next cycle. I'd upgrade to the Nexus 5, but it's not enough
of an upgrade from the 4 to be better than just waiting.
But man... Fuck Sony...