I think my next phone will be the HTC One M8, but I'm not up to speed on a lot of the newer offerings.
How did you end up getting on with the big honking Sony?
What country are you in? This helps me determine availability as well as radio support/performance.What price range are you considering/how price sensitive are you?How many years do you go between upgrades?If in the US, are you willing to pick up a subsidized phone attached to a 2 year contract?How durable does your device need to be? Are drops a regular occurrence? Do you have kids or pets?How important is customizability?How important is ease of use? How comfortable are you with new technology/interfaces?What are you using currently? Do you have a lot of music and/or other digital content associated with one platform or another? Are you married to one platform or another for any particular reason?How long do you spend away from outlets during the day? How important is multi day battery life?Do you have size considerations? Are you comfortable with a large phone, or is one handed use important?Do you need the fastest, baddest ass device?How often do you take pics and in what conditions? Are you an avid smartphone snapper and value good IQ? Do you want to mess with settings or have your pictures just come out great?Any other specific use cases you want to be considered? Do you attend a lot of concerts and need to get a good audio recording? Do you film adventures with your smartphone?
I liked it but it was ultimately compromised quite a bit. Lollipop really cleans up android for big phones and I ultimately wasn't convinced large phones were great until I had the Nexus 6. I will revisit the Sony Z Ultra with Lollipop and let you know if it's improved.It's fucking awesome to watch movies and consume content on a big ass screen. It's also super nice to play games that you'd normally have to have a tablet to play comfortably. After living with such big devices for a while, I can see the appeal.
I'm not quite in the market for a new phone just yet, but would like to keep my eyes/options open.
Thanks!I'm actually on Verizon if that makes any difference.I'll give the Sony a look. Like you said, my GS4 is still holding up well. I just tend to change my phones out every two years. I've still got 6 months left on this one, and a lot can change between now and then.
Sad as it is, I have a iPhone 3G. Still. It can do phone calls, text, how slowly my apps, do, take. But it's paid for. Many times over. Was going to go for the i6 Plus. Unexpected expenses. Perhaps the i7 next year? Or fuck it, and get a Jitterbug!