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    Default Xperia z1 > Nexus 5 a step down?

    Last week i was tossing up on getting the nexus 5 but for some idiotic reason i got the sony xperia z1. There is nothing wrong with this phone, i just have a little buyers remorse and wish I had gotten the N5.

    So now I'm thinking of selling the z1 on ebay and getting the N5. Do you guys think that this is a step down in phones and thus a stupid thing to do?

    The Z1 is still running jellybean hear in Australia. And while the camera is a 20mp camera (i think?), you can't get this result unless you use the camera in manual mode and not auto mode. That is not a quick thing, and auto mode is pretty crappy.

    Would love to hear your opinions.
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    Default Re: Xperia z1 > Nexus 5 a step down?

    The N5 is a great phone, but I think you would be moving sideways instead of up or down.
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    Default Re: Xperia z1 > Nexus 5 a step down?

    Quote Originally Posted by dctokyo View Post
    The N5 is a great phone, but I think you would be moving sideways instead of up or down.
    +1 It would be like getting an HTC One over the N5. Both are great phones and have strength and weaknesses the other doesn't. I think it's great that the N5 was released 4 or 5 months ago and it has the same hardware as flagship phones being released in a few months (S5).

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    Default Re: Xperia z1 > Nexus 5 a step down?

    It all comes down to personal preference. Vanilla Android vs Sony UI. Are the added features/better specs of the Sony greater than the value of the vanilla android?

    To me vanilla android wins out.
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    Default Re: Xperia z1 > Nexus 5 a step down?

    Well to be honest I don't think I use any of the Sony features except their battery saving options! I don't use their music player or gallery apps but I think you are talking more about settings?
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    Default Re: Xperia z1 > Nexus 5 a step down?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissPrettyKitty View Post
    Well to be honest I don't think I use any of the Sony features except their battery saving options! I don't use their music player or gallery apps but I think you are talking more about settings?
    I really don't know much about the sony but does it have a better camera and/or battery life? Stuff like that is what I'm talking about. Along with the Sony skin for android.
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    Default Re: Xperia z1 > Nexus 5 a step down?

    I agree that it's a matter of personal preference. The Z1 is without doubt an excellent phone, but if you prefer stock vanilla Android (with the Google Now Launcher, which is pretty sweet) and very timely updates from the mothership, then the N5 will be an equally excellent replacement. I've also heard that the Z1's preinstalled screen protector leaves something to be desired. Regarding the camera, I think the N5's camera is pretty good, especially in HDR+ mode.

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