10-24-2014 09:06 PM
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  1. Snareman's Avatar
    I've never really considered a Sony phone, but it looks like the new Z3 is a pretty nice phone with what they describe as amazing battery life. I have no clue why but when they tested the battery life they didn't compare it to the Droid Maxx. Despite this they say it has record battery life in their tests. Its 5.2", only 1080 (which might help with the battery) and only has 4.2.2. Any thoughts?

    All bow to the new endurance king: Sony Xperia Z3 scores a record battery life for its category
    10-09-2014 01:56 PM
  2. Snareman's Avatar
    On further looking - the back of the Z3 is all glass so its more prone to cracking like iphones. I don't like that the USB charging ports are covered, but I guess that goes with the waterproofness, which I don't really anticipate needing. Ok, I'm back to the Turbo. Still looks like a nice phone though.
    10-09-2014 02:00 PM
  3. heyeaglefn's Avatar
    I never thought about the Z3 because I didn't know if it would come to Verizon. This Turbo looks great though.
    10-09-2014 02:46 PM
  4. Revolutionary's Avatar
    V for Verizon: Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z3v | Android Central

    Z3v Confirmed. Honestly not a bad option. 3200mah battery is nothing to sneeze at.

    EDIT: apart from the Snapdragon 801 (vs 805) and the 1080p (vs qHD) this phone is more or less the equivalent of the Turbo spec-wise. That screen is supposedly fantastic, and it brings water/dust-resistance and an SD slot. Seriously great looking phone for VZW. Lacks the Moto suite, though... But pricing could be a factor. This might be a harder decision than I previously expected...
    10-09-2014 03:20 PM
  5. Eli_C's Avatar
    I would have considered the Z3 compact, but if I am getting a phone this size, its going to be the Turbo (if there is no mini)
    10-09-2014 05:13 PM
  6. delrey1900's Avatar
    The Z3v is tempting, but in the end, the Sony doesn't have Moto Voice, Moto Display, etc.. So the X or Turbo it is for me
    Revolutionary and dmark44 like this.
    10-09-2014 06:26 PM
  7. Toes Up's Avatar
    Any chance the Turbo is water resistant? As others have said, this may be a tough decision.
    10-09-2014 07:45 PM
  8. Snareman's Avatar
    The charging port on the bottom is open though as opposed to the z3 that has a cover over it.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using Tapatalk 4
    Toes Up likes this.
    10-09-2014 07:47 PM
  9. Revolutionary's Avatar
    The Z3v is tempting, but in the end, the Sony doesn't have Moto Voice, Moto Display, etc.. So the X or Turbo it is for me
    Moto Display and Voice FTW. I'm going to call mine "Jarvis."
    10-09-2014 08:04 PM
  10. travaz's Avatar
    I think the killer for me as Snareman said above is it is running and only has 4.2.2. Any thoughts? I think this would be a long time to Lollypop.
    10-09-2014 08:51 PM
  11. Snareman's Avatar
    I think the killer for me as Snareman said above is it is running and only has 4.2.2. Any thoughts? I think this would be a long time to Lollypop.
    I don't think the difference between 4.2 and 4.4 was all that significant was it?
    10-10-2014 01:43 AM
  12. GTvert90's Avatar
    I don't think the difference between 4.2 and 4.4 was all that significant was it?
    The 4.2 jelly bean to 4.4 kitkat? There were many improvements. Was it as big as 2.3 to 4.0? No but there's no reason you should be behind 2 versions of Android. It's not like they just released 4.4 at this year's io it was released last November. We're not talking 4.4.2 or 4.4.3 to 4.4.4.
    10-10-2014 07:21 AM
  13. garyart1's Avatar
    Do we know for sure it comes with 4.2? Under the specs on Sony's site it states it has 4.4.
    10-10-2014 08:42 AM
  14. codeda's Avatar
    Yeah it has 4.4.4. Not sure where all this 4.2 is coming from. Even the xperia z2 has 4.4.2.
    10-10-2014 09:42 AM
  15. thegrants82's Avatar
    I've never really considered a Sony phone, but it looks like the new Z3 is a pretty nice phone with what they describe as amazing battery life. I have no clue why but when they tested the battery life they didn't compare it to the Droid Maxx. Despite this they say it has record battery life in their tests. Its 5.2", only 1080 (which might help with the battery) and only has 4.2.2. Any thoughts?

    4.2.2? Do you just randomly make this stuff up because its not true.

    All bow to the new endurance king: Sony Xperia Z3 scores a record battery life for its category
    10-10-2014 12:30 PM
  16. Snareman's Avatar
    You should be a little more hostile with your replies. I'd take them much better. I thought I read yesterday that it was 4.2.2. If I was wrong I sincerely apologize to you and the entire Android community.
    10-10-2014 12:44 PM
  17. pchain's Avatar
    Yikes. Let's take a deep breath everyone.
    10-10-2014 01:11 PM
  18. travaz's Avatar
    When I saw your post I looked it up and I also read that it was 4.2.2. I have a Samsung Tab2 on VZW and it has never been updated even though the WiFi version was updated quite awhile ago. When I asked VZW how I could get Kit Kat they tried to sell me the Tab S. So I stand by my statement.
    10-10-2014 01:32 PM
  19. Snareman's Avatar
    When I saw your post I looked it up and I also read that it was 4.2.2. I have a Samsung Tab2 on VZW and it has never been updated even though the WiFi version was updated quite awhile ago. When I asked VZW how I could get Kit Kat they tried to sell me the Tab S. So I stand by my statement.
    Thanks for letting me know my reading skills are intact. The sites we read it on must have updated their info because I can't find it now.
    10-10-2014 01:37 PM
  20. travaz's Avatar
    Thanks for letting me know my reading skills are intact. The sites we read it on must have updated their info because I can't find it now.
    Same here but I specifically looked it up so I was sure. Maybe it was a typo. I still say there is a better chance of L on the turbo.
    10-10-2014 01:40 PM
  21. edgefever's Avatar
    I'm sure it will be one of the first ones updated to L.


    Seems like Verizon means business with this beast.
    10-10-2014 01:51 PM
  22. thegrants82's Avatar
    You should be a little more hostile with your replies. I'd take them much better. I thought I read yesterday that it was 4.2.2. If I was wrong I sincerely apologize to you and the entire Android community.
    Settle down big boy. This is an android forum. No need to get all worked up about your mistakes.
    10-10-2014 04:24 PM
  23. Snareman's Avatar
    Settle down big boy. This is an android forum. No need to get all worked up about your mistakes.
    Don't patronize me "big boy". I'm obviously not the only one that read 4.2.2. My statement was correct at the time I wrote it with the info I had.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using Tapatalk 4
    10-10-2014 04:27 PM
  24. thegrants82's Avatar
    Don't patronize me "big boy". I'm obviously not the only one that read 4.2.2. My statement was correct at the time I wrote it with the info I had.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using Tapatalk 4
    Not worth the effort here with the short fuse that you have. Good luck with whatever you do......sounds like you need a little
    10-10-2014 04:35 PM
  25. Snareman's Avatar
    Not worth the effort here with the short fuse that you have. Good luck with whatever you do......sounds like you need a little
    Lol. I'm not the one who started with the inflammatory initial jab. All you had to do in your first post post was to say that my info wasn't correct in a friendly manner instead of derogatorily accusing me of making up the info. Some people can't accept the fact that they may have been wrong their actions. I'm done arguing with you. As you said, this is just about a simple phone.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using Tapatalk 4
    10-10-2014 04:50 PM
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