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  # 1063348 11-Jun-2014 13:20
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dafman: Today I pulled the pin and ordered a black Z2. Should arrive in next few days - can't wait. It took me a long time to decide between flagships, in the end the Z2 won out with its bigger battery and great camera. The Z2 is also the closest to stock android. My last phone was a Nexus 5 which I loved, except for battery life.

I really wanted to like the HTC M8 ... but I couldn't look past its poor camera (HTC must be kicking themselves for sticking with the same camera - it will be costing them dearly).

And the S5. It just looks cheap and boring ... and touchwiz is still too much over stock android.

So ... my first question ... anyone using the Sony flip case? I don't want to add any bulk to an already large phone, but this looks like it is minimal bulk?


Yes I use the flip case. It's very thin, doesn't really add much. Not sure how thick the magnet charging case will be, but I'd go for that if it's just as thin.

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  # 1063349 11-Jun-2014 13:20
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dafman: Today I pulled the pin and ordered a black Z2. Should arrive in next few days - can't wait. It took me a long time to decide between flagships, in the end the Z2 won out with its bigger battery and great camera. The Z2 is also the closest to stock android. My last phone was a Nexus 5 which I loved, except for battery life.

I really wanted to like the HTC M8 ... but I couldn't look past its poor camera (HTC must be kicking themselves for sticking with the same camera - it will be costing them dearly).

And the S5. It just looks cheap and boring ... and touchwiz is still too much over stock android.

So ... my first question ... anyone using the Sony flip case? I don't want to add any bulk to an already large phone, but this looks like it is minimal bulk?


Yes I use the flip case. It's very thin, doesn't really add much. Not sure how thick the magnet charging case will be, but I'd go for that if it's just as thin.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1063352 11-Jun-2014 13:42
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siyuan:
dafman: Today I pulled the pin and ordered a black Z2. Should arrive in next few days - can't wait. It took me a long time to decide between flagships, in the end the Z2 won out with its bigger battery and great camera. The Z2 is also the closest to stock android. My last phone was a Nexus 5 which I loved, except for battery life.

I really wanted to like the HTC M8 ... but I couldn't look past its poor camera (HTC must be kicking themselves for sticking with the same camera - it will be costing them dearly).

And the S5. It just looks cheap and boring ... and touchwiz is still too much over stock android.

So ... my first question ... anyone using the Sony flip case? I don't want to add any bulk to an already large phone, but this looks like it is minimal bulk?


Yes I use the flip case. It's very thin, doesn't really add much. Not sure how thick the magnet charging case will be, but I'd go for that if it's just as thin.


Ok, thanks all, think I am sold on the case. I got a vodafone Z2 with magnetic dock, so don't need charging case. I wouldn't mind a spare dock ... but $70 is a lot for a little bit of plastic!

What's your experience with battery? I'm a moderate user and am hoping for a full days use on a single charge. Achievable?

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  # 1063354 11-Jun-2014 13:44
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I can usually see through the day and be left with 60-70% charge left with moderate use.  Larger use might get down to 40-50%.

Magnetic charging docks $40 on trade me :)


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  # 1063358 11-Jun-2014 13:49
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Gnobbie: I can usually see through the day and be left with 60-70% charge left with moderate use.  Larger use might get down to 40-50%.

Magnetic charging docks $40 on trade me :)



I'll be over the moon if I get that battery life!! My N5 usually died by early evening (my temporary S2 dies by lunchtime).

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  # 1063396 11-Jun-2014 14:42
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I picked up a Z2 Monday and quite impressed still getting use to it after using a Samsung for many years,

What is up with the head phones that come with the handset? They are crap

Battery life is great so far

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  # 1063625 11-Jun-2014 20:24
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I can have as much as 70% battery left after some days' usage. On a more typical, slightly heavier usage day, I usually have 50% battery left by bedtime. I typically charge mine every second night which is pretty great for such a large screened, powerful device!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1063899 12-Jun-2014 10:59
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I see the upcoming Z2A supports LTE band28.
Good news for future xperia's

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  # 1064685 13-Jun-2014 09:28
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I am now the proud owner of a genuine Sony flip case for a Z2. Now I just need the courier to arrive with my new shiny piece of kit!

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  # 1064727 13-Jun-2014 10:26
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My baby has arrived. What a beautiful piece of kit! Why anyone would pay the same $ for the plastic S5 is beyond me. Great to see Sony pack a micro USB to USB cable in box as well. Currently undergoing the obligatory initial charge ... can I resist playing with it? The magnetic charging dock is a god-send - but how Sony can possibly get away charging $70 for it is beyond me - it's a matchbox sized piece of plastic!!

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  # 1064924 13-Jun-2014 14:01
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dafman: My baby has arrived. What a beautiful piece of kit! Why anyone would pay the same $ for the plastic S5 is beyond me. Great to see Sony pack a micro USB to USB cable in box as well. Currently undergoing the obligatory initial charge ... can I resist playing with it? The magnetic charging dock is a god-send - but how Sony can possibly get away charging $70 for it is beyond me - it's a matchbox sized piece of plastic!!


Most phones pack a microusb to usb cable in these days.




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  # 1065754 14-Jun-2014 21:37
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This may be obvious to some but not to me. It appears that when you start the camera using the dedicated camera button, it tends to auto close after like 30 or 40 seconds. When the camera is opened via the camera app icon, then it stays on. This is the same with 4 units I've seen. My 4k video recording got the error message at 7 min. Not to bad, still love my z2!

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  # 1065927 15-Jun-2014 12:01
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Ok, A couple of days in I'm loving the phone. Taking a while to get used to the weight though. Dang, it's a heavy beast. Need to go back to the gym!

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  # 1065956 15-Jun-2014 12:56
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jovu55: This may be obvious to some but not to me. It appears that when you start the camera using the dedicated camera button, it tends to auto close after like 30 or 40 seconds. When the camera is opened via the camera app icon, then it stays on. This is the same with 4 units I've seen.


I'd say that's intended. The camera button could be accidentally pressed in your pocket so an automatic shut-off is probably quite a good idea.

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  # 1065972 15-Jun-2014 13:24
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sonyxperiageek:
dafman: My baby has arrived. What a beautiful piece of kit! Why anyone would pay the same $ for the plastic S5 is beyond me. Great to see Sony pack a micro USB to USB cable in box as well. Currently undergoing the obligatory initial charge ... can I resist playing with it? The magnetic charging dock is a god-send - but how Sony can possibly get away charging $70 for it is beyond me - it's a matchbox sized piece of plastic!!


Most phones pack a microusb to usb cable in these days.


They don't include a USB OTG cable however, which I think is what they are referring to.




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