Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
I iz your trusted friend
5759 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 134

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1422180 6-Nov-2015 09:24
Send private message

Electronics and salt water don't mix too well... they may be able to carry on functioning but be careful with erosion. 




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


448 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 106

Trusted

  Reply # 1422190 6-Nov-2015 09:43
Send private message

I've had the Sony Xperia Z1 since it was launched and it hasn't failed me so far (except for a battery replacement with a re-sealed back at the official repair centre).
It has dropped on the floor several times and I haven't had any issues with glass breaking or cracking at all




Gigabit


 
 
 
 


1410 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304


  Reply # 1422211 6-Nov-2015 10:09
One person supports this post
Send private message

chiefie: Electronics and salt water don't mix too well... they may be able to carry on functioning but be careful with erosion. 


I've noticed that the phones are more susceptible to problems from dishwater which has affected the speakers and microphones more quickly. It is real obvious when this happens which is why I noticed it. I assume that the detergent reduces surface tension so the water can get in to smaller gaps more quickly.

With salt water I've just washed the phones in tap water to get any salt residue off.



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1422419 6-Nov-2015 14:34
Send private message

thanks for the replies they have all been very helpful, now tossing up between desire eye, z3 + and z3. Thoughts?

32 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 1422436 6-Nov-2015 14:46
Send private message

If it were between z3+ and z3 I would take the z3 as it has better battery life as shown in reviews I think the sd810 has alot to do with average battery life in z3+. The camera is the same apart from the front having one and the z3+ has an uncovered usb port. I value battery life and the rest doesn't matter for me that's why I'll go z3 over z3+

1410 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304


  Reply # 1422451 6-Nov-2015 15:09
Send private message

The Z3+ battery is also 5% less powerful at 2930 mAh versus 3100 in the Z3:
http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=103#rparams=m=s239017006

Unless you really need good battery life then I'd prefer the Z3+.

If the Z3 and the Z3+ had the same chipset then I'd go for the cheaper Z3. But that is not the case. The externals are twins [Edit: near enough anyway] but chipset is very different which means the Z3+ has a major performance advantage:
Dual quad-core CPU instead of quad-core
Better graphics capabilities
Better codec support ie full H.265
Dual-channel 64-bit RAM rather than dual-channel 32-bit RAM

The hardware is different so it will be a different Android build which might have a small chance of being better supported for longer.

1410 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304


  Reply # 1422460 6-Nov-2015 15:32
Send private message

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6539&idPhone2=6878&idPhone3=6715

Forgot that you mentioned the HTC Desire Eye. I'd put it third unless you like HTC or want a colour that Sony don't have. I like the matching cameras but in general the HTC is not better than the Sony models.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.