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  1. Dinky89484's Avatar
    I know this has been talked about and wished for a dozen times over but I really want a Sony Xperia Z4 (or Z3) with the Windows Phone OS. I dropped by a Best Buy today and got to look at and handle a Z3 and it's a really nicely built phone. It's thin and yet feels durable. I own and use a Lumia 1520 and it's a beautiful handset, but the Sony Xperia is beautiful yet also has a rugged feel to it. Here's to forever dreaming about Sony coming to their senses and/or Microsoft coming to their senses to put a Windows Phone OS onto a Sony device.
    01-08-2015 02:05 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    There is a long line of people wishing that there was a Sony device running WP....
    01-08-2015 02:27 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    There is a long line of people wishing that there was a Sony device running WP....
    Count me in there...
    01-08-2015 02:32 PM
  4. mathsisbest's Avatar
    I own and use a Lumia 1520 and it's a beautiful handset, but the Sony Xperia is beautiful yet also has a rugged feel to it.
    I don't really think the Sony Xperia has a rugged feel to it at all. I think it feels like a very fragile device. The Lumia 1520 has a rugged feel to it imo. I do like the phone though and would buy a WP version.

    I think more OEMs for Windows Phone will be good for users. Sony may never do it. Maybe... If Windows 10 grows and the app gap closes.
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    01-08-2015 02:36 PM
  5. Dinky89484's Avatar
    I don't really think the Sony Xperia has a rugged feel to it at all. I think it feels like a very fragile device. The Lumia 1520 has a rugged feel to it imo. I do like the phone though and would buy a WP version.

    I think more OEMs for Windows Phone will be good for users. Sony may never do it. Maybe... If Windows 10 grows and the app gap closes.
    I think what makes it more rugged feeling to me is the fact that Sony has a rubber texture to the corners of the handset and also along the edges a bit. I think Lumias in general was promoted as a "can handle drops and dings" because of their polycarbonate body but to me I feel like I have to handle my 1520 with kitten gloves to keep it from getting dinged/scratched and looking good. I've also dropped my 1520 a few times, and though it holds up to the drop, it looks chewed up on the corners and spots that hit the floor. I have no factual proof however that says the Sony handsets wouldn't look chewed up if it was dropped and for all I know they could be really fragile phones....
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-08-2015 04:43 PM
  6. SamJHannan's Avatar
    Isn't the whole Xbox integration what puts Sony off? It's fair enough when you think about it.
    01-08-2015 04:44 PM
  7. RJ Priest's Avatar
    There is a long line of people wishing that there was a Sony device running WP....
    I do like the design of Sony's phones, and they are 2nd to Nokia in the mobile imaging department - so I would seriously consider a Sony device running WP.
    01-08-2015 09:51 PM
  8. Lee Power's Avatar
    Sony needs to learn how to build a decent phone first. Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 & Z3 all suffer from cracking glass front & rear panels. The shear amount of people posting with these issue over on the official Sony mobile proves the problem isn't down to clumsy owners - its down to poor device design & build.
    01-08-2015 09:59 PM
  9. Dinky89484's Avatar
    Sony needs to learn how to build a decent phone first. Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 & Z3 all suffer from cracking glass front & rear panels. The shear amount of people posting with these issue over on the official Sony mobile proves the problem isn't down to clumsy owners - its down to poor device design & build.
    Oh wow, didn't know they had these issues.
    01-08-2015 11:15 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Sony needs to learn how to build a decent phone first. Xperia Z, Z1, Z2 & Z3 all suffer from cracking glass front & rear panels. The shear amount of people posting with these issue over on the official Sony mobile proves the problem isn't down to clumsy owners - its down to poor device design & build.
    One phone which I wouldn't dream of owning without a case and front and back screen protectors...
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    01-08-2015 11:53 PM
  11. dicks-webos's Avatar
    Heard about the cracking glass too. Still the devices look very very sexy. Also, with all the new announcements at CES its becoming clear that the Lumias are starting to lack behind. Worse of all, there are no significant new OEM announcements re. phones with WP.
    01-09-2015 01:27 AM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    Heard about the cracking glass too. Still the devices look very very sexy. Also, with all the new announcements at CES its becoming clear that the Lumias are starting to lack behind. Worse of all, there are no significant new OEM announcements re. phones with WP.
    Most phone announcements tend to come in February at Mobile World Congress and not CES...
    01-09-2015 09:10 AM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    One phone which I wouldn't dream of owning without a case and front and back screen protectors...
    Or a lanyard...
    01-09-2015 01:06 PM
  14. to_be_announced's Avatar
    I would rather have an LG G3 with Windows OS on it. Love that phone.
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-09-2015 01:08 PM
  15. fdalbor's Avatar
    My brother has one and it is super nice. Plus even though it has a 5.5" screen the phone is not that large because the screen covers almost the entire front of the phone.No waisted space. Super resolution on the screen also.
    01-09-2015 01:24 PM
  16. Dinky89484's Avatar
    I would rather have an LG G3 with Windows OS on it. Love that phone.
    I second this also!
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    01-09-2015 02:08 PM
  17. Loco5150's Avatar
    Sony coming to their senses and/or Microsoft coming to their senses to put a Windows Phone OS onto a Sony device.
    Im sorry to say this, but Sony wouldnt be coming to their senses if they would make a WP-device, they would be going out of their mind. Business wise it would be a horrible move, however I would like them to do it.
    Last edited by Loco5150; 01-10-2015 at 12:32 AM.
    01-09-2015 02:49 PM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    I would rather have an LG G3 with Windows OS on it. Love that phone.
    Dare I type it... dare I??

    Yes I dare:

    I want a Flex 2 with WP: LG G Flex 2 hands-on

    My wife's Flex is an amazingly smooth Android with a very fun form factor. Would love to get a Curve in my live tiles. That 5.5" screen size may be perfect with the curve to make things even easier. And those colors?? *drools a little*

    Back on topic, I loved me some Sony for a while. Lately, I feel they are all style and very little performance. The list of physical problems with their phones is alarming.
    01-09-2015 04:42 PM
  19. Daniel Olsen's Avatar
    My cousin and I went indoor gokarting a few months ago. He has the xperia z3, and left it in his pocket while he was driving. After he took it out, the touch screen was completely unresponsive. The glass itself was not cracked, but it looked like a thin layer underneath was. This was only from the phone bumping the sides of the plastic go kart seat! The device may feel durable... But is it really? I don't think so
    01-09-2015 04:48 PM
  20. Kanishka's Avatar
    I wish they would as well
    I have an original Xperia X1 from '08, running windows 6.5 but looks like Sony gave up a long time ago
    01-09-2015 05:03 PM
  21. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    I would buy for sure.
    Great camera, great hardware. And a pretty nice design.
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-10-2015 02:39 AM
  22. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    I would love to see sony on WP as well, but if you want WP to have a difference in sales figures, Samsung needs to be on board.
    Although i don't care much about Samsung phones, the fact is that they sell very well, there are quite a few people on the windows train because they tried the ativ S, getting Samsung fans to try out windows phones definitely helps the OS a lot.
    But me personally i would like to see more HTC on Windows, the Desire Eye is pretty neat.
    01-10-2015 03:51 AM
  23. arjunan's Avatar
    Micrsoft is working to bring xbox one remote playing to WP. Sony has PS4 remote play on its phones.

    So a Sony Xperia windows phone with both xbox and ps4 streaming will be a gamer's dream device.... amirite ?
    01-10-2015 08:13 AM
  24. jdballard's Avatar
    I'd love to see a Samsung Galaxy or Note running WP, myself.
    01-10-2015 12:22 PM
  25. tgp's Avatar
    I'm opposite of you guys; I always loved Lumia hardware but wasn't quite so cracked over WP. There's a reason why every WP I owned or own is a Lumia. I always wished for a Lumia running Android.

    Sent from whatever device I happen to be using today using Tapatalk
    CernT likes this.
    01-10-2015 01:03 PM
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