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Posted: 2014-12-16 06:18
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On 2014-12-15 19:41:35, bronxdude wrote:
i cant wait to see Z4's tired omnibalance design *sarcasm*

just look at Z3. suicidal move if you ask me considering project 0 from samsung. I'm almost sure it will look like plastic POS again, but whatever, the hype is there and Sony needs hype.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 07:20
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On 2014-12-15 19:16:44, JohnnyNr.5 wrote:
@red a bunch of mini "flagship" devices with medicore specs. Xiaomi is rumoured to reveal a relatively well specd 4.6" device. And maybe a galaxy alpha successor. Time will tell


xiaomi has to survive loads of patent suits first
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Posted: 2014-12-16 09:13
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For me the omnibalance design on Z3 is pretty close to perfection and I have some ideas to make it better.
1. Replace the back cover with metal and use the 4
nylon corners as an external antenna.
They also can make a hole on the back for NFC contact point or other connectivity and cover it with tempered glass or high quality plastic.
2. Same design as No. 1 but with removable back cover like Nokia 515 and removable battery.

But if Sony stop using omnibalance design I hope
they will use the arc design.
Because not only arc design will make their phone
look unique and different or even iconic but also will
make the phone more comfortable to use in any position.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 17:01
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they should keep omni and merge with arch design, so every part of the phone is proportional, but I can't imagine if they do a Z4 ultra, Arch might looks odd. Also they back will probably be plastic again.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 17:54
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I would say explore the Xperia NXT design language. The S, P, U - that one is one of the best. Form the LED strip to the fit in the hands.

Add more colors like blue and red.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 17:58
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^^
Arc has no place for none compact phones these days of giant phones era and sony won't use arc design just for the compact because z design is unified. the next step of omnibalance is keep perfecting the design like:
1. water and dust proof usb port
2. shortening the bezel/profile even more
3. adopting of a new chassis and front glass material which should be either some kind of unique metal chassis with higher resistance then current used glass, harder glass, or sapphire glass which is unrealistic for sony to use atm because of cost reasons.

^^ there are criticism from some consumers regarding these 3 points - "the glass is too fragile", votes for even shorter bezels and annoyance of usb port flaps. sony should listen.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 18:03
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A company that designed the arc, the NXT & the OmniBalance among other older ones can and definitely able to design something else that looks and feel amazing

It's better than reusing an old design ( while I liked the all of these three )... as others ( not us esato'ers ) will just say ( oooh Sony is out of design ideas to re use their old ones )

The point is, Sony already is working on different design for Z3, but as rumored before they found it to be hard to make and costly also, so they fall back to the drawing board, and just added more perfection to the OB design in Z3... we all know and can't disagree that the OB design evolved nicely starting with Z, Z1, Z2 and at the end Z3...
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Posted: 2014-12-16 18:19
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@Xajel
Agreed. my 4. point is creating a completely new design which is feasible that also addresses 1-3.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 19:41
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I think the evolution of the Omibalance design has been great, however with my Z3 I've noticed how much more slippy the phone is when compared to my Z1. There are only 2 thing I'd like to see in the Z4, a light textured back panel or a curved one similar to the old Xperia Neo to give either better grip or a more comfortable one handed use and the S-Master digital amp that is an absolute must especially if HTC are getting Bose to help them with their audio for the M9.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 20:01
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bose on m9? wow. now were talking.

I agree with the s-master digital amp, or get Harman Kardon.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 20:26
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On 2014-12-16 17:58:06, amirprog wrote:
sony should listen.


To who?
What do you or I know about hardware design that Sony don't?

Aesthetics are important, which is why I think the Z series of phones have been so successful. They are simple and elegantly designed smartphones. There are no weird angles or lines or anything. Everything is smooth and clean. Understated, yet striking. The Z3 in bronze looks astonishing, for example.

Leaving aside aesthetics, every inch of the phone will be crammed with technology. Not much room for excessive design flourishes. So there isn't going to be much room for change in any case.

I predict that the Z4, will be a rectangular slab, with at least 1 side covered with smooth, hardened, scratch-resistant glass. The rest will be some combination of metal, plastic or glass.

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Posted: 2014-12-16 21:18
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@-XYZ
Hmm, what? Sony should listen to consumers who are criticizing things about the products they are selling. sony should not think everything is perfect with the design, else they will not evolve as a company and will get bad reviews. i love z3 design but there are things that can always be improved, changed or refreshed like the points i mentioned.
what do i know? you ask a rhetorical questions if i understand you correct, if not do ask again. I simply have a constructive realistic criticism for what can be improved about z3 design. i don't need to study at the university how to manufacture a smartphone to be able to have constructive criticism. i have a brain, as we all do.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 21:36
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On 2014-12-16 20:01:30, bronxdude wrote:
bose on m9? wow. now were talking.
Bose, ughh. They're not _that_ good.
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Posted: 2014-12-16 21:58
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Great thread.Love the frontpage design
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Posted: 2014-12-16 23:35
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On 2014-12-16 21:36:21, amardeep wrote:

On 2014-12-16 20:01:30, bronxdude wrote:
bose on m9? wow. now were talking.
Bose, ughh. They're not _that_ good.


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