Been thinking really hard about my next phone. I’ve been on the iPhone exclusively since the iPhone 4. The hardware design is now pretty established and somewhat stale - unsurprising since I’ve been using the same form factor for over a decade.

The Sony Xperia 1 V is decidedly a Sony product. It’s sleek. It has character. It has texture (something Apple cannot ever claim). I understand that the software is an improvement on standard Android fair, but will it be too jarring? Will the software have no polish? Is everything else that Sony has to offer enough?

Don’t need to make a decision yet, at least for another few months until the iPhone 15 Pro comes out.