Carnivore99: Looks nicer than the Samsung GS5. I'd rather have a better camera & lens than a fingerprint reader and heart rate monitor. Plus I'm a Samsung owner now and I'm really tired of the cheap plastic shell, that's the one thing that has made me envious of the iPhone. The glass and aluminum casing on this one put it into Apple's league as to looking and feeling like a high quality product.
Is the battery removable?
Also, does Sony have a good history of providing Android updates or do they tend to strand you with what it came with?
i'm currently using the Xperia Z. battery is not removable; only phones with "cheap plastic shell" as you mention allows for removal of battery.
Android updates: regular enough, have no complains.
just curious... what is the lens that has a MAXIMUM focusing distance of 10cm!