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?
Peiasdf: This cannot make call so all you got is a 4G camera and I presume if AT&T is selling it, you have to sign a data contract.
I'm sure AT&T would love nothing more than to have people use a device like this on their pricey shared data plans. Sending 16 megapixel photos over 4G is sure to put customers into data overage territory really fast.
There's more to Instagram than retro filters. It's as creative as you want to make it but like any other photography tool it requires time, effort and talent on the user's part to achieve quality results. As always, just like the Guardian, garbage in = garbage out.
The Instagram developers are completely Apple-centric and have been in no rush to develop for Android or any other platform despite their hollow promises to the contrary. The absence of a native iPad app by now also indicates a disappointing level of overall complacency on their part, in my opinion. I guess when you're the King you don't have to try very hard, but it's unfortunate to see them rest on their laurels so early.
Don't get me wrong, I do like the app and the IG community that has grown around it. But I think it would serve Burbn right for someone else to come along and come along and do a competing app better at this point, leaving Instagram to wonder how they became the MySpace of the photo-sharing app world.