Not sure what happened to "available late summer", since we are now into fall.. and the z5 has been announced... guess we will never see the z4v hit the shelves! I was really looking forward to a Sony phone, but might now reconsider the Samsung options.
This is pretty outrageous. On June 16, 2015, when Sony and VZW officially announced the Zv4, I signed up with both Sony and VZW to receive "updates" concerning the Zv4, including when this phone will be out "this summer." It is now September 4, almost fall, and I have received no "updates" to date.
I have complained to both VZW and Sony recently, and have received no information on the release date. Sony has not responded to my email at all to date. The VZW representative tried to steer me to another phone, when I stated that if the Z5 is offered unlocked in the U.S., I would contemplate changing carriers to a GSM one, such as AT&T or T-Mobile. It appears that the Z5 Premium is the most similar to the Z4v.
Guess what-big surprise, as of today, September 4th, VZW still pleads ignorance about the Z4v when I just contacted them and read the Sony email to them, which indicated that it was expected to come out "last month . . . please contact Verizon for pri... (continues)
Well since it sounds like the Note 5 wont have removable memory, its making this beast from Sony look even better! I've always loved the form factor, just always seemed they were last years specs on the phones offered at Big Red. I'm really REALLY looking forward to trying this beauty out.
I don't think the galaxy s6 battery life is mediocre at all. I can make it through a work day with Bluetooth on (because I have a Smartwatch) and still have 35 to 40% battery life remaining and that's also with pretty heavy use(Internet and game playing, wife texting me etc.)