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Phones with 4K video playback, Lumia 1520 vs Note 3 and Xperia Android updates: Q&A Episode 12

Posted: , by Ray S.



There are always questions, and so - the answers are coming in the latest episode of our Q&A series! This time, we're discussing the delicate issues of 4K video playback on smartphones, whether one should side with a Lumia 1520 or a Galaxy Note 3, the time-frame of Sony's Android updates and more!

Be sure to post your questions below for next time!

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posted on 14 Dec 2013, 04:29

1. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Why is Microsoft trying to get OEMs like samsung to use their OS eventhough that would mean more direct competition to their newly aquired hardware division? Thanks!

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 04:31

2. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)


Hey, Ray! I'd like to know which phone are you currently using as a daily driver and why?

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 04:35

3. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 240; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


Ray, do you think that Qualcomm's Mirasol display technology is the future of the smart devices( not only smartwatches, but smartphone and tablets too).. Thank you! :)

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 04:38

4. abhaan (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


Moto G vs Nexus 4

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 04:50

5. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1111; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


When do you think the Windows Store will contain over 1M apps?

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 05:42 1

9. Smokin (Posts: 117; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


maybe 4-5 more years.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 08:16 3

17. richardraji (Posts: 21; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


you are over estimating i say 1-2 years max

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 08:44

27. ihavenoname (Posts: 1250; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


And when Windows store hits 1m, app store and google play will have 5 million.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 23:07 1

31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What in the world does it matter if you have 100k apps, or 1million apps, if you have the apps that everyone needs, and wants❔ Point being that the WP store will have the apps that people need and want well before it reaches a million, so who cares about the number...
So, the WP app store doesn't have a million apps.. Are you saying the the iDroid stores app selection sucked at 200k❔ 300k❔You're saying that the Android marketplace sucked at 500k apps?...
I don't think you know what you're saying, but whatever it is it's totally immature, and irrelevant..

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 04:56 1

6. Semion (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


I don't like this guy.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 05:12 3

7. Smokin (Posts: 117; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


why? my friends think that he's cute lol

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 05:43

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2212; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Cute? lol

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:13

20. sarb009 (Posts: 283; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


GAy detected !

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 15:26

23. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


What if Smokin is a girl or "his" friend is a girl. Idiot detected.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 12:31

21. Semion (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


You know when you are watching the film and the best friend of the main character looks like Ray... You just realize that he is the one who will let everybody down and take the evil side))

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 05:27 1

8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hi Ray, when you guys will be doing drop tests and giveaways?

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 06:08

11. mayur007 (Posts: 359; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


What about the future of 4k
And curved display
what can we expect..

After seeing review n comments that people arnt liking smart watches that there is still no use of it. Its not that practical as it should be so what smartwatch should have to be more usefull in practical life..

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 06:22 2

12. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Do you think it possible that Sony starts making Windows phones?
As far as their laptops and convertibles are good enough, do you think it logical for them to start making Windows phones as well?

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 06:39 4

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3244; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Is Nokia going to launch Android phone or not?

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 08:15 1

16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1111; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Of course, not. That would be a big mistake for Nokia.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 08:46

28. ihavenoname (Posts: 1250; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


It would be bloodpath to WP. Nokia would be fine, maybe.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 06:56 1

14. yunikmaha (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


Are you sure that note 3 can playback 4k video with the same resolution? I think it compresses the 4k to 1080p to playback

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 14:09

22. Ashoaib (Posts: 1212; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yes it can and you can observe the difference if you are a keen observer and have sharp eyes... but its worthless to watch a video just to see a difference.. may be we will see the real difference in 4k tv

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 07:37

15. YourNightmare (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


He sounds like a troll

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 08:42

18. xperiance (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Is there any chance for nexus users other than nexus 5 users to get the transparent notification bar and GEL(i not speaking about that hack apk of GEL that is available now..instead an update from google)??? Or will they remain nexus 5 exclusive forever???

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 08:55

30. ihavenoname (Posts: 1250; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


My N7 has transparent notification bar, so maybe you have launcher which does not support it. Kitkat style launchers and official Google Launcher can bring transparent bars if you have kitkat.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 23:46

32. xperiance (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Yeah i also have installed it....but im asking about an update from google....there is some errors with tha launcher....like wallpaper getting cropped when you autorotate the screen....if google directly give us that update, it should work perfectly...

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:07

19. zekes (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


Is sprint the new Verizon with updates my moto x still on jellybean

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 16:42

24. Darth_Muffin (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Oct 2013)


Hello Ray, I am planning to buy a LG G pad 8.3 here in the UK where it is known that we don't have the Google play edition of this tablet. My question is, is there a difference in performance between the two variants of the LG G pad 8.3? ( I know both have the same specs so basically this is a comparison between the OS of LG and vanilla android) Cheers Mate!

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 19:36

25. alohajimmy (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Among all of the reviews, there is no discussion of the phone RECEPTION, what you actually hear. Is that because the quality of the reception and speaker now between all of the phones is the same? If there is a difference, which spec do I examine to tell the difference between two phones?

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 04:33

26. GPing22 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


what is currently the very best (best-in-spec) Android smartphone avaliable in the market? I'm looking for something that's in the very tip top cream of the crop (as well as future proof) and has a significant waterproofing rating.
Thanks a lot. :)

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 08:50

29. ihavenoname (Posts: 1250; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Wait for S5, my opinion. But for now Note 3. If it is too big and futureproof is not that important Nexus 5 is great option, too, if you like vanilla Android.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 00:14

33. giri.1131 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


Hey there
I own a note3 and a galaxy nexus for my second phone. I want to switch to windows phone for my second phone. Please suggest which phone out of lumia 1020 or lumia 1520 will be the better choice for me ?? I dunno whether both note 3 and lumia 1520 will fit together in my pockets

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 00:21

34. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2323; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Lumia 1520 vs Note 3? Which one is exactly a better match for anyone depending on its h/w and s/w? Which phone will you choose between these 2 (only 1 with reasons)? Is WP still immature and what about its exact future? I was planning to buy a Lumia coz I love Nokia for its h/w-s/w but due to few drawbacks of WP like lack of unified Notification center and less apps in WP Store and some li'l things which are keeping me away from it so I'm going with Android and thinking to buy a Lumia after 2014 or 2014 end. Am I good at this decision? What do you say?

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