I own a Sony Xperia Z1, the screen of which cracked recently. Apparently, this is a known problem with Xperias, and happens due to expansion/heating and contraction/cooling of the screen.
Sony excludes cracked screens from their warranty, so fuck them. I want to get another smartphone within a few months, but I can't decide on or find one I like, except for the Nexus 6, which is too expensive (for now; I'll probably get it two or three years from now).
I liked the Z1 for the following reasons:
beautiful design, UI and UX
powerful for its price range (2GB RAM)
few prepackaged shitty apps, which few are removable, too
I don't care about:
I can afford anything in the Z3 price range or below. I'm not particularly interested in Samsungs (I think they're ugly), but I admit I haven't actually used one before. I'm told those phones come with proprietary apps that can't be uninstalled. Is this true?
Please suggest some options.
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. OnePlus, Moto, and Casio aren't available here, but I'll look into the Nexus 5 and HTC One M9.