Yeah it does seem extremely shady. But I wasn't overly worried as I knew if I had gone into it, I would have definitely got a refund from Paypal, under 'no item was received' or something of the sort.
I'm contemplating getting this phone, but I'm not sure whether or not I should wait and see what LG brings out with their new LG G3. I don't think Ill head towards samsung as they have never really caught my eye. Yes it has a lot of software features, but I truly love a beautiful phone, similar to that of the iPhone. The Xperia Z2 seemed quite nice as well, but then again I'm not sure I'm a fan of their design. Spec wise its top notch however.
Coming from Z1, sound isn't that great. Lack of amp also meant terribly low output so if you've something that usually requires an amp, forget it lol. However the walkman app is quite good and has decent equalizer.
I've got the HTC 3 days ago and am very liking it, UI is definitely nicer than Sony's. Even though only 2gb ram it is flying and is quite impressive.. boomsound is ok, you can't configure anything though... but the audio output is nuts, just like the dude above I barely have my volume at 40-50%, compared to 90-100% on the Z1. Boomsound also has a 3d effect which is good with some genres, but it also cranks up the bass and a lot of treble - much like Sony's clearaudio+..
Bring your headphone and test it out at a retail before buying is my advice lol
*Finally had time to test with my E17, usb out works perfectly fine! And the sound is much cleaner, makes boomsound seem too processed if that makes sense
Edited by sibilantz - 4/4/14 at 5:38pm