Hi there! It's been a while since my last post, in which I exclaimed loudly and proudly that my next phone would be the Motorola Defy. This phone has served me rather well over the past almost-three years, but its speaker died and my attempt to replace it killed the rest of the phone, much like Humpty did not survive his fall (even though the speaker does work now, it is far from element-proof). In the trend of being water/dust (dare I say it.. life?) proof, the Xperia Z struck me as the right handset to go with. Truth be told, I did not really need a phone that was water/dust proof that much, providing I'm careful - 'user' proof would be good though However, after reading a rather large amount of reviews/scouring the net for information, I am wondering whether it's really the phone for me. I am not sure whether I really need 1080p and it does seem to hamper battery life to quite a large degree. On the other hand, I am able to charge my phone almost every day, which might make that 'con' stand out less. I do like the look of the S3, but it's of a previous generation by now, even though I'd be getting the LTE version, with 2GB ram for that much more staying power over the years. In short, regarding the S3 - I would be worried it's not future-proof enough, but perhaps someone here thinks otherwise and has a good reason to think as such? I could wait for the S4, but I read that it won't have an Amoled screen, something I am keen on trying. Hm.. This post is becoming a bit disorganized I see. Basically, money is not the issue, as I will be getting a new contract which I can start with right away. I am wondering how really necessary 1080p is - would I truly be missing out with 'just' 720p? Is it really that much less sharp? My main usage of my Defy was watching youtube, browsing the web, taking over remote servers (SSH, RDP, etc - here it would be useful actually), listening to music (headphones).. but mainly tinkering (rooting, trying out a lot of interesting software), the phone could almost be considered an extra limb in that regard. Has anyone else run into such questions lately? I would like some guidance, ideas, anything basically that might steer me in the right direction or tell me to hold off for a bit longer. That said, at the moment I am using an old iPhone 3G (not even the S), and my tinkering has come to a staggering halt. Thank you for reading and any replies that may flow forth *update* I have no real brand preference, I'm open to any and all ideas.