i got a Sony Xperia z in september for my birthday. great phone, when it works. it died with no explanation and i sent off for a new one, new one worked fine but i dropped it a couple weeks ago and got the dreaded crack in the screen, which renders it useless since it’s a touchscreen.
i’m not too pleased because my feeling is that if i spend $600 on a phone, it should be built to survive a short drop- something that happens to virtually everyone who owns a cell phone at some point. after some back and forth via email my cell phone company offered me a $100 credit if i purchase a new phone.
so i’m in the market. the trouble is, i really know nothing about cell phones aside from how to operate one, and i pretty much took the word of the salesperson who sold me the Xperia. i really loved that phone, but i don’t want to get another because i’m afraid it’ll crack if i breathe on it wrong, and i’m already out $600 from this mess. i looked into the samsung galaxy, which seems nice but i’ve seen some mixed reviews.
what’s important to me: android, good camera(the Xperia has a really really nice camera), fast internet, won’t crack if dropped 2 feet. i use it mainly for my own entertainment(read: electronic pacifier), not for work or anything. recommendations?