I'm in the same position. I got the xz premium and I'm not happy with it... it feels horrible in my hand and the 4k screen causes unnecessary battery waste, because 4k in a phone is ridiculous. But I thought "hey, at least I can have remote play again", but no! I used to have a Lenovo p2 and used twisted89's modded app to remote play over 4g... worked fine until Sony patched the network, which made me get the Xperia. What I can't understand is how the modded app is so much better than the actual version. I'm so angry and disappointed that I'm returning the phone, and I may even switch to xbox. At least they allow cross play. Sony are just being jerks for no reason.
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@Jonas wrote: Hi again @Maximilian_H2! I understand that you are disappointed, however if you are looking for a specific feature when purchasing a new device, it's always best to check with the Sony Xperia support if the feature is available on the device you planned on purchasing or not. That way you will know more about the features of the device and if it will have the features you are looking for. As I wrote in my previous post, I will make sure to forward your feedback internally. Sorry but this is not acceptable in any way, shape or form. A hacker modded app proved that Remote Play could work on most Android phones, yet Sony has decided that it won't allow this, and to enjoy Remote Play you have to buy from a certain list of approved phones. Do Sony think this will be a benefit to sales? I'm buying a new phone now, and I would like to get a Sony phone that allows Remote Play, but none of them compare at all to other non-Sony Android phones. Your phones are just not good enough... Remote Play will not make me want to buy a sub-par phone. However, the way Sony are handling this actually makes me regret buying a PS4 and I may just cancel my Playstation subscriptions and switch to xbox. You've lost me as a customer for one.
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