I hate my phone!

I’m putting it out there, I can’t stand my phone. It’s just over 2 years old now and it drives me insane! 

Going back a few years, I used to have a work provided iPhone4 which was ok, it was free.. I wasn’t going to complain. When I was made redundant from there they asked for it back and I was left my crappy old phone that didn’t even know what the internet was.

I decided being without a smart phone was just too difficult and went on a hunt for a new phone. At the time, as I didn’t have a job, I didn’t have much expendable income and I decided to go on a plan that came with a phone. I wanted an HTC and for some reason (I can’t remember now) I decided that it should be an HTC Sensation. In the beginning it was good, I liked the camera, it was easy to use and even though it didn’t have Instagram (it came out on Android a few weeks after I got the phone) I was still happy with it.

But then! It started to randomly crash and when it restarted itself, it would come back with up much less battery, it could have had 100% before it died and it restarted with 10% for example. This was highly frustrating, more so when it would repeatedly crash to the point where I had to take out the battery to get it to stop. It sometimes gets to the point where I just want to throw it on the ground, stomp on it a few times and then throw it in a fire, to see it burn a melty death.

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Battery usage comparison

Apparently this is a known issue with the HTC Sensation but if you take it to your carrier to get it replaced they blame water damage and make you pay for it.. so I’ve been stuck with this phone for 2 years now.

Finally, I’m out of contract on the phone and I’m going to do something about it! Yes, I’m buying a new phone but I’m not sure what to get. Currently, I’m thinking about either a Nexus 5 or a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

What type of phone would you recommend? Do you own either the Nexus 5 or Xperia Z1 Compact and have a review on it?