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The meaty part of IFA is over, and we are left with a whole bunch of pure awesome. Samsung’s Note 3 is quite appealing, with the faux leather exciting many who were tired of the Samsung plastic. For me, the art deco-ish sides are really nice, and the improvements to dual screen within TouchWiz are easily applauded.

The Sony Xperia Z1, though — it’s a monster. Gorgeous build, stellar camera, and water resistance mark Sony’s return to prominence. It was everything we’d hoped it would be, and then some. Some are speculating it could be the Nexus 5, which I’ve long hoped for, but we’re not so sure yet. Whatever the case, the Xperia Z1 sits near or at the pinnacle of modern smartphones.

We want to know what you think, though! Are you hitting F5 on your carrier’s home page for Note 3 pre-order info, or waiting patiently for the details on Xperia Z1 availability? If you’re going to upgrade, these are definitely two devices to check out.

Let us know your thoughts via our poll, and in the comments section below!

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