Overpriced phones with new flagship every couple of months.
they should die already.
if you're not apple it doesn't make any sense to sell expensive android phone unless the Chinese decided so.
Consumers spoke with their wallets.
Sony, you had such a great name but you flooded the market with so many sub-par devices. You rushed with the flagships. You priced them equal to other flagships but never provided proper updates or same level of support.
The cameras on your phones started getting more megapixels but picture quality remained same as before.
You made water resistant phones and dust resistant phones but very few consumers want bigger phones over sleek phones. You made terrible decisions when it comes to mobile devices.
Six months flagship cycle is also a bad move. By the time you launch a flagship in all countries, Leaks start floating about the next flagship. So, who will buy your old phones for full price when a new one will be announced after a month ?
You never provided localisation features like Samsung. You never made phones target for specific markets. Instead you went out and made universal phones as if you were Apple/Samsung. That's why pricing of headsets wasn't competitive. It backfired in many countries.
You provided inferior specifications right from the start. Making a non-IPS display for a flagship or phones which produce too much heat etc. You removed SD-slot at one point of time. If you have provided 32GB internal, Nobody would have questioned you but you made 16GB Internal without expansion and that too filled up phone with bloat. Consumers didn't want that.
Now, Majority people might have flocked to Apple/Samsung/Chinese OEMs. You wasted your golden opportunity Sony.
Sony must know by now why they keep making losses year after year. There's reasons why peoples don't like the phone they make. I think the design is unattractive, top specs but lousy features, camera is only so so, some issues with realiabilities and poor customer n after sales services.
Sony=All style no substance.
And their products are over priced
Was bound to happen.
China phones have good specs with an affordable price but they have yet to match up against the specs of Samsung and Sony's Flagship phones.
Only the 2 brands offer IP57 and IP58 with good specs and Quad HD. Hence, more expensive
We can only compare China phone to these 2 brands if they have same specs/offerings
Mr. anonymous, 14 Jan 2015I wish sony again part with ericson.. And bring only few devices like moto this year.. A low... moreI think they are unwilling to go down the low price road. Think they need more marketing and a different operating method. Majority of people buy phone caring only about it's popularity and status symbol before anything else.
Sony should focus on the affordable flagship like what the Chinese are doing. Polish that camera app a bit more provide stock android experience like Motorola and ensure quick updates to every android release. Do these and the sales will come at such a rate they might be overburdened in capacity. Onpeplus One sold close to 1 millions phones despite their lame invite system because of good specs for a steal price. Sony can do much much more. Price is everything.
I still don't understand how their Television business is giving them loss, I mean how is that even possible?
About mobile business, well it was about time. They should have stuck with Ericsson I guess, I mean that was another loss making company, but well they had a good combo. No offence, but I never did like Sony mobile phones.
Who rules the Sony expensive to sell their mobile devices and TV!
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2015Would they sell it to Samsung if they paid well???Samsung is loosing share value and profits they gain nothing by buying another competitor when they already have a high market share. Samsung are not looking to grow in terms of presence by buying a competitor they are looking to increase profit margins. They sold more phones but got less profits year on year. Samsung has other bigger issues to worry about.
TrinYa, 14 Jan 2015People who are sympathizing with Sony here are those who buy some other manufacturers's phone,... moreI don't see the irony, people sympathize with many things but that doesn't mean they need to be related to it in any way.
Well, praises are good, but they need support, guess it's time to say goodbye to the Xperia line, as a long time Sony phone user (since sony-ericsson days), this is sad news for me...
I just think that Sony mobile is really great. The top rated mobile phones listed here in GSMarena is actually dominated by sony xperia. I really love there design and i am actually supporting their devices.
Very clear to see that ppl dont like sony mobile phone. Somemore nowaday china offer very low price & good spec smartphone to the market. So in this case who will going to buy the same spec but spend more money because of the brand!?
People who are sympathizing with Sony here are those who buy some other manufacturers's phone, see the irony!!