The technology has become integral part of our lives. And virtual reality makes it even more interesting part of our lives. VR gadgets are becoming highly popular these days and latestone.com/vr-headset is one of the biggest examples of it. Virtual reality is the attraction of 2016 because it is the year that boosts the probability of PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that have taken the medium level of the mainstream.
I can understand that PS camera is necessary but can I still use PSVR w/o the move controllers?
AadiRizvi, 29 Jun 2016VRs, not exactly my thing. Just wanted to say that if only Sony had put this much money and ef... morePoint taken... but you get what you pay for on Sony products.
For example, Sony 4k TVs are 2ND to non with there 4k technology and specs.
AadiRizvi, 29 Jun 2016VRs, not exactly my thing. Just wanted to say that if only Sony had put this much money and ef... moregaming is the biggest market in the world, it makes more yearly than music and movies combined. obviously they are going to pour money into their biggest platform. the mobile market is way to competitive, and they are just going to loose money by pouring more in. they have a loyal amount of users and their phones will always sell, even if only for the gimmicks. I work for a phone company and many people say the only reason they get the phone is to go with their gaming system...... at the end of the day money makes the decisions
AadiRizvi, 29 Jun 2016VRs, not exactly my thing. Just wanted to say that if only Sony had put this much money and ef... moreYoy've hit the nail on the head , I love sony phones, but their marketing is terrible and their announcement of new phones, the announced the xperia x in feb, then release it in june?! No other company does that, and releasing two high end phones a year is starting to grate on me, if they release another high end sony phone before then end of 2016 im going to be pi$$ed
VRs, not exactly my thing. Just wanted to say that if only Sony had put this much money and efforts in their already sinking mobile business, things would've been a lot different (in a positive way). They are the one who can sell you a $5000 4K TV while the competition is offering for $2500, they can sell you a PS for $500 while their is an Xbox available at the same price with bundled games, they can sell you their 'over-priced' home theatre systems because nothing beats their Bluray playback, they can even sell you their expensive camcorders when you have it already in your smartphones. Only thing they are unable to sell on a higher price is their Xperias, not because the phones are not good enough but their marketing is poor and they are not willing to increase its budget and application.
mir, 29 Jun 2016LG V10 and HTC 10 also have really good quality DACs built in them. So no. Sony is not the onl... moreClick on his name for a good laugh. He has favourited every single one of their phones from back when the only colours were green and black.
KevinA, 28 Jun 2016its just the fact; Sony doesnt have to spend on huge marketing ads!! if you have used any of t... moreLG V10 and HTC 10 also have really good quality DACs built in them. So no. Sony is not the only one who makes an effort on this aspect.
imparanoic, 29 Jun 2016Ldac - high resolution (3times than standard Bluetooth) wireless
Digital noise cancellatio... moreThose are niche features that almost nobody cares about.
A minority even notice the difference in audio quality, let alone care. The minority that care would use a wired headphone of higher quality than ldac. So you have to look at the minority that care about really good quality audio, but not enough to use a wire. An extreme minority. And then that extreme minority have to actually be willing to buy Sony's proprietary headphones.
The ps4 remote play is a gimmick. Don't you have one of those magical things called TVs? Why would you want to use your phone as a TV?
HDMI cec is also a gimmick, you can already mirror your smartphone onto your TV and I don't see why you'd want to do more than that.
All Sony has that is unique to it is gimmicks that nobody cares about. On the other hand there are so many actual cost cutting concessions they made, but despite that the phone is still expensive, and was still released quite late.
Grey1213, 29 Jun 2016I see ads for the xperia x series on TV. But they're so weird, they didn't highlight a single ... moreLdac - high resolution (3times than standard Bluetooth) wireless
Digital noise cancellation for music, films and games - requires special headphones, makes aircraft, air conditioning trains, cars and buses quiet
Ps4 dual shock controller support and remote play
Cec hdmi compatible allows TV /amp remote to control entire phone
KevinA, 28 Jun 2016its just the fact; Sony doesnt have to spend on huge marketing ads!! if you have used any of t... moreI see ads for the xperia x series on TV. But they're so weird, they didn't highlight a single USP, because the device doesn't have one lol.
And the audio quality is worse than average according to the review.
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2016Finally, someone who knows what there talking about, Sony that is. Thumbs up man! its just the fact; Sony doesnt have to spend on huge marketing ads!! if you have used any of there products, you will know how much effort they put in these devices. Yes im a fan of Sony, but i have also used Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, etc to name a few. I feel sad how people ignore technology and fall for advertisement gimmicks !! Sony's mobiles these days are coming with 24bit audio DAC processing and the music is amazing!! like never heard before!! have you had a glimpse of their Hi-Res headphones? no company is bothered to bring up the music listening experience other than Sony!!
Good luck Sony. I hope they won't sell mobile division. I have Sony headphones, Sony smart TV, Sony Xperia Z3. I am impressed by Sony's quality. Keep good work.
KevinA, 28 Jun 2016For all the people who doesn't even read the article - the number is by statistics of the pre-... moreFinally, someone who knows what there talking about, Sony that is.
Thumbs up man!
For all the people who doesn't even read the article - the number is by statistics of the pre-sale happened in Japan.
Sony is a great company where by they have great technologies acquired from Ericsson and great features from Sony audio & video applied in their mobile phones. It doesn't make sense to some people if they think Sony is not selling mobile phones well; but there was a study and it shows Sony is making good profit compared to all other mobile companies(except iPhone). If you check the Average Selling Price of Sony, is better than any other mobile company( http://www.gsmarena.com/average_price_of_sony_xperias_rises_the_company_makes_the_most_per_phone_of_any_android_maker-news-17221.php )
Now if only people knows how many Sony PlayStation 4 were sold world wide they will know 6 million is nothing!! (As of May 22, 2016 - PS4 units sold: 40.0 million )
Again, PS4 VR is for people who cannot afford to setup a high end gaming PC; If you dont need a high end graphics VR gaming experience, you can still use the current PS4. i hope i have explained it properly. Anyone disagree?
I think this is fair. It is the cheapest of the big 3 solutions so far. PS4 far the cheaper than getting a PC that can support it.
While I will get the Vive in the near future since I have a PC powerful enough to support it, I would recommend Sony's VR for those that don't have such machine.