TheQuickRetort, 03 Feb 2017Seriously? Camera - regularly in top 3 or for DXO for every flagship, including Z5 series ... moreMy wife's M4 Aqua still managed to fall into pieces straight into her hand - the rear camera module dropped off. While it was easily pushed back into it's place, it's clear that at least we won't bother buying another Sony after witnessing such non-existing quality. Sure, it wasn't a high-end model, but not even my parents 50 euro Lumias have had their rear camera's drop off the phone... Unacceptable! A fast Google-search led us to know that we weren't the only ones experiencing that problem, in case someone tries to claim that. :-) I guess it was just another day with a Sony, then.
Akinaro, 03 Feb 2017I was Sony user starting from early SonyEricsson phones, and I stopped using their phones last... moreSeriously?
Camera - regularly in top 3 or for DXO for every flagship, including Z5 series you speak about.
Build quality - does not break into bits, my mum is using my old Z3 Compact, Wife is on the Z5 and I'm on XZ and NOTHING wrong with the hardware.
Software updates fast coming and generally more stable at release that competition. (Without mentioning the Concept for Android which is amazing).
your comments are nothing short of slanderous.
I love Sony devices, solid performers, and I've been through apple and Samsung, LG, HTC, so I have a floor to compare to, what I don't understand is Sony's moronic strategy, my phone now days is Z5 Premium, and I haven't bought x since to me price and upgrades weren't enough to dish out 700 bucks, how you go from 4k screen to a mid class one in your flagship? You have technology, your phones are hard to come by in USA, and the once you do sell comes with no finger print scanner option with zero explanation, camera software is crap, other countries got Sony headphones, and we got scrap, so why should I dish out all that cash for a mediocre phone where there's so many options out there? There's a reason why you might loose some share of the market, you're sometimes sh!t, but nobody makes a better looking phones and laptops, and TV, and I love the a7 cameras.
AnonD-76058, 03 Feb 2017I'm Z/SP/ZR/XZ user they all have Poor scaled MP camera results in poor video/image quality, T... moreXz has fast charge but you have to purchase the fast charger, the one inside its box is regular charge.
My z4 needs 160 min to go 0 to 100%.
People use 8mp auto mode and then they blame on Sony.
Learn to use manual mode.
Why was z5 chosen as best cam of 2015?
Top 7 DxOmark we find 3 Xperias.. How is that possible?
Okay, seems like someone didn't like my previous message as it got deleted - nice one, mods. Well, Sony simply doesn't have the devices for selling more. Also the marketing-division seems to be quite limited, but could be that they have hard time trying to come up with interesting marketing-material for these phones. :D You can't work with bad equipment, like they say.
Everyone hates me, 03 Feb 2017What are you trying to say? I don't even know if your story is true or just a makeup, but my a... moreI had Xperia C1 too. My godmother has it now.
It does not even have screen protector, display is tough.
Battery life is very impressive, much better than Galaxy Gran Prime that is 1 year younger.
C1 is much faster than GP.
The only issue was inner memory.
HTC is the same. Better than LG and Lenovo.
Does not sell well.
People care about screen size and price.
Here you see Galaxy J5 everywhere. But you do not see anyone using A series..
I migrated from lg G4 to Xperia XZ. The ones who arent using Xperia line should just be a little bit quieter than they are. From a LG fan i dont speak biased words.
I had in hand Iphone, Samsung S7, Lg G4, Note line... But Sony feels. more premium than any of these. There arent any fingerprints on casing, it doesnt creek and wobble as build is the best. Truly.
Costumer support or updates are the fastest with Sony. XZ is just powerful, doesnt lag one bit.
Let me tell you...Gsmarena posted that most sold phone in Q4 is Sony Xz now that Note had that blunder. Because of bad advertisement on numerous mobile portals about Sony lagging behind every other mobile company... First use phone for 2months and then judge if it is okay or not. Who the hell said Xperia Xz has antutu 126k? Mine had on marshmallow 137k and on nougat it varies from 141k to 144k. People usually check specs and performance. If web reviews judged Xz 7/10 and Samsung 9/10 because someone subjectively judged is such... no wonder Samsung got better sales. The othet stuff is market... Market is kinda full of everything and if you are not paying attention... it can become ugly. Like samsung monopolizinh Sn835. Waa more powerful soc more spelling. duuuuh yeaaaa. Thats foul play... And Sony doesnt do foul play. Others does. Thats why Sony has bad sells from year to year. X series are one of the best, yet Sony didnt sell as is should sell. But it isnt entierly Sonys fault.
AnonD-457355, 03 Feb 2017That's because we're all waiting on the Z6 (well I specifically am awaiting the Z6c).Z6c, z6 ultra gone, new line segmentation make confusing. Pricing higher than compatitor. Improvement come from fast update
I was Sony user starting from early SonyEricsson phones, and I stopped using their phones last year.
Starting from 2016 Sony totally messed up their devices with series X, overpriced medicore phones without any major features that could get more users.
Their Software department stuck in year 2012.
Their cameras even if made by Sony it self, have worst software and algorithms compared to other companies(that use the same camera components)
Their latest app updates, especially Music Player(old Walkman) are hilariously bad and amount of bad ideas they put in them is even bigger.
Their marketing/ads department lack any ideas, they think that they can gather users using only brand name.
And last thing, at first new xperia devices from 2016 look nice made, but after few months they literally break down to peaces.
That's because we're all waiting on the Z6 (well I specifically am awaiting the Z6c).
AnonD-320535, 03 Feb 2017What you said dosent make any sense. I had Xperia S (yellow tint issuse on display) Xperia Z... moreWhat are you trying to say? I don't even know if your story is true or just a makeup, but my aunt has a Xperia C1 phone and until now, it's flawlessly working even with so much abuse. The yellow tint on your Xperia S isn't on my aunt's Xperia C1, and so does the issues you have mentioned. I am a true Sony fan, and the cause of their loss this year is the lack of enough advertising, thus lower specs compared to others, and you know, typical people easily falls on crazy specs. Well, I'm glad to report that Sony is going to unveil a new successor of the Z5 Premium with proper 2017 flagship specs, better hardware & software, and another incredible 4K display, giving people another huge reason to buy a Sony phone. Judging by the reviews, the XZ is an excellent phone and was even mentioned as the top selling phone of Q4 2016. I guess another reason why the XZ didn't sell as much as the Z5 is because YouTube reviewers barely exposed the XZ. For instance, Marques Brownlee reviewed the Z5 Premium and it wasn't even a review at all because he only talked about the 4K display. In 2016, I never saw him review a Xperia phone, which may cause to the lower sales. But anyways, Sony is now getting back to the track and do proper marketing for their phones to sell well. Their TVs have evolved with the A1E OLED's display quality (gave LG a run for their prices and made Samsung look uncompetitive) and so will their smartphone division. But who knows, Sony is Sony, and they make even the most impossible to be possible.
AnonD-404954, 03 Feb 2017costumer are just smarter
because sony saleman marketing dose not work foreverSony sale policies sure work,
Buying Lower quality smartphones, means being smarter?? lol exactly the opposite
costumer are just smarter
because sony saleman marketing dose not work forever
Sony phones are great, a little expensive to start with but now with prices of flagships going up it's in the same league as the competition. However 2 reasons why Sony phones don't sell well are : Camera - is sub par compared to the competition, Sony being a camera brand that's quite worrying. Secondly is the advertising budget. Samsung and Apple have a annual budget of several billions of usd. Sony doesn't even make that much profit annually, let alone use it on advertising.
Sony sold 5M phone with 2.2B sales, thats what LGs sales right now despite selling 14M phone
I got my Z3C back in Sept 2014 because Sony was the only manufacturer offering users a real choice when it came to flagship specs on a more reasonably-sized device. Notice that's when Sony peaked as the Z3C was a hit and sold like hotcakes. Instead of building on that and establishing a name as the only maker willing to still make phones instead of following suit with the oversaturated phablet market, Sony sealed their own demise by rendering the Compact series into yet another mid-grade brand. You guys deserve the failure you're now experiencing.