Funny... Fans strongly defend and fight for the preferred brand but do not get any single penny out of it. Time wasted.
SpyC, 12 Apr 2017What's worng with you people? What is this "where is sony?" spamfest?
I'm not always in mark... moreWhen their phones were still called Sony Ericsson.
Let's face it, Sony was gone downhill since 2006. People asking where they are are usually PlayStation fanboys that are fickle. Sony has no more direction just like the other Japanese brands like Panasonic and Toshiba. Japan clearly lost to China and South Korea with prices.
Where were you when the Walkman was going down after the release of the iPod? Where were you when their VAIO laptops were being recalled for exploding batteries but blame Samsung's Note7 as if that was the only product ever recalled ever. Point your fingers and lame bomb jokes to Sony. Where were you when the PS Vita flopped?
Sony doesn't stand a chance in the mobile market. They want to price high. Even their midrange line is priced as high as a Xiaomi and OnePlus flagship. People are just going nostalgic with Sony or love their PS4 and movies so much. So many chances in mobile and still nothing to show for it.
Their last good mobiles were the Z3 duo in 2014. They are now in the same boat as HTC banking alot on VR. Sony's best days are behind them. Stop waiting on them staging an epic comeback. Not happening. They were rarely top 5 in mobile market share to begin with. Sony makes overpriced but underrated phones.
"The study quotes strong performance of the Galaxy J series phones as the reason for the shift. "
Why has Samsung sold more J series rather then A series?
The J series is both reasonably price. May be the consumer has wised up the batteries are removable. The dual sim models on the J are not crippled, unlike the A series (there SIM 2 is shared with the media card).
It is a shame Samsung has not updated the S4 mini and S5 mini. I like the smaller format with removable battery and radio.
S3mm, 12 Apr 2017Wrong, this table proof the power of marketing...Wrong. At least they were able to actually sell their mobile phones. :)
Just admit that Samsung can do better marketing, its not cheating, its only a way to gain customer. LOL
Then a lot are asking where Sony is in the table. Well, if we can wake Sony up and show this graph that they don't belong to even 5% of the market share, then we might bring back their glory.
Trust me, Sony is the only one with enough potential to overtake those leaders from their position today. If only smartphones are their priority, we would see them now in the same title as Huawei is doing. Just look how many people love PS4 more than any Xbox Consoles - rest of which are PS haters, Xbox fans, and PC gamers.
Even their full frame digital cameras. Look at DxOMark's ranking of the lenses. Top 5 is consisted of about 3 Sony lenses, and one being the first rank.
Last is their TV. Maybe not on LG's league, but closely second to it, and way ahead of Samsung. Even others like Panasonic do better than Samsung
Huawei made it to top three, they did a great job from huawei p9, to mate 9, to p10 and with partnership with leica and improvements of kirin chipsets that gives snappy performance and also their premium design.
mralam, 12 Apr 2017Lead doesn't matter, apple take 95% profit and that matter.Cause apple monopolize flagship market which had wider profit margin while samsung had like 60% budget+midrange(low profit) while another 40% flagship sold
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2017Its good for street sweepersBreitbart reader?
What's worng with you people? What is this "where is sony?" spamfest?
I'm not always in market share results but the last time I saw Sony in top 5 (and so, no in others) it was back in 2009 or even earlier.
Now you rememberd to search for Sony in Top 5?
No, Sony hasn't 4%, I rather think that has close to 2% or less.
Back in 2008-9 solidly in top 5 were the following: Nokia, Samsung, Apple, LG. Sony was not.
The only brand that "wow" me is lg, Xiaomi and huawei, people buy it cause they love it.
But samsung, vivo, oppo, doesn't impress me since their device sold because of marketing.
Apple, everybody recognize it as status symbol
Sad to see HTC and Sony tucked in other, they lack marketing(their own fault actually), only people who is geeky enough that browse the net about smartphone will know them(1+ included)
AnonD-1825, 12 Apr 2017What you mean by saying "what they do?" And "nothing"? Apple had last q record sales and were... moreIf apple starts to make mid-low budget smartphones their iconic brand name will start to demise.
People buying apple, Hauwei, lg because they love it.
But 80% sales of sam, oppo, vivo comes from false marketing​ and forced sales.
Lets hope sony fanboys won't be angry and blaming gsmarena again after seeing this news.
AnonD-405429, 12 Apr 2017In other because sony selling very lowYeah.. Their main business are camera sensors and ps. Not phones. They are not serious in smartphone market.
AnonD-1825, 12 Apr 2017What you mean by saying "what they do?" And "nothing"? Apple had last q record sales and were... moreWell it's very obvious that the sales that Samsung had was from their low to mid range phone, but then again this topic is just about the % of the sales that they got, low mid and high end classification for phones is not involved.