Coz Sony is awful with support for midrange devices. Xperia XA and XA Ultra are still on Android 6.0. And look what Huawei did with P9 Lite, they already updated the phone to Android 7.0 Nougat. And the phone has Full HD screen, 5.2", fingerprint reader and 3000mAh battery for almost the same price. I switched to Huawei and I'm happy user now. Never again Sony.
I love sony phones because of their updates very good and i like their phone's design it's unique unlike other phones who looks so similar.I just hope sony can put big battery,low the price of their phones and invest to marketing and advertising their phones,if so they will be on the top like z3 era or even more.
AnonD-386883, 29 Apr 2017Sony's flagships were more expensive than others. Also the bad selection of processors (Snapdr... moreI not agree with you, even Xz premium is cheaper than s8, iphone, pixel at launch.
AnonD-386883, 29 Apr 2017Sony's flagships were more expensive than others. Also the bad selection of processors (Snapdr... moreIts not bad selection of processors. They have no idea that Snapdragon 810 is a bad processor. U can't just blame Sony. Other brands (HTC etc)also did the same thing. Everytime there is new high end processor they will buy it
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2017Is there anyone knows if the mobile hardware is capable of running ps4 or ps3 games? If yes, t... morePlaystation Now app...
ps3 and ps4 game streaming were announced by Sony for mobile too, but I dont see any mobile announcments or plans no more of the app.
Only available for PC and PS and some android TVs.
It would be a great feature, playing PS3/PS4 games bundeled with PS4 controller ability on Xperia and all.
But I guess It would hurt PS4 console sales then... or not.
Its a fact that their top Xperia models, that can run those games via fast wifi modem and SoC, are even more expensive than console itself, so I dont see a problem there.
Only problem is I guess.... PS console buisness is doing great, mobile Xperia not so much and very susceptable to heavy competitive market, so... guess they are playing it safe for now, and not giving it to Xperia mobile.
Is there anyone knows if the mobile hardware is capable of running ps4 or ps3 games? If yes, they could consider turning their phones into a mini ps3 or ps4. Only on their devices...
Sony's flagships were more expensive than others. Also the bad selection of processors (Snapdragon 810) on Z5 premium dual had cost them much.. I still love the old design of Sony phones like c5 ultra dual, z3 etc..
I love this company for it's rich history. But lately they have let my expectations down ...
Grats to Sony, despite that they sale less than Z3 era they get to make profit rather than sale more but experience loss
But the good thing about company like sony making profit is more money to invest in R&D, especially in home entertainment department
AnonD-458606, 29 Apr 2017Great to see my Sony's mobile division is doing good. Sony - one of the most trusted brand in ... morethey release 7 phone last year which is enough to give range for consumer
Nick Paschalidis, 29 Apr 2017Since Sony's mobile devision is making profit that can only be a good thing. However,they sho... moreone step at a time dude, even they sold 12M phone like in Z3 era they still bleed money.
Watch camera comparison between S8 and XZs and I am very impressed. They are excellent phones but this time sony did big progress and has better camera than S8. I am planimg to buy XZ premium. What I like is Samsung dock station and I would like Sony would have dock station. So Sony if you hear me I hope you will offer it.
Its great sony mobile is making profit again. Been a fan of sony for a long time. Sony is a great brand but most of the product sometimes are overpriced compared to the new tech invented for new products. Whether it is a manufacturing cost I don't know but I hope sony will have other solution in order to bring down price especially in mobile segment in order to be more competitive with other brands. Give consumer some "Wow" factors and I'm sure the sales will be great and sony can be top in the game again, just like old times.
Positive trends in mobile division finally.
Operating income on the rise despite lower sales YoY.
Guess Sony mobile strategy to remain profitable payed off. It can only go better from here.
XZ Premium is a step in right direction.
Well that's very good to hear. As of now, in our place here in the Phillipines, only Oppo, Samsung, Apple and some local brands are dominant in sales. But lately, I've seen more and more people using Sony phones. Huawei is not really popular here but I've seen very few people using Huawei phones even though there are a lot of Huawei phones available. I've seen Vivo phones to but never a OnePlus device. But I'm never buying Chinese handsets. I'm not buying Samsung phones to because they suck. Apple devices are just too expensive and Google phones are not available here. So I'm stuck with Sony and I'll always stick with Sony. Maybe I'll be buying Google phones in the future but Sony's my choice for now.
With the release of xz premium, this is going to be a great year for Sony, after a long time
Great to see my Sony's mobile division is doing good. Sony - one of the most trusted brand in the world (in my opinion).
I also hope Sony focuses more on low and middle budget phones and release around 3-4 such mobiles a year with one or two premium devices.