Five Star, 21 Sep 2017Motorola is dead. HTC is dying and Sony is next.Well, we have to wait what Sony next paradigm shift has to say. The last paradigm shift was cut their low entry phone (E series was upgraded from low entry to lowest mid range series) and keeping their Xperia division live for more years (well, their Xperia brand is almost 10 years, they must be have a plan to revolutionized it tho.)
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017i see now. is that the reason why sony keep using the same plastic ugly square design? and als... moreI don't know it's the exact reason, but the reason why Sony is playing safe with their design and build are because they will do something new, revolutionary, unexpected and unimaginable things when they're prepared to launched it very well-cooked aswell the notes from its loyal fans, plus alternative of material that can be used for their flagship / mid-range. Such as bezel-less design, new design, internal storage, camera, and much more. Even it's already out in the past, they will refined it for another years such as less bezel of Xperia ZL, build of their mid-ranger series (solid plastic : polycarbonate), etc. R&D is also important for these form factors of changing its phone division, but they're preparing something big when it's done and digging for profit also the reason they took a very long time to redefine their exterior components, so they can do more. Well, i possibly explained the unknown reason for it, but we'll see later in 2018 at MWC. Something will change. Not denying Sony does has some flaw on their phones (other such as Samsung and Apple does have at least one too.)
Jimmy99, 21 Sep 2017Hasn't Sony gotten the memo that we don't care about megapixels anymore? I'd rather have the b... morehow can they do that if they keep cutting the R&D expense to get more profit? their number of customers is so tiny. their priority is to keep their current customers, not to get new customers.
Hasn't Sony gotten the memo that we don't care about megapixels anymore? I'd rather have the bigger pixels with more light captured on them. What's the point of megapixels if social media and photo sites store them at 2-8MP anyway?
MrJulli, 21 Sep 2017Sad. I was expecting about $275-$300 price range.Hate to burst yout bubble tho. But that price range you mentioned earlier , was already taken by XA1 (and former XA Ultra) . There's no way Sony retaking that place with their new XA1 Plus. It will ruined everything Sony has planned , due XA1 is a legacy of their known mid-range water resistant Xperia M Series. So they made the XA1 Plus price higher than XA1 but lower than XA1 Ultra.
TheGoldMellifluousXZ, 21 Sep 2017At least Sony Mobile Communications division made profit of whopping 94 Million USD deapite on... moreIt is from the last month, btw, where did you read 92m$ profit...
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017LOL. that income came from reduction in R&D and operating expenses. It wasnt come from the... morei see now. is that the reason why sony keep using the same plastic ugly square design? and also still have same bad low light camera problem? because they cannot afford to improve it. keep selling the phones.. and reduce the r&d cost if they need more income.. because they dont have many customers. this is bad
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017LOL. that income came from reduction in R&D and operating expenses. It wasnt come from the... moreEven with your comment, that ain't changing my opinion about Sony, LOL. Have a nice day, buddy :)
TheGoldMellifluousXZ, 21 Sep 2017Here you go buddy :
http://www.gsmarena.com/sonys_smartphone_shipments_for_q1_fy2017_stood_... moreLOL. that income came from reduction in R&D and operating expenses. It wasnt come from their sales.
So they Reduce the Quality to gain more profit.
Ali Bashir., 21 Sep 2017Source please. Here you go buddy :
It posted by GSMArena as well 5-6 months ago. It's already good to proof it ot not?
man of war, 21 Sep 2017This is a SONY, not a Chinese based brand like xiaomi, and don't expect for a sony phone to ha... moreYes. it is not chinese brand. It Is sony, so it has to be priced cheaper than chinese. otherwise people wont buy it. LOL
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017overpriced. lcd. obsolete design. obsolete ui. indians wont buy this.Disagree on the "obsolete UI" bit
By the way, 3400mah plus mediatic p20 equal battery monster!!
If dont like overpriced brand phones. Better buy Chinese Phone like Xiaomi or Oppo
How is it overpriced??
If Sony smartphone can serve you perfectly for 3+ years, while you need 2 Samsung or Chinese smartphone in 3 years.
BigDaddy99, 21 Sep 2017Sony phones are always overpriced. That's why they do not sell well.At least Sony Mobile Communications division made profit of whopping 94 Million USD deapite only selling 3.4 million units in Q1 2017 fiscal year of its financial (unlike LG, Z3 Era and LeEco).