If someone from Sony is reading this, here's the recipe that works for you.
1. 5 inch HD screen with Gorilla Glass 3 (sharp enough for midrange and less power hungry)
2. Snapdragon 450 (14 nm process)
3. The cameras that you used in Xperia S (better than all your midrange offerings)
4. 3 GB RAM
5. Rear-mounted finger-print sensor
6. Small bezels - nothing more than what Nexus 5 had
7. At least 3000 mah battery.
8. MRP no more than Rs. 12,500
9. For God's sake, bring back the stamina mode algorithm from Xperia Z1/Z2.
10. A headphone jack with your trademark audio experience.
Forget Redmis and Lenovos. Even copycats like Yu/Micromax offer better hardware than you do. I really wish you pull up your socks.
India-only? PLEASE don't go the Panasonic route, Sony... Last thing I want is Sony's low/mid end devices to stay India-exclusive. Hopefully they re-brand these and sell them in Europe too.
In my country J5 and J7 always arrive more than $400.
No tech site says it is overpriced because they are Galaxy phones.
MrJulli, 27 Oct 2017This is SONY. This is a legend. Not your usual cheap Chinese brand. Because XA1 was 300.
There is a huge difference.
P20 is way stronger than SD 430.
Imx300 vs imx258
XA1 probably has faster memory, faster ram, better/faster updates.
ImTheOne, 27 Oct 2017Finally! No MediaTek on Sony's midrangers.. hopefully the 2018 XA lineup will run on the SD 63... moreThere will be 2 devices with the 630.
One is 5" HD ( 72% screen) and a 6" FHD ( 78% screen)
midranger huh!!!! more like low end + 'insert tier 1 brand logo here'.
Sony phones are known for their build quality and durability. Bit people are are blindly purchasing other cheap phones just because they have extra RAM and ROM which these people don't even need and they don't use. However I would advise Sony to market their products properly. I want to buy this phone for sure.
Now Sony comes with Snapdragon chipsets....wow.. Trust Sony.. it's not like chinese junks.
same6630, 27 Oct 2017Where is the fingerprint of this legend ???? Nokia 5 is over this at price point..Go and buy mi A1 with dual camera full hd display 3080mah battery, avery loud speaker, fingerprint sensor, sony gonna die soon.
Dear Sony, first start selling your mobiles offline. In Bangalore the silicon city of India and one of the biggest mobile market, we don't get Sony mobiles in any of the Stores.
Secondly please change the design which I think you are following from 4 years and price the devices properly as we have lots of compitators in the market now and brand value doesn't matter for people too much regarding to mobiles.
Jeez, I don't see anyone buying this who knows anything about mobiles. 😂
MrJulli, 27 Oct 2017This is SONY. This is a legend. Not your usual cheap Chinese brand. Where is the fingerprint of this legend ????
Nokia 5 is over this at price point..
A bit pricy for the spec, but if not because i just get a new phone (xiaomi one, hence "a bit pricy for the spec" comment) i might consider buying it.
Finally! No MediaTek on Sony's midrangers.. hopefully the 2018 XA lineup will run on the SD 630/660. Cause carrying a heater in your pocket is not comfortable..
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 27 Oct 2017The difference is that the Mi A1 sounds good ONLY on specsheet, where Sony phones are usually ... moreXperia R1 vs Xiaomi Mi A1
2 GB vs 4 GB RAM
16 GB vs 64 GB storage
SD 430 vs SD 625
NO FPS vs FPS
NO gyro vs gyro sensor
1080p vs 4k video recording