I hope this clear things out with those "Sony is dying" people. It's getting ridiculous with this much hate from smartphone enthusiasts.
Sony why don't you give it a try, try to make mirai desgn phones, try to make bezeless but the same design. I mean you are great beyond greed company, quality phones, just try to make a little change, we need you to stay on mobile market since top dogs are just after our money,
xperia phones are here to stay, phones may not be?
What is that a kind of oxymoron?
What does this suppose to mean!
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2018Google Assistent is better than bixbyIt would be one hell of AI if it was better just after few months of release. Point is they got something they made and its important as part of whole product(of all not one) that makes it unique, sometime may be even better after years.
They say phones are here to stay, but nothing about bringing new, to be first, unique and also the same tech everyone wants. Its like they want for you to be their fan of one phone device and use other products and services from samsung, apple or any different brand.
Sony want run an auto-moto bussines LOL.
Sony want everything like Samsung did with its sticky fingers.
Almost every kitchenware or black and white appliances wired by cord to the electricity in or houses have a Samsung sticker on it.
They make everything in a huge quantitiy but the quality is nowhere,
I really thinks that company which makes 1-2 maybe 3 proucts like for example Lenovo Phones tablets and laptops makes excellent devices.
But a company which focuses just on quanity will never make decent prodoct (device). It will be average or even worse.
Sony makes great TVs along with LG maybe a playstation but for the rest of their divisions they really can close their bussiness.
Thats my opinion.
Get rid of all the westerners influence in the corporation, stay true to the japanese culture..
Westerners lack pride, honour and loyalty.. They're all affected by mass-greed in anything they touch and hence in the end destroy..
Vineet290, 18 Jan 2018Budget Sony phones, I think this segment is the main reason for being fail.There are some mid ... moreAnd can you tell me why most people said XA2 series (alongside L2) , the newest Sony mid-rangers series , has most better aspects than newest Samsung super mid-rangers , A8 and A8+ (2018) ? Sure , Sony past Xperia mid-rangers was bad with M4 Aqua as biggest letdown , until XA2 series fixed tons of Sony past mid-rangers problems , with XA1+ as the hint of Sony was improving their mid-rangers .
I really like the guy.
He has a vision and follows on it, aint interested in profiting so much as in new innovation people will bond to emotionaly.
And this shows in all Sonys products portfolio, always sth new and yet unseen...
And Sony is gaining huge profits in last year or two.
But obviously his vision in mobile communication goes beyond just a smartphone concept,
I m waiting to see where next Xperia takes us in communication...some AR avatar headset concept maybe?
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2018They could just stop making their own phones so easily and focus on TV's, as those are their o... moreDude . I know you hated that experience with your Xperia M4 Aqua due some bad aspects on the internal or external factors that affects you that decided you to despise Xperia such false water and dust resisting advertising , low on storage , un-equally software update treatment , etc. (you should picked C Series or older Z2 instead in the first place , knowing M series was Sony worst mid-ranger before restructuring in 2016) . But do you have to remember , Sony has learned , listening , restarted from zero and already fixed a lot of mistakes in past Xperias , if not all has been fixed (especially 2015 released to be underlined) .
In case of your XM4A and other users who has bad experience with M4A ,
especially that IP68/65 promotion (XC4 counterpart was in great experience instead) , Sony decided to ditched water and dust resistant at once on their normal-sized XA and give it only at their flagships exclusive features since 2016 , as its served as M4 Aqua spiritual successor and fixed few problems that was occurred on its predecessor . Normal-sized XA has been improved , better and increased overtime , with their current one : XA2 .
IN FLA, 18 Jan 2018Had phones from just about every company, Sony is my favorite. Same here.
Budget Sony phones, I think this segment is the main reason for being fail.There are some mid range phones from Sony but they nothing more than crap. They are not in competition with other pioneers, in any price range.
It's nice that the CEO has a more holistic approach to technology. Sure, the phone division is haemorrhaging money. But they also allow for research and development in a key technology sector, which can turn out profitable in the future.
Kaz Hirai is a coolest CEO out there and heck he even has a nice accent :D