ODSTxGundam, 17 Feb 2019Sony do a lot better minimising their range, too much unsold stock for them because they simpl... moreFair point. IMO Nokia and Samsung should stop releasing Plus models, the 5.1 from Nokia is worse than the 3.1 Plus, doesn't make sense, a normal person would think the 5.1 is better. Nokia should have the 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, no plus models. There shouldn't be plus models, most phones are plus sized anyway.
AnonD-819322, 17 Feb 2019Sony only release 1 entry-level phone which isn't good enough, they should do what they used t... moreSony do a lot better minimising their range, too much unsold stock for them because they simply aren't as popular anymore. I also prefer companies to have fewer models. Entry level
(L series), mid range (XA series), mid range+ (XA Ultra series), flagship (XZ series), flagship+ is more than enough (XZ Premium series). In fact I think they could do with removing the XZ Compact series and have the mid range+ (XA Ultra) cover that.
Sony only release 1 entry-level phone which isn't good enough, they should do what they used to do back in 2012-2014. Nokia is selling 3 or 4 every year which is the reason their sales have increased.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2019Hmm? The Z3+ got updates from Lollipop all the way to NougatLots a fakes postings on Sony cells per thus website
Where's the SONY logo branding on the front? Don't tell me they've also decided to remove it. This only makes all phones look more the same black slates.
This phone looks beautiful and comfortable to hold. If the entry-level is just this beautiful, what about the flagship. It will be interesting to wait.
But I don't agree with the pixel density. I think all Sony phones must be above 300 ppi in terms of screen. And weigh as light as possible.
kula shaker, 16 Feb 2019sony is a good company. their devices with their proprietary ldac, dsee, and clearaudio+ are h... moreThe thing is, their phones, especially their bottom-end ones like the E/L series, aren't particularly bad at all, it's just that people are OBSESSED with getting the most performance-to-price phone out there. In reality, most of these people don't even use half of a phone's true power so...
Tann Hauser, 16 Feb 2019Truth be said, for the same price you re better off with a year old midranger than a new entr... moreA concept that i could never understand, for example, these two upcoming Sony midranges are died before its release, the xz2 now is selling for 450$, later it will be selling for 400$, why in the world i would choose xa3 series over xz2 flagship for the same price?
Anonymous, 16 Feb 2019i absolutely agree about good software updates of Sony... but youre hurting Samsung users here... moreYes software matters a lot, Samsung and their damn battery drain, a reason why I prefer honor, Huawei & Sony over them among many others I was to lazy to list. :p
Let me guess Helio A22 chip? Will be a good offering tough that screen + 3300mAh battery combo is not exactly great but the A22 is much less power hungry than lets say a MT6739 so if Sony dare to put in a MT6739 well RIP...
Oflife, 15 Feb 2019I don't agree. I have an L1, and it's superb for the price. Lovely design, fast nice looking b... moreTruth be said, for the same price you re better off with a year old midranger than a new entry level device, or a year old flag than a new midranger.
In this case, for same cash better to buy even 2 yr old Xperia X, or 1yr old XA2 than Xperia L3, maybe even put 50 bucks more and get X Performance. You ll be getting much better bang for buck.
sony is a good company. their devices with their proprietary ldac, dsee, and clearaudio+ are heavenly- even if my music source is of low quality, the device upscales the quality and comes out sounding like they were of lossless source. they also make good sturdy devices that lasts for years- like this bravia we have in our gameroom, it is a decade old and still kicking like chun-li. when i was young, i also collected their vintage personal listening devices as a hobby and although i have neglected my collection for over 2 decades now, they were still functioning. back in the day my parents also had those stack up stereo systems with top of the line apm speakers- the stackable units have since been replaced by compact hi-fi systems but the speakers were still working! so, really their longevity and quality are impeccable. then came their mobile division.
personally i dont think sony should play in midrange market.what for? the brand known for its premium design and quality.
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2019"their updates are impeccable"
They abandon their phones relatively quickly, so there aren't ... moreYou don't have a Sony phone do you?
So far all the handsets from 2016 going forward are receiving monthly updates including the first generation low-end L1.
Truth is low-end never gets OS update, mid range gets only one while flagships get two.
Shimbala, 15 Feb 2019'Entry-level', at least Sony's ones all moved to USB-C. Besides, their updates are impeccable,... morei absolutely agree about good software updates of Sony... but youre hurting Samsung users here.
i choose Sony over other brands, not with updates though. i want how they optimize their batteries. their battery endurance is as good as higher capacity. likewise they care about battery longevity. i wonder how long the batteries work for that, since i still have z1c and z5p and their battery is still great, esp z5p even without "battery care"
Shimbala, 15 Feb 2019'Entry-level', at least Sony's ones all moved to USB-C. Besides, their updates are impeccable,... more"their updates are impeccable"
They abandon their phones relatively quickly, so there aren't many updates at all.
DD, 15 Feb 2019Only Oreo? No midrange android phone came with Android Pie this year.But thats a lie. P smart 2019 came with a Pie just for example.
Many Nokia phones came with Pie as well.
Man wake up its 2019 already not 2018