My condolences for retired employees.
I have bought 5 Sony smartphone for my family, but gave up on them completely after XA. Bad policies, inability to adapt, failure over failure, no wonder it's dying.
It's a shame but it looks like Sony phones will disappear in few years. At the same time, its hard to sympathies with a company that doesn't adapt with changes in industry (though I am glad they didn't adopted notches like every other brand on the planet).
Even Samsung stepped up their game in budget and high-end category with their A series phones to tackle these Chinese brands. While Sony's only good phone this year is Xperia 1 which costs $1000. Xperia 10 and 10 Plus is overpriced for what it offers.
arun5959, 30 Mar 2019Cutting workforce is not the solution. Problem lies in thick bezels of Sony mobile phones and ... moreI'm wondering how was you life before a notch? You must have avoided the phones at all cost. And what did "bezeless" screen actually change in your life? Is it now easier for you to reach those triangle, circle, squre buttons now? That extra tiny place you get between the notch and the side bezel is life changing? You couldn't stand to have notification icons below the bezel?
Btw you do realize that "bezeless" screens actually spread the total bezel area proportionally right on all sides plus the notch? That's why side bezels on "bezeless" screens are thicker than on normal phone that has top bottom bezel.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2019Xperia XZ2 Compact, easily. Used to be the cheapest SD845 smartphone when it came out. Still i... moreI love XZ series too but for whatever reason XZ3 is so overpriced in my place. Heck, you can even get S10e for the same price here.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2019To each their own, although I also love the XZ2/XZ3 series design, I feel like the Loop Surfac... moreBut it's not Sony design. Look at Lumia 920 and Xiaomi Mi 3, this is where they copied it from. And Nokia was obviously influenced by iPod nano 6 and 7. So Sony copied a Chinese copy of a Finnish phone influenced by an American mp3 player, there's literally nothing Japanese in that design.
babak, 30 Mar 2019to me the only thing that cause this is that. thry focused on ugly desins with no new innovati... moreBut XZ2 is exactly the old design of Sony that they had in 2013-2015, just with the rounded back added (which is more comfortable). So you say that you love the old design but you hate the old design plus rounded back.
Dear Sony. Your current phones are jokes. Even Xbox sells better thhan playstation.
You are free to go like you did with Vaio.
Xiaomi and Huawei are current leaders in smatphone world.
Thats the fact and farewell.
At least they're taking care of the people they're firing
Expected outcome. Sony smartphone business is in steep dive following HTC. Name is not enough to sell poor devices.
Sony has a suicidal tendency...they need a chinese doctor from Xiaomi or Huawei... Sony has all the tech to beat the competition... but they have a thinking that if they give their best their other divisions like camera ,camera sensor , chips, walkman and battery die.... now mobile is everything combined into one.. Now huwei p30 with zoom will almost finish entry level cameras and lg g series better than affordable mp3 players/walkman...
Its a high time if they do not come out this tendency they will end their mobile division(the most sold profitable commercial electronic product) and other divisions will end in near future.... I have seen new generation people almost forgotten sony in mobile..
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2019Uh man, but XZ was the opposite from Sony design, it was a clone of Lumia 920 and Xiaomi Mi 3 ... moreTo each their own, although I also love the XZ2/XZ3 series design, I feel like the Loop Surface design found on XZ, XZ Premium and XZ1 (as well as XA1 series) is the epitome of Sony design. Especially the XZ because of the Alkaleido metal back and the perfectly rounded corners and placed flash in the back. Just my humble opinion.
Duck of death, 30 Mar 2019Correction: The whole Chinese market. They're hard at work getting themselves banned like Nort... moreIf you mean Huawei yeah, but theyÂ’ll find a solution through money as usual. I donÂ’t want Sony, Htc and LG leave the market myself, but competition itÂ’s hard now even for Samsung and Apple.
you just need better specs phones with competitive pricing to make a profit
AnonD-241270, 30 Mar 2019no, im not make any confusion, i am talking of Z5 failura because the SoC, right, as you alrea... moreit wasnt a problem on any phones only sony had many problem with sd810. i had htc and lg. they became hot too but for example sony even went further it was damn hot in sony z4 and that battery. it was small yet it would lose charge even when you used it after plug in to charger.
the only sony i really like and even have now is x compact but yet i have the problem with heat on this model too
to me the only thing that cause this is that. thry focused on ugly desins with no new innovations and also they chose to release their phones on some selectrd market. for example you cant find any sony mobiles in middleeast and africa at all with no reason why sony release their new phones this way. and that ugly design of xz2 series. i dont even want to hold that heavy ugly xz2. i still prefer old design of sony mobiles
After openly admitting they were nerfing their phone cameras on purpose in hope of selling more standalone camera equipment I have zero respect for this company.
Hope they change their ways or go out of business soon.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2019This doesn't look good... I hope this helps them make some profit because I really don't want ... moreUh man, but XZ was the opposite from Sony design, it was a clone of Lumia 920 and Xiaomi Mi 3 likes...
Sony only returned to their iconic design with XZ2 series.