popye, 04 Oct 2013Samsung has even wider range of products. They have all electronic appliances and gadgets cove... moreAgreed that is why samsung is leading in the smarthphone department, even me as a sony fan is a bit frustrated because of their style in creating phones. I mean they have all the resources to create an outstanding phone but ends up only good or a bit better than the previous..
Sony doesn't even have sense of innovation. They just follow what others are doing. Apple and Samsung deserve their market position as they brought groundbreaking innovations already. But Sony has yet to bring noteworthy innovations of their own. They don't deserve to be the third. That position should be Nokia's, Microsoft's or at least LG's.
TOM, 04 Oct 2013This is very possible even from way back then, the problem is they have a wide range of produc... moreSamsung has even wider range of products. They have all electronic appliances and gadgets covered. It's not having too many ventures that keep a company from being the top dog but not getting focus in your business does. Sony smartphones are mediocre compared to Samsung and even HTC and LG. The screen quality is horrendous. The camera is sub par. The software is stale. The only good thing about Sony smartphones is their exterior. They look nice from the outside but are mediocre in the inside.
This is very possible even from way back then, the problem is they have a wide range of products. Example in the camera department they have SLRs and Digicams that is why they can't go all out in their smartphone's cameras, they also have pricey walkmans and portable gadgets. Imagine creating a xperia phone with a dual led or xenon flash so no need for the Q series camera detachable camera lenses add on.
sony is the biggest cheater in the world! ion have no 4.2 update as they said. when i complain about this, they erased it
xili, 03 Oct 2013Few aspects still need to be improved like display, battery performance and software update. I... moreSo just about all of the phone then?
Sony went downhill in 2002 their vhs recorders in Argos UK were under 100GBP and were crap,their ghetto blasters also went downhill with multiple build issues and bad cd drives.Sony used to be the tops in UK throughout 80's mid 90's then just lost the plot.Their brand went seriously downhill and were now not considered high quality.
They should have stayed with Ericsson and anyone sticking up for Sony are deluded,,third place,HA,they have no chance.Screen and cameras and sharp edges are rudy awfull.Non of the tech press like them or any of the tech podcasts I listen too or anyone I know.
Willem1, 03 Oct 2013Samsung lover......I have only had Sony smartphones and one Motorola, the Note 3 could be my first Samsung if Sony keeps being so slow in releasing their flagships.
I've only pointed out a truth. Learn to read.
"Sony will stay far from their target if it keep delaying so so much! It's incredible how good Samsung markets its flagships and not onlythat, it manages to put them in the shelves ofcarriers much faster than Sony. Here in Peru, theNote 3 S800 version is already in preorder state while Sony Mobile's local Facebook is still promoting Xperia T and a little theZ1, and has no date of arrival, they onlysay "Very soon". Sony will be thenext turtle if it keeps so quiet. Noteven TV adds. Dang, thislackofmarketing is.annoying... I want the.Z Ultra, but theNote 3 with the S800 is really tempting, if itwas the Exynos one, I'd not care.
So, yeah, Sony can do great but itdoesn't let usbuytheir products caure.arrive too late or don't arrive, the Z never arrived.
Silly Sony. "
venkata , 03 Oct 2013SONY MOBILE India, I bought Xperia Z1 from Sangeeta mobile store on 21st September in Bangalor... moreSorry man.
Create a new acc and post this in their social networks walls.
Service centers are mostly like you described, and it's similar to what many people have with almost any brand. It's so bad Sony treats their customers like that.
Good luck for that. I will never buy a Sony smartphone until they change the TFT Capacitive screen. Worst display ever. Cannot match with Amoled and IPS.
personal i will be more happy to see they become the third largest smartphone manufacturer. but i think something wrong with their US marketing. seem to me, every time when a new flagship come out. takes forever to release in the states. and a lot of peoples just want the hottest phone, not something come out in India(Xperia Z, Z Ultra, Z1) months ago.
Cod3rror, 03 Oct 20133rd is very attainable for Sony.
Nokia is gone, Blackberry is gone, HTC will probably be go... moreBlackberry is gone. Really? Last I heard they are still in business and investors are interested in buying the business, so it's not going away anytime soon.
Also, the Nokia shareholders need to approve the Microsoft acquisition. It the shareholders are smart they'll say no to the Microsoft offer. Nokia has already turned the corner and Micro$oft needs them more for their Mobile OS to survive than Nokia does for their mobile division does to survive.
HTC just got a big influx of cash from Beats.
That's not gonna happen with their very poor screen quality and stale and boring UI. Sony puts out the least exciting smartphones among Samsung, HTC and LG.