Watch sammy follow suite im not hating I hope they do s5 is just to big s4 was the limit
Ex-Sony phone fan, 27 Feb 2014Great thinking, just bought a new phone and after 6 months it's an old phone.... normally w... moreEven if that's important to you how do you find guarantee that any company(besides Apple) won't push out upgrade sooner than you would like?
Ex-Sony phone fan, 27 Feb 2014Great thinking, just bought a new phone and after 6 months it's an old phone....
normally w... moreWhat the difference?imagine Sony released two flagships a year,but the industry doesn't go forward faster.so the two generations later Z3 after one year will have the specs that the Z2 would have(in one year replace)So what's your problem?so it will have mostly minor upgrades.
Instead when you want to buy a flagship,you know that it's not older than six months,not like some brands that if you buy their flagship at the time near the next flagship,Soon the next flagship will come with huge differences.
I'm not being funny - but from just looking at them, does anyone know the difference between the Z1 & Z2?
If you can only tell the difference with a microscope, this has to be the worst 'upgrade' (appearance wise) of a flagship I have ever witnessed.
Have they reduced the massive top & bottom bezel sizes? If so, they're still way too big. Wasteful space of what could be more screen or buttons imo.
Come on Fony - a monolithic hard angled brick is no longer clever ergonomic design. Give it up
Great thinking, just bought a new phone and after 6 months it's an old phone....
normally we all have a 2years contract... i just bought the z1. so by the time that my contract end the z5 will avail... thank u so much Sony. This is the last time that I ever buy a Sony Phone..
Who care is this a bad business strategy or not.
As a consumer I only care if each "upgrade" bring any fresh design idea, or at least help drop the price of previous version.
like people are stating Sony and others are already pushing out upgrade sooner and sooner.
Would be nice if the new S3 (or any other brand) can add a physical QWERTY keyboard on at least one phone, who care if the phone is a little thicker, or nobody has used the oldest nokias with no complaint :D
Probably a mistake for Sony....
Upgrades every six months will consist mainly of speed bumps and will dilute the impact of "real" upgrades.
Ultimately, it will encourage potential Sony buyers to postpone purchases and it will destroy sales during each quarter following a flagship introduction.
Plus it will probably lose the constant upgraders, since they'll look for a flagship that holds its resale value longer than a couple of months.
Guys, you don't have to buy phones EVERY six months. Your money, your call. Sony is NOT forcing everyone to buy their latest gadget. I am happy that Sony is doing this. More choices for the consumers. I will skip the Z2 and will wait for the Z3 in Fall with SD 805 SoC. SD 800 on my Z1s is uber fast! See, guys, I don't feel like I am obliged to get the latest. If I feel that my phone is still up there on the top then it doesn't make sense for me to get the latest one. I think that SD 805 will be an UPGRADE from the 800.
What, releasing a new flagship before you even fix the bugs on the old one? And let's not talk about Sony and software upgrades. People who buy a Sony on a 2-year contract will miss 3 generations before they can get an upgrade.
Sony please stay at 5.2 inches screen size and 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. IPS-LCD is the only way to go. It's definitely the best type of screen technology hands down. I've seen it all. OmniBalance design is beautiful. Please stay on it. The most elegant design in the market no doubt.
Sony Xperia Z3 Specs (Fall 2014 release):
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
5.2 inch screen IPS-LCD 1920 x 1080 resolution (424ppi)
32gb Internal memory with microSD card slot.
1/1.5" camera sensor size with OIS.
Will be waiting for the Z3 with SD 805 SoC then in the Fall. I can wait a little bit longer. I'm using Z1s at the momemnt. I'm loving this phone. Smooth and snappy.
Just release a nice true camera phone, not a name sake that Z1 turned out to be and most likely Z2 is also going to be, given by the first samples out in the wild.
Something like 1/1.5" sensor whatever 16-35MPs xenon flash, nice IPS LCD and keep the PPI at 440 and you have a winning combination.
Releasing a 64bit or Cota Core SoC is not going to impress anyone in the long run. It's good camera, battery life and frequent updates that matter most. For everything else the regular low-mid range phones already serve the purpose for what a smartphone is, flagships need to be more than just that.
people will be less encouraged to buy a new phone if you really cared to upgrade your old ones
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2014this is way too short of a cycle, maybe if they come out with a phone/compact/phablet flagship... moreYou seem to forget that Galaxy S4 was Samsungs flagship just a short time, didnt take long before they released the SD800 version with 150mbps LTE in S.Korea and soon after that the 800 LTE+ became the default option in Europe as well, the original S4 with SD600 was extremely short lived in most markets.
Backstab, 27 Feb 2014Really? Every six months? Lol... So what would be the point of buying a Sony phone that would ... morethen your suggestion is that Sony let flagships live forever and stay hopelessly far behind the competition for half the year? Z2 and S5 are both on the end of an era, cant even buy them yet but still they are so outdated, next gen is about 1440p displays and 64bit processing.
One more point, Z1 is a terrible phone and was never a worthy successor of Z, in 6 months it wouldnt have been competitive against anything at all, the sooner they get rid of Z1 the better. Contrary to what you think, having seriously outdated flagships for the bigger part of a year is not a good business strategy.
Who needs an old outdated flagship with new software? They probably hope you'll keep switching Sony phones every half a year if they make more flagships.
I wonder what will they upgrade, though, as most hardware doesn't get a huge upgrade even once a year, in half a year all you can get is a small speed boost from overclocked processor.
Unless they drop water proofing with new design, that is.