Anonymous, 07 Apr 2014No, I'm not a "yank." Do people actually still say that these days? I think I'm lu... moreYou are clueless troll pretending to be someone you are not. I am Asian. I am Indian by race but American by passport. My parents moved to the USA before I was born. So nope you are definitely a yank, one that is a bit miffed about being told the truth.
You don't know anything about Asia like someone else has pointed out in here just as I did. Truck driver I was talking about was an example that applies to India and Malaysia for example. It's the same story in any other Asian country. People buy more gadgets than anything else compared to US or European markets. That combined with the high population means US and Europe are totally unimportant for any serious OEM. Deal with it yank. Purchasing power has nothing to do with if all they care to buy are mostly gadgets and phones. They not like you who first world problems of ranting about the increase home or car insurance or the fancy home improvements you planned over summer. They just don't care for those things in life. So whatever purchasing power they have is enough to engage their interests in gadgets and smartphones. Tell you what I have seen Saadhus on the sidewalks in India with cellphones. And you say they don't have power to purchase. You couldn't be more clueless ;)
Just because I have an american passport doesn't mean I have to be a blinkered jingoistic like you are. ;) Whats next? Tell me to get out of your country because I didn't show much love like you did? That would be funny.
The rest of your post is typical american racism laced takes on how one group in a nation saw others. That's a typical of you yanks, you do all the time out of ignorance. It has nothing to do with fact that Sony is doing well in such markets because they focused on the market with highest interest in smartphones much more than USA will ever be.
This maybe news for you but the entire world is not within the borders of the USA ;) Man! Obama better get that education improvement program going like fast. You are a good example why it's sorely needed. lol
i agree Sony has powerful high end devices but its low range devices are worst than any other company at the same price range
the.matchless, 07 Apr 2014I own an Xperia Z1 a ZL and a TX and I so totally agree with you. People mostly just rely on h... moreI completely agree with you, I have been using Sony for quite a while now and yes they are underrated. I have had Apple, Samsung and LG and personally prefer Sony!
M.G, 07 Apr 2014u actually dont own a z or z1 u liar. my friend has z and Z1 and they work brilliantly. so.don... moreI own an Xperia Z1 a ZL and a TX and I so totally agree with you. People mostly just rely on hype and get overly convinced with it e.g. to think that "Samsung is the only best out there". I have been using Sony for a long time now (I have also used other brands) & by n large they are very reliable and great value for money. I love Sony's style i.e. attention to detail while maintaining minimalism.
M.G, 07 Apr 2014u actually dont own a z or z1 u liar. my friend has z and Z1 and they work brilliantly. so.don... moreI won Xperia Z1 and ZL and I so totally agree with you. People mostly just rely on hype and get overly convinced with it. I have been Sonys for a long time now and by n large they are very reliable and great value for money. I love minimalism in the Sony style while paying good level of attention to details.
i am using z1 for last three months and totally satified with the phone specifications except the nonremovable battery.fantastic camera also.of course if one is a businessman one shd purchase galaxy note 3.for it is better option than z1.
mukesh park, 07 Apr 2014I was a Sony fan . But i was disappointed with my xperia z and z1 quality. With those high pri... moreu actually dont own a z or z1 u liar. my friend has z and Z1 and they work brilliantly. so.don't spread false news
I was a Sony fan . But i was disappointed with my xperia z and z1 quality. With those high prices i expected better experience. Now i am back to nokia . I bought lumia 1520 . Same price as z1 but far better build quality, screen , camera , os, all is best. Oh i forgot to mention all z1 is suffering from touch skipping isssue. If u play multitouch games then u know it. Or google it.
I m 4m India and m using d Xperia U. I keep on changing between Nokia and sony smartphone handsets coz dey both make smartphones with awesome designs. Btw I m pretty satisfied with d design and functioning of d Xperia u ;-)
Anomynous, 07 Apr 2014Go to Asia and see for yourself. You would be surprised to see insane cash flow in Philippines... moreI never said Asia was poor. I was comparing the purchasing power. Who are "westerners?" Americans? Britons? Canadians? Germans? French? It all depends on how the market is set up. I'm pretty sure most of them can pay for their phone in full. It all depends on what the carrier offers.
Yes, Sony's mobile arm made a small profit last quarter after many quarters of losses. Even though the cut their q4 forecast by 2million units because of weaker demand in Asia and Europe. Still, Samsung and Apple, which you conveniently left out and who operate fiercely in the US market, are making 99% of the industry's profit. Motorola is alot more complex than you are making it out to seem. It was sold on only one network in the US, for the most part. And Google kept most of Motorola's patents. Lenovo basically bought the brand name. Lenovo is a Chinese company. All of Asia does not own it. The Chinese will quickly point out that Lenovo is Chinese, not Indian, Filipino or any other Asian country. Only non-Chinese Asians want to latch on when they want to make their own country seem more accomplished than it actually it.
mclarenfan1968, 07 Apr 2014You have no clue about life in Asia then. For example an Asian truck driver may not have fancy... moreNo, I'm not a "yank." Do people actually still say that these days? I think I'm lucky because I don't come from the US, Europe or Asia. If I did, I might be making asinine assumptions like you. I've lived in the US. I've also lived in Asia. Guess where. What is this "Asian" truck driver you are talking about? Is he Indian? Indonesian? Malaysian? Japanese? Korean? Because they are all different. You don't know much about Asia if you think it is as monolithic as you are implying. The Chinese hate the Japanese. The Japanese hate the Koreans. The Taiwanese aren't sure where they want to go. And they all look their noses down upon the rest of Asia. The Pakistanis and the Indians are at each other's throats and they both think they are better than the Bangladeshis. The Malaysians think they are above the Indonesians and the Singaporeans think their s**t smell better than both of them. Should I go on? What is this "Asia" you talk about as though everyone thinks the same?
Each country I've mentioned has its own distinct culture and way of thinking. You are the small minded one lumping them all together.
You seem to be confusing population with market. Yes, there are more people in India and China, but there are more people in each of those countries living on less than $5 a day than there are people in the US or even the EU. Even this article, and most of the Indian commenters on this site say that cheaper is better. Low value phones rule in most markets outside of NE Asia. You're delusional if you think marketshare is such an important metric. Companies are created to make money. Revenue is #1. And most of Asia can't match the EU or the single market of the US.
mclarenfan1968, 07 Apr 2014You have no clue about life in Asia then. For example an Asian truck driver may not have fancy... moreNow you are doing the same as him, judging USA without knowing much of what you are talking about.
But i agree that this guy know nothing about Asia, its kinda typical for westeners anyway. I remember this american guy who went to philippines and he wrote an article online, asking where is the poor country he had heard about, people spent money like theres no tomorrow, they had a lot of kids and sent them to private schools, they had no mortgage on the houses, where did all the money come from? He soon realized that Americans are more poor but not in the same ways, Americans have so much higher expenses that they dont really have more money left at the end of the month, many even use credit cards to buy groceries, thats like they are not even paying the food they eat, far less their phones which are locked in on 24 month slave contracts. The bank owns nearly everything they have and the phone company owns the rest, what is so great about that? Im not saying all, but many, most of the average people are up to over the head in debt ref the 2008 crisis.
My car has no mortgage, our motorcycle as well, we have no housing loan (had in the past though), we have no contracts for our phones or devices, now tell me how i have less money than an average American? I dont mind paying $750 cash for a phone, i dont need no credit card or phone contracts. I dont have savings but my account is never empty. Wouldnt trade my life for being a credit slave and let the bank own my stuff.
But i love USA and i like Americans. Nice place and nice people. Fan of George Bush as well.
what kind of people buy the iPhone 4 for 375$s. by the way how is iPhone 4 selling in India. can someone tell me?
Sony is a good phone, their design and quality is better than samsun, my brother xperia U is still nice after a year and a half, its in Ics