StevenMH, 29 Jan 2018This Sony Xperia XA2 is a MID-RANGED smartphone.. Why people keep comparing it with other comp... moreThat's a statement about Sony's product design. Many people have a hard time distinguishing Xperia midrange and highend phones. I've seen many of them being convinced XA1 Ultra is their flagship due to size and no side bezels compared to XZ or XZ1 whenever there was a Sony stand present. Usually everyone is attracted to Chrome XZ Premium right away due to mirror finish and large screen but when it comes to other models they are puzzled what is what.
Sony is not cost cutting when it comes to exterior design and fit and finish no matter what market they want a phone to be present in.
If Sony can listen to what people want for an instant it'll be great. Samsung was dying with the S5 and the Note4, but gave people what they want (not 100%) with the S6 and they had a great success since then. From what I heared from my friends and family about Sony's smartphones has always been the same. They all say that they don't like the old design. They all don't like the camera. The ones who are kind of into tech want OLED and they don't mind it even with it's current problems.
This may sound irrelevant to you, but these are regular consumers, and regular consumers are the ones that make 99% of the market.
So I will say my opinion on what Sony should do to make a hit in their next smartphone. First of all, a design change. Three main things to do: 1) Make it sleek. 2) Slim bezels (81%+ screen to body ratio) 3) Make it unique. Yes, Xperias are guaranteed to make a hit in the market again if they come with these three things. Oh, please don't make it thinner than 8mm. Too thin also means too annoying to handle. Another thing is to keep the jack and the stereo speakers.
Second, the camera. Sony Xperia's sensors are excellent (IMX400 is an absolute monster), but it's ruind by too much megapixels, no OIS, and Sony's horrible post processing. If they can make a 12MP version (2+ microns will be the size of the pixels) of it and add OIS, they'll have a much better low light performance, and a much better daylight shots. When it comes to post processing, I believe that the Pixel 2 and the iPhone X are kings in this department. Close to real life colors, not too much exposure, and just a tiny bit of sharpening. Oh, in low light, we don't need a freakin unusable 12000 ISO, this all can be solved with OIS. When it comes to video, just add OIS and a natural look with manual controls and you get an excellent package.
Now let's talk about screens, OLED is the way to go now. Yes, it has a lot of problems, but it also an incredible amount of contrast and true blacks. Especially now since Apple is also going that way, consumers are prefering it to LCD. Sony done a wonderful job with their OLED TVs such as the A7, but it's time for it to be in mobiles.
Lastly, the software. I'm not talking about updates, they absolutely nailed it last year. I'm talking about the visuals. The design is really old. My suggestion is to give it a full stock Android look. Especially the launcher. Also, the camera app needs a lot of work. Making it easier to navigate would be much appreciated. And, delete everything, but please keep the Walkman app, it's wonderful. Maybe the album app too.
And that sums up everything I want to see in the next Sony flagship.
This Sony Xperia XA2 is a MID-RANGED smartphone.. Why people keep comparing it with other company's flagship? Honestly this is a great smartphone with longer battery life, improved camera quality, better display and faster processor compared to previous XA1 series.. It focused on the consumer's daily needed feature..
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2018As far as I have seen in the comments its like a new advertisements of Samsung more than Sony ... moreThat true.
Its like that on every Sony article, since ever.
I do understand why some Sony fans overreact the way they do...
Already confirmed that XA2 And XA2 Ultra will be in malaysia on 9 feb 18. Price will be
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2018Usually because of Sony people on it bashing everyone and then passing the blameAs far as I have seen in the comments its like a new advertisements of Samsung more than Sony comments..
Sony phones always insteresting, but is not a point if Sony is not available in Indonesia.
Epic comeback for sony this year. Great design, fps, a good mid ranger device with top of the line camera (mid ranger range). Cant wait for their flagship. Used to be Xperian, now i'm a Huawei user, maybe this year sony flagship makes me back to sony.
Cirov12, 29 Jan 2018in the speed tests you can appreciate the quality of the screens, and on the comments if there... moreUnless sony makes a flagship equally worthy as samsung or huawei, sony will continue to lose with its mobile division until they dump it and its faithful "spartans".
For me, it's not the marketing that helps other brands to lead, but the quality and useful features.
So far sony has only gimmicky features good for marketing (and "spartans" ?) but not needed in day to day use for most people:
4k on a 5.5" screen, 960FPS, 3D scanning, Play remote, Ar effect, DualShock Connect.
[deleted post]"i will never waste my money to buy featureless phone like xperia" what feature have you phone that does not have my XPeria ?lol.
I'll tell you the ones you do not have.
Upscaled 1080p to 4k.
Burst Mode camera.
[deleted post]For crying out loud nearly everything is made in China these days. It's a Japanese company, even iPhone is made in China, grow up
Cirov12, 29 Jan 2018in the speed tests you can appreciate the quality of the screens, and on the comments if there... moreNo. Its people like you spreafing lies. You probably know it too and are just getting your kicks
Oathbreaker, 29 Jan 2018For me, it was this or the Xperia X for $230+ from B&H. The X has double tap to wake and d... moreLmao. You call others sheep while talking nonesense crap.
Overrated. It only had beastly battery life, fantastic camera and display, great features, and the softwsre is running fine. And you can get it at a discount price now too.
Oh glass back. You mean like most sonys were too??
And yes. Sony with their constant sudden death.
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2018Exactly. Yet they never ever admit being guilty of doing just that. :-D Yup. Its sad cause Sony is one of my favorites. But their pages are one of the most ridiculous
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2018You are Linking speed test while talking about the screen of device. Like really? BTW this is ... moreI dont see a problem in those links.
It is common in speed tests that two or more phones stand one by another, so you can actually see which screen looks better by visual experience at least, not just fan babble.