2019 biggest bust. i want a phone, not a remote control :( why sony, xperia xa2 is miles better than this
Nikjosh, 09 Apr 2019Its former sony CEO fault. I still dont get why they thougt need to acquire ericcsson shares, ... moreSony acquired all Ericsson shares because they wanted to have a full control over the phone division and made them easier to add/borrow some features from another Sony division. Adding heavy features from other division like we have now (Triluminos,x-reality, dsee hx, playstation stuff, camera tech, etc) while still with Ericsson will cost more to Sony.
The idea here is Sony Ericsson were 2 companies having work together, so if Sony try to add lots of features to the phone and the phone sold well that would give Ericsson more profit with little contribution. Thats not how business work, Sony would not want to give all its tech even though it would sold well, in the end the earnings will be spit between 2 companies. And so, Sony wanted to have it for themselves, by owning full share means owning full earnings and made them easier to plant all their own tech from parents division.
Imagine Sony, the original creators of the Walkman, scrapping the 3.5mm headphone jack before Samsung & LG. Shamefur dispray!
Venom, 09 Apr 2019Sony is a giant. Sony, LG and Samsung get so much attention because they are leaders in any ot... moreI have Sony TV, headphones, home theatre, car radio, but not Sony phone. Last Xperia i use are Z5, now switch to Huawei. At the moment, i have really good experience with Huawei phone.
And for the record about Huawei, smartphone are their small division only, their biggest division is telecommunication company, largest in the world.
RockStar2005, 07 Apr 2019They are doing badly BECAUSE they aren't competing hard enough. Its former sony CEO fault. I still dont get why they thougt need to acquire ericcsson shares, and then did nothing. They lost a lot of money yes. But in that situation, what they need to do is invest a lot of money too, spent a lot for RD, and make the best product.
They did cost cutting instead, this is the only reason why they arent competitive, cant make quality product, lost their popularity , they only depend on shared tech from other division and start cheating strategy, fancy naming everything to make it like a great stuff, yet ask high price like samsung. It start from 2012 When others broght IPS amoled Gorilla glass, they brought cheap TFT and dragontrail.
When others brought dual, triple camera setup, they brought nothing but fancy naming, motion eye, bionz, AI in xperia, steadyshot, superior auto, g lens.
There are many startup, they able to get money easily, while the more established company doing cost cutting. How ironic
milesfastguy, 08 Apr 2019i dont know why Sony goes for selective market approach for its smartphones. Samsung, Huawei e... morehey there, am from UAE also, unfortunately Sony already stopped bringing xperia phones since december 2018 and Last week i bought one of the last stock of xperia xz2 with price off 999 aed
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2019Sony phones do NOT support VoLTE, WiFi calling, and Band 71 required for T-mobile in USA. Ano... moreYou're 2/3rds right. It does not support Wi-Fi Calling and Band 71, but it DOES support VoLTE since the XZ3. I know b/c not only did I read ppl's posts on XDA who CONFIRMED it (U.S. version only), but I MYSELF bought the phone and confirmed it as well.
I live in the Chicago area, and here we still don't have Band 71 (T-Mobile) available anyway, and won't until AT LEAST the end of the year. So I'm ok with waiting!
Yeah I'm hoping they wise up, and FAST!
Zhang Wuji, 07 Apr 2019It's just a sony. No one care about it (except gsma). No one care about sony outside of gsma.... moreSony is a giant. Sony, LG and Samsung get so much attention because they are leaders in any other field (music, cameras, tv). Sony is one of the giants and deserves all the attention. Foolish globalization of buying Huawei, iPhone and I know what Chinese only promotes numbers is too big for Sony to revolutionize somewhat on the market or any other good phone maker in practice, not on the sheet. It's irrelevant to say if you did not have a top Sony and say some ungrounded and subjective things. Quality, not quantity, and Sony are still pioneers in this.
Aspros, 09 Apr 20193300mah and 2cm bezels in a 2019 flagship?? I wonder how they still avoid bankruptcy...True, Sony will never learn.
3300mah and 2cm bezels in a 2019 flagship??
I wonder how they still avoid bankruptcy...
Sony should make only flagship phone that can compete with Apple, Samsung flagship and avoid making any budget phones.
RockStar2005, 07 Apr 2019Yeah man...........that sux! Even here in the U.S. they closed like ALL (or 99%) of their ... moreSony phones do NOT support VoLTE, WiFi calling, and Band 71 required for T-mobile in USA. Another design fault from Sony.
i dont know why Sony goes for selective market approach for its smartphones. Samsung, Huawei etc launch their products almost everywhere. I think we can purchase a Huawei phone even in the Bermuda Triangle, whereas I am suffering as a Sony fan here in UAE.
[deleted post]The reality is that in the current smartphone market everyone is struggling. Apple is making less revenue, Samsung is losing market share, HTC is almost dead, Sony Mobile does not exist anymore, LG is struggling to sell phones, and so on.
The only phone brands doing well right now are Chinese brands like Huawei, probably because they are co-sponsored by the Chinese government. However Huawei is unfortunately not even allowed to sell phones in big markets like the USA.
Smartphone market is saturated right now. There is no reason to hate on Sony. I personally believe the Xperia 1 is the best smartphone right now so I am very interested in it. Everything else does not really matter.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2019They are doing bad BECAUSE they can't afford to do better. Dont have enough money, and no one ... moreSonymobile does not exist anymore. Sony Xperia is now part of the "Electronics Products and Solutions" department with Sony Bravia and Sony Alpha divisions