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
RockStar2005, 07 Apr 2019They are doing badly BECAUSE they aren't competing hard enough. Sony mobile is doing badly as people don't like Sony phones. Sony sales have been declining for years, due to excessive faults and design flaws. Thats the real reason. Why promote something that people don't like or want
RockStar2005, 07 Apr 2019They are doing badly BECAUSE they aren't competing hard enough. They are doing bad BECAUSE they can't afford to do better. Dont have enough money, and no one care enough investing money to sonymobile.
But, actually china can help them.
Do you know china has been investing huge amount of money to Jdi to produce oled?
Jdi is now become Cdi. Jdi ask for china's help and china give it.
Sonymobile can do the same if they want..
RockStar2005, 07 Apr 2019Yeah Ali, same here. The one I saw was for the Z5 with a tie-in to James Bond "SPECTRE" and it... more Because sonymobile is dying badly.
It looks like a man hospitalized in icu with so many life support equipments. If you remove one of those equipments, he would die in few seconds.
Ali Bashir, 07 Apr 2019I know my country is a 6 million citizen so it is not a bargain for companies, but i swear son... moreYeah man...........that sux!
Even here in the U.S. they closed like ALL (or 99%) of their Sony Stores. It's like they stopped believing in themselves, or just got too complacent. Like they maybe think they don't need to try anymore? I dunno. Makes NO sense to me. If I was the CEO, you bet your A$$ EVERYONE here would know what a Sony Xperia phone is, and want one too! You gotta compete, but they don't. It's not like they're a no-name company.........they're SONY!!! Everyone knows the name, so capitalize on it! Advertise, sell through carriers, give good promotions when u sell phones here (they kinda started doing that with the XZ2 Premium and XZ3 last year, but they weren't AS good Samsung's, etc.). MAKE your presence KNOWN!!!!!
Sony Mobile's CEO said recently that he considers Xperia to be a "niche" product that will never be like Samsung, Apple, etc. But who says it has to be so limited? People love great features and nice phones, so don't hold back! Give them another option!! Bring BACK the Sony stores so people feel a connection to your products like they do with Apple and Samsung, Microsoft, etc etc. LISTEN to customers.........give them value! They have been doing this recently, but that's more with the product, not improvements all around. Like when the Xperia 1 comes out, it SHOULD be available through T-Mobile here, if not others like AT&T and Verizon. It SHOULD get some TV advertising like how all the new Samsung and LG phones do, if not other media outlets, etc. Don't make it a big secret, LET THE PEOPLE KNOW so they realize what they're missing out on if they DON'T buy it!