JPolicarpo, 29 Jun 2020Dear Sony (or whoever can answer my questions).
If I buy the Sony Xperia 1ll in US now, wil... moreThis phone comes with a SD865 which Qualcomm requires be paired with a 5G modem. So I believe the phone will have the ability to connect to 5G networks.
I'm assuming they will disable it on a software level. I don't understand why a company would do that in the first place but they should be able to enable it at any time.
Of course that's just my speculation. I suppose it's also possible the phone just wouldn't include 5G antenna in some weird attempt to save money.
It's a flagship device though. They should have just gone all in.
Dear Sony (or whoever can answer my questions).
If I buy the Sony Xperia 1ll in US now, will I ever be able to use it in a 5G network?
Any plans to enable 5G in the USA for this phone in the future?
I was 1 second from confirming my order from the blue/yellow store (you know the store…) when I decided to check one more time the specs on the Sony product page, and confirmed, no 5G in the USA. I was shocked, over $1K, but no 5G.
I am currently using T-Mobile, and I was about to pay over $1k for this phone.
I am a loyal Sony fan; this can be my 4th Sony phone. Along the years among all my friends, and I have many friends, I am the only one holding a Sony phone. But with no 5G I am very tempted to give Samsung S20 ultra 5G a try. (did I say 5G ?)
I am not a marketing professional, or business analyst, but I Believe that no 5G in US will push potential customers away from this phone.
Please, Sony (or whoever can answer my questions), let me know if I should buy the Xperia 1ll now in hopes of future 5G, or betrayal Sony and open my arms to Samsung S20 ultra 5G ?
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2020People in Japan like pocket cameras and music players. This is why phones with 64GB are so p... moreThis phone has 256 GB. So you are saying this phone will be a failure in Japan? Rofl
Kdkck, 29 Jun 2020Used to be sony fan. I will buy if the phone is not too dam long and ugly!!! Cant put in pocke... moreThat's hard for me to do even with smaller Xperia 5, it was no-issue on my old LG V30 through.
That's cinematic 21:9 poking your a$$ :D
I always have to take Xperia 5 out of my pocket when I drive, I kinda got used to it by now.
Zalias, 29 Jun 2020I have never seen a smartphone from those companies but feature phones are still sold here. I... morethose 3 usually had bigger market share than sony in japan, fujitsu arrow, panasonic eluga, and nec usually with some kind of experimental design. and of course sharp aquos with their zeta lines. but up until 2013/2014, i haven't seen any new smartphones from fujitsu, panasonic, nec, that's why i wondering do they still in business on japan smartphone market
yeah that 1seg infos were from 2008 i guess, i was wondering do they still use that resolution in 2020? since i can't find any updates info about that
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2020People in Japan like pocket cameras and music players.
This is why phones with 64GB are so p... more1. People take photos with their cellphones in Japan. Just like everyone else.
2. People listen to music on their phones through iTunes, Youtube, or Pandora.
I believe the iPhone is just a sign of status. That's why it's so popular. It's also regarded as easier to use by most people.
Sources: My coworkers, family
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2020btw since you're in japan, if you don't mind i want to ask a few things about mobile market in... moreI have never seen a smartphone from those companies but feature phones are still sold here. It's possible they manufacture those but I've only seen no name brands. I can check tomorrow for feature phones if you like.
I found this concerning 1segs, "The maximum video resolution is 320x240 pixels, with a video bitrate of between 220 and 320 kbit/s."
I've never actually seen anyone use a 1seg though. Most people don't use it as far as I know because the NHK is very agressive about making people pay a public TV tax. You see, if you don't own a TV or anything that can receive a TV signal, you don't have to pay. The tax is about 2,000 yen a month (about 20 usd).
Kdkck, 29 Jun 2020Used to be sony fan. I will buy if the phone is not too dam long and ugly!!! Cant put in pocke... moreIt is just as tall as S20 Ultra but slimmer than S20 ultra. If you don't like big smartphones, then go for compact.
Used to be sony fan. I will buy if the phone is not too dam long and ugly!!! Cant put in pocket when sitting down. Fail!
Zalias, 29 Jun 2020Usually au is the cheaper provider. This explains why it's not for this phone.
Anyway, the ... morebtw since you're in japan, if you don't mind i want to ask a few things about mobile market in japan
do nec ,panasonic, fujitsu still release their mobile phones in japan?
and those 1seg in japan, what's the resolution normally being use?
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2020not sure how much this info is true
but the... moreUsually au is the cheaper provider. This explains why it's not for this phone.
Anyway, the docomo version still only comes with 128. I found out
I can buy the international one in Akihabara though.
Zalias, 27 Jun 2020I would actually be okay with the price if it came with 256 like the global version. I just ca... morenot sure how much this info is true
but the japan model only, SOG01 which is from au/Okinawa Cellular support wimax 2+ also as always, 1seg and Mobile FeliCa supported, maybe that's added cost force japan only model to have lesser storage capacity compare to international model. who knows
People in Japan like pocket cameras and music players.
This is why phones with 64GB are so popular.
They do not need 256 or 512.
Tann Hauser, 26 Jun 2020I see a wonder there...
plain 64 gb rom/4 gb ram iphone top model flagship was 1200, and stil... moreJapanese are sick of their own products... It's very common to see sony phones on business men as they can be seen as ''supporting'' their own country's products. But now it's changing.
I love sony though, so don't flame me sony fan bois. I just got the xperia 1 ii BTW. It's cool.
Smithravi, 27 Jun 2020Once again speed test between 8GB Ram Xperia 1 II vs 12GB Ram S20 Ultra implies, anything over... moreOnce again proved Xperia 1 II is built for speed. 8GB Ram is morethan enough if company knows how to do ram management. Sony's R&D always pays off.
Tann Hauser, 25 Jun 2020Yeah, I dont get that either.
For about same price, the world gets 256 gb, japan only 128 gb... In Economics terms, the case event of Xperia 1 II in Japanese market version vs International market version known as Dumping Price Policy, where products sold on its domestic products are more expensive than its international relative version or set back one or two features in the domestic market than the international one at the same price. Its purpose is to gain import market share in a competitive market. In this case, Japan got 128 GB, while International received 256 GB instead.
It's also happening not just in their smartphone industry, but also in sectors such as the automotive industry and others respectively. While this policy isn't legal in some countries, that's a normal practice in Japan and WTO declares this is legal to execute unless the imported countries reported an unfair competition led to bankruptcy for domestic products.
The 128/8 only option in the Japanese version of 1 II also possible to do with Japanese people habits and preferences I observed by myself during my trip to Japan last year on smartphones, as I have rarely seen them using their phones as a gaming device, mostly for productivity-related goods that can do them fairly that general people use, and with that, the storage utilized are lesser. This could explain why vanilla iPhone 8 64GB was selling hotcakes instead of the 256 GB version there. And indirect to this explanation also the reason why Xperia mid-rangers mostly utilized a subtle but adequate CPU and Xperia Compact Flagship series isn't selling that well in Japan.
I could be wrong, but hey, I told what I know and I hear.