BeeAnt, 21 May 2016Yes. That's exactly my point. Let's take M2 and T2 Ultra for example. Started from 4.3, and th... moreYour earlier argument was mediatek was just an excuse for Sony to not update the XA.
Mediatek lacks modding support but that isn't a huge thing is it? I wouldn't waste my time flashing a custom ROM for a phone at the XA price range.
Asking for Marshmallow for a phone like T2 ultra and M2 aqua is too much. These phones can't even properly handle Lollipop. Users must consider themselves lucky to have got two major updates for their phones.
Also, updating a old phone like M2 wouldnt be worth it for Sony.
Anonymous, 20 May 2016Its up to the manufacturer whether or not to update their mediatek powered phones. M4 Aqua ... moreYes. That's exactly my point. Let's take M2 and T2 Ultra for example. Started from 4.3, and then 4.4, and now 5.1. If the term "end of life" doesn't exist, Sony could give them 6.0. But still, even if both reach their EoL, we can just unlock the bootloader and flash CM13 or something to get 6.0. And so on and so on as long as the ROM available. With mediatek, can we do the same?
BeeAnt, 20 May 2016I didn't say anything about "update".
Those phones you mentioned get software upgrade because... moreIts up to the manufacturer whether or not to update their mediatek powered phones.
M4 Aqua is a snapdragon powered device, but 6.0 will probably be the last update, just like the mediatek powered C4, C5, M5.
Anonymous, 19 May 2016Helio P10 is faster than snapdragon 415. Your point is?
And sony makes non excuses at all. Xp... moreI didn't say anything about "update".
Those phones you mentioned get software upgrade because Mediatek does release them, for those specific chipsets. And I don't think they will do it more than once.
BeeAnt, 19 May 2016I hoped this thing would come with Snapdragon 415, as we have X with 650 and X-Performance wit... moreMediatek processors dont effect updates at all. They lack Custom ROM support due to they dont share source code, hence less modding
Anonymous, 19 May 2016Moto X Force had 820 while X Style had 808. They dont use Snapdragon 805. Only Nexus 6 doesTypo, X Force had 810. Sorry.
DuckieDroid, 18 May 2016Overheating issue is solved in SD820 by using Quad Core setup again (this tlme "Custom"), AFT... moreMoto X Force had 820 while X Style had 808. They dont use Snapdragon 805. Only Nexus 6 does
BeeAnt, 19 May 2016I hoped this thing would come with Snapdragon 415, as we have X with 650 and X-Performance wit... moreHelio P10 is faster than snapdragon 415. Your point is?
And sony makes non excuses at all. Xperia M4 Aqua, Xperia M5, Xperia C4 and C5 Ultra are scheduled to receive Android Marshmallow. Only the M4 has a Snapdragon, while M5, C4 and C5 all have mediatek processors. So Sony using Mediatek isnt an excuse to stop updates.
Get your facts right.
I hoped this thing would come with Snapdragon 415, as we have X with 650 and X-Performance with 820. That would make a perfect set of trio. But Sony picked Helio P10 instead. Why? I'll give you my opinion... "cuz Sony wants to use that as an excuse when it comes to software upgrading".
DuckieDroid, 18 May 2016Not "will be" since the Z3 is already launched. But i agree, if they re-launched the ultimatel... moreI wrote "will be" because the XA is not launched yet...Z3 was launched long ago...but the situation I talk about is still to come...the Z3 "will be" or "will sell"...the prices vary...Z3's price will go down in time ..and for the XA..they say (Sony official selling price) 299 euros...but for sure knowing the greedy retailers from my country I'm pretty sure it wont be at 299 when it will come on market here...it'll be more then that.So that's why we'll see what it WILL BE...as I said!
Nileet , 05 May 2016I am a proud Sony Fan. I am owning a Sony Xperia z3 right now and I was trying to move forward... moreOverheating issue is solved in SD820 by using Quad Core setup again (this tlme "Custom"), AFTER partially solved by first throttling (earlier version on SD810), then utilizing Heat Pipes/Thermal Paste on later devices bearing the SD810) like the previous SD 800 series which was very good (SD801AB/AC, SD805 except the ones on Nexus 6 and Moto X Force/Style since those have they mind bobbling 1440p resolution) at dealing with heat.
But because you think the brushed metal will also help release heat from the phone, I take note.
RohitDahiya, 16 May 2016Sony XPERIA smartphones are great. The XPERIA XA, X, X Perfomance are great phones.
But the p... moreIt seems in pricing SONY (some other brands too) rather come into the market as a SLIGHTLY higher tier than other brands, much like other most often accused-overpriced brands such as the one from Cupertino, than coming head to head with the likes of SAMSUNG at the same price level.
What you say "competitive", is that mean "same price as other brand's flagship but with SONY taste" will make them more comparable then easier to judge which one's more competitive, but if all brands only play on pricing then the market will be a bit less exciting. Xiaomi is one brand whose marketing strategy is heavily based on pricing. I won't recommend that to other brands as that will limit their ability to innovate. Therefore consumers need not only compare with other brand's lineup, but also delve into each brand's philosophy to determine which model from which brand is made for which type of user.
DealBreaker, 18 May 2016If xperia Z3 will be at the same price as this phone why one would by this XA instead of the Z3.Not "will be" since the Z3 is already launched. But i agree, if they re-launched the ultimately best selling SONY Z3 lineup now, say, borrowing SAMSUNG'S naming sakes "2016 Edition" I too will consider the new phones even after owning and very satisfied with my Z3TC. But unfortunately SONY does not have the same capacity as SAMSUNG when it comes to launching many models per-year. I too wished for the better on this department. But alas.
Why 2016 edition? Because all of the "Legend" are either sold out of every shelves or stores, or the available ones on sale are used ones.
If xperia Z3 will be at the same price as this phone why one would by this XA instead of the Z3.
Anonymous, 13 May 2016"Sony is inefficient.. we cannot make cheap product because we spent too much on research for ... moreSad but happy. I have to think twice to buy sony because sony's pricing but durability quality was so good.
maica, 16 May 2016Sony is the past. LG is the future of smartphoneslooool, yeah right
Sony XPERIA smartphones are great. The XPERIA XA, X, X Perfomance are great phones.
But the price of these smartphones are very high than expected.
Sony XPERIA X Performance may be flagship for this year, but 2015 flagship Z5 Premium has better specification than X Performance.
Dont know what the Sony is doing. They must understand the competition from other brands. They should make smartphones with competitive pricing.