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".
AnonD-442158, 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.
"Sony is inefficient.. we cannot make cheap product because we spent too much on research for the best experience and quality product for our consumer." is what once marketing manager of Sony said...
And yes, I experienced it myself the quality of Sony... I never had a problem with Sony brand even once since many years ago. I never had a "suddenly broken without reason" shet with Sony like I did with many other brands (Samshet included, tab 2 broken without reason in less than a year). Even my current 3 year old Sony phone never had problem since I bought it and the battery can still survive 2 days on full charge.
Yes, I agree that Sony is expensive... but you get quality and durability for the price.
If you want cheap device, get Chinese brand... guaranteed you can get twice the spec with the same price and also the "can suddenly broken without reason" shet as extra bonus.
Too expensive for a midrange. I dont like sony. Lg and samsung is better
bernice, 05 May 2016The price is like a flagship but then sony labeled it as a midrange. Sony sucks. It's $400 Aussie. It's hard to find a phone that is 3 years old for that price...second hand.
bernice, 05 May 2016The price is like a flagship but then sony labeled it as a midrange. Sony sucks. Has flagship price? This is clearly a midrange price point. Maybe you buy xiaomi devices so you consider xa's price flagship-level
jem, 03 May 2016sony needs to go back to the drawing board. all their devices are too expensive or in other wo... moreMaybe they not,for example look at attention to detail,look sony multimedia apps,ui,everything look and feels,expensive,grownup,not like most ui with icon that look like 8 year old kids draw it, its just something about xperias,when you use it you will see,and you will love it
They done some stupid things,but everybody did
Xperia are simply great phones,specialy z series