Why Don't People Buy Sony Smartphones?

5 oct. 2020
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  • The 21:9 aspect ratio is a very good reason not to buy a Sony smartphone. The Koreans have better technology , they have surpassed the Japanese.

    misterPAINMAKERmisterPAINMAKERAcum oră
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  • And it's still not available in India

    Ralph RajRalph RajAcum 2 ore
  • i hope sony's listening.

    Asfandyar SulemanAsfandyar SulemanAcum 3 ore
  • I will tell you why in the most simple way over: Because Sony’s warranty service is the worst available!!!

    R. LorenzoR. LorenzoAcum 4 ore
  • The only reason I bought my new Sony Smartphone is because my grandmother needed a new one so I gave her my 3 year old Sony Xperia Xa2 that was still working like it came out of the factory.

    Suzanne NiemeijerSuzanne NiemeijerAcum 6 ore
  • I think that they burned a lot of good-will with customers with pretty shotty low-end phones. And now they think Sony Smartphones are bad.

    FachjargonFachjargonAcum 11 ore
  • Not sure why people don't buy it. I personally don't buy it, because I had one! Advertised as waterproof. Not quite true. Customer service made me go there 4-5 times, unable to repair, refusing to offer a working one. Not sure if it was Sony or Hong Kong's complete lack of customer protection, but consumers remember things like that. See? After 5 years the anger comes back as I type it :D :D :D

    Fogarasi GáborFogarasi GáborAcum 11 ore
  • Anybody else watching this on their Sony phone?

    Grant WallaceGrant WallaceAcum 18 ore
  • miss my xperia z3v ... lasted forever, worked with my playstation stuff too

    Eric RakesEric RakesAcum 22 ore
  • Could it also be people associate Sony with premium... including a premium price?

    jefferee2002jefferee2002Acum o Zi
  • feels like this video alone will be responsible for 1% increase of the market

  • Another reason that less people are buying phones is because Sony stopped selling their phones in several countries, many people across the world just cannot get them anymore unless they use parallel imports

    Rhiannon MackenzieRhiannon MackenzieAcum o Zi
  • i had one and it was utter shit. Always crashing and going slow. Samsung all the way

    Sheltie1001Sheltie1001Acum o Zi
  • Upgrading from my 6 year old Xperia Z5 compact to the Xperia 5 ii. And my 6 year old Z5 compact doesn´t even has an scratch.

    Ron MayerRon MayerAcum o Zi
  • Sony has the worst software ever. The worst customer service and support. Have to reinstall software using Sony companion application and still not working .

    S. OS. OAcum o Zi
  • I bought a 2018 Samsung S9 today from Amazon refurbished for $245 including taxes. Its a flagship and beats out most of these new phone costing $1300.

    shawn hoseashawn hoseaAcum o Zi
  • I know this is another “specialist” feature but Sony should just launch a phone/PSP that is focused in on its PS5 owners who want to game on the go. -Attachable full controller that come with the phone. -Compatible with all Sony historic games library.

    Byron LumleyByron LumleyAcum o Zi
  • i will definetly get xperisa 1 ii if its not small like the rest of sony phone long and small on weight grosss i hate that

    wakil Hakimzaadawakil HakimzaadaAcum o Zi
  • Because SONY company is making so many other things, being on the market for ages.. and people just had enough advertisement from any sony product, they just want to try something new, Or because their other products are more expensive and people just don't like that.

    romantashevromantashevAcum o Zi
  • Marques can you review more Sony products particuarly the High Res Audio devices like there Walkmans and Hi Fi systems.

    Mitch JamesMitch JamesAcum o Zi
  • Dont Let Sony Die :/

    fred mendlerfred mendlerAcum o Zi
  • I think you hit the nail on the head with their marketing. I must admit that this video is the only one I've ever seen on Sony phone's. I had no idea that these phones were this level quality. Come on Sony!

    Stetson&SpursStetson&SpursAcum o Zi
  • I don't buy sony smartphones because i had 2 of them and i'm full of this shi~

  • Please make a message for sony for rerelease their xz1 compact series.

    bizzlezipbizzlezipAcum o Zi
  • Still use my xz1 compact. To bad sony don't make them anymore.

    bizzlezipbizzlezipAcum o Zi
  • For God's sake, Sony just needs to make a gaming phone. They have the experience in the gaming market, and that would sell well to phone gamers.

    williepChampwilliepChampAcum o Zi
  • Sony who?

    ya00007ya00007Acum 2 Zile
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  • its kinda ugly

    Billie HunterBillie HunterAcum 2 Zile
  • I do buy. I'm on my 5th now. But hey, why buy them when launched, since their prices fall in a year yet specs are good enough for me.

    Pasi SusipuroPasi SusipuroAcum 2 Zile
  • I use to buy Sony all the time. My last one was the Xperia Z3. I only stopped because of how weak the light is on the back. I use my phone for everything and a strong light while putting the bins out at night is useful. I was standing in to much dog crap with the weak Sony light 😅. I really wanted this new phone but it has the same weak light. So disappointed Sony hasn't addressed this.

    GGAcum 2 Zile
  • I hope Sony mobile in Japan and Lund Sweden hears your voice and see comments, in some countries you can't find a peace of Sony phone at all

    EmilEmilAcum 2 Zile
  • God dam, if i know they are gonna give that headphone for free, i would buy this phone for sure.

    Edward Wong Liu Pepelu Tivrusky IVEdward Wong Liu Pepelu Tivrusky IVAcum 2 Zile
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    Tomas KlimaTomas KlimaAcum 3 Zile
  • Maybe Sony isn’t interested in selling its phones, it’s just interested in making good phones

    Jin XingJin XingAcum 3 Zile
  • Since Sega quit using that naming convention. (i.e. Sega Mark I, Mark II, and Mark III). Sony figures they might have more success with it. Or maybe these phone were designed in partnership with Sega?????

    david pellmandavid pellmanAcum 3 Zile
  • Sony Game Over

    Fatal ErrorFatal ErrorAcum 3 Zile
  • There is a one word answer to this question: Xiaomi! Why should I pay $900 in 2020 for a smartphone with a 2018 CPU in it, when I can get a Xiaomi Mi 10 at half the price.

    superhavisuperhaviAcum 3 Zile
  • Must be good but S-pensive no?

    Ken KongKen KongAcum 3 Zile
  • Ever since I bought the first xperia x1 I have been loyal to Sony's phone's, my friends and family have other's like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi and Motorola, I can say with certainty that Sony makes the most durable smartphones, I still have my XZ1 (dec 2017) but they have already changed their phones either by damage or software that doesn't work very well, and this happened with my Z3 as well, and will happen again with the next one I buy.

    Ennio Gabriel Peralta PeriniEnnio Gabriel Peralta PeriniAcum 3 Zile
  • people are dumb and they buy ifone! They pay double for nothing... SNOBS

    Romanian LoveRomanian LoveAcum 3 Zile
  • Great specs, but phone isnt sexy

    Bakaj 123Bakaj 123Acum 3 Zile
  • Big Sony fan, this vid is just truth. Their marketing strategy is the biggest issue.

    Kieron CadwaladerKieron CadwaladerAcum 3 Zile
  • Pov: u watch this video on a sony experia

    Luka TaguchiLuka TaguchiAcum 3 Zile
  • Over 6 years ago I bought a Sony Experia phone and it was the worst phone I have ever owned, the experience scared me for life! The bloatware issues were ridiculous and my phone suffered so many tech issues, especially all the boot looping! Add to that my Sony Tv at the time was also the shits too. That was it for me buying Sony ANYTHING!!. It would seem most of Canada agrees with me because Sony doesn't even sell their phones in Canada anymore! Most Canadian Carriers regard the Sony phones as crappy too!

    David ParentDavid ParentAcum 3 Zile
  • Sony Makes Smartphones??????

    J. C.J. C.Acum 3 Zile
  • I never own Sony phone but I knew back then from trying all the smartphones at the stores, Sony was my number 1 want-to-buy but being a student with constrained budget, I had to turn away. Now Im working, I would like get back to Sony after years of Samsung , vivo, huawei.

    Caroline ChuaCaroline ChuaAcum 3 Zile
  • I understand your frustration 😊 moreover Sony Phones don't sell over here lol

    Joel RajJoel RajAcum 3 Zile

    FC United ForeverFC United ForeverAcum 4 Zile
  • It's like most of Sony branded cells an excellent phone, only drawback is Sony CRIMINAL LOCKING DOWN of the android in Europe in both the OS and the boot loader which you got to hack the boot loader, then either reflash the OS or work with their modified stock OS which involves removing around 100 to 150 scripting programs or otherwise incorrectly termed as "apps"

    FC United ForeverFC United ForeverAcum 4 Zile
  • You know its good when it has an 865 AND a headphone jack

    MeMeAcum 4 Zile
  • I don't like Sony as a company. I've owned a few products in the past with too many negative experiences. The only products that I own that are Sony are Playstations. I probably won't even buy a PS5 since Sony hasn't been able to wrangle in the bot buying. The easiest and most obvious solution would be to sell in store only for now, but for some reason this hasn't happened. It seems a little anti consumer to me.

    Daniel HarveyDaniel HarveyAcum 4 Zile
  • For me here’s the reason why, cause Sony quality is trash, period. I use to love Sony, they use to have some of the coolest, most advanced, best quality electronic product, however since 2010 after I got my first laptop which was a vaio I forgot which model, I started becoming a little suspicious about the quality of Sony cause the hard drive of my laptop broke 3 times, which is ridiculous cause a good quality laptop should not be breaking down like this. Then I decided to give Sony another try which on 2017 I bought the Sony Xperia XA2, and it was pure garbage, my phone would just randomly restart from time to time without any reason, the battery life is horrible, apps are lagging hard, and the phone became extremely slow after 1 year of usage. At that point I lost all my faith in Sony when it comes to electronics. That’s why I would rather buy a Samsung, IPhone or even a google pixel then a Sony phone.

    Thomas LinThomas LinAcum 4 Zile
  • Sony is the best. My first ever smartphone was Sony and it still works until now. Currently on my third Sony smartphone now: Xzs. Too bad they discontinued selling Sony phones from where I live - the Philippines.

    Raymond BatacRaymond BatacAcum 4 Zile
  • Sony Smartphone ?? I love Samsung Note Series ~~~

    Ray HurRay HurAcum 4 Zile
  • Sony doesn’t sell because of the camera they spend time on all the technical stuff that you would use a real camera for instead of making a good standard phone camera for most people , I was interested in a Sony until you said the pics were ok and not sharp that killed it for me they need to improve sharpness and drop the fancy stuff 99 percent don’t use

    Jeffrey RodkerJeffrey RodkerAcum 4 Zile
  • The main reason is that their screen body ratio is stack at the 2015. Plus once i went samsung S8 dont like screen without a curve

    Casual TechyCasual TechyAcum 4 Zile
  • My Xperia blow up...wouldn't be buying another

    Devon DeoniDevon DeoniAcum 4 Zile
  • Probably Sony phone's battery 🔋 don't need warranty 😉!!!!!

    Sriyasvin ArivalakanSriyasvin ArivalakanAcum 4 Zile
  • People not buying Sony phones explains why uncharted and TLOU games are only on Playstation.

    filip razikfilip razikAcum 5 Zile
  • There are people like my mother who got her fourth consecuitive Samsung phone, because she doesn't even know there are other options aside from Samsung and Apple. And if I tell her about them, she doesn't trust it because she hasn't heard of them before.

    Andre DellamorteAndre DellamorteAcum 5 Zile
  • The phone that old people buy.

  • Should of kept going with the Walkman phone, that was once one of the biggest brands on Earth. look at the over priced stuff Beats, Dr. Dre has sold with marketing, maybe Sony should have kept keeping audio features cool with marketing as well as the focus on photography

    jimbowjimbowAcum 5 Zile
  • It's all about the software of their phones disappointed their customers so much for a petty long period of time in the past, especially the photo quality and the speed of their UI was much slower. Ironically, most of the mainstream manufacturers using Sony's lens provide much better photo quality. Once the fans of Sony gone, they won't come back that easy.

    KW WuKW WuAcum 5 Zile
  • watching on my xperia xz2 :)

    Oscar HernandezOscar HernandezAcum 5 Zile
  • I'm debating between an Xperia 5II and a Samsung S10e. I've watched your reviews of both. Could you please do a comparison review of the two together? Feature for feature?

    S JFurS JFurAcum 5 Zile
  • Nice but I can't afford it. Too expensive for me.

    GerinjaGerinjaAcum 5 Zile
  • because they are terrible in naming smartphones.

    sapphire parusapphire paruAcum 5 Zile
  • I already have an xperia z5 whose screen is dead and failed all replacements. I didn't even know this one existed

    Dusly LloydDusly LloydAcum 5 Zile
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    gg rubiogg rubioAcum 5 Zile
  • I still have a xperia z and a lg g6

    MojoodMojoodAcum 5 Zile
  • i have honestly no idea! using Sony(Ericsson) Phones for ...wow.. over 20 years now, always quality products!

    HenryMansonHenryMansonAcum 6 Zile
  • What enthusiasts want: - Powerful CPU - Plenty of RAM - Great camera with plenty of control - Display with high refresh rate - Expandable storage - Headphone jack What mainstream users want: - Pretty colors - Good selfie cam

    Todd SnapTodd SnapAcum 6 Zile
  • I’m glad not as many people buy Xperias. Sony doesn’t have to market to mainstream users and they can just stay as enthusiast phones.

    Todd SnapTodd SnapAcum 6 Zile
  • my last 4 cellphones were from sony and i didnt regret a single one of them. i cannot understand why they arent more popular tbh. i also like their design best

    khrylkhrylAcum 6 Zile
  • The phone looks amazing. I remember when Sony was like the ultimate brand to have. I still associate them with quality however 900$ is insane. I use a Redmi phone that I paid 300 Canadian for !

    EdwardHensenEdwardHensenAcum 6 Zile
  • I’m glad these aren’t mainstream phones. Xperias are actual enthusiast phones. If they went mainstream, they’d have to worry less about the internals and the ports and more about things like how good the selfie camera is and how many colors the phone comes in.

    Todd SnapTodd SnapAcum 6 Zile
  • Sony is ridiculously expensive

    Blueberry HillBlueberry HillAcum 6 Zile
  • My first flagship was the LG G4, it was unique with its curved screen and rear mounted controls. Not the fastest but a solid chip nonetheless. But the screen camera and (minus the bootloop issue) batterylife were a champ. I enjoyed it right till my second battery started bubbling by which it was time to move on. I chose brand loyalty for a time instead of pure comparisons like i did before. So i went looking what the new LG G7 ThinQ was and i bought that. Its nice, it really is but the Camera is despite the 2 lenses no better really. The controls are now on the side just like any other phone There is a notch: Just like any other phone. It has a glass back: Just like any other phone. Its has a useless google button. And the LG skin has become less customizable like on the G4. Oh and the camera controls are 1 Copies from apple and 2 less user friendly than the G4. Its just an android phone. No curved screen, no bold design statements, no buttons on the back, no first class camera (G7 is actually pretty bad in low light). It does have a DAC and headphone jack which IS nice. But overall its just really universal it could have been any other android phone for all it does. Not an LG. So its not a let down but its less magical. The phone doesn't capture LG's passion. Next time i'll go for Sony see what the fuss is about.

    BVD JVDBVD JVDAcum 6 Zile
  • They don't buy Sony Smart phones because they probably owned the Sony Bravia TV series. Do not buy a Bravia. I paid 2600$ for a top of the line TV. It's an absolute POS. I could have purchased an LG for $1000. The LG is great.

    Grey GhostGrey GhostAcum 6 Zile
  • Microsoft fought Sony for the living room. Sony has to give away a free Xperia with every PS5 purchase.

    8:16 am8:16 amAcum 7 Zile
  • PS5,Xperia, X900h bundle

    8:16 am8:16 amAcum 7 Zile
  • For who is this phone? Aiming for enthousiasts sounds like a very bad idea. Any camera enthousiast will not use a phone to shoot pictures. They should trim down on quite some things and make it a lot cheaper. I don't think aiming at the flagships is going to work out for Sony. Sony is very known, but not trusted in the phones market. Why would anyone spend that much money on a phonebrand thats like "niche". Their marketing needs some serious attention. It's like: Sony: Here a phone where you can edit videos on! Me: But I already have a good computer that works better? Sony: But here a phone with crazy good camera options! Me: But I have a dedicated camera that can swap lenses and stuff..

    BlamzyBlamzyAcum 7 Zile
  • Man, I've owned an Xperia phone many years ago and I really liked it. It captured many underwater family videos. This one looks great! Thanks for the review Marques!

    Cel RuwethinCel RuwethinAcum 7 Zile
  • Sony is shit... I bought 2 flagship sony's both stopped working after 3 years...

    SilenceStabberSilenceStabberAcum 7 Zile
  • sony should just hire this guy... he would be the steve jobs of sony

    mafis mathismafis mathisAcum 7 Zile
  • Xperia Phone suck

    Dii RokzDii RokzAcum 7 Zile
  • I've had 3 SONY smartphones over the last 7 years - ever since being a preteen. They were all we could afford, since an £8 per month payoff contract was most appealing to a single mother of 2 children. SONY phones looked stylish, and had great functions in their first week or so, but these things very quickly deteriorated. For example, the camera noticeably got worse, battery would drain at inconvenient rates and maximum speaker volume did not go that high. The operating software would use 70% of the storage (fair enough, 8GB or less), and all of them tended to reject non-sony external memory chips. None of them tended to handle social media apps well, and when I decided to game on my phone during lockdown in 2020, the battery would get eaten up within 2-3 hours, and 5 hours if kept on charge from 100% whilst on the game. Soon to be saying goodbye to SONY, and I will most likely go for a pixel. I don't necessarily have an aversion to iOS, I just can't rationalise spending premium laptop prices on a phone with similar specs to an android at 1/2 or even 1/3 of the price. Having said that, there are some apps (such as snapchat or instagram) which do just naturally run better on iOS than Android.

    Mátyás HaleMátyás HaleAcum 7 Zile
  • i see someone making a projector using old sony screen because its cheap and already 4K....

    Doan PrasmanaDoan PrasmanaAcum 7 Zile
  • One reason people might avoid Sony phones is software updates. Concern that the phone will get updates really late, and stop getting them less than 2 years later. Not everyone buys a phone as soon as it is released, and many want to keep a phone for a decent amount of time. If Sony adopted the same long term support of its products as Apple, then I think they'd become the 3rd best selling phone overnight. Make a commitment to get getting the latest OS out within a 3 months, and at the very least commit to 5 years of security updates.

    Rhydian LewisRhydian LewisAcum 7 Zile
  • Trash 🗑

    Mr. BladeMr. BladeAcum 7 Zile
  • Sony ,the only thing he has been able to compete and surpass Apple and Samsung is in the price

    Johann RRJohann RRAcum 8 Zile
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    Delila MctagueDelila MctagueAcum 8 Zile
  • I want xperia 1 mark 2 in low price pakistan :-)

    Eshal AliEshal AliAcum 8 Zile
  • $949 is way too expensive for no name phone?

    K PauK PauAcum 8 Zile
  • Sounds like the story of the Playstation Vita all over again...

    Arnaud SchwartzArnaud SchwartzAcum 8 Zile
  • I always buy sony they make them compact

    Laz NLaz NAcum 8 Zile
  • ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS! FOR A PHONE! Ill wait till its features are cheap and more common.

    MR.AJ GarciaMR.AJ GarciaAcum 8 Zile
  • What a nerd

    Rob PRob PAcum 8 Zile