Why did Sony's smartphones lose their popularity?

  • Published on Mar 30, 2019
  • Sony is one of the world's most popular brands but its smartphones are becoming increasingly rare. What caused the tech behemoth to lose its standings on the mobile market? Read inside to find out!
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  • Balakrishna Temburu
    Balakrishna Temburu 4 days ago

    Because they provide low battery

  • Tech Geek
    Tech Geek 20 days ago

    Sony needs to get off the high horse and start making devices that are low priced as well as great. Also fucking market your devices Sony.

  • Rxonmymind
    Rxonmymind Month ago

    Problem with Sony is you have vampire executives. They're a bunch of leeches sucking off the Sony name without contributing to Sony empire.

  • Akhilesh Kumar Arya

    Sony is the best brand which any other phones can fight with Sony is only smartphone which can beat all other phones brand I love sony please get it back

  • Akhilesh Kumar Arya

    Please get back sony to india I love sony phones please get it back I request you

  • Sameer Umar
    Sameer Umar Month ago

    They Never Advertise its Mobile Products just like Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Huwaie. Sony Does Not Pay For Advertisement. Many Peoples in the world never know that There is a company Sony Name is making Phones.
    Sony Should Advertise its Phone Products. And they should give excellent Specifications in there phone just like Battery, RaM and internal storage.
    They Should Fire its Marketing manager.

  • ArZon Tan
    ArZon Tan 2 months ago +1

    SONY is the best and tested brand,, my xperia xp drops so many times in the floor, concrete,highway as high above my waist line. Submerged it in the pool and in sea water and its still fine .. Avid fan here !

  • Brett Quickel
    Brett Quickel 2 months ago

    Watching this on my Sony Xperia xz3 😁 such an amazing phone :)

  • ImmortalVarangian
    ImmortalVarangian 2 months ago +1

    Watching this on my Xperia XZ3, I really really LOVE this phone πŸ“± 😁. I love the screen on the phone it is beautiful, the colors and details are amazing. I could easily say that it is the best screen on the market after working with and reviewing other phones (even compared to the Note 8 I had just before) . And it might seem a bit strange but when I buy a phone the 1st thing I look for is the screen. I work with TVs ( I work as a seller to pay for my studies ^^) and I simply love Sony screens! :D

  • Mr Peco
    Mr Peco 2 months ago

    lol this guy always has some stupid shit to say

  • Tymon Chow
    Tymon Chow 2 months ago

    I feel like it is repeat of Sony Ericsson's failure again. 😩

  • Rade Djokic
    Rade Djokic 2 months ago +2

    Sony excells in every electronic category. Their product is always among the worlds best. And that's a lot of tech. Tv's, blu ray players, home cinema, projectors, hi fi, bluetooth speakers, Playstation, Mirorless cameras, Cinealta professional cameras, camcorders, headphones. Their taperecorders went to space. Nasa uses their VR for research. Best tech company and the greatest visionaries in the world. F*ck phones...

  • Anthony Chaves
    Anthony Chaves 3 months ago

    this is interesting, i had a Xperia U back in the day and i LOVED IT, i hope they come back and do things like they used to....

  • a r
    a r 3 months ago

    I loves sony xperia zx3 design

  • Christian Divina
    Christian Divina 3 months ago

    untill now, im still using my M5 and Z5, and did some underwater shots. very reliable phone.

  • Ethan Hunt
    Ethan Hunt 3 months ago +2

    Because the Audio jack stopped working without any reason; without any hardware failure. Was it a software glitch or sth else, God knows what Sony has been upto.
    Sony is fucking itself up.

  • Kamote Que
    Kamote Que 3 months ago

    Simple, because there's no more Ericsson in it. 😁

  • Nicolas Isaksson Palacios

    My favorite phone ever was the z5 compact. Perfect size and good all sound performance.

  • JoaoRelego
    JoaoRelego 3 months ago

    Sony needs to up their camera, software and design game to another level. They can do it, Xperia 1 it's closer but not good enough. They should bet heavy on compatibility with their cameras and Ps4 too, maybe even get slog on their phones. Also psnow on Android paid, but free with sony phones.

  • Gobi GobiNath
    Gobi GobiNath 3 months ago

    But they r unique not following trend

  • Babak Kamali
    Babak Kamali 3 months ago

    They are leaving phone marketing for a reason as Samsung started to follow this year, phone selling rates are decreasing and big companys like samsung and sony are trying to push other stuff like sony does it's ps4 and camera lens stuff and Samsung is pushing what matters the most(tv, ai, 5G), they are letting the Chinese brands to take the lead and they are successfully doing this.
    Samsung put around 180 trillion $ to research for that stuff and nothing for mobile.
    Chinese are taking the lead in innovation as we do not see much innovation in samsung phones these past years.

  • John PeΓ±aloza
    John PeΓ±aloza 3 months ago +1

    Sony should bring back the OmniBalance design in an edge-to-edge screen smartphone and price it competitively and market it aggressively! The Z5 Premium with that glossy black design looked like a literal black mirror. It was so cool!

  • LA Evan
    LA Evan 3 months ago

    Sony did, others steal

  • allie44
    allie44 3 months ago

    Interesting as I watch this on a Sony Xperia Xa2 Ultra

    • C8_
      C8_ 2 months ago

      I had the XA2 ultra now I have the Xperia 1

  • Hasan Dagher
    Hasan Dagher 3 months ago

    Well i am using Samsung galaxy s9+ coming from a series of xperia phones i can definitely say that sony is the king its the best and i am going back to sony smartphones soon

  • A FlyingBenCh
    A FlyingBenCh 3 months ago

    The Sony X Performance is still my favorite phone that I have ever owned. But they seem wavy now. The best of the best in some specs, yet will fall bottom of barrel for other specs. Gimmie a moderate priced, $750 CAD phone with the sony skin on android, dedicated camera button, and triple lenses. Sony, Mid Range is game right now, and thats where you need to aim

  • Fitz Andrew
    Fitz Andrew 4 months ago

    Watch on my Xperia t2 ultra. :)

  • Malik Nielsen
    Malik Nielsen 4 months ago

    Im like sony mobile they are faster than iPhone and better I don't know why did buy iPhone did expensive and not good Sony is much better and waterproof better than iPhone iPhone is only for the money and bad mobile

  • Zhi Han Lee
    Zhi Han Lee 4 months ago

    Remembered Sony/SE's transition to the smartphone era wasn't the smoothest e.g. the Aino's touchscreen disables once its keypad was opened, while the X10 mini was too tiny to type comfortably on. (I rmb Samsung started wining more market share from this point on by flooding the market with touchscreen models) Then in the early 2010s the complaint was about Sony/SE handsets having outdated Android OS versions, which they tried to make up for with an elaborate UI (which I appreciated), but which was then complained to slow the phone down. Later on they switched to an almost-stock UI with more updated OS versions, but then I heard of peers complaining about the phone's quality/longevity. Case in point: I had a Z1 Compact whose screen somehow cracked by itself (i.e. I didn't drop it) after just under 2 years, disabling the top third of the touchscreen

  • JDEZ09
    JDEZ09 4 months ago

    The new Xperia 1 just sold out in the UK. And here in the US there are some people waiting to get their hands on it.

  • Eclectic Jon 101
    Eclectic Jon 101 4 months ago

    My last 3 phones were Sony. But never once did they update android to a more recent version. The camera image quality was pretty awful. All 3 had problems with WiFi and eventually GPS unusable after about 18 months.
    I've switched to Samsung and have absolutely no regrets.

  • Lord Katakuri
    Lord Katakuri 4 months ago +1

    Price and a confusing lineup . Also, marketing.

  • Evin Akash Gunawardana
    Evin Akash Gunawardana 4 months ago

    If you want to enter the game again make a phone with curved and under display front camera setup, ul be the great again Sony do it, u have a ability to do this miracle,

  • M Morales
    M Morales 4 months ago +1

    They launched they first OLED last year but boy what an OLED that is! Way better than any Samsung and now they have a new killer first in the market 4K OLED on the Xperia 1. They make QUALITY long lasting products that unfortunately today's society does not appreciate. Just like HTC they are pioneers in smartphone tech and without them phones wouldn't be what they are today.

  • Joyson D'costa
    Joyson D'costa 4 months ago +2

    I'm sony user and I'm using it for last 10yrs, I just love the design and the camera quality.

  • Joyson D'costa
    Joyson D'costa 4 months ago

    I'm sony user and I'm using it for last 10yrs, I just love the design and the camera quality.

  • Far Rookie
    Far Rookie 4 months ago +1

    We have cheap phone from Xiaomi, RealMe, Honor, the aggressive marketing from Samsung, Oppo, Vivo.. So Sony has no place cuz their phones aren't cheap, and they don't markets their phones either.

  • Sony Sonata
    Sony Sonata 4 months ago +2

    Sony Xperia XZ Premium i have but very very shine
    And 4K HDR display
    Wow nice felling
    And design is Real Premium
    Love you Sony Team

  • Product reviewer uk
    Product reviewer uk 4 months ago +2

    For me there was always way to much bezel. To much bezel is a big no no also I never see Sony adverts so people forgot about them

  • asif hossain
    asif hossain 4 months ago

    Its battery life worst. M5 dual user

  • Charlene Woelk
    Charlene Woelk 4 months ago

    My last 5 phones have been Sony. They are rugged, waterproof and I don't have to think about it being in a case. I have used cases for some of the past Sony phones but I'm currently using the xperia xz2 and haven't put one on. Everyone else I see has their iPhones in lifeproof or otterbox and it just makes the phone so much bigger than necessary. Because of Sony I've never understood why other companies can't make their phones so that a drop doesn't kill it in the first week or month.

  • Anthony Chaves
    Anthony Chaves 4 months ago

    Man i remember Xperia Phones back in the day, they were so cool, even compared to Samsung, now they are almost forgotten

  • DustinB855
    DustinB855 4 months ago +1

    Main issue was no one sold them. Nvr saw a top tier sony phone for the main carriers

  • Jorks Family
    Jorks Family 4 months ago

    Sony is so bad and overpriced a lot japanese in here don't buy the goddamm phone. They prefer apple for the common people and android for the more techy ones.

  • Jorks Family
    Jorks Family 4 months ago

    Sony is just in a bad management. Look at their ps vita dumbass strategy that killes ps vita. I think sony needs to go and get a good ceo and stop being so greedy dumb but greedy smart.

  • balitang visdak
    balitang visdak 4 months ago

    i was a sony freak even before they came to android.
    my first android sony was that Xperia ray.
    but I've given up sony after Z3.
    all those suggestions and request, complaints and wish I sent to sony by email was realized by other android devices.. I think now they haven't even read those emails because if they did, they could have been bigger than Samsung Phones.

  • Luckie Murillo
    Luckie Murillo 4 months ago

    I don't ever remember Sony being a popular phone.

  • Muhammad Hakim
    Muhammad Hakim 4 months ago

    Sony should invent a new design of smartphone eg full screen smartphone. And also execute the long start after shutdown. No need to display sony after that xperia then rainbow colour and then the home screen. Too much energy waste. Only display the xperia trademark during starting after the shutdown and then home screen.

  • Christian
    Christian 4 months ago

    I'm still a Xperia User! And my current phone the Xperia L2 that was shown in this video is really great. πŸ‘πŸ» But the price for the Xperia phones are too high to buy it. Sony must go down with the price! Or Xperia will also disappear like Sony Mobile.

  • Nevermore
    Nevermore 4 months ago +1

    My carrier doesn't sell Sony phones.
    Their accessibility really just depends on what carriers are selling.

  • Jordan Broly
    Jordan Broly 4 months ago +3

    Old Japanese customs and pride. As well as internal waring. I've always loved sony's smartphone designs, as well as other products. I want them to be successful.

  • Hedonophobia
    Hedonophobia 4 months ago +2

    I still buy Xperia Compacts because they're the only company that makes a resonably sized phone that keeps top of the line specs.
    Everyone else you have to pick between oversized or lower specs.

  • Adam Lockington
    Adam Lockington 4 months ago +2

    I'm quite keen on the Xperia 1. But I have an XZ Premium and it's still going strong. First Sony phone and it really made me a fan

    • C8_
      C8_ 2 months ago

      I have the Xperia 1 and its great, you should definitely consider it

  • Dom Nic
    Dom Nic 4 months ago +1

    Don't forget the ton of bloatware on their phones...

  • William Manuel
    William Manuel 4 months ago

    I have been a loyal SE fan since the T68i up to the android powered xperias. The only problem these phones seem to have is that their touch screen panels breaks down within 2 years of use without being physically damaged. Moved to Samsung and I never been happier.

  • Max K-W
    Max K-W 4 months ago

    I am going to be moving away from Sony after a very long time using them, main reason is the lack of software updates/support!!!
    I bought flagship Xperia XZ towards end of 2017, received one android update November 2017 to Android 8.0 and nothing since. My wife bought a mid range Nokia same time and it is still being supported with new updates, Android 8.1,and 9.0! Sony forgets about the consumer one they have bought the device, very disappointing.

  • Derrick Medina
    Derrick Medina 4 months ago +1

    As a major electronics company, they can always make it back. If they step away altogether, they will require something revolutionary later on. If they stay in now, they need to break the bank just to sell through American carriers. Elsewhere, there continues to be a premium phone market that buyers will seek any way they can get them. Unfortunately, there isn't much more "premium" left to be had in the marketplace.

  • Mykka Artillaga
    Mykka Artillaga 4 months ago

    My first and current phone is Sony Xperia C5 Ultra. It's the best in gaming! Camera quality is great too! I'll still choose Sony over Samsung and Iphones.

  • Rai Rahim
    Rai Rahim 4 months ago +3

    Me watching your video on my SONY phone.
    my phone: it hurts in my kokoro.

  • Bigbacon
    Bigbacon 4 months ago +1

    because the cameras are absolutely atrocious!!!! I stupidly bought an experia XA2 ultra and my old ass nokia 900 series windows phone has a BETTER CAMERA!! the XA2 can barely take a photo in a brightly lit room, anything less than surface of the sun lighting and you get a photo that looks like something from a 2006/7 cell phone.