New Sony lines leaked

rforno

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Sony’s entire Xperia lineup leaks, including Xperia 1, Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, Xperia L3
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/22/18235924/sony-xperia-line-up-2019-mwc-leak-specs-images-price

Being a fan of small phones I've had some of their Compacts in recent years and really liked them. While these are gorgeous and have the return of side-mounted fingerprint readers (which I liked) I'm not sure I would take the plunge if/when I grow tired of my SE. Interestingly, only their lower-cost phone is < 6" ... the rest are 6 and 6.5". *grumble* (And I could care less about the bezels)

The aspect ratio on these is kind of goofy too -- esp if you don't use your phone to watch movies. Le sigh.
 

nviz22

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Sony is legit out to lunch on its flagship Xperia 1. The pricing is bad and there aren't enough differentiating features to consider one. I would rather pay $1100 for the iPhone XS Max or the S10+ family w/ more memory & RAM.
 

vladi

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Sony is legit out to lunch on its flagship Xperia 1. The pricing is bad and there aren't enough differentiating features to consider one. I would rather pay $1100 for the iPhone XS Max or the S10+ family w/ more memory & RAM.
I also fail to see how XS and 10+ differentiate from anything else
 

torana355

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The Sony is a no go for me, they haven't made a compelling phone in years, IMO.
Which is a shame as they used to make some cool phones.
In practice those benchmarks do not mean much, my exynos S9 runs great and has great battery life, im not going to get to caught up with benchmarks.
 

Klyster

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In practice those benchmarks do not mean much, my exynos S9 runs great and has great battery life, im not going to get to caught up with benchmarks.

Those were for the s10 thread, but yeah.
Like I said, I have no choice and I'm happy but results are results.
 

Zenithal

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Genuinely not impressed apart for the near edge to edge glass. Sony doesn't offer wow products anymore apart from their high end televisions. Sony tried to fill the void of the iPod by released very expensive albeit good portable music players aimed at sound purists. I think they have some of the poorest adoption rates across the board. Sony's been lost for years, IMO.
 

vladi

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Phones are becoming more mature and boring with each new iteration.
I agree and I blame the software. Right now we are stuck with touchscreens that are getting out of hand and software is not recognizing it.
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Genuinely not impressed apart for the near edge to edge glass. Sony doesn't offer wow products anymore apart from their high end televisions. Sony tried to fill the void of the iPod by released very expensive albeit good portable music players aimed at sound purists. I think they have some of the poorest adoption rates across the board. Sony's been lost for years, IMO.
Walkmans are insanely good, even the cheap one. There is a great difference in sound with either wired or BT compared to any phone out there including Sony's own. Best thing about Walkmans is they ditched Android for proprietary OS
 

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The 10 and 10+ will be using Snap 630 and priced at $399/$499. No way! Snap 660 at minimum in 2019.

And, Sony has the audacity to make their flagship $1,100. Too funny.
 

Aneres11

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Sony will probably do their usual trick of unveiling the XZ4 or Xperia 1 or whatever they’re calling it on Monday, and then won’t release it until July, by which point everyone will have forgotten about it and not want it anymore.

Then in july after launch they will announce the ‘premium’ version of the same phone with a better camera, better materials and internals and all the things the phone that just came out should have had.

Thus completing the usual Sony cycle.
 

nviz22

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Sony will probably do their usual trick of unveiling the XZ4 or Xperia 1 or whatever they’re calling it on Monday, and then won’t release it until July, by which point everyone will have forgotten about it and not want it anymore.

Then in july after launch they will announce the ‘premium’ version of the same phone with a better camera, better materials and internals and all the things the phone that just came out should have had.

Thus completing the usual Sony cycle.
Sounds lazy as hell lol.
 
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Macalicious2011

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Sony will probably do their usual trick of unveiling the XZ4 or Xperia 1 or whatever they’re calling it on Monday, and then won’t release it until July, by which point everyone will have forgotten about it and not want it anymore.

Then in july after launch they will announce the ‘premium’ version of the same phone with a better camera, better materials and internals and all the things the phone that just came out should have had.

Thus completing the usual Sony cycle.
In order words Sony being Sony.

I think they cellphone division will fold by the end of 2020. With Apple and Samsung commanding huge marketshare and Oppo, Huawei and OnePlus gaining popularity because of their awesome value proposition, Sony and LG will be squeezed out.
 
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pika2000

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Sony will probably do their usual trick of unveiling the XZ4 or Xperia 1 or whatever they’re calling it on Monday, and then won’t release it until July, by which point everyone will have forgotten about it and not want it anymore.

Then in july after launch they will announce the ‘premium’ version of the same phone with a better camera, better materials and internals and all the things the phone that just came out should have had.

Thus completing the usual Sony cycle.
This.
I don’t understand how Sony just suck at these king of things.
 
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Shanghaichica

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The Sony is a no go for me, they haven't made a compelling phone in years, IMO.
Which is a shame as they used to make some cool phones.
I liked them when they were Sony Ericsson. I haven’t really liked their android offerings but at least for a while they did have some differentiating features like they were the first to have water resistance on their phones. Now though I think they just get forgotten.
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In order words Sony being Sony.

I think they cellphone division will fold by the end of 2020. With Apple and Samsung commanding huge marketshare and Oppo, Huawei and OnePlus gaining popularity because of their awesome value proposition, Sony and LG will be squeezed out.
Ha you don’t even mention HTC. Hard to imagine they were the leaders in the early days of android.
 
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I liked them when they were Sony Ericsson. I haven’t really liked their android offerings but at least for a while they did have some differentiating features like they were the first to have water resistance on their phones. Now though I think they just get forgotten.
I loved my X10 mini.
The coolest tiny android phone.

Sony should make a tiny phone.
They made an X series a few years ago that was small with good battery life, my interest was piqued.

My Japanese friend has (parochially) only purchased Sony phones up until this year, he now has Huawei Nova 3, and is loving it.
 

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I liked them when they were Sony Ericsson. I haven’t really liked their android offerings but at least for a while they did have some differentiating features like they were the first to have water resistance on their phones. Now though I think they just get forgotten.
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Ha you don’t even mention HTC. Hard to imagine they were the leaders in the early days of android.

Don’t forget Motorola, Nokia and BlackBerry. The tech landscape is littered with the remains of former giants.

Smartphones are rapidly reaching commodity status. They still have the factor of being a very personal device which will help maintain momentum. But I suspect that we will see a significant change in the market over the next two years as consumers decide they’d rather spend their money on other things.
 

pika2000

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Don’t forget Motorola, Nokia and BlackBerry. The tech landscape is littered with the remains of former giants.

Smartphones are rapidly reaching commodity status. They still have the factor of being a very personal device which will help maintain momentum. But I suspect that we will see a significant change in the market over the next two years as consumers decide they’d rather spend their money on other things.
Those companies have different stories.

Unlike those, Sony actually got started in the beginning with Android (one of the early Xperia phone almost got picked as a Nexus device). And Sony actually had full ownership of their mobile division (never sold it to other companies). Sony just suck at their management (Japanese style), and it shows. They cannot even do proper product launching right (for their mobiles), despite Apple showing it how for a decade already.
 

pika2000

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The Xperia 10 and 10 Plus actually look quite decent.
Alas, they will probably be out-priced by the likes of Xiaomi, easily.
 

Aneres11

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I had a hands on with the 10 or whatever it’s called on Sunday. I hated it. The form factor was awful.
I thought I’d like it from what I saw in videos, but I really didn’t like how narrow the screen became.

Maybe I’m just used to wider screens but it was not something I could see myself getting accustomed to or enjoying using.
 

pika2000

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They have by far the best TV's out there. They just dont focus on phones it seems like
More like Sony has an old school management where each division is going against each other.
I mean there's a reason why Xperia phones have mediocre picture quality, despite Sony themselves makes the sensor for other phones like iPhones. Apparently the Alpha (Sony's camera) team doesn't want the mobile team to have good photo quality, in fear of cannibalizing Sony's standalone cameras.

We can learn from history, where Sony Walkman got beaten by the iPod & iTunes despite Sony has their own music label and movie studio. Clearly Sony hasn't learned yet.