Would be a shame too
Sony makes bloody good phones - the Z3C it the best I have owned and seen so far
Sony's phone boss has vowed to stay in the mobile business until the heat death of the universe – despite losses that have dragged the rest of the Japanese giant down. Sony handsets lost almost ¥200bn ($1.63bn, £1bn) last year, while almost all of the rest of Sony made money. Nevertheless, Sony Mobile's latest president, …
we have a pair of Z1C Xperias at home. Did almost all our hokliday snaps & videos with them last year. I have the Z2 Tablet and it's great.
I don't have an upgrade until next March, so I hope they'll be around long enought for the Z5 compact! Especially if they persue the minimal Android skinning plan.
My Z1C was discharging and not charging properly from the micro-usb.
Went into Carphone Warehouse (18months into 24 month contract)
unfortunately(!) they could not repair OR replace the Z1C, so I had to have a Z3C instead :-)
only realised when we tried to fit the nano sim into the micro-sim slot!
(replaced gratis as I was still under warranty with CPW)
I might still get a pair of Z5C's in March, though...
"Sony makes bloody good phones"
So everybody says. But last year they lost an average of around £23 on every phone they sold. Breaking even's no good, so if they want to make a billion quid profit on similar sales then they need to achieve a £50 improvement between average cost and average selling price. That looks like quite a big deal to me.
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My Z4 tab is awesome, a no-brainer upgrade from my (still) excellent Z2. Shame about the magnetic charging dock connector omission, though :o/
Expecting to switch from Samsung to SONY for my next phone, too, at this rate (and oh, how novel, still be able to use my apps on another maker's device, chortle).
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...but this year's annual meeting (June 23rd) was more like a funeral than a party. Something of an improvement over the last two, which were more like incipient riots, but the mood was definitely downbeat. I reached my limit and left early, even though they'd seated me in the second row. I suppose they wanted the 'international' face.
Obviously I'm not holding the shares in expectations of glorious profits, and though I had an option to get a Sony smartphone last year, I went with the Samsung... Just this week I bought some new headphones, but this time I didn't even give Sony any serious consideration.
I had an option to get a Sony smartphone last year, I went with the Samsung... Just this week I bought some new headphones, but this time I didn't even give Sony any serious consideration.
So, even as a shareholder you won't buy your own company's products? If that's the case, what is your logic for holding the shares?
The title of this article is so blatantly stupid. It suggests that Sony will never become profitable from smartphones when Sony has already made a ton of profits from smartphones over the past few years. This years loss in smartphones comes from an aftershock of buying the Xperia division from Ericcsson. Over time Xperia sales are growing and the division is already profitable again this quarter. This author must be an absolute pessimist.
Plenty disagree online, plagued with screen issues. Worst of all is the poor support from Sony after. If you want to charge Apple prices then you need a network of phone shops where people can go to and get any issues resolved. This goes for Samsung too. If they're not going to provide the support then then need to have a max £300 sales price per handset.
... with the slight yellow-tinted screen.
As soon as I noticed, I took it back to the store and the screen was replaced. Under warranty.
Another Xperia had a power supply / battery discharge issue and was fixed - under warranty. 2 different issues, supported by Sony and the shop. Also, all the Android updates for the Z series have been fairly timely. 9not as fast as some, granted...)
I had Ericsson then Sony mobile's after they bought out ericsson mobiles for a few years . While the Eriksson's always worked the Sony ones looked good they were far from reliable I remember throwing one at a car phone warehouse manager once it was such a heap of shit to give the company their due they posted me back a replacement saying that they could understand my frustration after it broke down for the 4th time in 3 months with Sony refusing to fix it. Anyway I joined the rest of the world and got a Nokia all of which 5 of them are still working the last 2 Lumia Windows currently 735 they just work so far next to unbreakable thinking of which I have never seen a cracked screen on one while I have never seen an I phone without a cracked screen
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