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Why Don't People Buy Sony Smartphones?

The Sony Xperia series is way cooler than any sales numbers indicate!
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    2 uur geleden

    this shows something very extraordinary, really a very useful work, Awesome...!!! thank you for uploading this video

  2. han zhang

    han zhang

    4 uur geleden


  3. Sainturiel Mendoza

    Sainturiel Mendoza

    4 uur geleden

    $1,460 for this one x10 the price of my phone Samsung M31..

  4. Julia Lora

    Julia Lora

    5 uur geleden

    I'm using a Sony phone to watch this, and I'm staying loyal to sony

  5. Fezza Manezza

    Fezza Manezza

    5 uur geleden

    Chinese brands have pushed them out

  6. daniel batres

    daniel batres

    7 uur geleden

    Imagine making your phones so good that nobody needs to get the new ones for many years. Rip.

  7. Hui Lin Chen

    Hui Lin Chen

    7 uur geleden

    Sony is too focused on marketing ps5 that they forgot about their phones.

  8. Josh Coleman

    Josh Coleman

    9 uur geleden

    Also I had one 6 years ago but once you cracked the screen abit you could not use the phone any more

  9. james Elia

    james Elia

    10 uur geleden

    My Sony Xperia Z3v just died today after 6 years in faithful service. Looks like this model is a fit replacement.

  10. Errol Delu

    Errol Delu

    10 uur geleden

    I would buy Sony over any other brand - no question - had they been more available @ shops in my country.

  11. PissShiversss


    11 uur geleden

    One big thing I believe turns people away is the price point of the phone while not being compatible with Verizon, who the people buying $1000 phones in America typically have. I had to switch carriers when I went from z3v to xz premium.

  12. 7017- Rizki Aprilian

    7017- Rizki Aprilian

    11 uur geleden


  13. PissShiversss


    11 uur geleden

    Their goal isn't to mass produce and sell their smart phones. They are proof of concept to license and sell sensors to companies geared for mass production. If you look at all of the things on every phone today that was first in a Sony phone, it would make more sense.

  14. PissShiversss


    12 uur geleden

    Sony for 10 years, never getting anything else

  15. Mohammad Yassin

    Mohammad Yassin

    12 uur geleden

    hahaha.. fakta yang menarik.. semua best smartphone camera make kameranya sony, berarti semua merek beli ama sony, ya mestinya sony bisa ngejual hp-nya lebih murah dari yang lain lah

  16. Awesome 360

    Awesome 360

    12 uur geleden

    Plz..plz....Sony vs iPhone 12 pro camera comparison.......

  17. cadarus cabdiraxmaan

    cadarus cabdiraxmaan

    12 uur geleden

    Becose is boren and no innovation

  18. Jay Kalinka

    Jay Kalinka

    12 uur geleden

    I just googled the best smartphone and for me Sony was a must buy: -4K oled display -no cheap material -you get much more quality and specs for the money and not just for social attention. -Playstation share -no notch -etc. The only thing i regret is to be impatient and i bought X1 while X1II is kicking.

  19. Derf Senoj

    Derf Senoj

    15 uur geleden

    People get other brands financed through at&t, t-mobile, Verizon, Sprint, etc, no one offers sony.

  20. Joao Bosco De Carvalho

    Joao Bosco De Carvalho

    19 uur geleden

    sony should have experience English native speaker to launch their products, what I've seen so far they don't have launcher ability to attract the audience specially buyers wants to know what makes Sony differently in the market, take Apple as an example they are best when launch their product because they know well buyer looking for and what they can focus on.

  21. Anvesh Sapkal

    Anvesh Sapkal

    19 uur geleden

    Sony phones last till eternity though, better option than Chinese brands

  22. Channel Thing.

    Channel Thing.

    20 uur geleden

    I don't buy sony phones cuz of the bloatware

  23. Jordan Sabourin

    Jordan Sabourin

    21 uur geleden

    I would buy Sony over any other brand - no question - had they been more available @ shops in my country.

  24. Sajjad Alware

    Sajjad Alware

    21 uur geleden

    Sony no doubt creates the best hardware and robust body.. But nowadays people also look on the cost.. Considering cost, Sony is way to high compared to same specifications with competitor companies.. Particularly Samsung

  25. 43 Seven

    43 Seven

    22 uur geleden

    I had two they just dies/slows down over the years frustratingly. Using note 9 now, satisfied everyday.

  26. Nomaan Alwi

    Nomaan Alwi

    22 uur geleden

    Does anyone know where this phone is made? Geniuinely interested in buying this once my iphone X dies.

  27. Jannick M Karstensen

    Jannick M Karstensen

    Dag geleden

    Just watched this video on my Xperia 1 ii that was crisp :)!!

  28. IMMORTAL soul

    IMMORTAL soul

    Dag geleden

    Hope Sony and LG realize their weakness.Expecting good phones from them for the masses.

  29. Spiritual Noob

    Spiritual Noob

    Dag geleden

    Sony sell smartphones??

  30. Muliawan Chandra

    Muliawan Chandra

    Dag geleden

    If you think about it the Japanese have left the smartphone global market.

  31. kimi hakim

    kimi hakim

    Dag geleden

    I've been using Sony since K770i(2009), Sony Xperia Active(2012) and then Z1 compact (2015) for its camera and small size. It's mp3 from various generations. It's 4K TV, portable Bluetooth speaker. For me Sony is the leader of Android at that time. It is one of the first to make a waterproof smartphone. The camera is good enough for me to buy it. But sometimes it is not quite friendly in term of camera GUI. I love the complexity of its pro mode. But if its not easy to use the basic auto mode, i don't think people want to buy it. Now i'm using iPhone SE(2016) because it is small and user friendly camera user interface with good quality picture. If there's a new Sony with small size and high spec with friendly camera user interface, i will not hesitate to buy it. I like your point on their hype just die after few months.

  32. MB


    Dag geleden

    I actually want one 😃

  33. Henning Wibrand

    Henning Wibrand

    Dag geleden

    This is one super great review and Sony should consult you on their marked share, because you are spot on why people dont buy Sony Mobiles

  34. Arham Imran

    Arham Imran

    Dag geleden

    No body Literally no body 0:27 a revolutionary technology 😂

  35. Hamza Ayaz

    Hamza Ayaz

    Dag geleden

    It's just the stock android... They should have there own UI..! 😑 I STILL LOVE IT!

  36. ivan milojkovic

    ivan milojkovic

    Dag geleden

    Also, do remember their support stops in a year or two. No updates, no customer care. I love sony but have left as they stopped releasing updates on two models. They just dont care, period :(

  37. Terry Jackson

    Terry Jackson

    Dag geleden

    They do but you've had your head so far up apples ass you didn't notice

  38. nioh dexter

    nioh dexter

    Dag geleden

    why people dont buy sony smartphone? simple. its super expensive asf.

  39. Rafa Gomis

    Rafa Gomis

    Dag geleden

    Nice opinion! I either want to see this smartphones die.

  40. mohammed fuzail

    mohammed fuzail

    Dag geleden

    i hardly see any advertisements for sony phones???looks like sony has got enough market value in other stuffs like ps5 or vaio laptops or even headphones and tvs etc..that they dont want to put their hands into smartphone production even they do produce but may not want to advertise them as much as they advertise they re other products.........sony ....hope u jumpback in action.....because i remember sony ericsson[a big time hit]

  41. baserock love

    baserock love

    Dag geleden

    Well i just dumped my old sony phone. It was the actual worst phone i've ever had. The most basic things like....bluetooth syncing to my car, having a keyboard that works well, running basic apps consistently, all of this was infuriatingly half baked or inconsistent or downright broken. It also gets the distinction of being the first phone to ever have the display break/malfunction after a drop for me....it dropped off my dresser onto carpet.



    Dag geleden

    Maybe some agressive marketing can bring the market share for Sony

  43. dark1alucard


    Dag geleden

    for free. lol

  44. M. Matiouz

    M. Matiouz

    Dag geleden

    Xz premium actually.. Immortal..

  45. Musa Kalaycı

    Musa Kalaycı

    Dag geleden

    because of populism. people choose noisy products over quality ones. same pattern seen in any high school or underdeveloped society with juvenile tendencies. same reason why we dont build architectural monuments but one penis looking buildings after another. or why no quality music is produced but instead our ears raped by kanye west and derivatives. populism.

  46. Romy Venes

    Romy Venes

    Dag geleden

    It has too much features for too many things. These features come with a price. In the end, no one can afford it. So the guys who designed it in the lab, thinking of a dream product just priced the item out of the market. They ended up designing a toy for the tech kids without seriously studying if there is a market for such a thing. It’s too much for a phone, but not good enough to be a TV, nor good enough to be a high end camera nor a high end video camera. What a waste of resources and time!

  47. Owen Mclain

    Owen Mclain

    Dag geleden

    Because Sony doesn't spend as much on advertising like Apple does.

  48. Sainturiel Mendoza

    Sainturiel Mendoza

    Dag geleden

    Me wondering why i didn't buy this phone. My wallet: No.

  49. Andrew Mattson

    Andrew Mattson

    Dag geleden

    All the electromagnetic radiation receding this dude's hairline

  50. TheRook


    Dag geleden

    Fuck me, that's a gorgeous phone...



    Dag geleden

    Sony makes fantastic phones. I am replying to this video from my XPERIA XZ2 Premium. The problems with Sony phones are poor marketing, non competitive pricing and appalling distribution network.

  52. Groome007


    Dag geleden

    I purchased a Sony Xperia in 2014. It looked cool, seemed to have great features ... but it had major issues. I would get a text or email notification - but it would take a solid 4 or 5 minutes to get the phone to "wake up" ... and even then it was slow. It was by far THE WORST SMARTPHONE I'VE EVER HAD. Very much NOT RECOMMENDED. The real culprit was a very underpowered hardware driving the 'features'. The battery also went to sh!t in a year, and I was stuck paying for this POS long after I wanted to smash it. It was terrible. It was awful. So, add that into the reasons why their mobile sales dropped off ... their products were terrible. Also: I take care of my stuff. For comparison: I picked up an Iphone 6s when i ditched the SONY, and I haven't had ANY issues with it since, and it even looks brand new still. SONY f*cked up, and that's why I'll never go back.

  53. Lefty G

    Lefty G

    Dag geleden

    Just got my xperia 5 ii traded in my s20. Soo its very smooth lagg free, its got a headphone jack, its got a notification light, its got better battery health app bit like apple. Its easy to hold, camera is better than s20 more natural. Its got a camera button, the inly negative is what Samsung done with past phones and that is a Google assistant dedicated button which has no use and I forgot to mention they now do 3 years software updates 😀 on the 2020 flagships ie 1 ii and 5 ii

  54. Joy Deep

    Joy Deep

    Dag geleden

    Lg phone had that before.

  55. USugo


    2 dagen geleden

    because my uncle has one and he keeps sending it back to the shop for repairing! :-P

    • perkaholic


      9 uur geleden

      @Thore Christensen because it’s shit

    • Thore Christensen

      Thore Christensen

      15 uur geleden

      because he drops it?

  56. Gowtham R.K

    Gowtham R.K

    2 dagen geleden

    2:56 I'll take your entire stock

  57. misthalu


    2 dagen geleden

    I used to be a huge Sony Ericsson enthusiastic fan, and kept following Sony after they split up with Ericsson. But man they've disappointed me again and again ever since. And when we bought 5 Sony Xperia phones at work that suffered from the "Ghost-Touch" problem, we had to struggle for months with the reseller who kept claiming there was no problem. Finally I reached out to Sony for help, but they just said "Reseller says there's no problem". That made me turn my back to Sony completely. Sad poor extremely disappointing customer service.

  58. ___S Â Ç H Î Ñ G Û P T Â___

    ___S Â Ç H Î Ñ G Û P T Â___

    2 dagen geleden

    Sony smartphones have features that we want...... But, we buy other smartphones instead of Sony smartphones. This is because *I don't know the answer* 😅😅

  59. Jay P

    Jay P

    2 dagen geleden

    I didn't know Sony still made phones

  60. Rishabh rix

    Rishabh rix

    2 dagen geleden

    it does have a night mode , it's just becausedying

  61. 2010 KING

    2010 KING

    2 dagen geleden

    Why ignore the elephant in the room? People only buy sony playstation. This isn't apple, with the macbook or phones. Or Samsung with the t.v's and phones. Nobody uses walkmans anymore. sony really only has playstation 🤷‍♂️ sony ain't apple or samsung. People don't like them, they like playstation

  62. Jacob Torgerson

    Jacob Torgerson

    2 dagen geleden

    I tried the Xperia Z1 when it first came out because the Specs on paper were phenomenal!! I was blown away by a 21mp camera (back then) with sony quality light sensors! All the specs looked like they would blow Samsung out of the water... But then I found out why certain brands tend to have influence. Software support. Like, the Z1 couldn't even use the full capabilities of it's own camera (could only use 8mp with stabilization and 12 without) But the REAL issue for me was the software updates. Sony was putting out updates for their unlocked phones and other carriers, but Sony and Verizon DID NOT play nice with each other. I think I only got 1 or 2 updates in the couple years I had it....maybe. So I switched back to Samsung and never went back. It IS tempting though! If I knew Sony and Verizon played nicely with each other nowadays I would genuinely consider leaving my galaxy for a whole new Xperience!

  63. Marika Hirschmann

    Marika Hirschmann

    2 dagen geleden

    This is the best advertising Sony could ever have for their phones

  64. Davin Moreno

    Davin Moreno

    2 dagen geleden

    Umm, i watch this video using Xperia XZ1 :/

  65. OHZZA CH


    2 dagen geleden

    Display 4K but low quality 90Hz 120Hz do not have.

  66. Stony Lapang

    Stony Lapang

    2 dagen geleden

    Sony phone are very expensive if u compare in indian currency

  67. lester verian

    lester verian

    2 dagen geleden

    Is he the guy in Elliot Choy's video giving away iphone 11 in harvard??

  68. Mr M

    Mr M

    2 dagen geleden

    Maybe people remember sony ruining their phones with bad updates and battery problems then denying all responsibility.. Just Google z1 battery problem and see the never ending Web pages and forums everyone but Sony trying to fix it. 😎

  69. Arber B

    Arber B

    2 dagen geleden

    Bought XZ1 as soon as it came out for around 750-800€, for one year I couldnt be more happy, but as soon as the phone hit that one year mark, no Updates anymore, camera stopped working, even Whatsapp and alarm app stopped working properly.... Made the mistake once, never again.

  70. Athanasia


    2 dagen geleden

    Honestly, Sony for me has by far the best Smartphones, I've tried many brands but none were as good as Sony in terms of longevity. I've had mine for more than 6 years. It just started to malfunction recently so I'm looking for a new phone. The previous Sony I had before the current one, lasted 4 years.

  71. Israil Borih

    Israil Borih

    2 dagen geleden

    ,Do you remember the Sony-Ericson phones)))

  72. 53af00d


    2 dagen geleden

    They don't sell them in Australia

  73. Md Ashraful

    Md Ashraful

    2 dagen geleden

    If they give 90/120hz display then it would be a monster..

  74. doflamingo13


    2 dagen geleden

    You see there it peaks at 2013-2014? That's when Sony Z phone was famous for its camera and popular. However, the screen was notoriously fragile and this hurts a lot of Sony customers including me. I got myself Asus after months dealing with a phone which screen can crack for no reason and my asus still survive until now

  75. cantonpop


    2 dagen geleden

    I once had a Sony Xperia XZ and it's quite cool. People may need a while to get used to using it but that's true for any phones that you're unfamiliar with. Their marketing isn't great, and their customer service could have improved so as to reach out to more customers. Thanks for doing this review. It's awesome and I hope more people can learn about other great phones out there. I definitely don't like monopoly.

  76. Duke Nukem

    Duke Nukem

    2 dagen geleden

    I have not seen a sony TV advert in years either..

  77. Duke Nukem

    Duke Nukem

    2 dagen geleden

    Had terrible customer service in the past with Sony, the battery went on my Z3 they told me it was not covered after 6 months, the UI is dated, the reliability was dire, they do not market them either and demand money that the consumer does not think is worth when compared to an iphone or Samsung, trust me I was a die hard sony fan, K700, k800 K850 c902, c905, sony satio, Z2C Z3C Z3+ sony m2 and then gave up with the brand,

  78. Stuart Graham

    Stuart Graham

    2 dagen geleden

    I only buy Sony phones but each one lasts me at least 4 years so it's not a phone that needs replacing every year or 18 months

  79. sailorashore


    2 dagen geleden

    This bloke speaks clearly and with good diction so his explanations are easy to comprehend, nice review !

  80. Nour Idbella

    Nour Idbella

    2 dagen geleden

    nice phone, but the PRICE!!!!!

  81. vao bee

    vao bee

    3 dagen geleden

    Because sony have proven to sell shitty phones .

  82. Zane


    3 dagen geleden

    Because the support sucks

  83. Pocket Lawyer

    Pocket Lawyer

    3 dagen geleden

    I had a Sony phone once. Android is the problem IMO.

  84. Kusuma Kumari

    Kusuma Kumari

    3 dagen geleden

    Sony is waste for TV's under 50,000

  85. GodBlessYou2008


    3 dagen geleden


  86. m m

    m m

    3 dagen geleden

    I know better, why Sony can't sell more.... First of all Sony motto is give all things you want minus something you need...... Sony doesn't mix want and need in budget and simple series. That's it.

  87. Big Fire

    Big Fire

    3 dagen geleden

    I use experia 1.2. Photo pro camera is excellent

  88. Harsh Pundir

    Harsh Pundir

    3 dagen geleden

    I think u r ignoring the biggest reason behind sony's failure and the reason is they r manufacturing the same designs from the past 7 years....from the very first experia z1 to the most recent mobile the looks and the feel r same...same design..same themes..same wallpapers and nothing much has been changed....everything was going fine till they were in a collaboration with erricson...they were very innovative each device was different from other devices and those were superb too like w550i...sony erricson p1 and the whole walkman series were awesome but now they r making new phones but unfirtunately they always gives a glimpse of Sony's 2013 models....and I won't like to spent my precious money on these idiotic phones

  89. POWER


    3 dagen geleden

    Not easy to find to purchase. Sony absolutely brutal marketing

  90. Bram Teunissen

    Bram Teunissen

    3 dagen geleden

    Yep, thanks, now I have an Xperia 5 II

  91. Prateek P

    Prateek P

    3 dagen geleden

    I am having galaxy note 10+,but in my home there are two 4k TV's which are from sony by the way love your channel bro I am from India ❤️👍

  92. fpm2080


    3 dagen geleden

    After this video I went to Sony website to find a xperia and them "oh it's just $1200 ", not for me, I'm just an average user.

  93. pramod b

    pramod b

    3 dagen geleden

    I used Xperia Z2 for 5 years. Super phone, super camera super in every way.

  94. Volzutan Smeig

    Volzutan Smeig

    3 dagen geleden

    i personally only use sony phones. In my opinion they're the best.

  95. May松見


    3 dagen geleden

    I've Xperia XZs and still worth it

  96. pallav mohan

    pallav mohan

    3 dagen geleden

    the presence of a tool-less sim card and MicroSD card tray is so cool, something very unique and minor but very useful

  97. Sanane Banane

    Sanane Banane

    3 dagen geleden

    Sony chose the fight with customers. Customers wanted to bezelles screen and Sony insist bezel for so many phones. Now customers are angry about this stubbornness. Sony needs new story and they needs to listen public more often.

  98. Abhilash


    3 dagen geleden

    Years ago I decided on buying xperia and the day before I got to know that its battery was pathetic--like a laptop, it gave like 4-5 hrs. I then confirmed it with an Xperia user. What a dodge! Never looked at it again.



    3 dagen geleden

    its not selling because of the over price.

  100. David Cantu

    David Cantu

    3 dagen geleden

    They are soooo awesome i miss the vaio those were lovely machines...i wish sony would give apple a run for their money i know they can do it. I have a twelve pro max but i must say i do miss my walkman phones. They had a touch screen one that i drooled over. The cybershot c seven oh two was the last one i owned which was way ahead if its time in my opinion. It was water resistant and had photo editing software built in with a walkman suite for loading your music with album art😻and something i miss, being able to use music from your own library for a ringtone...no software needed😻😻i wish i could get a sony phone😢they had one experia that had goldfish swimming on the lock screen displaying notifications by the color of the fish...missed calls, voice mails stuff like that. That was sooo baddass🦾 i think it was the first generation models. No one was doing it like that back then🦾🦾they even had a device that was kinda like an itouch/ipod that was ahead of its time to me too👍🏼 sony needs to take another bite out of apple🦾🦾🦾i know they got it...they should hire me lol😄i need a job😅😅