Sony's phone shipments fell by 55% in Q2 2019

02 August 2019
The company's smartphone business just keeps sinking deeper.

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  • AnonD-819322

Anonymous, 04 Aug 2019What? My old Mate 9 was the complete opposite of a device with a... moreIt's mainly the Honor sub-brand. Not the Mate series, they aren't the best, but they aren't the worst.

AverageUser, 04 Aug 2019Huawei is using Sony sensors, but that is even worse shame on So... moreTo be fair to Sony, they are doing better than Huawei when it comes to video recording and now have 3 cameras to match the versatility of Samsung. It's a shame, however, that Sony is somehow not using the larger sensor than competitors and instead sticking to a 1/2.55 inch sensor that is similar to what can be found on Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS, when Huawei might be moving onto even larger 1/1.5 inch with Mate 30 Pro at the earliest.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-819322, 03 Aug 2019Huawei have subpar build quality, structural integrity has to be... moreWhat? My old Mate 9 was the complete opposite of a device with a sub-par build quality.

Anonymous, 03 Aug 2019Huawei uses Sony sensors. And Sony phones have great build qua... moreHuawei is using Sony sensors, but that is even worse shame on Sony in that case. Because Huawei is lightyears away ahead of Sony when it comes to the camera, while using same sensor...

Also, Sony never accomplished versatility and features that Samsung S and especially Note series offer.

But for some reason it even exceeds the price...

  • ghencea RO

The company always is positive until is not :) They are keep going on a wrong path.

AnonD-819322, 03 Aug 2019Huawei have subpar build quality, structural integrity has to be... moreWhat?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IrPJ2l19fc

Is it you Pro, 03 Aug 2019That's personal opinion, just you can say you love super artific... moreHDR is a must-have for mobile phone cameras because otherwise there will be too much lost details in highlights and shadows due to limited dynamic range coming from small sensor size. Some phones go quite over the top with saturation or contrast(e.g. Galaxy and Pixel), but others like iPhone and Huawei don't overprocess images especially when the light is sufficient. Auto HDR might be technically "fake" from a photographers' standpoint but at least that's the only effective way to make photos from smartphones look a lot closer to what we see with our own eyes.

Is it you Pro, 03 Aug 2019Dxomark also start with articles. The information that are good ... more2016 is when Samsung was still notorious for laggy UI and Sony didn't even start the XZ lineup for Xperia. If you actually believe a research from 3 years ago is still applicable to today's situation around Android devices, I suggest you to come up with a more logical argument and stop wasting everyone's time with your ridiculous statement.

Anonymous, 02 Aug 2019Omg this comment is everything. During the notch era, everyone o... moreNotched phones were selling like hot cakes because what was the alternative? There were barely any decent notchless phones out there. What else was there to buy? If you wanted a good new model, specially in the top end, all of them were notched, which is why I still stick to my XZ Premium, I just don't know what to buy because notches make me sick. Tried it, hated it.
I'm not sating everyone hated the notch, but the fact that they were selling great isn't really something to go buy to make a conclusion that everyone liked it either.
Apart from a few brands and models, you couldn't get a decent notchless phone and that is still true today, including puncholes which are to me even more annoying.
I understand the reasoning behind sony's pricing, theirnphones are and were for a long time built and engineered like tanks, nothing but latest tech and solutions, great materials, but still they should have done something to make the price more appealing and in line with the competition. Xperia 1 is probably worth every penny as well as S10+, but Sony at this moment can't afford to put the same price tag on it as samsung, you have to somehow attract people to your brand. You made a great phone that still nobody buys. Figure it out. Marketing and pricing.

  • Will

I am so happy to switch to Sony Xperia 1. I really recommendit even you are a iphone user I was a iphone user for over 10 years but it disappointing me in many way. Even, I use many Apple products at home.
The Sony xperia one giving me a lot of fun.:-)B-)

Is it you Pro, 03 Aug 2019I have the trusted source to point out Xperia is the most stabl... moreNothing more true! Untill you touch and test Xperia you will not understand how much performance they have. And surely they last!
I have managed over 20 devices with least problems and still working do that with Crapsung or Noawei (Xiaomi and OnePlus are still not on par with Xperia about modding and software optimization) and you will have only too few exceptions.
Cheers to you and the people who value quality and performance in time. The others slowly will ruing this Earth with their snobbish mindset. But one thing is for sure Sony will never die as long as its heart (cips, sensors and batteries) are making others succeed.
Blessings to all that see through my words.

  • AnonD-819322

Anonymous, 03 Aug 2019Huawei uses Sony sensors. And Sony phones have great build qua... moreHuawei have subpar build quality, structural integrity has to be considered.

Denis Thomas, 03 Aug 2019Just fire your marketing manager already Sony! Your smartphones... moreThey should hire some troll and to trolling other brand like crazy? I don't like this thing happen.
Marketing is important but don't making ads too much like a cheap brand. Some brand have flooding their ads when new launch, it is just like a cheap brand.

  • Anonymous

People that defend Chinese brands, defend them for their extremely aggressive prices. Nothing more, nothing less. Make of that what you will.

Just fire your marketing manager already Sony!
Your smartphones are great, but your marketing seriously need a new leader.

Shui8, 03 Aug 2019Did you fully watch the review of this link before share to us? ... moreThat's personal opinion, just you can say you love super artificial image than real image. HDR isn't the best but most of the people feel great and elaborate it is the standard for smartphone. I believe this reviewer is talking about that, but he also telling us Sony don't top up the color contrast over like most of the competitors and Sony is much closer to the reality. Can you read the full review before comment?

The competitors overhyped the HDR, the realistic isn't for them, they skip it and overhyped what they gimmicky.

Nick Tagataka, 03 Aug 2019You can't be seriously arguing that Sony's skin is the most stab... moreDxomark also start with articles. The information that are good for Sony you deny it, and the bad article for Sony you just simple believe that, I should not waste my time on you.

Is it you Pro, 03 Aug 2019My mother's Huawei app forced to closed almost everytime I open ... moreThat is a fake story. Not a good one too

Anonymous, 03 Aug 2019Is it a joke? I have many recent sony flagships and sony is the ... moreMy mother's Huawei app forced to closed almost everytime I open one app, my previous Samsung phone auto restart itself. My Sony phone stay alive even I drop it like a hobby.

  • Anonymous

AverageUser, 03 Aug 2019Samsung has extraordinary built quality, beautiful screen, tons ... moreHuawei uses Sony sensors.
And Sony phones have great build quality. On par of not better than Samsung's or Huawei. Just because they don't make flashy phones with gradient colors or whatever doesn't mean sh*t.