Weekly poll results: the Xperia 1 VI is promising but pricey, Xperia 10 VI gets the cold shoulder

26 May 2024
Many voters showed interest in the Sony Xperia 1 VI flagship, however, most of them were scared off by the high price tag.

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Anonymous, 26 May 2024They dont complain when other use 21:9 screen. Article ab... moreI prefer a screen that's wider than the I VI but I would buy it if it were less expensive and available in the U.S. I'll just baby the 5iii I'm using and keep a portable charger with it. I'm curious about the improved audio quality they claim.

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    MindTheGap, 26 May 2024Weird. People complains when Sony only gives us 3 OS update... moreYeah Vivo x100 Ultra gives same 3 years and starts at €830. Not €1300-1400. Even if you discount the headphones it is still 300+ more and no more 4k or unique screen ratio. And Vivo is focusing on camera the same category where Sony tries focus on(different approach and pictures but same category, you are not buying either for gaming). I will buy an Xperia 1, don't know which yet but at this price with those specs I would expect it to have the same support as Samsung or local apps for example for music a Walkman style app or be made in Japan with highest level of working conditions supporting locals not outsourced to a different country for cheaper labour.

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      MindTheGap, 26 May 2024Weird. People complains when Sony only gives us 3 OS update... moreThey dont complain when other use 21:9 screen.
      Article about Polestar/Meizu phone had 0 comments about it.

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        Anton .el PAPI., 26 May 2024What I'm complaining about is that they don't sel... moreRed is for Pacific Asia only

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          • 26 May 2024

          1) change screen to.older one.
          2) exmor T for super wide , periscope and selfie
          3) same colors of Z5 Premium

            Anton .el PAPI., 26 May 2024What I'm complaining about is that they don't sel... moreMakes sense, the red one looks gorgeous though.

              MindTheGap, 26 May 2024Weird. People complains when Sony only gives us 3 OS update... moreWhat I'm complaining about is that they don't sell it in the USA hahaha, especially not the red color, which is what interests me.

                Anders, 26 May 2024For the Xperia 1 VI the 1080p display, only 3 years of andr... moreWeird. People complains when Sony only gives us 3 OS update, while no one complains when it comes to Vivo, that also has the same update policy.

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                  YUKI93, 26 May 2024I applaud Sony for maintaining the Mk5's price tag for... moreIt wonders me too why qualcomm doesn't release new snapdragon 6 soc while mediatek already released dimensity 7200 and will release at least dimensity 7300 in coming time

                    Expensive for what it offers and to that we are going to add that it is not available almost anywhere

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                      YUKI93, 26 May 2024I applaud Sony for maintaining the Mk5's price tag for... moreAs a former Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra owner before switching to my current Sony Xperia 1 iv, I have the right to vouch that I don't want to go back to 19.5:9 screen anymore. Even though I was first intimidated by the Sony's tall screen, I actually found the narrow width to be more useful in one-handed operation.

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                        Kevin, 26 May 2024I don't think anyone should offer more than 1 android ... moreTotally agree. I always have to resort to custom ROM whenever the new OS update slows down my phone. Two to three OS update is still more than enough to most people, especially those who always buy and return phones through carriers.

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                          I'm still happy with my current Xperia 1 iv, so I'll wait until next year to see if I'd upgrade.

                            ikek, 26 May 2024Seems to me like Sony wants to close doors on their mobile ... moreYeah, but if Sony phones availability worldwide is weak, you can only get Sharp phones on Japan. I wanted a Sharp Aquos sense8, but it just seems impossible to get it on Europe. At least I can order an Xperia and get it on my country, although they aren't officially sold here.

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                              Anders, 26 May 2024For the Xperia 1 VI the 1080p display, only 3 years of andr... moreI don't think anyone should offer more than 1 android update. More is not always better. New android versions are made for latest hardware. What is the point of having latest android version on a 6 yo hardware? People would just complain how slow it is.

                              On the other hand it is good to provide security updates for a long time.

                                I applaud Sony for maintaining the Mk5's price tag for this year's Mk6. Even Samsung had to raise the price for the Galaxy S24 Ultra, including here in Malaysia. However, I still maintain that having a 19.5:9 screen on the Xperia 1 is a mistake since it tends to be the preferred choice for mobile cinematography among Sony owners. It should be the Xperia 10 that gets the wider screen since it's just an average smartphone for an average consumer.

                                Also, I just thought of something about the Xperia 10: As of May 2024, Qualcomm still hasn't released any new Snapdragon 6 series SoC. Sony might do the same trick as last year's Mk5 for next year's Mk7 by keeping the same current SoC, but it would've been ageing by the time it was released. At some point, the Xperia 10 has to switch to a more powerful Snapdragon 7 series SoC. 7s Gen 2 won't cut since it's identical to 6 Gen 1 apart from maximum RAM.

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                                  Dug out my old Sony Xperia XZ2 last week and it is still going strong after 6 years.

                                    Conclusion _ Sony Japan still relevant after more than 20 years in cellular mobile bussiness. Pioneering innovation and top class engineering design for profesional user.

                                      The issue with the 10 us that the the 10 V had such good battery life and power management. This one is noticeably worse so it feels like a downgrade.

                                      The xperia phones are quite pricey in general and could do with a price cut

                                        NeonHD, 26 May 2024Now I'm not too up-to-date with the camera quality of ... moreI had the original Xperia 1 and currently have the 1 iii the auto mode isn't as bad as sites like dxomark says. it's above midrange but below some competing flagships. Some like myself prefer the natural and unprocessed look. And by the way the manual mode does deliver same or sometimes much better results than what Samsung or pixels do without the artificial look. What's killing Sony's sales isn't cameras but their incredible apeshit pricing and on older Xperias before 2023 the updates. I'm not brand loyal to sony but unfortunately their the only ones who still have the features I want