Weekly poll results: XZ Premium's long shadow keeps the Xperia XZs from the spotlight

Peter, 16 April 2017

Let’s just say that the Sony Xperia XZs did not ignite people’s imaginations. In last week’s poll, twice as many voters are waiting for the Xperia XZ Premium than those planning to get the XZs. Worse still, the most popular option proved to be “I’m looking at other brands.”

Did Sony do enough? The upgrades over the XZ are small and 12% of voters are “fine with the old one” (compare that with 15% voting for “upgrade”). To be fair, Sony is targeting holdouts with Z5 or older flagships, to them the upgrades will be more substantial.

But even they will be tempted to wait a few months and just get the Xperia XZ Premium. Sure, it will probably be a bit pricier, but it’s clearly the best phone in Sony’s early 2017 lineup. And if you’re not getting the best, get the XZ when the price falls.

We wonder - is Sony hurt by not offering an “Xperia XZ Plus”? Say you don’t care about 4K HDR, but do want a 5.5” screen - Sony has no such device. That’s a niche, that the XZs could have served. Then even XZ owners may be tempted.

Anyway, Sony’s core audience is very loyal - the company doesn’t have to sell the most phones, it has proven it can make a profit of few premium sales. Yet it looks like it will be the XZ Premium that brings in the dough, not the XZs.


Reader comments

  • 04 Jun 2017
  • KAX

You have invested Mony any electronic products but you have satisfied in only Sony product

  • Anonymous
  • 19 Apr 2017
  • tue

What kind of fact?only samsung fact...did you know about sony fact?

  • AnonD-635604
  • 19 Apr 2017
  • tue

Did i said that Sony is better than samsung?? No right?if you say so but why you spreading fake fact about sony??...aren't you 'galaxys6owner'...

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