Why Don't People Buy Sony Smartphones?

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The Sony Xperia series is way cooler than any sales numbers indicate!
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  1. Patricia Coughlin
    Patricia Coughlin
    Mínútu síðan

    I have had Sony for 4 yrs now. They rob the display with "wide bezels", They are the same on your phone in hand as my Sony in hand. They come with a hefty "ticket" and not as "good looking an investment as alot of other cheaper priced, awesome droids. The hefty price, small dispĺay, which they wash out in the color pixels, and fool me kind of show isnt working anymore.

  2. perrrry
    3 mínútum síðan

    Sony lost me some years back due to their insane naming scheme. Absolute crazyness. Loved their phones, but I just couldn't make sense of it at all.

  3. Raj Saha
    Raj Saha
    6 mínútum síðan

    I got a Samsung ad on this video

  4. mr cookie
    mr cookie
    9 mínútum síðan

    My old don't exspreria was great

  5. Kevin Wang
    Kevin Wang
    16 mínútum síðan

    Easy answer, because over price. The specs not worth the money

  6. Rujo Onye
    Rujo Onye
    21 mínútu síðan

    I also think they don't have good distribution. I tried to buy an Xperia and I could not find one. Had to settle for a Samsung

  7. Cazzaki
    29 mínútum síðan

    my Huawei P30 Pro is great for now however a year or two from now im kinda thinking about either a OnePlus or Sony, possibly Samsung, maybe Iphone..... (huge maybe) but anyway used to own a Sony XZ Premium which i would probably still have up until now if they didn't have such bad USB-C ports which were very fragile and break easily, I had one which would stop charging sometimes and i had to readjust the charging cable then it would work but after a while it completely stopped working, so i just returned it and recieved a replacement. The replacement worked great but then i noticed the same issue occured again, where it would sometimes need readjusting to properly charge, so i decided to sell it back to the company and purchase the P20 Pro before i had my P30 Pro. Again great phone overall and would have kept the Sony XZ Premium if it werent for that issue, but sadly it is what it is. Same with the Huawei phones, i've had two now and they are my favorite but Google messed that up for me.

  8. miuky binondo
    miuky binondo
    33 mínútum síðan

    love sony phones, too good, sad part too expensive too

  9. MrZebadey
    35 mínútum síðan

    I boaught a Sony. On paper it looked like a great option to a Samsung S series. It didn't take long to realize I had made an expensive mistake. I ended up hating the querkie Sony & went back to Samsung. However due to Samsung's invasive Bixby my next phone will provably NOT be a Samsung. PERHAPS I will give Sont a 2nd chance....

  10. D3adshot
    40 mínútum síðan

    Sony smartphone is a great phone, but when u broke it. Happy hunting with the spare parts 😜😜

  11. fjl05
    52 mínútum síðan

    Sony makes phones? that's news to me...

  12. DJ O
    DJ O
    Klukkustund síðan

    Love the dog and the turntable

    Klukkustund síðan

    Sony need a new ceo

  14. Diego Satori
    Diego Satori
    Klukkustund síðan

    I remember old sony xperia tend to go very hot

  15. Benjamin Higgins
    Benjamin Higgins
    Klukkustund síðan

    T Mobile or sprint I got my phone at sprint

  16. Benjamin Higgins
    Benjamin Higgins
    Klukkustund síðan

    Were did you get it

  17. maniacallyhappy
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    My family has purchased the Sony Experia line of phones, and they've never lasted anywhere near as long as my Samsung Note phones. I've been with Samsung since the Note 2, and next purchase was a Note 4, next phone was the Note 8 (Still my daily driver) and I purchased a Note 9 for when my Note 8 performance drops to the point that I'll need a new phone. My note 4 was an absolutely AMAZING phone that only died after I goofed and dropped the phone, but before it was running like an amazing champ. My Note 9 has been sitting in my drawer for the entire year of 2020, as I bought into it late last year when I could still pick it up at a bargain price and find it brand new SEALED. The Note 9 is probably going to be the last Samsung Note phone that I purchase, as it's the last Note line that has a head phone jack (none of my vehicles have bluetooth compatible media units to be able to stream my music and still have to rely on the headphone jack to stream music, absolute make or break feature for someone in my circumstances). My family went through several generations of Xperia phones in the time that I still had my Note 2. The Xperia line of phones was never even an option for me as the Note Series has ALWAYS been my go to since they have the stylus built into them (I use it daily to draw on my phone along with use in games where the stylus just makes life easier, biggest reason my wife uses her Note as well, she's currently on her Note 9) For some reason, I've always noticed that the interface that Xperia has used always bogs down bad, but I haven't used an Xperia Android experience in years (Younger sisters have moved on to iPhone and Pixel platform as well as my Mom). Maybe Sony has improved their quality game, but I have never given them a 2nd though before since the Note series as been my go to platform since Note 2 since around 2012, after jumping from the HTC line of phones... God I feel old now.

  18. Tw1Zzl3r57
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    This is the best promotion Sony has had for there phones in Years and it’s free 😭

  19. Mario Haarmann
    Mario Haarmann
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Apple is way more successful because they focus on the WHY and mostly talk about that.

  20. Memo lee
    Memo lee
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Other phones sell more because they advertise like CRAZY! It seems Sony doesn't care about marketing their smartphones

  21. None of ya Business
    None of ya Business
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    my old droid maxx has removable sim tray its the volume button

  22. ChrisFireBall9
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Sony Xperia is the Official Call Of Duty:Mobile mobile device🔥🔥🔥

  23. Johnie Keatings
    Johnie Keatings
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I've used Sony phones for over 20 years. Ask me anything.

  24. TheGadgetPlug
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Only reason people buy new iPhones every single year is because, they’re programmed to die out within a year.... Comical

  25. Dandy Dunquixote
    Dandy Dunquixote
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I miss sony ericson product 😄😄

  26. P C
    P C
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I tried to buy a Sony phone in Canada. Gave up. Unlike Europe, there is no support for Sony here.

  27. JOJO B.A
    JOJO B.A
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    The problem that Sony made the wrong decision to only sell its products on US and Western Europe. I am a faithful Sony consumer but I live outside those countries and I can't find a single Xperia phone here, only trash brands.

  28. Simon Abram
    Simon Abram
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    HTC is the same, wtf happened to them?

  29. Aziz A
    Aziz A
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I don't buy a new Sony Smartphone because my $200 xiaomi does everything I need! btw I'm not cheap or poor ... I have tech worth $10k I just don't buy things I don't need!

  30. Mr.J
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    4k on 6.5 inches screen .. Lol.. Lol... 4k on 60 inches screen do Justice. 4k on 6.5 just increases the production cost and the price tag of the product needlessly. Pure goal of such companies should be Affordability than sum useless feature that is well useless even if it works.

  31. TheClari25
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I clicked on this video because I didn't know Sony sold phones.

  32. ishaan goel
    ishaan goel
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Is no one really gonna talk about the fact he dosent have dark theme on ISpulse?

  33. Aaron Palmer
    Aaron Palmer
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Actually I have to correct you Samsung makes their own camera sensors they have for many years, Samsung also manufacturers their own sensors. You forget that Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of technology of all kinds

  34. Team Vee Vee
    Team Vee Vee
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    The one thing that is going through my mind is ...... what does he do with all of his gadgets !!!

  35. User Niloya
    User Niloya
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Buy Playstation 5, and get the newest Sony Mobilephone for free !

  36. Kenji's Garage
    Kenji's Garage
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Very good explanation!

  37. james dourish
    james dourish
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    in the smartphone market you have to stay near the top, as soon as you drop off you will never make it back. Sony needs to spend much more on advertising & marketing for phones and produce a wider range of products and various price points.

  38. Aaron Palmer
    Aaron Palmer
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Samsung S10e also has fingerprint reader in power button

  39. Kwamboka Tirimba
    Kwamboka Tirimba
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I actuallz love sony. I would wait 6 months for theiir flagship phone simply because of the quality of the phone, plus I am not a big fan of having something that everyone else has

  40. Ambu Ambu
    Ambu Ambu
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    23:9 how disgusting 🤮 18:9 how sweet 💖 19:9 Ok current standard 😐

  41. Armando O
    Armando O
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Until now realizing that Sony still has phones.

  42. TheGreator
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Sony mobile division quits from my country. Their phones are not selling because it's damn expensive compared to the cheap china phones which had similar or better chipset and camera.

  43. The Chosen1
    The Chosen1
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    because it is $750 and i have a functioning brain.

  44. evaristo fernandes
    evaristo fernandes
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    1:41 don't that look good ?with a screen such huge with 21:9 aspect ratio but still at 1:41 you can see those damn black bars why ! Why! Cant everyone have videos on ISpulse which compliment our latest smartphones? And look at the irony talking about the lovely screen and showing his own channel video in which those bloody black bars are there just zoom in and see how awful it looks we only get to see in 1080p with those bloody black bars why is nobody trying to up the aspect ratio of their videos it's fricking 2020 still we're stuck in I don't know what 2016 out phone's hardware has upgraded but content on ISpulse is close to .5%

  45. Basidh Sajan
    Basidh Sajan
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Actually i figured out that these are not even available in many countries

  46. Matthew Callaghan
    Matthew Callaghan
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    One problem with Sony phones that reviewers won't see; Sony doesn't support their devices for that long with new Android updates. Also, in my experience, they're prone to breaking. I've had two, both started to get phantom inputs, one of them after less than a year. Not a huge sample size, but Googling the problem revealed that it wasn't an uncommon problem. I was willing to give them multiple chances but was consistently burned, now I'm on Samsung. That's Sony's problem imo. Actually great phones otherwise.

  47. khaled khaled
    khaled khaled
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Simply because its too expensive

  48. gnana sekaran
    gnana sekaran
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    If sony start selling with moderate price range in India, like oneplus. Still sony have huge support in India. Sony was most of the people's dream phone by the time in India. Sony was the best quality & innovative features & apps included.

  49. Arnab Mondal
    Arnab Mondal
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Same for moto

  50. Glenn .P
    Glenn .P
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    People are just to lazy to look for phones that aren't Apple or Samsung.

  51. Sushil Rae
    Sushil Rae
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    sony and iphone are the bestest for me.

  52. Ankur Jain
    Ankur Jain
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Another reason that you did not mention is that these phones are very pricey. $1100 for a Sony phone is a lot of money. Even if it is very good.

  53. Eugenio Fernandes Gomes
    Eugenio Fernandes Gomes
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    It's so frustating that sony could really launch the best smartphone of the season but still making so basic mistakes...

  54. Mark Louie Adame
    Mark Louie Adame
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Because they dont spend on marketing period

  55. Josef Thörn
    Josef Thörn
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I used to love the Sony android phones. The Xperia ray was an awesome phone that dared to stay small and still packed decent performance when everybody was either making phones that were so large that you’d need a military grade backpack for it, or small phones with so bad performance that they were basically waste of silicon and minerals.

  56. Soki Moh
    Soki Moh
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    It's easy, Sony's phone suck. I know this cuz I buy bunch of them before. Now I'm using cheaper phones and they perform better than those Sony flagship smartphone.

  57. GTI8855
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I would take this phone for $500.

  58. Saliman Latti
    Saliman Latti
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Man wanted that psp experia that was cool

  59. Ineda Uke
    Ineda Uke
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Mobile phones should make it very easy for consumers to play professional effects, rather than create a mobile phone for professionals. It's definitely the wrong direction. But in fact, Sony has no way out. Japanese are too, too, too slow to make mobile phones. Sony's CIS business should also be overtaken by South Korea and China. Please do the camera, the game machine, and your insurance business.

  60. Doug Vohs
    Doug Vohs
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Because I don't have $1200+ to spend on a smartphone up front

  61. Aarni Eklund
    Aarni Eklund
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Im watching this with sonys phone

  62. CK K
    CK K
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I may just buy this phone if budget friendly kindly comment on the lack of software updates

  63. Oscar in ZA
    Oscar in ZA
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Dont buy sony's anymore after 2 models of mine got in a bootloop, bad battery and aweful camera

  64. Caleb
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I have been getting Xperias for a couple of years now.

  65. Max MJ
    Max MJ
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Bcz it's a sh**.

  66. chrisjacksonuk
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    took the words out of my mouth, poor marketing and a bloody nightmare to get hold of

  67. smol glizzy
    smol glizzy
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    That dude have sony only at miller grove 😂😂😂😂💯😂💯😂😂💀💀💀💀🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶❄️❄️❄️❄️😂😂😂💀💀💀💯💯🥶❄️💯

  68. son dang
    son dang
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    honestly they should try to make gaming phone . i mean the creator of the playstation doesnt do a gaming phone is sad

  69. harsh bhatt
    harsh bhatt
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Out here in Africa...the Sony Xperia went down as it never gave a good image contrast between the African Bush and the Reverse Clawed lion hence it's downfall in Africa......not forgetting every sixty seconds in Africa a minute passes

  70. jeewan bhoj
    jeewan bhoj
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    चाइनीज फोन ने सब का मार्केट खा दिया।

  71. CmStormKwosr12
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Now i want this phone! 😭😍, That camera feature is truly amazing. You dont always have your big camera with you. Then this is a amazing phone.

  72. Jeison Silva Gonçalves Jack
    Jeison Silva Gonçalves Jack
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Because Sony Sucks?

  73. H+ Aerospace
    H+ Aerospace
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Sony Xperiais like Lykan Hypersport, only people who watched Fast & Furious 7 know about it.

  74. onlyoneofhiskind
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Xperia Z5 compact is my favourite Sony product. So much technology in small packaging.

  75. Jun Su
    Jun Su
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I believe that the worst part of SONY is Pricing. They need to understand that their market share is super low and has to lower the price and increase discount strategy. We are not in glorified 1990 with the best sony product. I had Xperia 10 which was horriblely slow and plasticy. How about xperia L1 and L2? they need to invest mid rangers. If SONY hires me, I swear. I bet my life, the market share will go up drastically.

  76. Donche Krasniqi
    Donche Krasniqi
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I used to love sony phones but because of battery life i was forced to go back on samsung.

  77. demon6937
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    maybe those people who used older Xperia phones are notorious in getting hot while gaming and charging avoid to buy the latest ones and Sony lost market share

  78. 7amani_94
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Great review & explains.. I am a sony lover since a tens of years but i left them since 2013 with my last smartphone from sony xperia Z1 the they shutdown from my contrey and middle East unfortunately 😞!! But now with this great review you turns me on and you convinced me to buy one despite sony does not has any agency in my country thanks dude 👍👍

  79. 陈君
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I love my Sony phone

  80. BlazingJ
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I used to be a big sony fan (even from back in the sony ericson days) but I have one problem with the sony phones... both glass screens (Xperia Z5 premium and Z2) got one crack on them and after that the screen was unusable... I wonder if they fixed it or not. can someone tell me? I am so unsure what phone to get now. I have been using a oneplus 5 for the past 3 years and slowly it is dying and I do not know if to stick with Oneplus or go back to Sony...

  81. Precious Hernandez
    Precious Hernandez
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I have worked in Mobile industry and Sony is my favorite brand :)

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Why noone buys sony phone, because they didn't know that there is sony phone.

  83. mknikolov
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    The 2 major problem for Sony's smartphones are: #1 Terrible marketing and hard to find. You really have to know it and to look for it by it's name. # 2 The price? Come on, you can't sell a phone no one heard of and ask $1100 for it. Why people in The USA would do that when iPhone, Samsung, LG even OnePlus are everywhere? Pay for marketing, sell at $599, lose money but introduce yourself to the mass public. Get label " flagship killer " than start rising your price slowly.

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Sony naming consoles: This is the 5th in our line of stations for playing games on, so we'll call it the PlayStation 5 Sony naming phones: fuck it, just let a monkey on a typewriter make the name

  85. Basil
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Not in India

  86. Manny De Leon
    Manny De Leon
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    One simple word--Marketing!

  87. -Pablo 69-
    -Pablo 69-
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    I think after seeing this video I want a Sony phone

  88. C j T
    C j T
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Xperia phones are all I ever owned. They have the best design. I hate how smartphones look except for the Sony Xperia Z5.

  89. hgfgh gfhfffh
    hgfgh gfhfffh
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    pretty good

  90. Daniel Solomon
    Daniel Solomon
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Sometimes I feel like they intentionally does this to not compete because they supply camera sensors to other manufacturer?Or the management is just plain dumb in the smartphone department but still has the job because someone is related to someone? Lol 😂

  91. Isaiah Gibson
    Isaiah Gibson
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Yeah it definitely makes zero sense to hype up a phone the same way you do a console. People don't care how great the tech is in a phone if they have to wait 5+ months to get it. Maybe a month or two, but after that, the competition already stole their attention.

  92. waqypaqy
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Me watching this on my XZ Premium: 😢

  93. WR
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Sony does not advertise to the level of iPhone and Samsung. This is why they don't sell volume.

  94. jay khan
    jay khan
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I'v still got my xperia z3 and it works fine, the best phone iv ever had

  95. mukundan raman
    mukundan raman
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I won't get a Sony phone in India no matter how long I wait

  96. Leo Ferdinand
    Leo Ferdinand
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    be coz is fucking shit. I owned one before and sold it after 3 months.

  97. Big Papa
    Big Papa
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Another reason is it's way more expensive than it's competitors.

  98. Cnupoc
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    im kind of torn apart between Sony Xperia and Xiaomi 10.

  99. court
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    It's crazy, I love Sony and got myself a Xperia 5 (which I'm selling now) and not because it's a bad phone but I kinda feel like its wasted on me. I think you explained it very well and personally I'll always love the smaller one hand phones so back to Apple I go but it's funny, it really is a blend of many things that make Sony great but it doesn't really have an identity. It's basically a great phone for someone who uses their phone for a specific purpose and not a general one

  100. B Voltron
    B Voltron
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    I almost bought this soley for the front facing speakers