Why Don't People Buy Sony Smartphones?

रोजी प्रकाशित केले 5 ऑक्टोबर, 2020
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  • I love Sony, buy you are right, they take forever to get it out plus they make most of their devices for GSM BANDS only and not for CDMA... That's why Samsung is beating them.

  • I had an LG phone, it was crap, total crap.

  • Hey Marques, i know Americans and British have different pronunciations, but Mach 2 is not pronounced 'Mark 2'.. try to practice 'mach 2' as in 'back to' or 'Mac Pro'.. because it is pronounced the same as the word 'mac' and comes from the German 'Machen' (to make) and means 'make number 2' and also is used for speed in units of km per hour as well for a different reason;the unit of measurement was named after the physicist Ernst Mach, who conducted an experiment photographing an object moving faster than the speed of sound in 1887

  • I really do love Sony phones. They make very good cellphones and are totally underrated in the cellphone market.

  • I love sony than any other phones

  • I can't deny I'm an Xperia succer and have been using Sony Xperia since the Z era (though ZL was my first for its compactness) and never actually bothered with competitors. I'm quite baffled by the fact that most if not all phone makers (excluding sony of course) is shying away from the tool-less card tray, it's just yet another unnecessary inconvenient trend started by Apple.

  • One of the other issues is flat out, its not at the Verizon store. lets be honest here. Almost everyone uses verizon in the usa.

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

  • I don't buy Sony Xperia because my Redmi note 3 still works like a champ. 👍👍

  • In my experience, Sony is the ONE which can beat Apple. But they lack QA.

  • I legit wanna buy the Sony Xperia 5 II. It looks promising.

  • I'm going to buy a Sony as my next phone. Completely forgot they existed.

  • I feel like sony need to hire the beats marketing team or just their Ps5 marketing team

  • anyone considering Sony phone over other brands in the same price range, is either rich or just too oblivious to the smartphone market. why would you buy Sony when you can buy something lighter, quicker, more stylish, more functions?

  • I had an old xperia once it never got broken or anything I have dropped it multiple times and it survived the only why I changed it because it got stolen

  • Also, their service center in my country was notoriously bad, worst customer experience

    • People won't buy their new phone that time. Then they exit the market in my country 💯

  • Did you just made me switch from Apple to Sony? 😂

  • Sony should learn from Samsung how to make phones that die with very next software update.

  • How is Sony this days with the Android updates? They used to be really slow and that's why I stopped using them.

  • I am in the UK, and for the last 2 years, I noticed a lot of shops and mobile networks has stop selling SONY/HTC/MOTOROLA for some reason , instead the market here has been flooded with Chinese phones like Xiaomi/OPPO/ Huawei/ OnePlus....I am not sure why that is

  • SONY needs to hire you

  • Damn, no wonder... I always thought Sony and other companies were ahead of Mac by far but, yeah, you can't beat their marketing. It's crazy that that's all it takes and you're right, like, Sony picks horrible names. I think Mac numbers their devices for two reasons, one, to keep the hype of having the latest device thus guaranteeing sales and two, to not have to go through the cons of having different names and "types" of devices. Damnnn....!

  • My sony xperia T2 is working like a lion from 7 years. Wow!

  • This is cool

  • i was a was huge fan of sony for years, that time Sony's flagships didn't exceed the 1000$ which is the case today. I converted to xiaomi 3 years ago, I'm really satisfied i was so blinded by Sony's prestige

  • I was always very underwhelmed with their design compared to other manufacturers. My parents used to exclusively have Sony phones and they always looked and felt nowhere near as premium as Samsung or Apple.

  • I have sony experia z5 compact

  • I bought an Xperia and it was a piece of crap. The Camera was the selling feature for me with over 40mpx that looked worse than my Google Pixel 3a with only 12mpx. They are getting away with selling hardware that is useless because the software can't handle it. So you are not getting what they advertise. I tried to contact customer service when my phone kept freezing and crashing but could not find a person to talk to. I will NEVER buy another Xperia again!

  • Smartphone market needs something revolutionary now, but like really revolutionary, not like the one Apple calls it.

  • I really like my XA2 but the software updates are nowhere to be found. And I'd really like to buy one of the Mk. II models but they're waaay too expensive. 77% of my salary that's already twice the country's average? Suuuuure.

  • Just ordered my new Sony Xperia 5 ii, I always, always choose Sony Xperia when I upgrade, I just love them..

  • Yay, deadmau5! One of my favorite artists! And the phone is cool too.

  • 3:50 the phone was supposed to be put somewhere to enjoy the bass

  • Sony has way more potential than samsung, google and apple. Don't know whats going inside sony.

  • I love Sony ❤️ I am from India I want to buy it bt out of budget bt certainly my next phone will be Sony ❤️❤️❤️

  • I've had 3 Samsung Galaxy which all died like a sickly hag within a year. Then i bought a Sony Xperia Compact X which lived for over 4 years and was the best phone i've had so far. Sony's phones are definitely underrated

  • I always buy Sony...But I hate their marketing.. They never I mean NEVER TALK ABOUT THEIR PHONES.. and availability is terrible

  • If this had Pixel quality camera, it would be the perfect smartphone.

  • Sony has never been good at advertising (remember the creepy Playstation ads??) also, who here has genuinely heard of the "PS-TV"? Far as I'm aware it was never advertised even though it is a proper comsole, it uses PS4 controllers and plays Vita games on the TV, they were like $80 (dirt cheap). Sony makes good quality products, there's no doubt about that, but good quality isn't enough now, people are spoilt and go for shiney things... Even when the company shits on them daily (apple was fined over $100 million a few weeks ago about them slowing down phones with their battery excuse - to bad with such a tiny fine, it proves that crime pays & idiots keep buying their products!) Samsung, Google are not much better, so in short - have a look at a different brand, see what rjeh have to offer, be an educated consumer because even if you don't care, you're fucking it up for the rest of us! Current phone: Sony XZ Premium 4K (no plns to upgrade, this phone is amazing, a hidden gem in the mobile world).

  • It gets boring in the review department. I like to see more interview from your channel.

  • MKBHD: sees sony don't market their phones MKBHD: Fine i will do it my self

  • From the time I started using phone until today, a proud Sony Xperia user. Why do not they compete with these Apples, Samsungs. Why do they always stay quiet??

  • Sony just make phone for fun to kill time.

  • Sony's phones 👌👌👌👌👌👌

  • Bloat

  • Watching this on my xperia xa1 plus

  • Other companies took away the headphone jack so they could sell you their wireless headphones. Sony gives you a headphone jack and free wireless headphones.

  • It has a jack! SOLD

  • My Sony Xperia screen always Keep breaking , and the cost of replacing it's too high

  • at that price, I'll just praise Sony in the comments :(

  • MKBHD, let's talk about the $1K price tag. :)

  • I have been using Sony for 6 years now! I haven't found a better phone! My Sony Xperia xz 2compact has all the power other 1000 euros phone have! A great camera and all the extra features! A very good battery life and it cost me 350 euros 1 year ago!!

  • Great video as always bro, but I think I know why people are not running out to get these phones. They're great as a camera but have bad phone service. I've been without phone service for a week. It's not my provider it's the phone.

  • Literally never heard of this phone and now might buy it tonight 🤦🏻‍♂️😂

  • One question what data network sells it❓ I've been looking at the networks and don't see them offer Sony. If I buy it on Amazon or other, what network will accept it❓

  • Well, if i can afford it, i will buy it, right now, i just can't, for now

  • I can buy a ps5 for 500 bucks wtf it this is 1000 POS

  • Biggest set back to Sony smartphones is ZERO CARRIER SUPPORT. The number of customers who buy flagship phones outright is very small. Look at Apple, every carrier offers them, AND you can get iPhone forever where you pay $50 a month and get the newest iphone every. single. year by simply trading in your 1yo phone.

  • Sony's smartphones are quality and they are unique, but the problem with market can get them out for some time

  • Ive all ways had Sony phone but not eve I didn’t know this phone existed :(

  • it is good but it is ugly,they have to focus on their strength ,are they in mid range or flagship phone range?can they compete with both, they need to have an identity in the market

  • Sony is giving out free $400 headphone And here is Apple who can't put a charger in the box

    • @Mahir Rehman Yeah,i can agree with you.But too bad some people would still buy it anyways.

    • Bro thats so stupid. Samsung gives you earbuds. Samsung is better than Apple. Apple doesn't care about their costumers. Samsung puts effort into making the latest tech.

  • hearing the way Marques described Sony's timing of release and announcement of a new phone just gets me mad

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

  • Sony just make phone for fun to kill time.

  • I got the xperia 10 ii Great phone

  • Sony phones are too expensive

  • I associate sony phones with cutting corners and low build quality. This is partly due to my dads previous mid price sony and how cheap it seemed when I opened it up for repair, I wouldn't personally trust them with a high end phone.

  • people don't buy their phones because their phone, camera, sound, console departments are divined especially with R&D patents, even their vice president even admitted that

  • Sony's camera technology is actually Konica-Minolta which it bought long ago.

  • U are ah paid reviewer ,as usual,never will say d good stuff,but looks for all d bad cause like Sony not paying u for reviews

  • Marques my friend tell me if i should buy the xperia 1 ii or the xperia 10 ii. The price is a big difference but the phones itself doesnt seem that much of a difference. Is it worth it to buy the xperia1ii in comparisson to the cheaper xperia 10 ii?

  • 1 II or 5 II?

  • I used to have a Sony Xperia Z2 but the Brightness in sunlight was a pain in the ass.

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

  • 这玩意儿7500元,同价格我都能买到2手的5d3,手机除了拍照之外i的基础功能早就饱和了,估计你2年前的手机也足以满足日常使用,买这个可以说在交智商税

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

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

  • Chinese brands have pushed them out

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Marketing

  • 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.

  • Sony for 10 years, never getting anything else

  • 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

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

  • Becose is boren and no innovation

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • I don't buy sony phones cuz of the bloatware

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

  • 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

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

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