Sony Mobile sees profits up in Q1 FY2017, ships 3.4 million smartphones

by XB on 1st August 2017

in News


Sony reported first quarter results for the three months to 30 June 2017 earlier today. These were good numbers for Sony, with overall revenues up 15% year-on-year to 1,858 billion yen, with operating income of 158 billion yen, nearly 3x higher than the same quarter last year.

On the mobile side, Sony shifted 3.4 million smartphones, up 10% from last year, although these are still low numbers on the face of it. Sony kept its full year smartphone shipment target of 16.5 million units unchanged.

Mobile revenues of 181 billion yen, were down 3% on a constant currency basis, which Sony attributes to a change in product mix – so this could mean higher sales of mid-range devices such as the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra.

However, despite the sales decline, operating income was up significantly to 3.6 billion yen. This was mainly due to lower operating costs and R&D costs, helping to offset component price increases.

Given how low Sony’s smartphone shipments are now running each quarter, let’s hope that some exciting new devices around the corner, can bring some upside to Sony’s full year forecasts.

Thanks Diogo, Svnjay and Yut!

  • Svnjay

    Xperia Master Race :)

  • Moisés

    I thought it would be better.
    XA1 and XZs are available since early April.
    XZ Premium and XA1U since June.
    Many people got excited by XZP. It is the best seller at Docomo, more popular than S8 and U11 in Taiwan …

    Sony’s website here ran out Chrome for a few days… One week after phone was available.

  • Vinny Conforto

    11.9 in Q4 2014 stands out because of the Z3 Compact. I hope Sony is planning to introduce something better than Z3C at IFA 2017

  • Moisés

    Z1 and Z3 are best sellers so far.

  • Nick Paschalidis

    I am quite confident that the XZ Premium will pay off for Sony quite well.It has been the best flagship phone that Sony has released recently and definitely the most worth buying.I have one myself and I am very happy with my purchase( MDR-100ABN headphones were included as a gift).Sony is bouncing back and I am hoping to see them rise again by introducing interesting devices in the future.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    At the end of the day, profit is profit. Nonetheless, hit it where it hurts with better timed flagship releases and more compelling entry-midranged designs

  • “Sony Mobile sees profits up in Q1 2018”

    2017, i believe? :P

    With the consecrated domain in the fields of gaming and digital imaging sensors, Sony is now lacking, according to its CEO’s strategy, to focus on the ultra-competitive segment of smartphones. Let´s hope for the best

  • Khalid Noreddine

    Good news

  • Moisés
  • Moisés
  • Moisés

    An earthquake in 2016 made Sony lose a lot of money.

  • MrWalker1000

    yup i just hope this year IFA is actually good. i hear rumors that XZ1 will have design change. sony needs too keep up with the design and add new innovations to stay ahead of the bezeless trend of samsung , lg and apple now

  • Andrea

    Tv spot!!! In Italy in TV there are only spot of Samsung and Huawei..

  • fried_egg

    Sales down as expected.. Sony have started to run out of their profitless low margin ranges aimed at countries that can’t afford them (there is no point in competing with the Chinese brands in countries where money is tight… the rich if they want them can source high end phones when travelling through countries that sell them in airport shops simfree anyway). While the premium phones are finding killer differentiation such as the super slow mo… that is one gimmick people will quickly show off in their circles of friends.. as long as the screen doesn’t lag when they do it and the phone looks high quality those iphone sheep will give it respect. Sales will grow and will grow in the segment where they can charge a premium not live off fumes.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Xperia z2 did sell better than the z1 I think? :p

  • Emil Oskarsson

    I don’t think they will release a phone with mid range specs at IFAsince they said that the mid range premium segment aka Xperia x and x compact range is discontinued :p And their release plan for new devices this year hinted about two new premium high end devices :) So I expect to see snapdragon 835 in both of the new upcoming devices at IFA :p

  • fried_egg

    forget the past numbers… Sony have pulled out of many markets they were selling the Z1 into… so it is about increasing their % in the remaining markets or selling the same number of units but of the reduced range… and as that reduced range is higher priced better margin phones that lower volume can easily mean more profit… less overheads, more margin, better to sell less at more than more at less.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    It’s not official yet which devices that will receive android 8.0 from Sony. But honestly I don’t expect that the last z series will get it sadly :p But I might be wrong :) anyhow I’m happy with the updates for my z4 tablet and I won’t get mad if it doesn’t get android 8.0 :p

  • fried_egg

    the Z5 is 2 years old in 2 months… it is eol from then. It got 7.1.1 which very few 2 year old phones will have got so soon if at all… there are cheap phones that are still being sold with 6

  • Wiching

    1) Sony need improve camera performance, current Xperia Phone come with F2.0 is no way competition samsung and Other using F1.7 or F1.9 lens.
    Since Sony have lens business, should be no issue Sony mobile using at lease F1.8 lens on Xperia for excellent night short.
    2) Sony mobile is taking too long for phone on market after announce. it should on market after 2-3 week announce. like XA1/XA1 Ultra taking too long 3-4 month only available on market after announcement.

  • mountain

    と思います…

    He thinks…

  • Francis Troy Fabrigas

    1 – I somewhat agree. Agreed because pairing it with an even larger optic lens will further make the large sensor better. Not because I do think f2.0 is still very relevant for even high end smartphones. Pixel for reference, has f2.0 and is an excellent low light shooter. Add the fact that there’s only EIS and no OIS (exactly the same as any Xperia flagship).

    2 – The delay is part of manufacturing units and testing the phones in daily usage. Remember when Samsung immediately released the Note 7 after it was announced?
    That thing is what Sony’s trying to prevent, so better be late than sorry.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Do you know why? Cause of so Awesome XZP. I am so in love with this device. There’s nothing to complain, *cough* proper CameraAPI2 *cough*. :P
    Apart from that XZP is a beast and showing off colours like a champ.

    Next MWC I am hoping to see 4K OLED display with minimum bezels, dual camera setup, proper CameraAPI2. Software? It’s already great. There’s nothing to fix.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    XA1 is awesome but XZs is a minor upgrade with 4GB ram and motion camera, Maybe the storage. Rest is just XZ. I told my friend to get it and She didn’t wanna spend extra cash on minor things so went with XZ.
    And you’re right XZP is selling well.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I honestly want proper background defocus or as cool kids say “The Portrait Mode”.
    Sony came up with this cool idea and never developed the app properly yet google and apple is making a whole lot. And I hope Sony will use OLED 4K panel for next premium device since they got so much hype for Sony A1 which is really cool TV.
    What this IMX500 differ from IMX400? I think IMX400 is already good they need to implement proper OIS aka 5-axis IS. I mean sensor based and give users to shoot raw.

    And yes I absolutely love my XZP. Proper upgrade from Z3 which I am sad to leave behind :(

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    1) I mean f2.0 is also enough, but yes it doesn’t hurt to go with a wide aperture. what they need to do is give google like algorithms. Ex: Image stacking at low light cause lack of OIS.
    Then let 3rd party camera apps to use full cameraAPI2. Like letting use full 1sec of exposure, Raw imaging.
    I agree on lens business that they should go with GMaster lens series which is so sharp and awesome. You know their current flagship camera Sony a9 is believed to have really good skin tones and colours, usually they were criticized before for having dull colours. So they can use that advantage too. (Technically I am saying collaborate with alpha team :D)

    2)You’re absolutely correct. They take so long to release their phones. It’s so annoying.
    I had to wait months and months to get my XZP.

  • Moisés

    Next premium : september 2018.

    Premium has 1,5 year cycle

  • Moisés

    Next premium will have bigger f.

  • Moisés

    Sony has lower E.V compared to other.
    A way to make photos more real.

  • Moisés

    There is a 3rd phone..
    G34xx is midrange

  • Moisés

    Imx500 will be 1000x better than imx400.
    High resolution, bigger pixels

  • kurakuradisco

    are 2017-is-a-year-of-Sony-Mobile-die-Analyst still here?

  • Moisés

    Next Premium comes in September/2018.
    Premium will have 18 month cycle, just like cam sensor.
    Oled screen …

    IFA2018: high end trinity like 2015

  • Moisés

    Low light issue is SA recognizes as extreme low light and increases ISO.
    Sample of manual SS( 1s) and ISO 100 are much better. Mainly if you have very steady hands.

    I hope they bring back SCN … Pretty useful.

  • Moisés

    I read somewhere z1 is #1

  • Moisés

    There is a gossip about no headphone jack on xz1.
    It would be due to smaller bezels and bigger battery.
    I hope it is not true

  • Ryuzaki Raiga

    i don’t think they will use OLED next year.

  • Moisés

    I know better sales do not mean more money.
    But I’d like to see Sony ship at least 25 million units/year.

  • David Horvath

    Would love to see what % of this is all Japan, where I see a good percentage of Xperia on the train, second only to iPhone.

  • KarFar

    Hi guys, off topic.
    Which phone do you think is better, XZ or Huawei P10?

  • Wiching

    Hopefully new phone not taking too to release into market after announcement.

  • Moisés

    XZ..

    If XZs is available where you leave, it is better choice when price drops in 2 more months…
    Or even Mate 9 if you dont mind a big screen. It is better than P10.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Hmm alright, i might be wrong ^^

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Hmm alright, thought they had already released all mid range devices this year :D

  • azzido

    The sales just shows how bad was the decision to move from Z to X series…
    Temporal good XZ Premium sales will be lovered fast due to lack of software udates (no bug fixes or new interesting features, abnormal distortion of camera is still there). Device seems to be abandoned by Sony, only security patches but these are delivered by Google…

    Where Sony is now with software shows Z5/Z3+ problems after last updates.

    “This was mainly due to lower operating costs and R&D costs” – I can confirm, it seems they fired entire QA division hence they are releasing such flops like distortion or last software releases (hard to call it “update”).

    XperiaBlog forgot to mention continous drop of the features/functions people liked in Sony, now there is no reason to choose this brand over any other.

    Personally due to above I will be abandoning this brand. I wish them good luck, they will need it.

  • azzido

    Yes, another abnormal diatortion or extreme blur, both togehter or completely new issues? Camera part is actually shame for Sony, they didn’t manage to sort it out until now, and no sight for doing so in the future, only their marketing which has no real results… Competition does far far better with cameras: OIS, lover F., bigger pixel size, noticeable better low light pictures, lack of distortion or blur issues (or software fixes for such if it happened, like samsung fixed distortion) and then better soft in competition.

    Jow many years is Sony behind the others in terms of Camra.

    Are you kidding me?
    Ahen they will finally abandon G lens crap? There is no hope for them.

  • azzido

    F2. 0 and lavk of OIS is actually a shame for any so called flagship…

  • Talos the Robot

    I have the phone too with the headphones as a gift and i love it :)

  • Talos the Robot

    With f1.7 aperture you cannot shoot landscapes, architecture and street photos.
    With ois you cannot shoot moving people, animals or other objects.

    I think the low light can be improved with a newer back-illuminated sensor that also provides better ISO performance and also add a hybrid stabilization (mechanical & digital) for both photos and videos. Only this way can beat the these phones in low light performance without copying their cheap tricks.

    In good lighting conditions for photos and any conditions for videos Sony is better than any other flagship phone.

    But i 100% agree on your last sentence about the long time it takes for a phone to get on the market after its announcement.

  • Talos the Robot

    In 2 years?

  • Talos the Robot

    Yes i want that SCN modes back. But the manual mode is a lot easier now. You mostly choose slower shutter speeds and a lower EV value (it lowers the ISO too) and you get better results than SA in low light.

  • Talos the Robot

    The A1 uses a wrgb panel. If Sony wont use a true RGB OLED panel then better stay with the IPS panels.

  • Moisés

    Distortion will be fixed when XZ1 is for sale

  • Moisés

    Pixel has f2.0 and only EIS.

  • azzido

    and its alghoritms are so superior that puts sony pictures into shame, including HDR+.

    Forgot to mention: Large 1.55μm pixels.
    What is XZ Premium that came later? 1.22?
    Applause. Courtain. Standing ovation.

  • azzido

    Not for XZ Premium, do not believe this.
    They already mentioned “there is no issue” :>
    How blind they need to be… entire Internet proved the issue.

  • azzido

    Pick Hujawei, Xperias are hopeless and costs extra monet while now there is no difference between Sony and chinese. Sony continously remove its trademark features that fans liked in the phones, now it will be almost pure and ugly Android that you could download let’s say from XDA.

    Not to meention poor software treatment (distortion, wifi issues etc.).

  • azzido

    Their nail to the coffin… I this is what they need to finally close this division.
    Well deserved.

  • DBS

    “With f1.7 aperture you cannot shoot landscapes, architecture and street photos.
    With ois you cannot shoot moving people, animals or other objects.”

    This is absolute false. As anyone who knows a bare minimum about photography will tell you.

  • DBS

    The iPixel isn’t actually *that* great. It sure has great algorithms for HDR but not for low light. It produces better photos than Xperia phones, sure, but that’s mainly because of hardware.

    If anything it just goes to show that Sony’s stubbornness is hurting them not only on the hardware side but also the software side.

  • DBS

    I’m absolutely sure Sony won’t do that. They want to sell you their noise-cancelling headphones. And those need a headphone jack.

  • Kyle325

    Congrats to Sony and the Xperia team! Proud Z5 and Z2 tablet owner here. I think as well, people are starting go get tired of the iPhone or Samsung only options that most areas have, so it’s great to see something a little different that Xperia has to offer.
    Also, hope this means improvements as well for flagship phones and especially the lower end ones.
    Keep it up!

  • DBS

    “Given how low Sony’s smartphone shipments are now running each quarter, let’s hope that some exciting new devices around the corner”

    This is conundrum Sony is in, though.

    They achieved these results by cutting down on R&D. To present exciting new devices they’d have to innovate. And to innovate they have to SPEND on R&D.

    So the dilema now is: continue with the no-thrills, no-innovation approach that rules over the Xperia X line and try to maintain the division on the green; or actually spend on R&D, innovate, spend money and risk not selling enough to compensate the development costs?

    Considering how close Sony Mobile continues to the chopping block, I fear the approach will continue to be the first one.

  • Phil Gym

    Z3c was the star attraction of 2014 for sure. After that, Xperia went wrong for some reason… I want to see them come back up again

  • The One

    “With f1.7 aperture you cannot shoot landscapes, architecture and street photos.”

    This simply isn’t correct. The wider aperature does allow for a shallower depth of field for a given focal length; however, the focal length will simply change depending on what/where your subject is. IF the object is close to you, the DOF is small. If further away, the DOF is large. And in landscapes, the DOF is basically the entire scene since the focal length will effectively be infinity.

  • The One

    They aren’t stopping the mid-range line. They are stopping the “premium mid-range” line (e.g X Performance). They will stick to a more traditional entry level, mid range, and high end portfolio. But they also said they would stop releasing phones every 6 months… and that was 3 years ago (or 6 phone models ago)!

  • Moisés

    It seems there will be a few wireless headphones at IFA, new models..

    There are bluetooth headphones with noise cancelling

  • Moisés

    This info was found as part of a conversation on weibo.
    New phones wont have it…

  • Moisés

    Hdr all the time is not great..
    Some situations make photos look fake.

    A photo should not have more contrast than what you see with your eyes…

    Btw, a test of GSMArena says most of situations XZP was better than u11… Auto mode mainly..

    Look for XZP x u11 x i7+ on gsmarena…

  • DBS

    Sony already has bluetooth headphones but no earphones which is what most people use with a smartphone. I don’t think they’ll ditch the headphone jack without those.
    AND even then, I still doubt. Sony likes to boast about Audio quality on their phones and they know that bluetooth audio is inferior to wired. If they removed the headphone jack, they’d most definitely lose that advantage they currently can boast about (and they barely have anything they can boast about in their phones these days).

    Nah. I don’t think it’ll happen.

  • Moisés

    Why do photographers like the photos?

    There is one from Italy on yotube that says his previous phone was LG G4, now is XZ.
    He said he could do better at night with XZ.

    Lots of people believe brighter photos are good, they forget most have more exposition than it should have.. Sky is not same light blue of X Compact’s body, asphalt is not light gray almost white…

    Iphone 7 has f1.8 like G4, but iphone is much closer to reality..

    Auto mode of Sony uses lower E.V.. If you set 0.7 will look like f1.8 phones.
    My mom’s phone has f2.2 but is brighter than mine. I had to get her phone and set negative E.V..

    12MP cannot be strechted as much as 23MP, less crop will never look bad. Check both on a 40″ screen, then see if the 12 will still look that good.
    Many people on their phones crop much more than 100%, cant strecht until the max possible..

    Also, if a phone has wider angle than another you should adjust distance when you test both. It is easier to see details when object is ” closer” .. GSMArena said than on G6x XZP x S8, but did not posted results.

    Bigger sensors are more expensive, Sony would earn more money with a smaller 13MP one. Same of XA 2016…
    Why would Sony keep 19 and 23MP if this were useless?

  • Moisés

    https://review.ge/2017/06/sony-newcamera/

    Feel free to believe or not…
    At least 90% what he says turns out to be true..
    Except XZs, he was right about the rest at MWC..
    Also said G84xx has SD835, it has …

  • comme des garcons

    any leaked pics for IFA 2017??

  • mountain

    I think he means with f/1.7, the depth of field will be too high to take photos of people together with the background, which unfortunately is true.

  • DBS

    Except he talked about the influence of the aperture on landscapes, stating that a wider aperture would prevent scenic photography which is the opposite of people.

    And then he made an even wilder claim about OIS preventing from shooting moving things (which is even more ridiculous).

  • ymytbb .

    I don’t wanna see that. It must have humongous bezels AGAIN

  • ymytbb .

    Z3 “COMPACT”

  • Wiching

    yup, i have Sony alpha & mirrorless camera. should be no issue Sony imaging team help Sony mobile design the good lens for Xperia phone. i dream Xperia phone have G Master mark.

  • comme des garcons

    I have to agree with you man…bezels ruin everything. sigh…

  • Emil Oskarsson

    That’s exactly what I meant xD but when they released their release plan they only showed two high end devices to launch this fall :p Yeah I know about that they said they will stop release a phone ever 6 month 3 years ago :p

  • deekbee

    The problems with the Sony mobile devices isn’t the lenses – their lenses are used by other manufacturers to better effect. Its the image processing and the actual camera application that are the problems, and Sony absolutely refuse to admit it.

    I’m also an Alpha user, albeit an older one. I’ve started to buy old Minolta AF lenses. cheap and excellent.

  • deekbee

    Indeed, the OIS claim is absolutely insane. Its never stopped my old L1020 or 930 from taking a picture of my kids running around or cycling past me.

    Aperture is of absolutely no relevance to landscapes.

  • Talos the Robot

    You can shoot landscapes with f1.7 but you will not have everything in focus. If you want everything in focus you better use tripod and also use slower shutter speeds.

  • johala02

    We will see. Huawei just announced that they will stop with low end handsets and just producing “flagship” or high end phones. HTC and maybe also LG will have a similar strategy, so it will be a crowded space at the top will all android manufactors. Pixel 2 coming soon to.

    So I am worried for the R&D cost for Sony with so small volumes in the long run?

    It seems that the only Android brand who will take on Samsung in all fields will be HMD Global (the new Nokia)
    They will have handsets in all spectrum between dumphones to flagships soon.

    I hope Sony will impress in fall with their event and make phones with a modern form factor. If not I think it will be hard for their mobile division.

  • DBS

    You have no clue what you’re talking about, mate. I’m not even sure you understand what aperture means. Aperture only influences the absorption of light by the sensor. That applies to whatever type of photography you’re taking, be it landscape or portrait or sports. the bigger the aperture the more light it absorbs. Which means it will allow you to use longer shutter speeds at night but also faster shutter speeds during the day (good for shooting moving objects). A landscape is an immovable object. The only influence aperture has when shooting it is that you’ll need faster shutter speeds in daylight but that is also an advantage because the faster the shutterspeed the lower the chances of the photo not being focused.

    Which brings me to the second absurd claim you made. Using a tripod is only necessary if:
    – Your camera doesn’t have OIS (and Xperia phones stubbornly don’t have it)
    – You want to take long exposure photos
    – You’re just shaky af and can’t keep a camera steady for fractions of a second.

    For your to have everything in focus, you need to set a specific type of focus mode. If you have your camera configured for single-point, then it will only focus there. Whereas if you have a dynamic-area focus enabled, it will read the scene and focus a lot of different points in it. This is the mode you need for landscape.
    And absolutely none of this has anything to do with the aperture of the lens.

    If all these ridiculous claims of yours stem from your use of an Xperia device, then know that the fact that the camera defocus or blurs the corners of the photos is NOT because of the aperture or even the lack of OIS, but because of a hardware issue that Sony has confirmed (and I believe fixed in the XZP).

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Very true. I tried out 70-200mm GMaster lens and it’s really sharp good lens.
    Hope Sony will get GMaster brand and 5-axis IS in their phones.
    Which camera you have? I have a7Rii and I love it.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Well I honestly don’t know the difference but Sony A1 got good feedback and I watched loads of reviews and they all say you can customize the colours as your taste. Well is this wrgb panel that bad?

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Yep the a9, It’s a beast. Their alpha team is superb. I have a7Rii and I love their 5-axis IS, wish it was in their smartphone cameras too cause it matters when you take photos at night time cause in auto mode it tends to reduce the shutter speed and boost up ISO. Plus I am not a huge fan of this new camera UI. I think Sony crippled an awesome camera sensor with poor software. Even CameraAPI2 isn’t fully there. Only 1/10th of sec you can achieve via 3rd party camera app.
    And yes I miss scenes, I was looking all over the camera app where was SCN mode hehe. :P
    I hope Sony will slowly open up with camera in their smartphone cause people love taking photos with their smart phones, Samsung knows it and that’s why they quit mirrorless and used that money to develop their smartphone cameras better.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    OIS is a must bro. If Sony can achieve crazy EIS that means they can achieve awesome OIS. They already have amazing OIS on their alpha cameras. I’ve taken hand held slow shutter speed shots. like 1/2sec shots.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Lenses or sensors?
    I agree with camera app part. But even it is bad they didn’t let users to use full manual camera mode which is sad.

  • Wiching

    Current IMX400 & IMX386 sensor already good enough, but feel lens not match the sensor capability. wish future Xperia have F1.8 lens.

  • azzido

    Ask them why they fail in smartphone camera division, why no ois, why they say such abnormal distortion they do not want to fix with software (samsung did).

    Maybe they will tell you, but I doubt.

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  • roeshak

    The numbers fall of drastically from q1 2015 because that’s when Sony mobile started to fall below the market standard in a number key areas. Camera without OIS is one such example. But that’s all by the by. Truth is Sony decided couple of years back to stop pushing the mobile business. They need to maintain a presence in the industry but their focus is on their core base and the numbers reflect that. To increase your market share you need to attract folks using other brands to yours. There hasn’ been much delivered from Sony on that front. Indeed it’s been quite the opposite in fact. A lot of Sony users have over the past 2yrs, moved to other brands.
    Don’t expect it to change. I think that’s just their strategy today. A smaller but profitable business that can stand on its own catering to the core Sony fan.

  • aseuss

    This, on the cusp of Huawei striking a major deal with AT&T to sell its phone directly to customers in its retail outlets. Huawei is also enlisting ex-Apple pitchman Justin Long to star in TV commercials. Having the wholesome, affable, relatable actor be the face of Huawei in America is huge. NOT saying Sony has to do all of this, but what about making at least a decent effort to get carrier support? Or doing just a bit of advertising? No, they don’t have to get Justin Long or any actor. But the point is that Sony does almost nothing to promote its phones or even make them available. No one’s going to buy them if they don’t know them and, at least in North America, almost no one even knows that Sony makes phones. Can’t buy a phone if you don’t know it exists, and that’s Sony’s state of affairs in the Western hemisphere.

  • MrWalker1000

    rumor has it will be bezeless.

  • Mike Testoma

    Fun fact.

    I’m still using Z3C because Sony has not made better or equal device since.

    Unfortunately after trying newer models in shops their camera is still to this very day average and poopy. Most probably trying not to make lower end Sony cameras obsolete which aren’t that good either. So this is dead circle.

    Great phone let down by unpolished camera in every single model.

    One big flasghip phone and then smaller one with same specs = big sales.

    Atm looking at their lineup…u wot Sony?

  • MrWalker1000

    dude stop being a sheep and just parroting the same thing over and over again “no ois”. Stop repeating what you heard.

    Sony has managed to alleviate the need for OIS but incorporating something bettter while maintaing no camera pump. The camera uses EIS and sensor shift (which is their own OIS) combined for stabilization.

    you do realize sony phones have had the best stabilization right? and coupled that with sensor shift its even better.

  • MrWalker1000

    dude stop being a repeating sheep. sony uses sensor shift in place of OIS and ois is bad for video taking. Im guessing sensor shift is sony’s solution for photos. and the combined EIS and sensor shift no need for OIS>

  • MrWalker1000

    what will make imx500 great?

  • MrWalker1000

    will the midranger be a sucessor to the Sony X?

  • MrWalker1000

    where you do live? i never see xperia.

  • MrWalker1000

    you can sitll use wire without headphone jack, they’d just ship it with an adapter.

  • MrWalker1000

    could be a limited edition model or something. but yeah japanese are really behind with oled they need to move faster.

  • MrWalker1000

    they need to introduce a midranger in those countries like the samsung alpha series. a sucessor to the sony X would be nice with cheaper price tag and they are good.

  • DBS

    Yes, they can do audio through USB-C. But as Sony is certainly abundantly aware, the sound through USB-C is inferior to via the headphone jack. I don’t believe Sony, who takes pride in their phones audio capabilities, will jeopardise the last benefits they have just to copy Apple.
    Despite all the bundles they’ve made since the Z3 line, I really really have a hard time believing Sony would be THAT stupid.

  • fried_egg

    The mobile phone industry isn’t that simple… which is why Sony has just pulled out of those markets and killed off the cheaper end of their phone ranges. Sony simply can’t match the price points to make a profit and that is before you start looking at the “free handset” supply deals Huawei has with mobile phone companies that buy their cell mask systems (ever wondered why Vodafone, EE etc push very cheap to customer deals for Huawei handsets? It is because they get them virtually free for having bought the base station tech from them)

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  • azzido

    Doode, can you distinguish stabilization in camera and videos? They have acceptable stabilization in videos, but if you have read about it they do this by cropping image which looks bad. For camera / pictures they do not have any stabilization and this is why they failed in camera department. All pictures looks worse than competition, the difference is bigger to harder conditions are. In low light Xperia is garbage mostly because LACK OF OIS.

  • Moisés

    Google sony imx500.. It is written in georgian

  • MrWalker1000

    doesnt the htc11 have USB-C and still have great audio quality just like the htc10?

  • DBS

    Not really. Specially when it uses a proprietary solution for it. And a dongle.

    Have a look https://youtu.be/4bqOuQe_pmM

  • MrWalker1000

    doesnt usbc have the potential to be better tahn headphone jack. its a very old tech though thats bound to be replaced.

  • DBS

    The *potential*, yes. Problem is, USB-C is still in its infancy. It’s supposed to be a one-cable-fits-all technology but it’s not even able have one cable charge your phone and your laptop for example.

    The headphone jack is old technology. But it’s very good technology as well. That’s why it hasn’t been replaced. Just like batteries and light bulbs for example. The only reason Apple removed it is because they don’t own the technology. By forcing people to use the lightning port they’ll force everyone to buy either their headphones, or third party adapters and Apple gets a cut of them. With the 3.5mm jack they don’t get sh*t when you use your headphones with their phone.

  • Godwin Hezekiah Lawson

    I guess The delay is part of manufacturing units and testing the phones in daily usage. Remember when Samsung immediately released the Note 7 after it was announced?
    That thing is what Sony’s trying to prevent, so better be late than sorry.

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