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Sony Xperia X Performance Announced


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Posted by emerson_shei


Sony Xperia X Performance Key Features:

- 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

- 4G Network: LTE 700 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

- Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-By, Dual Call)

- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA, Wi - Fi HotSpot, Wi - Fi MiraCast, Bluetooth v4.2 With A2DP, MicroUSB v2.0 And NFC

- GPS With A-GPS Support And GLONASS

- Dimensions: 144 x 70 x 8.7 mm

- Weight: 165 Grams.

- Display 5" TFT FullHD Triluminos Curved (~441 Ppi Pixel Density) With X-Reality Mobile

- 32 GigaBytes Memory Internal

- Expansive Memory Up To 200 Gigabytes

- 3 GigaBytes Ram LPDDR4

- CPU Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Kyro Dual Core 2.15 GHz And Dual Core 1.59 GHz (SemiConductor Technology 14 nm FinFET LPP)

- GPU Adreno 530 (Quad - Core Graphics @624 MHz)

- Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) With Sony UI

- Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint And Reader PDF)

- Camera 23 MP With SteadyShot And Pulse Led Flash

- CamCorder FullHD (1080p @60 FPS)

- 13 MP Front Facing Camera Wide Angle Lens With SteadyShot And CamCorder FullHD (1080p @30 FPS)

- FM Radio With RDS

- PS4™ Remote Play

- Active Noise Cancellation With Dedicated Mic

- Fingerprint Reader

- IP68 Certified (Dust Proof And Water Resistant Over 1.5 Meter And 30 Minutes)

- Premium Metal Finish

- Standard Battery Li-Ion 2700 mAh (Non-Removable)

- Available In Graphite Black, Lime Gold, Rose Gold And White Colors


[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2016-05-04 01:30 ]



Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Performance (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRwBDRtRfQ8

dl-developer.sonymobile.com/documentation/whitepapers/Xperia_X_Performance_F8131_WP_1.pdf
[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2016-02-23 05:25 ]


Posted by emerson_shei
5" Sony Xperia X Performance With Snapdragon 820 Enters The Fray

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]on-820-enters-the-fray_id78538

Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Performance Vs Sony Xperia X Vs Sony Xperia XA: Specs Comparison

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]ia-XA-specs-comparison_id78660

Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Series Is Here - Xperia X Performance, X And XA

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_[....]rmance_xa_and_x-news-16804.php

Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Performance (Full Specs)

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Sony-Xperia-X-Performance_id9988

www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_x_performance-7949.php

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Did they really just take the Z5, add a Snapdragon 820 and change the branding?

So does this mean the end of Xperia Z range then?

EDIT:

Smaller 2700mAh battery than Z5
Same 3GB RAM as last years devices.

I feel like Sony are not even trying to compete anymore.
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2016-02-22 09:10 ]


Posted by >500
from Press release:

Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA each have a range of matching Style Covers and will roll out in four elegant finishes; White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold, from Summer 2016.

So, June? That's far too long IMO

Also introducing some new battery tech/software:
http://www.marketwired.com/pr[....]xperia-smartphones-2098615.htm
[ This Message was edited by: >500 on 2016-02-22 09:30 ]


Posted by motvikt

On 2016-02-22 09:53:25, Tsepz_GP wrote:
Did they really just take the Z5, add a Snapdragon 820 and change the branding?

So does this mean the end of Xperia Z range then?

EDIT:

Smaller 2700mAh battery than Z5
Same 3GB RAM as last years devices.

I feel like Sony are not even trying to compete anymore.
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2016-02-22 09:10 ]



This feels like the Samsung A-series. I expect a new flagship with 5.2" to 5.5" screen later this year

Posted by Tsepz_GP

On 2016-02-22 10:16:32, >500 wrote:
from Press release:

Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA each have a range of matching Style Covers and will roll out in four elegant finishes; White, Graphite Black, Lime Gold and Rose Gold, from Summer 2016.

So, June? That's far too long IMO

Also introducing some new battery tech/software:
http://www.marketwired.com/pr[....]xperia-smartphones-2098615.htm
[ This Message was edited by: >500 on 2016-02-22 09:30 ]



Geez like, Summer 2016 far too late, why are they so incredibly slow??? The Xperia X Performance by then will end up competing with the LG G5 and HTC One X9 as I can guarantee both those will drop in price by that time. I hope Sony have a lot more up their sleeves as this is very poor.


On 2016-02-22 10:16:45, motvikt wrote:

On 2016-02-22 09:53:25, Tsepz_GP wrote:
Did they really just take the Z5, add a Snapdragon 820 and change the branding?

So does this mean the end of Xperia Z range then?

EDIT:

Smaller 2700mAh battery than Z5
Same 3GB RAM as last years devices.

I feel like Sony are not even trying to compete anymore.
[ This Message was edited by: Tsepz_GP on 2016-02-22 09:10 ]



This feels like the Samsung A-series. I expect a new flagship with 5.2" to 5.5" screen later this year


Let's hope so, they now desperately need a Xperia Z5 Premium successor, or they will be far behind come June.

Posted by Shino03
How is this curved?

Posted by Xajel
^^^

The glass edges are curved to provide smooth round edge... it's more like round edged glass than a curved glass thing

Posted by Luca-S
I HATE curved edges.


S7 is boring, G5 will be very expensive and Vivo Xplay will launch only in Asia...
I think i'll stay waiting something else.

Posted by Shino03
G5 looks ugly. It looks like a cheap asian brand mobile phone. The new x series is a good competitor for the A series of Samsung.

It's funny that all the major manufacturers are having their respective letters in the alphabet lol

Posted by McKinley
I think Sony easily could populate the market with this phone if the release date were March and retail price 499 EUR for the X Performance.

3GB is not really bad to a phone with just Full HD, if this indeed isn't the Flagship of 2016.
With Snapdragon 820 and "just" Full HD, this phone with eat any games.

Now when I have read the specs, this is indeed the flagship phone from Sony.
How many medium range phones have dedicated DAC?

EDIT

Now when I have seen some videos of the Xperia XA, my opinion about this phone is slightly changing.
The white one is really beautiful. The white X Performance doesn't look as good as the XA with narrower bezels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc_ffiXhKjo

I don't think Sony will sell a lot of these really
They don't really try.
[ This Message was edited by: McKinley on 2016-02-22 14:06 ]


Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Performance Hands-On By GSMARENA

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_mwc_2016-review-1386p2.php

Posted by Tsepz_GP
This just keeps getting more strange, no UK or German availability:
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_[....]_uk_and_germany-news-16835.php

As you know, GSMArena links aren't clickable here.

Posted by emerson_shei
Sony’s Predictive Hybrid Autofocus In Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGHcFKACZtc

Posted by emerson_shei
Xperia X Performance Not Heading To Germany And UK

http://www.xperiablog.net/201[....]not-heading-to-germany-and-uk/
[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2016-02-23 21:05 ]


Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Performance Hands-On: (A Much Needed Reboot)

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]n-a-much-needed-reboot_id78676

Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Family Hands On At MWC 2016 XdaDevelopers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPdojiBfNuU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeI_m4kC_-o

Posted by Xajel
It seems that both X & XP will have 32GB internal for single SIM variant and 64GB for dual SIM variant...

Too bad as Sony them selfs prioritise the Single SIM variant in their Software Update Schedule not to mention the developers support is much better for the single SIM...

Wonder how the real flagship will do for a change in this internal memory thing.. maybe same, both variants 64GB, or 64GB for single SIM and 128GB for dual SIM.. if Sony in 2016 is the same Sony in 2015.. then nothing will change.. ie 32GB for Single & 64GB for Dual...

I just hope they unify the firmware for both

Posted by Gitaroo

On 2016-02-23 07:10:44, Xajel wrote:
It seems that both X & XP will have 32GB internal for single SIM variant and 64GB for dual SIM variant...

Too bad as Sony them selfs prioritise the Single SIM variant in their Software Update Schedule not to mention the developers support is much better for the single SIM...

Wonder how the real flagship will do for a change in this internal memory thing.. maybe same, both variants 64GB, or 64GB for single SIM and 128GB for dual SIM.. if Sony in 2016 is the same Sony in 2015.. then nothing will change.. ie 32GB for Single & 64GB for Dual...

I just hope they unify the firmware for both



Someone from XDA told me that Sony has combine the dual sim and single sims update together for Z5, so future update for new dual sims devices should receive update not far behind single sim or simultaneously even.

Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Performance (Video Preview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zN3OP80rZ4

Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Performance Vs Samsung Galaxy S7 (Specs Review Commented)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceVH8d9_5vs

Posted by emerson_shei

On 2016-02-23 08:10:31, Gitaroo wrote:

On 2016-02-23 07:10:44, Xajel wrote:
It seems that both X & XP will have 32GB internal for single SIM variant and 64GB for dual SIM variant...

Too bad as Sony them selfs prioritise the Single SIM variant in their Software Update Schedule not to mention the developers support is much better for the single SIM...

Wonder how the real flagship will do for a change in this internal memory thing.. maybe same, both variants 64GB, or 64GB for single SIM and 128GB for dual SIM.. if Sony in 2016 is the same Sony in 2015.. then nothing will change.. ie 32GB for Single & 64GB for Dual...

I just hope they unify the firmware for both



Someone from XDA told me that Sony has combine the dual sim and single sims update together for Z5, so future update for new dual sims devices should receive update not far behind single sim or simultaneously even.





Posted by McKinley
Is it confirmed that the Xperia X Performance will be released in June?
On their homepage it doesn't say anything. Sony usually write expected release month.


Posted by Supa_Fly
we need to edit the specs on the main page:

Snapdragon 820 but with only
"Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n" no AC?

Posted by McKinley
Does the Xperia X Performance lack in contrast?
I have seen some hands-on clips and I ask myself: Does its display lack contrast?

Posted by emerson_shei
One On One (Interview With Sony)

http://www.gsmarena.com/inter[....]_sony_mwc_2016-review-1397.php

Posted by Supa_Fly
I have NO WILL to upgrade from my 2week old Xperia Z5.


On 2016-02-23 06:20:33, emerson_shei wrote:
Sony’s Predictive Hybrid Autofocus In Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGHcFKACZtc


1. Spontaneous and continuous camera tracking is nice but I see this as a software implementation that i'll be looking on XDA Developers to hijack and make available.


Samsung 820 cpu yeah an improvement yet not so significant in terms of battery life or overheating which Sony did do a REAL WORLD job on the Xperia Z5 lineup. 13MP Front Selfie camera - I'm no model so this is of NO CONCERN to me. If I've got problem skin no better camera is going to fix it just highlights how much worse it'll look. No thanks lol

To be honest I see BETTER show from Sony in terms of their new headset Sony Ear. Their taking the "Google" out of Google's "Ok Google". A more natural way to interact with your phone. Take heed competitors ... Sony is embarking not on IoT here, a buzz word that has yet to rake in ANY REAL profits/revenue for any corporation but in making AI more friendly, usable and socially interactive. If neither of you watched that video you MUST!

THINK:
Get in your car in the morning with your smartphone, start the car ... you're greeted by name. The phone announces it's already pulled up the pre-cached route to work and asks if this is your destination. You say "Yes, but I'd like to pickup my girlfriend on the way" and a new route with updated traffic/road conditions is loaded along with your favorite hot-chick-swoon tracks Now she jumps in gives you a kiss - the phones auto pair yet with cameras seeing the kiss emit a smooth soft yet blissful sound you've both pre-selected/pre-agreed upon (noice touch). The phone in your car has been updated with her pre-selected destination and asks to confirm (finding best routes). This is subtle but it's VERY significant use of AI and connectivity.


Thus far MWC 2016 is a complete TOSS OFF thus far! Samsung won the smartphone race this year. You're going to see HUGE sales from this - if Sony doesn't get their marketing crap and launch dates together. I'm PISSED OFF no Compact 4.6" LCD smartphone announced with Snapdragon 820 CPU.

If I upgrade I'll be getting the cheaper grey market price deal on the Z5 Premium and Z5 Compact.




Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2016-02-23 22:05:13, emerson_shei wrote:
One On One (Interview With Sony)

http://www.gsmarena.com/inter[....]_sony_mwc_2016-review-1397.php



The official answer is that Sony cameras are optimized for "performance." Performance meaning how photos and videos from the camera look great both on the phone's screen and on a computer screen. The selfie camera, in particular, has been tuned to view on large screens.


Sony stop making excuses for yourselves ... hire expert algorhythm writers and professional world renowned photographers to work on contract with bonus incentive to create better quality camera software !!! If this was in the days of God of War you'd all be gutted like fish!

Finally, we got a chance to ask questions about the 4K screen on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Sony is happy with how it performs and says it gets the job done for people who need 4K resolution. There are no plans to add 4K support to more of the Z5 Premium interface and app package.




Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2016-02-23 17:10:09, McKinley wrote:
Is it confirmed that the Xperia X Performance will be released in June?
On their homepage it doesn't say anything. Sony usually write expected release month.


Most likely.
mobile site MobileSyrup (Canadian based) states that ALL Xperia X lineup WILL come to Canada this summer - carrier announcements with specific pricing to be confirmed but Sony staff in a statement directly to that site confirmed they are ALL coming!

URL: http://mobilesyrup.com/2016/0[....]-coming-to-canada-this-summer/



Posted by McKinley
I guess no one among us Esato users is getting an Xperia X Performance?
Personally, I am tempted just for the sake of being different. Once the Note 6 is released, that phone will be my main.
Sony please tell your engineers and software programmers to hurry the F up. April would have been fully acceptable.
[ This Message was edited by: McKinley on 2016-02-25 01:24 ]


Posted by ascariss

On 2016-02-25 02:22:39, McKinley wrote:
I guess no one among us Esato users is getting an Xperia X Performance?
Personally, I am tempted just for the sake of being different. Once the Note 6 is released, that phone will be my main.
Sony please tell your engineers and software programmers to hurry the F up. April would have been fully acceptable.
[ This Message was edited by: McKinley on 2016-02-25 01:24 ]



Well kind of difficult to buy something when it comes out in the summer with unknown or varying availability, at least here in Europe.

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2016-02-25 02:22:39, McKinley wrote:
I guess no one among us Esato users is getting an Xperia X Performance?
Personally, I am tempted just for the sake of being different. Once the Note 6 is released, that phone will be my main.
Sony please tell your engineers and software programmers to hurry the F up. April would have been fully acceptable.
[ This Message was edited by: McKinley on 2016-02-25 01:24 ]



Consider the following:
Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5
http://www.gsmarena.com/compa[....]49&idPhone2=7534&idPhone3=7535

Xperia X Performance
Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, apt-X, LE
Radio: NONE
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
- ANT+ support = NONE

Xperia Z5
Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP, apt-X
Radio: FM radio with RDS
USB: microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host
- ANT+ support
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Posted by McKinley

On 2016-02-26 01:19:27, Supa_Fly wrote:

On 2016-02-25 02:22:39, McKinley wrote:
I guess no one among us Esato users is getting an Xperia X Performance?
Personally, I am tempted just for the sake of being different. Once the Note 6 is released, that phone will be my main.
Sony please tell your engineers and software programmers to hurry the F up. April would have been fully acceptable.
[ This Message was edited by: McKinley on 2016-02-25 01:24 ]



Consider the following:
Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5
http://www.gsmarena.com/compa[....]49&idPhone2=7534&idPhone3=7535

Xperia X Performance
Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, apt-X, LE
Radio: NONE
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
- ANT+ support = NONE

Xperia Z5
Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP, apt-X
Radio: FM radio with RDS
USB: microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host
- ANT+ support
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic



I will wait with my final judgement until the white paper is official.


Posted by yuunanase

On 2016-02-26 05:32:44, McKinley wrote:

I will wait with my final judgement until the white paper is official.



Isn't this the official whitepaper?

http://dl-developer.sonymobile.com/documentation/whitepapers/Xperia_X_Performance_Dual_F8132_WP_1.pdf
[ This Message was edited by: yuunanase on 2016-02-26 10:40 ]


Posted by McKinley

On 2016-02-26 11:39:21, yuunanase wrote:

On 2016-02-26 05:32:44, McKinley wrote:

I will wait with my final judgement until the white paper is official.



Isn't this the official whitepaper?

http://dl-developer.sonymobile.com/documentation/whitepapers/Xperia_X_Performance_Dual_F8132_WP_1.pdf
[ This Message was edited by: yuunanase on 2016-02-26 10:40 ]



Oh, there's one to download. Didn't see that. Thanks! That made me disappointed indeed.
As I have always suspected, this is most likely just something to fill in the gap while preparing for the true flagship at IFA.

Posted by ascariss
I am not sure it is the final white paper, they do get updated. The issue is this, there are videos on youtube claiming to be from the x performance shooting 4k video, something missing on the white paper, press release and sony's website. There is also conflicting information regarding IP68 certification, again missing from the press release and Sony's website and finally the white paper.

I know various websites have specs listing IP68 but I am not sure it is confirmed yet, even on Sony's various twitter accounts there is conflicting tweets.

No doubt the sensor and sd820 is more than capable of shooting 4k.

Still this video shows no 4k
https://youtu.be/zhSWQVlwkS8?t=455

Posted by McKinley

On 2016-02-26 16:17:47, ascariss wrote:
I am not sure it is the final white paper, they do get updated. The issue is this, there are videos on youtube claiming to be from the x performance shooting 4k video, something missing on the white paper, press release and sony's website. There is also conflicting information regarding IP68 certification, again missing from the press release and Sony's website and finally the white paper.

I know various websites have specs listing IP68 but I am not sure it is confirmed yet, even on Sony's various twitter accounts there is conflicting tweets.

No doubt the sensor and sd820 is more than capable of shooting 4k.

Still this video shows no 4k
https://youtu.be/zhSWQVlwkS8?t=455


To me the possible scenario is that the "Sony" representative thought it was an Xperia Performance which I am pretty sure it wasn't. People who are working on events like this are usually hired from a third party company.
The Xperia X Performance has brushed metal, and I have no reason to believe Sony would have two different choices of metal on the very same model. Colours yes but not metal. I don't think Erica tried to misinform us. She was just misinformed herself.

Posted by ascariss
Well clearly in her video the device she is using is the x performance, the cpu is the msm8996 = sd820, you can see the SoC near the end of the video.

she has another video comparing the x to x perf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwtfK4D8HLo
[ This Message was edited by: ascariss on 2016-02-26 16:54 ]


Posted by McKinley

On 2016-02-26 17:53:18, ascariss wrote:
Well clearly in her video the device she is using is the x performance, the cpu is the msm8996 = sd820, you can see the SoC near the end of the video.

she has another video comparing the x to x perf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwtfK4D8HLo
[ This Message was edited by: ascariss on 2016-02-26 16:54 ]



Clearly I was wrong yet again.
I didn't watch to the very end because I was sure about my theory.

Posted by ascariss
There still might be hope, the devices are still not coming out for another 4 months, perhaps by then the X performance will magically receive a camera update that features 4k.

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2016-02-26 12:56:14, McKinley wrote:
Oh, there's one to download. Didn't see that. Thanks! That made me disappointed indeed.
As I have always suspected, this is most likely just something to fill in the gap while preparing for the true flagship at IFA.


You may not be wrong on your theory there ... depends on your you look at the FACTS going on at Sony.

News Media: http://www.engadget.com/2016/[....]ny-earnings-financials-q3-2015
PlayStation sells well (again), but mobile is hurting Sony
Firstly, mobile: Sales decreased 14.7 percent compared to the same period last year — Sony says this is borne out from it's decision not to pursue scale in mobile phones for profitability, and why operating income improved significantly for the section. A significant decrease in image sensor sales is where Sony felt the bite most this quarter. Camera sensor sales to other smartphone manufacturers dropped by 12.6 percent year on year. This resulted in a quarterly loss of $97 million, compared to a profit of $445 million the period before.


FACTS by Sony directly on Mobile Division ...

From the Q3 FY 2015 Consolidated Finanacial Results webcase held by
Executive Deputy President and CFO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida
URL: http://www.irwebcasting.com/2[....]95d76e9f3c/mov/main/index.html

From the Q3 FY 2015 Consolidated Finanacial Results webcase held by Executive Deputy President and CFO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida

Q3 FY2015 (year-on-year)
Sales: 14.7% decrease (FX Impact: -2%)
- Significant decrease in smartphone unit sles resulting form a strategic decision not to pursue scale in order to improve profitability

OI: 13.8 Bln yen increase (FY Impact: 18.8 bln yen)
- Improvement in product mix reflecting a shift to high value-added models (Think Z5/Z5C/Z5P)
- Reductions in marketing, R&D and other SG&A expenses
- Decrease in smartphone unit sales
- Negative impact of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar, reflecting the high ratio of U.S. dollar-denominated costs

FY2015 FCT (change from October forecast)
Sales: 50 bln yen downward revision
- Expected decrease in smartphone unit sales.

OI: Remains unchanged from October forecast
- Decrease in sales
- Higher than originally anticipated selling prices of smartphones
- Additional cost reductions.


FYI historical link of ALL financial quarters of Sony business arms (including gaming, medical, mobile etc)
http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/er.html

So ... I think Sony is testing the market frugally and smartly here.
1. They expect a decrease in sales going forward this quarter or fiscal year we're already in by 2months. They've implemented additional cost reductions, especially in R&D. Don't expect huge innovations in mobile this year - and not just from Sony but from ALL tech mobile device company's ... Software is the dollar efficiency here for innovation, creation, and marketing at reduced costs. Add to that the higher ratio of the U.S. dollar-denominated costs affecting SALES pricing we're seeing across the board on everything soon even Food will be significantly affected (I'm not joking here this is a FACT)!

Now ... Xperia X/XA/X Performance models have a slight updated camera modul, better refinement with Android Marshmallow, cpu choice same 3GB RAM and screen size (reduction of manufacturing costs), no higher resolutions or newer panels just better backlight (cost reductions yet again and this ads up to decreased handset sales on a global scale BUT increases profits!

The high price is not Sony's fault, nor Samsung of their latest Galaxy lineup announcement ... BUT the economy and stronger U.S. dollar in almost 10yrs in currency exchange which ALWAYS negatively affects the yen even at basis point changes

Sony "may" and most likely will increase R&D, marketing, that'll lead to a 'product mix reflecting a shift to high value-added models'!

Read into this how YOU will but to me this says Sony is intelligently playing it safe here! We'll see what IFA2016 brings.

Posted by emerson_shei

On 2016-02-27 01:37:35, Supa_Fly wrote:

On 2016-02-26 12:56:14, McKinley wrote:
Oh, there's one to download. Didn't see that. Thanks! That made me disappointed indeed.
As I have always suspected, this is most likely just something to fill in the gap while preparing for the true flagship at IFA.


You may not be wrong on your theory there ... depends on your you look at the FACTS going on at Sony.

News Media: http://www.engadget.com/2016/[....]ny-earnings-financials-q3-2015
PlayStation sells well (again), but mobile is hurting Sony
Firstly, mobile: Sales decreased 14.7 percent compared to the same period last year — Sony says this is borne out from it's decision not to pursue scale in mobile phones for profitability, and why operating income improved significantly for the section. A significant decrease in image sensor sales is where Sony felt the bite most this quarter. Camera sensor sales to other smartphone manufacturers dropped by 12.6 percent year on year. This resulted in a quarterly loss of $97 million, compared to a profit of $445 million the period before.


FACTS by Sony directly on Mobile Division ...

From the Q3 FY 2015 Consolidated Finanacial Results webcase held by
Executive Deputy President and CFO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida
URL: http://www.irwebcasting.com/2[....]95d76e9f3c/mov/main/index.html

From the Q3 FY 2015 Consolidated Finanacial Results webcase held by Executive Deputy President and CFO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer Kenichiro Yoshida

Q3 FY2015 (year-on-year)
Sales: 14.7% decrease (FX Impact: -2%)
- Significant decrease in smartphone unit sles resulting form a strategic decision not to pursue scale in order to improve profitability

OI: 13.8 Bln yen increase (FY Impact: 18.8 bln yen)
- Improvement in product mix reflecting a shift to high value-added models (Think Z5/Z5C/Z5P)
- Reductions in marketing, R&D and other SG&A expenses
- Decrease in smartphone unit sales
- Negative impact of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar, reflecting the high ratio of U.S. dollar-denominated costs

FY2015 FCT (change from October forecast)
Sales: 50 bln yen downward revision
- Expected decrease in smartphone unit sales.

OI: Remains unchanged from October forecast
- Decrease in sales
- Higher than originally anticipated selling prices of smartphones
- Additional cost reductions.


FYI historical link of ALL financial quarters of Sony business arms (including gaming, medical, mobile etc)
http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/er.html

So ... I think Sony is testing the market frugally and smartly here.
1. They expect a decrease in sales going forward this quarter or fiscal year we're already in by 2months. They've implemented additional cost reductions, especially in R&D. Don't expect huge innovations in mobile this year - and not just from Sony but from ALL tech mobile device company's ... Software is the dollar efficiency here for innovation, creation, and marketing at reduced costs. Add to that the higher ratio of the U.S. dollar-denominated costs affecting SALES pricing we're seeing across the board on everything soon even Food will be significantly affected (I'm not joking here this is a FACT)!

Now ... Xperia X/XA/X Performance models have a slight updated camera modul, better refinement with Android Marshmallow, cpu choice same 3GB RAM and screen size (reduction of manufacturing costs), no higher resolutions or newer panels just better backlight (cost reductions yet again and this ads up to decreased handset sales on a global scale BUT increases profits!

The high price is not Sony's fault, nor Samsung of their latest Galaxy lineup announcement ... BUT the economy and stronger U.S. dollar in almost 10yrs in currency exchange which ALWAYS negatively affects the yen even at basis point changes

Sony "may" and most likely will increase R&D, marketing, that'll lead to a 'product mix reflecting a shift to high value-added models'!

Read into this how YOU will but to me this says Sony is intelligently playing it safe here! We'll see what IFA2016 brings.





Posted by Supa_Fly
So whom will be rocking this model this summer!?

Posted by Danny316
I'm currently in the market for a new phone, I definitely want a Sony Xperia, was looking at the Z5 Premium or this, but while the X Performance seems to be a notch up from Z5P, but the only let down is the screen size.
With the XA and X all 5", why would sony have the X Performance be the same, change it up, Sony.
I really hope Sony release a top specs smartphone with 5.5"+ screen soon, Summer announcement with early Fall release.

Posted by emerson_shei
Sony Xperia X Vs Sony Xperia Z5 - What's The Difference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5SJq-Jag20

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2016-03-01 04:23:26, Danny316 wrote:
I'm currently in the market for a new phone, I definitely want a Sony Xperia, was looking at the Z5 Premium or this, but while the X Performance seems to be a notch up from Z5P, but the only let down is the screen size.
With the XA and X all 5", why would sony have the X Performance be the same, change it up, Sony.
I really hope Sony release a top specs smartphone with 5.5"+ screen soon, Summer announcement with early Fall release.


I think you have a few things wrong.

Xperia X Performance is only a notch up from Xperia Z5 (not the Premium)
Z5 and X Performance both have 1080P display with 23MP Camera and 3GB of RAM (unless X Performance as 2?)
X Performance as 13MP front camera vs Z5's 5MP and Samsung Kyro 820 CPU with non-glass back.

Z5 Premium 4K display 3/4GB RAM Better design and larger screen.


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