Do you plan to buy any of Sony's new smartphones (Xperia M5, C5 Ultra, Z4v, Z3+, C4)?

Do you plan to buy any of Sony's new smartphones (Xperia M5, C5 Ultra, Z4v, Z3+, C4)?
In case you haven't noticed, in the last three months, Sony announced five new smartphones, culminating with the Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra that were introduced earlier this week.

Both the C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 should be launched later this month, bringing something that previous Sony handsets didn't offer. The C5 Ultra sports a massive, near bezel-less 6-inch 1080p display (possibly heralding a new design direction), while the Xperia M5 features a 21.5 MP rear camera with hybrid auto focus as fast as 0.25 seconds.

Another new handset that Sony recently announced (in June) is the Xperia Z4v. Notable for being Sony's first Quad HD smartphone, the Z4v will be soon available as a Verizon Wireless exclusive device.

Relatively similar to the Z4v, but thinner and with a 1080p screen instead of a Quad HD one, the Xperia Z3+ was announced in late May, and can already be bought in various markets for around $600.

Finally, the Xperia C4 - also announced in May - was Sony's first smartphone to feature a 13 MP front-facing camera (similar cameras are now found on the M5 and C5 Ultra), and is available for around $380.

Now that we've quickly reminded you of Sony's latest Xperias, let us know if you're planning to buy any of them (and, eventually, leave a comment to specify which one, and why you'd want to have it).

Do you plan to buy any of Sony's new smartphones?

Yes
57.95%
No
42.05%


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49 Comments

48. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Yup I will buy a Xperia M5

47. ESilber

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 01, 2015

C5 Ultra is sold out in Hong Kong.

41. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 171; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

already bought one(E4 Dual).

40. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I almost went with z3c last week to extend my contract but hold off on getting a new phone. z5c is just around the corner, damn tough choice

38. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

No. They're either too big (C4, C5) or have massive bezels. M5 is almost as bog as Moto X Play with 5,5" screen! That's nuts!

33. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

No Gorilla glass, MediaTek, Made in China, No deal.

39. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

They're using hard glass, they're just not stating the brand. Mediateks are great midrange processors. Made in China? All phones were made there.

42. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Wonder what phone do you use that's not made in China

46. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That's what I thought

31. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

They have been milking that boring Omni desing since 2012!! They really need to hire a new design team.

30. Shocky unregistered

The designs are so boring, at least Apple and Samsung update the designs, Sony use the same one for every product every year.

28. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

I think i will get the m5, it has nice specs, especially the camera and RAM, but i'm not sure in x10. Or maybe i will buy the z2 instead

27. Feanor

Posts: 1450; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Muahaha! If Sony had the market share that managed at this poll, then they'd be kings. But this is a tech enthusiasts' website, also a bit of a Sony fanclub, so this poll has little to do with reality.

26. Hyde_Yamato

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

M5, should wait until price detail release and see back and front camera perf. hope sony make it right this time.

24. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

M5 or Z5 compact, but first I want to see the new Nexus.

22. holydemon6

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

Sony has very nice phones, and I love the fact they are water resistant. Hope they will make Windows Phones some day.

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Sony and Microsoft are in fierce competition. Since Sony sold away their VAIVO brand they no longer produce any Microsoft related product.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I would have bought C5 ultra if I have not already bought Lenovo K920. To me they are comparable.

19. Jason2k13

Posts: 1489; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Sony flagships looks great, but I just hate the fact that Sony has done no changes in technology or innovation from the Z2, Z3, Z3+/4 and still selling it at a premium price. That's 3 generations of phones with no noticeable changes.... Sony needs to get their act together or else their mobile division will be another Vaio.

32. Artisto

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Eh, I'm tired of people bashing Sony while everyone else is doing the same, or even worse crap. Z2 was way too ahead of competition, Z3 truly didn't bring anything new except new design, better screen, speakers, wider camera angle... Z3+ brings flap-less microUSB port, specs bump, thinner casing etc. There are improvements, while between Galaxy S5 and S6 there are downgrades. Same goes for M8 and M9, and for G3 and G4. But apparently it's only Sony that had to be bashed. Also I don't have a time nor want to answer to everyone claiming that Xperia Zs' camera is bad - I own Z2 and while the Superior Auto tends to wash out colours, make them too cold and overexposed, manual mode just blows my mind away. imgur.com/HIMqh8x.jpg - SA imgur.com/gERHelW.jpg - manual

34. Jason2k13

Posts: 1489; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

When I saw the sentence "new design" that's when I realized that I am probably replying to a kid that's just trying to defend his favourite brand. Anyway ill just make it short... Having curvey edges and speaker grills in different position is not a new design, just incremental changes. Better screen? same IPS LCD 1080p screen on all of them? better speakers? how so? can you tell the difference? and how much? Wider camera angle? are you serious lol... Flap-less microUSB port i would give credit to, but specs bump and thinner casing? wow your really trying too hard to make Sony look better. I agree the M8 and M9 was almost a downgrade... but the G4 and the S6 a downgrade? I could probably name 10 new things thats worth mentioning on the G4 and the S6. You love Sony so much that you probably think their phones are perfect... Fanboys like you need to stop lying to yourself and tell Sony to step up their game and improve their phones. If you dont tell them the negative, they will keep making the same phones with minimal changes. Sony's mobile division is losing money and going downhill, The only thing going for them is the Waterproof feature, but according to the average person, waterproof is not very important.

35. Artisto

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Well, that's a lot of informations about a person that you can get from a sentence, but most of the are wrong. Sony isn't my favourite brand, I'm just choosing the best offer on the market. It's the same incremental changes as are between any flagships generations currently. The only problem of Sony is a flagship half-a-year release cycle. What's wrong with IPS LCD? And there's nothing more annoying to me - and a lot of sane people - than saying that 1080p is something bad. There's absolutely no reason in putting higher resolutions on such a small screen. And the "VR" argument isn't enough. Speakers are louder and clearer, I had an opportunity to listen to both. Wider camera angle, it is an improvement, you cannot deny it. But as far as I know it came with some issues causing images to be slightly "bended" - or however it's professionally called, I'm not native in English so sorry. When it comes to thinner casing - I'm just putting here what typical person will be concerned about - positively. Because for me causing device to overheat and shrinking down the battery capacity is just plain stupid. G4 is larger than G3, still keeping the same 3Ah battery - that's ridiculous. It's still cheap plastic build, and the genuine cow leather - that's just disturbing, it's far from being premium. When it comes to S6 - they ditched waterproofing. Try Ice Bucket Challenge now against your older brother, Galaxy S6? I can't forget how Samsung was bragging and laughing at Apple because iPhone users are "wall-huggers" - now it's the same with Galaxy S6. Also - lack of microSD. These are HUGE downgrades and they are reflected in the sales. Now Note is going to get the same treatment as S line got, and once again sales will drop. I don't love Sony, but Z2 was the best flagship of 2014. Or it was the most "complete" one. Of course Sony is making o lot of mistakes - I'm still hoping for full manual support, but they aren't apparently rushing with that update if it will ever come. And believe me - waterproofing is way more important to average person than QHD or cow leather. Sony issues with poor sales are caused because of the availability on US market. If they can somehow fix it, they condition will start getting better. Living in central Europe I can see a lot of people using Sony now, while even a year ago - it was Samsung everywhere. Not to mention the most important thing to me or average person - almost stock android. It won't get laggy and ugly as any other OEM skin would eventually get (maybe except HTC's one) Oh, I can continue this but I'm curious of your response. Cheers!

37. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Don't bother with that troll... You comments are spot on. I own the Z3 Compact and I have the same experience with mine... even though Superior Auto tend to give colder images, Manual mode is incredible... In terms of image definition, the Galaxy S6 has a better camera... but Xperias tend to be a more complete package... I was recently vacationing on Europe for a month and I noticed too how Sony's devices were growing in popularity, specially in Spain... what I didn't understand is that I never got to see a dedicated Sony Store... and network carriers had on display mostly non-Sony devices so it was really weird... Hopefully Sony delivers something that really impresses but the half year cycle does hurt sales because people do not get a chance to build up the hype... and the improvement SEEMS smaller than what they are if you compare them on a year basis. Thats why I love the Compact series (and because of their size of course)... the change is noticeable between those handsets... ZR -> Z1C -> Z3C ... hopefully the Z5C won't disappoint.

36. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

dont bother explaning anything to him he always bashes sony

16. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

No, tried Z3+ for few seconds in the Sony store yesterday and immediately left the store. I want the feeling when we first saw the Xperia Z, that "Wow" factor if you know what I mean.

18. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

i also did the same, i dont understand why they botherd with that phone at all.

13. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

That M5, if the price is right.

12. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Hell no! They shouldn't rushing their xperia flagship release.

11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Definitely no, say no to Sony

10. Djz89

Posts: 447; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Yep, just need to figure out wivh :P

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