Sony's innovative "firsts": Infographic reveals the notable evolution of the Xperia line

Sony's innovative
To better showcase its innovation feats over the years, Sony just compiled a nifty infographic that shows what it has achieved over the past few years and how its innovations have shaped the Xperia lineup of devices.

Showcasing its "firsts", Sony highlights a the following of its most notable phones:

  • Sony Xperia Z for its unrivaled water-resistance at its time;
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium for its 4K display;
  • Sony SmartWatch 3, the first GPS-enabled Android Wear smartwatch;
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium for being the first one with a 4K HDR display, Gigabit download speeds, and super slow-motion;
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 for the first phone with real-time 3D face scanning;
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 for being the first phone to record 4K HDR videos.

Of course, Sony as a company has lots of other notable firsts, but its mobile division seems to be particularly proud of these specific innovations it introduced to the market. We sure hope many others come along the way as well.

Check out the infographic right below:

source: Sony



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Sony's got a great track record of smartphone innovations! Looking forward to what they do next!!

24. RajRicardo

Posts: 502; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Let's hope they don't shutdown mobile operations next.

2. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Well done sony keep up with the useful innovation trend than copying like everyone.You are unique like Htc,lg and motorola but no headphone jack & notch move nas ruin every smartphones essential specs in market with only samsung left.

11. SpencerO

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

Except Samsung shreds stock Android and Frankensteins it back together with options like Comic Sans fonts and bloated blue tools and rainbow pin dots. And who needs a headphone jack when you have new Bluetooth audio codecs being given away to the world free by Sony.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

HTC, Motorola, and Nokia also have long list of being first. Now lets see, who's the first among those to go bankrupt.

10. raiter

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Yes, I agree. Motorola and Nokia where inventors of mobile phones with long history. Lost the grip, and got sold: Motorola to Google then dropped to Lenovo, Nokia "kind a sold" to Microsoft and actually exited the phone business. HTC made first Android phone, etc, lot of inventions... but could not stand to competition. The Sony mobile is also struggling. As well as LG too. Only thing that keeps Sony and LG afloat is the backup of the their brands, as large consumer electronics production.

25. mixedfish

Posts: 1563; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

TBH Nokia is a already dead. It is just a Chinese phone in all but name now.

26. barkohba

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

HTC. Sony cant go bankrupt even if Sony Mobile fails horribly.

4. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

Sony was and is still one of the biggest names in electronics devices! we still remember the small radios sony, WALKMAN!,... crammed out many years ago! so please make a beautiful phone like oppo find X with your great Japanese engineering and technology!

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Find X has no front speakers nor water protection. It is not worth

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, no water resistant is a no-go in japanese market:-/

6. LetThereBeLight

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Kudos to Sony.

7. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You also got the Xperia Acro S, and then the Xperia V when it came to water resistance in Flagship smartphones.... a couple of iterations before the Z. IP55 and IP57 My Acro S lasted about 3 years with fully checked water resistance, even on salt water...

8. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

It's not about doing something first. It's all about making something useful and easy to work with.

17. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

They did.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hmmm Sony makes phones... cool I guess

12. SpencerO

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

I think the biggest reason Sony isn't big in the US is because no carriers sell them. I still don't understand why people love to go into debt just to buy a phone... But it is probably because people don't realize that paying for a phone over time with an increased cost (interest) is not a deal it is an anchor of debt that a carrier tries to lock all it's customers in.

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

What a slap in the face of androidpit readers of my country. The think Motorola is the #1 that brings new stuff. LMAO... Stereo speakers got dropped, only X4 has ip68, no hdr screen, slow updates...

16. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I think they also the first to try non "rounded-rectangle" smartphone. Xperia Arch, and Neo is so sexy at it's time (while the other manufacturers trying hard to copy each other)

19. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Plsss SONY and hTC I have my humble request to you to market your devices. Until then you are just an underrated manufacturer.

20. LFCRodrigues

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

They only need to make great phones that can beat everyone else. Being first doesn't make you the greatest

21. LFCRodrigues

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

They get rid of the headphone jack and they still have a dubious taste on designe department

22. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

All they have to do is make a more appealing design and not charge so much for their phones and they'll do much better. Personally I'm not fussed about their design but a lot of people are.

23. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

So Sony what's the chance of getting a new umpc, say.. like the vgn-ux series with a larger screen and some bad ass Intel chips and maybe even a snapdragon!

27. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Bad pricing and bad marketing turned Sony down.

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