Sony is a Japanese company that was founded in 1946. She has been engaged in the production of electronics, game consoles and various high-tech products for a long time. In addition to the manufacturer of gadgets, the company is a media conglomerate. But we will talk about smartphones Sony Xperia. The model range of these gadgets is known since 2012 and has already presented a huge number of high-quality devices to users.
Who are they?
Previously, Xperia was a separate trademark, which in 2008 released the first gadget. Then it was Sony Ericsson with Windows Mobile operating system. Initially, it was under the control of such an operating system that smartphones of this line should be manufactured. But in 2010, the announcement of the device with Android OS.
After the success of the Xperia X10, it was decided to leave the idea with Windows Mobile. By May of last year, 56 smartphones of this line were released. In its devices, the company tries to create the maximum number of proprietary functions and applications. In all models there are preinstalled programs that expand the options of the smartphone. Thanks to them, use becomes more comfortable. Of course, this marketing technique allows you to keep a buyer near you.
The lineup of Sony Xperia was replenished every year. The company grew this line and created several generations of smartphones. In addition to updating the operating system, branded applications have also improved.
Now, at first glance, the Sony Xperia line seems ideal. Everything seems to be finished and quite perfect. Each model improves the previous one. In fact, everything is different.
Brand fans know that, depending on the letter, you can determine which group the smartphone belongs to. For example, Sony Xperia Z - a lineup of flagships. E is a budget device. C - are the middle group, which focuses on the front. M - a ruler of the phones protected from a moisture. This summer there was a series of X, but we'll talk about it a little later.
Those that are cheaper
So, Sony Xperia is starting to get a lineup of budget devices. Approximately these smartphones cost from 9-15 thousand rubles. This includes phones with the index E. Among the most prominent is the model Sony Xperia E4. It was released in several variations. The screen has 5 inches and a low resolution of 560 x 940 pixels.
There were also models with a 4.7-inch display. All phones in this segment are based on Android. Some of them have the support of two SIM cards. On average, these are phones that have 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of built-in memory. Also they have 8 megapixel main camera and 5 megapixel front. Otherwise, this line is not remarkable. Such phones will suit those who need a good quality "dialer".
Between heaven and earth
The next lineup of Sony Xperia has indexes M and C. These are medium-sized smartphones, which can not be attributed to either budget or flagship. Therefore, they occupy such a place in the niche of Sony. The most popular models here are the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua and its "twin", but two sims.
This model has a 5-inch display with a good resolution of 1280 x 720. The RAM here is still 1 GB. But the built-in to choose from: either 8, or 16 GB. In these models, there is an improved main camera at 13 megapixels. The main feature of this line was certified protection against dust and moisture. Later, models with the M5 index were released. They turned out to be sufficiently qualitative, therefore they are rather related to the flagships.
Also in Sony Xperia, the model range of phones in the middle niche is occupied by devices with the index C. These include the Sony Xperia C4 models and again the two-seated "twin". They also have a five-inch screen. Improved its resolution to 1920 x 1080 points. RAM here is more - 2 GB. Internal 16 GB, but there is a memory card slot.
The company's lies about these devices were a nuisance. Initially, they were positioned as self-smartphones. But in reality it turned out that the front camera here is 5 Mp, which is a fairly mediocre indicator for the present time. So we can say with confidence that the Japanese are dishonest and artful marketing.
Well, and at the end of last year and the beginning of this was the Sony Xperia lineup of flagships. Of course, this name is quite loud. The thing is that some models of this line practically do not differ from the middle segment. There is already a Japanese cunning. The company believes that the user should overpay for the brand.
Nevertheless, in this model lineup there were real champions. The most famous are the machines with the Z index. In general, the history of this lineup is very dramatic. It all started with the Sony Xperia Z, along with the Z1 and Z Ultra. Later, Z Compact was released. These smartphones have become a real "boom" in the market. They really turned out to be very strong, qualitative and certainly stylish.
But the Sony Xperia lineup could not work without blemishes. And the company began almost every month to release a new series. Next were Z2, Z3, Z4 (only in Japan) and, finally, Z5. The main failure was that by correcting previous errors, the developers did the following. Therefore, the discontent was growing. Fans were waiting for the perfect smartphone series. But they did not wait.
As practice shows, the most successful among all turned out Sony Xperia Z3 Plus. It is this model in Japan called Z4. The diagonal of the device has increased relative to other models to 5.2 inches. The smartphone endowed as much 3 GB of RAM, also launched on the platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. They left protection from dust and moisture.
Those who demanded a larger display, was introduced Sony Xperia C5 Ultra. The device has a 6-inch screen, very thin frames. Both cameras received 13 Mp each. RAM 2 GB, built-in - 16 GB.
Since the Sony Ericsson Xperia line-up has settled, it's been five years now. After all the failures, the company decided to release an updated line X. These devices marked the degeneration of smartphones from Sony. They turned out to be really very successful, but also very expensive. The smallest device here is the Sony Xperia XA.
It was this device that opened a new stage in the development of the concern. Many believe that the main feature of the new gadgets from the Japanese is the appearance. Many smart phones in this line have mirrored panels, which looks very nice. Also moved some buttons, narrowed the screen frames, remade the back panel. Later, the Xperia XA Ultra was released.
The second smartphone of this line was Sony Xperia X. This is a five-inch phone. There is an option for one sim card, there are two. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. The camera was already 23 Mp with the proprietary module, which is now used by other companies. Frontal received 13 Mp, which is also quite a lot.
The processor has 6 cores and is running Snapdragon 650. Adreno 510 is responsible for the graphics. All this works fast, thanks to 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Also did not miss the Japanese and fashion on the fingerprint scanner. It is located on the side power button.
Another interesting object of this line was Sony Xperia X Performance. It was equipped with a very strong processor and graphics chipset. Also put 3 GB of RAM. The phone works on the new Android OS 6.0.1 Marshmallow. He also has two cameras: the main one - 23 Mp, the front one - 13 Mp. There are models that support two SIM cards. The main feature of this model is its appearance, which is very attractive and unusual with respect to others.
The company went a long way. Already few people remember the old Sony Ericsson Xperia (lineup). A photo of some devices is even hard to find on the Internet. Nevertheless, many remember the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which enjoyed great popularity and at one time was a real flagship. Famous Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray with improved screen and compact design.
Now on the market there is a huge number of smartphones from the company Sony. Their lineup of Xperia is a whole story that will be replenished with new flagships, perhaps not always successful, but definitely sensational and popular.