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12 BRUTAL Smartphone Fails they want you to forget.


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  • Mrwhosetheboss
    Mrwhosetheboss  2 years ago +4408

    Thanks for watching! Definitely stay till the end on this one, I don't think you'll regret it 😉
    For the other Smartphone fails videos: clip-share.net/video/_tq4Pb0OBYE/video.html

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    I love how he even puts a timer on the top, in case someone wants to skip ahead. His videos are one of the most thought out and well-edited videos I've seen.
    He's very straightforward with everything too, clear and precise.

  • The Glass Prison
    The Glass Prison 7 months ago +60

    Arun in 2020: Serious, low pitch
    Arun in 2022: more comedic, high pitch
    But great quality of explanation never changed

  • Crazy Bird
    Crazy Bird Month ago +4

    I miss my sidekick, The phone I had between my Nokia and my 1st smartphone. I miss physical keyboards so much!!

  • Sabrina Audiotel
    Sabrina Audiotel Year ago +101

    I had 2 windows phones from 2016 to 2019 ( my sister had one too) they worked great and they were very affordable, but the app problem was only getting worse even after the windows 10 update which took the phone to an extra level to be honest. One small example of the app issues is that the Facebook messenger didn't allow calls (audio or video), after the update there was an unclickable call button that kept disappearing. After 2019 I completely lost faith in it all together and bought myself a Nokia 2.2
    The Windows phone that I had was Microsoft Lumia 535 which was the first phone produced after the Nokia buyout.

    • Lizwi Mchunu
      Lizwi Mchunu 11 months ago

      You really have a neck for shitty phones...

    • Cooper Gates
      Cooper Gates Year ago +2

      RIP Blackberry OS as well. More software loaded onto nice devices that got left in the dust. The LinkedIn website wouldn't even load properly and Instagram was pretty buggy. About 6 months ahead of the expected date of pulled support, my service experience on Verizon already got noticeably worse.

  • Chaz MichaelMichaels
    Chaz MichaelMichaels 2 months ago +1

    I genuinely enjoyed my windows phone.

  • WhatGear
    WhatGear 2 years ago +87

    I've got to agree with you on Sony's strategy. Although I actually like the new naming system... Mk1, Mk2, Mk3. It's in-line with their alpha cameras.
    Let's just see how long they stick with it though.

    • S Singh
      S Singh 2 years ago

      @Zagham Karim I compared Xperia 1 with Huawei mate 20 on Clip-Share videos. Huwaei was not even close. Even my friend whose phone was that acknowledged it. Pro max is funny in itself. One plus eight is funny in itself.

    • Zagham Karim
      Zagham Karim 2 years ago +1

      @M. Izzatul It is a fairly good point, but attacking a company like that in a childish way with the skit- ignoring other companies, what is that the 8, no it's the 1+7T Pro McLaren edition- see where this is going. Can you get more pro than the iPhone 11 pro, sure it's called pro max. What is bigger than + it's Ultra. It's actually the continuous bad press that has led to declining sales despite making decent devices and the fact reviewers say stuff like the panel isn't actually better. I've literally walked into stores, opened Clip-Share and played the same videos on the Xperia 1 against S10+, S20U, iPhone 11PM, they don't come close. Not many acknowledge what they do well.

    • M. Izzatul
      M. Izzatul 2 years ago +1

      @Zagham Karim tbh.... he makes a point. may be you liked their naming scheme but that doesn't translate to sales(which means many others don't).
      there's a reason why sony's sales loosing compare to other's.

    • Adam A-K
      Adam A-K 2 years ago +4

      @Felipe Silveira still not as bad as Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

    • S Singh
      S Singh 2 years ago +3

      @Zagham Karim Huawei p40 pro does not have even Dolby Atmos sound in 2020. Sony's X1 for mobile upgrades every video and makes it high quality. Listening music is best in Sony considering every one uses only their phones now to listen music. Mark 2 has Hi Resolution audio and DSEE Ultimate. Huawei p40 pro has filthy display with only 16.7 million colours which was in phones even 10 years ago, whereas Xperia has got 10 bit colour display. I have stopped watching his videos before I am was watching every video. This one I watched because he put Mark 2 photo in the title video. You will never see him speaking against Huawei.

  • Ano Nymous
    Ano Nymous 11 months ago +17

    I love this series. Going back to take another look at devices and their development in time is really fascinating. Even more when you grow up at these times, witnessing pagers became popular and all of a sudden there were the first cellphones and internet became a thing for private households. There was so much going on. Also big companies had to find their spot within that new market. Some saw the possibilities and skyrocketed, others failed to make a step and are only history by today. Imho Microsoft & Nokia were representatives of the last group (on the smartphone sector) and their fortune was related to each other. As you said, it was a pain watching Nokia going down. One of my most favourite cellphone from the early era of smartphones still is the Nokia N97 (Symbian OS). Unfortunately the pain didn't stop there. To me the climax was when they realized their strategy wasn't working and Microsoft bought Nokias mobile branch- denying Nokia to build devices on their own again for several years.

  • Lesbara Thirdír
    Lesbara Thirdír 8 months ago +11

    I remember getting excited when I first read about the modular smartphone.
    I'm still waiting for it to become a thing. Unfortunately, it'd only apply to a handful of people, because people would much rather just buy hardware off the shelf, than picking each and every component individually. Also, it'd be highly reparable, which Apple and Samsung, the two giants, would definitely not want to be succed. Like, why would you let ANYTHING people can repair themselves to succeed when your products are designed to only be repaired in certified stores.

  • František
    František Month ago +1

    7:57 isn't it the same with apple cloud? i had to turn it off, but apps would unistall when not used

  • TommyV
    TommyV Year ago +28

    watching this on an Xperia 5 ii. i do agree that Sony lacks on marketing but the phones they produce with the hardware features they include (headphone jack, memory expansion) are top tier. also, im a fan of minimalism so the generic slab design language theyve been sticking with is simply beautiful. the original Xperia Z still looks good today save for the huge bezels.

    • Ali azab
      Ali azab 5 months ago

      You sound like you'd love rocking the Xiaomi Redmi note 10 pro, it's got everything you just mentioned and better.

    • Some seville
      Some seville 6 months ago

      In my opinion, the Copper Z3 looks the best. I do agree with the bezels though, they are a bit big.

    • TommyV
      TommyV 6 months ago

      @Basically Troll I had my 5ii since it first came out and that never happened. I ended up selling it but I'm looking for a 5 Mk3 now with 5G

    • Basically Troll
      Basically Troll 6 months ago

      The biggest improvement they made was having the camera app crash on you after 15 minutes so you can be spared the embarrassment of using this phone.

    • Faustas Povilaitis
      Faustas Povilaitis Year ago +6

      I'm also a big fan of Sony smartphones. First one I had was Z3 Compact, then XZ2 Compact, and now I own a 5 III. 3.5 mm jack, expandable storage, pure screen without notches, minimalistic design, amazing performance, outstanding camera system with fully manual control - these things just make me fall in love with Sony.

  • Maker's Muse
    Maker's Muse 2 years ago +2485

    I'd still be using windows phone if it had apps tbh, but there was one thing I'll never forgive it for... The BING button 😡😩

    • NetoCZ
      NetoCZ 7 months ago


    • Milan Van Drie
      Milan Van Drie 8 months ago

      Just get a samsung

    • NinjaCat Animations
      NinjaCat Animations 9 months ago +1

      @Felix apples worse, Apple products break easier, are overpriced and plus for Windows first time they did decent.

    • Zayan Aijaz Reshi
      Zayan Aijaz Reshi 9 months ago

      @Dyix danger dash not even subway surfers

    • Chandler Sun
      Chandler Sun 9 months ago +3

      ngl, back in 2014, I thought the windows phone has the coolest looking OS

  • TheLinkhawkins
    TheLinkhawkins Year ago +45

    Windows phone os was great, the lack of apps was really what killed it. The os on it's own was amazing

    • RxIndor
      RxIndor 11 months ago


    • Eustace Hendrix
      Eustace Hendrix Year ago +2

      The lack of apps was due to low number of users and the low users was due to its pricetag. Not a lot of people will shift to something that offers less but costs the same or more (if you compare it to others brands of Android). Microsoft could've taken a minimal loss at the start just so they can establish a solid user base which will attract app developers but they were too stubborn to do so.

      XXXMELISSATACION Year ago +3

      I loved the look of the windows phone back in the day. The way it looked internally was stunning and completely different than other phones at the time (and even now). It’s a shame the app problem was awful.

  • Eldar Arnautović
    Eldar Arnautović Month ago +27

    Microsoft phones were kinda good actually, but they had so many problems with apps. OS was genuinely great, but I never understood how company that owns Facebook, had the worst versions of Facebook and Messenger, and no Instagram at all.

    • Eldar Arnautović
      Eldar Arnautović 19 hours ago +1

      @The Immortal Sun-kun Technically they do own 1.3% shares, and when they bought it in 2008 it was 1.6%. So if they own even 0.1% they technically do own Facebook, or Meta as it's called now.

    • The Immortal Sun-kun
      The Immortal Sun-kun 20 hours ago +1

      Microsoft does not own Meta.

    • dodecahedron
      dodecahedron Month ago +5

      microsoft has never owned facebook

  • Dornsmichel _
    Dornsmichel _ Year ago +11

    For sony:
    They also had problems with build quality and reliability. I had to send in my Z3 3 times for repairs in one year because there alwas was something that broke down on this thing.
    Also the hardware configuration was a bit questionable. 16GB for a flagship phone in 2014 was a bit lacking, even tho it had expandable storage. The camera was actually quite good but with some drawbacks. No manual focus and constant overheating while recording videos

  • Ilija Ivancevic
    Ilija Ivancevic Year ago +4

    Sony managed to make such junk with such good hardware and with the experience of major tech giant for the past 50y, amazing! I love the design of xperia phones, I like the bezels, I like the rectangular shape and the glass panels but man that hardware and software combination. I could see a great photo before pressing that button. One press, postprocessing, wtf is this?! Shame on Sony!

  • The Horizon
    The Horizon Year ago +2104

    I can't wait for the sony 1 II 3 IV 5 2

    • Kuchenblechmafia GmbH
      Kuchenblechmafia GmbH 2 months ago

      IMHO their nomenclature isn't such wrong, they've basically adapted it from their DSLR/M cameras like the Alpha 7/a7 IV or A7R III and these inverse numbers is also used by Canon, at least in Europe they got for Lines of EOS Digital SLRs: the four digit models (entry-level like 1200D counting up in steps of +100), the three digit models (mainstream like 550D or 800D counting up in steps of +50), the two digit models (semi-pro like 80D counting up in steps of +10) and their single digit models (pro models like 5D, 5D Mk IV, 1D X, 6D - all full-frame except the non-X 1D Mk I-IV and the 7D) and these are also numbered as Mark * with a roman number like Sony does (just without the "Mark/Mk").
      And Nikon does a similar thing, they had D3x00, D5x00 and D7x00 like Core i3, i5, i7 (and Ryzen 3, 5, 7) which were the entry-level and mainstream cameras and then D90 (AFAIK it was succeded by the D7000), then three digits like the D850 (Full-frame) and then the single digit D3, D4 (with integrated vertical grip like the EOS 1D series).
      But the combination of two numbers (arabic and roman) directly next to each is confusing, they should have kept the combination of a letter and number (maybe something like Xperia A/A1 (top-end), B/B1 (midrange) and C/C1 (entry-level) and next year A II/A2, B II/B2 and C II/C2).

    • mennio100
      mennio100 2 months ago

      we're not at Sony Xperia 5 IV 😜

    • Zakemski
      Zakemski 2 months ago

      Is it 5G?

    • Potato PC
      Potato PC 5 months ago


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      Sider 6 months ago


  • Justin
    Justin Year ago +2

    Loved my Nextbit Robin. Early adopter of USB C, the apps-to-cloud thing wasn't a problem at all, people loved how it looked. The kicker was the ease of fix - a screen change was less than 10 mins work

  • Mike G
    Mike G Year ago +3

    Spot on with your comments on OnePlus at 18:50 Excellent company to deal with directly. They answer the phone at Customer Service and do what they have to in order to make you happy. The OnePlus 8 is my latest acquisition, obtained at a jaw dropping discount as it is "last year's model" T Mobile refused to activate it as it was not sold by them. ONE+ fixed me up with an unlocked version and took back the locked version - at no cost to me. (I dropped tmobile for this reason alone) PS : expect 2 to 3 hours on hold for tmobile but 3 to 3 minutes on hold for ONE+.

  • Mizufluffy
    Mizufluffy 9 months ago +2

    That Xperia skit at the end was great. It made my day!
    If I recall correctly, my last Nokia before getting my first smartphone was Nokia 6020 which I think I was using at least around 2006 or 2007. I don't remember when exactly I finally left it to dust and got a smartphone but I believe my first smartphone may have been Samsung Galaxy Ace that got released in 2011 so it's possible I was using that old Nokia phone until then. I personally don't like switching to a new phone every year or even every second year because if the phone still works and apps are running then I don't see a problem. I believe my current phone, which I bought in fall 2021, is probably my third or fourth smartphone.

  • Greg McPherson
    Greg McPherson Year ago +2

    I owned a NextBit. As a straight mid-range phone, if you disabled the cloud stuff, it was okay. And it looked cool too.
    But even at the time, with Googles storage of photos, the Cloud idea seemed pointless.

  • Muhammad luqman Khan
    Muhammad luqman Khan 2 years ago +4389

    Lew: Apple doesn’t send me their products
    Arun:Sony doesn’t send me their products
    Mkbhd: Escobar is after me

  • Ally
    Ally Year ago +1

    My mum held on to Nokia for wayyyy too long in the age of smartphones. She liked that Nokia was consistent in the way one phone to the next had the same layout. It was user friendly. I tried over & over to explain she would get that with an iPhone, while Nokia smartphones had no ease of use or intuitive design she was hoping for. She had at least two of them before being convinced to give up & let Nokia die 😅

  • صابر حسين
    صابر حسين Year ago +51

    13:25 That line " From a Finish company to a Finished company " is the ultimate roasting!!

  • Alex Casper
    Alex Casper Year ago +6

    I have to say, I had the Kin and absolutely loved it. It wasn't a comparison to a smartphone for me, but am upgrade from t9, and it was fantastic. The sliding click to close it and hang up a call was so satisfying

  • BH4x0r
    BH4x0r 8 months ago +1

    WP was my favorite OS back in the days, even with the lack of apps, it's kind of sad developers weren't willing to also program for them, that is essentially how and why it died, had a good time with my 900, 925 and 930 tho while it lasted.

  • LEO x Edits
    LEO x Edits Year ago +1523

    “people still bought it obviously, it’s an iPhone.”
    - Modern thinking.

    • BuenVida Nadz
      BuenVida Nadz Year ago

      My confusion on that part is that Arun said Apple would never do this again or else they'll get extreme backlash again but didn't they make budget phones again like the iPhone SE? I mean the product degradation wasn't as bad as the degradation of iPhone 5 to 5C to create budget phones but the concept was still there.

    • Sulaiman
      Sulaiman Year ago

      @Mirada Robot Animation Studios apple ain't givin people money! They take it from others

    • Mirada Robot Animation Studios
      Mirada Robot Animation Studios Year ago

      I find the author is quite biased regarding to apple products. Maybe he earns money from the apple

    • Linas
      Linas Year ago

      @Hansito It's an ad filter, not info stealing

    • Sulaiman
      Sulaiman Year ago

      @Jean Marceaux 😳

  • Gravekeeper
    Gravekeeper 11 months ago +1

    The Kin TwoM was actually a great phone for Verizon since it counted as a basic phone and didn't require their more expensive smartphone plan and was decently close to a basic iphone minus any additional apps haha.

  • Prachi Pathak
    Prachi Pathak 2 months ago +1

    Mrwhosetheboss, can you please make a video on Nokia phones. Also, can the video’s name be ‘I bought every Nokia phone.

  • leopold
    leopold Year ago +1

    I had a Sony phone once. I don’t remember which one, but it’s not hugely important. It started out pretty good, but then there was a recommended software update which utterly ruined it. Suddenly, instead of being smooth and slick, it was like navigating the QE2 through treacle. It would run out of storage in a heartbeat. Its battery life went from almost two days to less than 14 hours. And when making phone calls, the temperature went up to ear melting heights in about 30 seconds. Sony recognised the problem and issued some workarounds for the performance (basically turning stuff off) and storage (details on how to “remove” the bloatware), but their fix was simple: Buy the new phone. No chance! I’ve never had a Sony since.

  • T Hays
    T Hays Year ago

    In all honesty, I was selling cell phones at the time and Apple phones were great but I wanted more variety in the market. So when the manufacturers for many of these phones came and promoted these phones as a great alternative to an iPhone, I was on board and promoted these to customers. Also, in honesty that honeymoon time period for all of these devices lasted a very short period of time until it was obvious how horrible most of them were.

  • Wednesday
    Wednesday 2 years ago +11112

    Sony is naming their phones just like how i name my files on photoshop

    • kylie tasker
      kylie tasker 2 hours ago

      Was upset when none of the phone companies in Australia would sell it was my favourite phones

    • regav
      regav 12 days ago

      How i name my patterns in fl studio

    • ovidiu surubaru
      ovidiu surubaru 28 days ago

      Im the only one who think that Xperia play looks like a PSP go

    • THETECHBOY Tech News and Reviews
      THETECHBOY Tech News and Reviews Month ago

      @Italyball Productions 51th to like your comment.

    • nitrosophelin
      nitrosophelin Month ago

      all of sonys products are like this especially their headphones

  • Pooperscooper
    Pooperscooper Year ago +3

    You're probably the only tech reviewer where I watch the whole video... Well done!

  • Dejan Dragicevic
    Dejan Dragicevic Year ago +9

    4:25 Gonna have to correct You on that one. Nokia nGage was the first true gaming smartphone. Not an Android phone, but as much of a gaming phone as any gaming phone ever. Cheers

    • Dejan Dragicevic
      Dejan Dragicevic 4 months ago

      @Langston Belin Was it though? It had Symbian, games, apps, and a lot of it was customizable. Maybe it wasn't Android level of user-friendliness, but it had quite a lot going for it. What it didn't have is the looks that would generate mass appeal, it was heavy, big, and it was complicated to use unless you really knew your way around it. But it was quite smart for the era it existed in. :)

    • Dejan Dragicevic
      Dejan Dragicevic 4 months ago

      @Langston Belin not really, but hey, if you say so

    • Langston Belin
      Langston Belin 4 months ago +1

      It was a dumb phone not a smart phone 🤓

  • Kuči
    Kuči 2 months ago +2

    "You can't released almost identical phone looking phone in a market where everyone's trying to make better phones than the last year!"
    *iPhone 14 in 2022...*

  • Whaleudder
    Whaleudder Year ago

    I loved my windows phone. The interface was amazing, it was super responsive and so far ahead of apple and android. But such poor app support killed it for me. I ended up moving to apple, not because I wanted to but because of app support. It’s such a shame because the windows phone was simply amazing.

  • Noah Bowie
    Noah Bowie 2 years ago +1691

    "A Finnish company to a finished company"
    You have achieved comedy

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      digitalpangolin Year ago


    • Greg Goodsir
      Greg Goodsir Year ago

      @Arpit Paliwal I don't know if HMD is the same company as the original Nokia but it is still making Nokia phones. I have a Nokia 7 Plus from 2018 and was thinking about getting a X20 but they are not available here in New Zealand yet. I have seen at least one good review for the X20. Nokia 7 Plus also had some quite good reviews in 2018.

    • A B C D
      A B C D 2 years ago +3

      I am the 1000th person to like thi comment. Somebody please recommend my name for Nobel prize😂😂

    • Gopalasu
      Gopalasu 2 years ago

      @bishhsasspusi did you mean 'pun'

    • Just some Karen with internet access
      Just some Karen with internet access 2 years ago +4

      You have achieved: COMEDY! Find it on the "achievements" tab of the home screen.

  • Pokemon Unboxing
    Pokemon Unboxing 6 months ago

    I know, this video is two years old, but freeing up space by removing apps is something that Apple does, too. My previous phone only had 16 GB, so the ceilung was hit quite regularly. I think, this feature works well.

  • Louise Wade
    Louise Wade 10 months ago +1

    I remember when Microsoft mae an announcement that they were working on a way for you to "upgrade" your android phones to the Windows Phone OS. I always wondered what vecame of that.
    Also, with Nokia, part of theur problem is that when they started to go into tye smartphone market, a lot of their phones were on the Windows Phone OS, whuch definitely didn't help them.

  • IRyzoI
    IRyzoI Year ago +3

    "If I was due an upgrade, would I pay full price for a phone that looks almost exactly the same?" It's worked for Apple for years

    • jb888888888
      jb888888888 Year ago

      "Just like the old one but newer" is generally a solid marketing plan.

  • 4Dtv
    4Dtv Year ago +3

    I just found your channel today and I’ve watched a good few of your videos so far by the way yes I have subscribed 😂 but I must say I’m surprised that I have not seen you do a review on the Aquos phone i’ve been expecting to see what you think of it and what do you think of the camera on the bottom of the phone lol

  • Nipun Sharma
    Nipun Sharma 2 years ago +159

    Brilliant, absolutely brilliant effort Arun! Couldn’t tell where these 19 odd minutes went. I really, really appreciate the time, research and dedication you put into your videos. This series of yours is one of the most interesting. Love it 😍

  • Atlantis
    Atlantis Year ago

    I had three Sony phones over the last few years and I really liked them, so I sticked to that brand. But when the THIRD phone died bc of sudden battery/charging issues, I gave up and switched to Samsung. I still have a very bad paranoia of charging my phone with any other charger than the one my phone came with, because I lost two of the three xperia phones by using the charger from a friend. Like I said, I think Sony makes good phones, but this ain't it, chief.

  • borgranta61103
    borgranta61103 Year ago +18

    I was among those that received a pre-launch Kin 2 for free due to being involved with the community that provided ideas regarding the design. It was not that impressive even though it was free.

  • Gorigui Monke
    Gorigui Monke 8 months ago

    The green iPhone 5C is my favorite smartphone I ever owned, I freaking lolved that thing, used it up to 2016 and only replaced it cause it fell on asphalt without a case and shattered the screen. I loved the size, the finish and the look. Now I own an iPhone 13 mini which I also love and will probably be on a list like this soon. It's a shame people don't dig compact phones.

  • Kartik Iyer
    Kartik Iyer Year ago +14

    I had one of those Xperia Z phones, can't remember which and I have to say, still one of the best phones I have had yet in a list that includes a Galaxy S2, an iPhone 6(regretted that one) and a Pocophone F1!!!
    Don't get me wrong, the performance was pretty below par, the camera took shaky photos 2/3 times but it had some decent features like the speakers and the battery life...

    • Kartik Iyer
      Kartik Iyer 8 months ago

      Just an update:
      I got a Galaxy M52 5G and I don't think I'm ever going to be able to use any other company smartphone!!!
      Absolute beast of a phone in that price range!!!

  • Baker
    Baker 2 years ago +866

    I love how this guy doesn't clickbait, He just gets straight to the point and gives you the content you came for.
    We need more people like him.

  • Chris M.
    Chris M. Month ago

    I was a big Windows Phone fan. I also miss Nokia's splash of color in a boring sea of black slates.

  • HasukiHusky
    HasukiHusky 9 months ago +1

    “The way Sony names their smartphones is borderline criminal”
    More like the way Sony names anything. Their headphones have even more confusing names

  • A Green Koala
    A Green Koala 10 months ago

    I had one of those Sony Xperia XZ1s for a couple of years... It was by far the weirdest, most out of date-looking smart phone I've ever had. Several people who saw me using it even asked me "what the hell is that?"
    This was back when iphones and Samsungs were racing to have their screens cover more and more of the front sides of their phones - with apple famously removing their home button... Meanwhile Sony's latest flagship phone long after that time had massive empty spaces above and below the screen, and thick bezels on either side. The whole phone was also sold in pink. A weird, glittery metallic pink. And it pretty much couldn't survive a fall without being decked out in a case and screen protector... I went through so many screen protectors during my 2-ish years with that phone - screen protectors I could only buy from the Sony store itself. You couldn't even buy a case for it unless you went to specific Sony stores or searched online - and even the largest Sony stores barely sold cases. Hell, when they came out with a new model, even the huge, 2-storey Sony store in my country scrapped all but 2 of the cases for my XZ1, sold out of and didn't bother to restock for weeks their screen protectors which I so desperately needed, and pretty much ditched support. It's as if their phones were an afterthought - even the staff were caught off guard whenever I went to the store and asked about their phones instead of their speakers, headsets, cameras or TVs. Plus, only one small corner wall in the shop held phone accessories - with most of them being earphones.
    I got this XZ1 for "free" using a ton of broadband coupons and used it for a couple of years but soon enough swapped back to using an iphone. The software and cameras were nothing to write home about, and even though people spoke of its wonderful screen quality - I didn't notice it at all. It's no surprise these Xperias are ranked as fail #1, they seemed to have been bleeding Sony of money for no good reason.
    As a final note, the XZ1 featured a 3D-model maker, where you could scan your head and turn it into a 3D-printable model on your screen. But that was just that, a funny gimmick which was fun for a second but had no real use, especially if you didn't have access to a 3D printer. Hell, I did have access to a simple 3D printer and even I got bored of that after about a week.

  • Ahmad Khan
    Ahmad Khan 2 months ago +1

    Arun: you can't just release an identical-looking phone every year.
    Apple: you think I care

  • Toes Eater
    Toes Eater 2 years ago +3053

    plot twist: nokia didn't die, they switch to producing armor for the military

  • eris【they•them】
    eris【they•them】 9 months ago +1

    the failure of the windows phone honestly makes me kinda sad... the os and the hardware were so pretty and exciting, I was genuinely really excited for it. my best friend at the time actually got one as a gift from her mum, and the app issue was seriously *horrendous*. our friend group literally had to change the chatting app we used because her selection was so bad, and the lack of youtube support meant any time she wanted to watch a video with us, she just texted it to us and we would just watch it on one of ours 🤦‍♂️. it was a genuinely really cool phone, but microsoft SERIOUSLY needed to prioritise their app store... both internally by developing better relationships with companies like youtube, but also just making their os and app store more accessible to indie developers!!! like there was nothing but big tech companies in there... I swear to god if you just scrolled through my friend's phone and looked at all the apps she had downloaded, you would literally assume she was some kinda super serious corporate business man... we were literally 13 year old kpop stans and weaboos🙃

  • ImPachoBlue
    ImPachoBlue 7 months ago +1

    The Sony issue of the phones looking the same was hilarious coming from an apple enjoyer lol

  • Robert A
    Robert A Year ago +26

    Sony naming a device:
    _slams head on keyboard_

    • Edward Clark
      Edward Clark 8 months ago


    • HasukiHusky
      HasukiHusky 9 months ago +1

      So catchy, Sony!

  • JessieBanana
    JessieBanana Year ago

    I actually think the 5C is cute. I mean, we make a lot of premium materials, but then most of us put plastic and silicone cases on them. Touch ID was new at the time and plenty of people were fine without. I would say the camera being worse is the biggest issue. It should have been a larger discount, at least $150, and they should have made a better camera.

  • TheLowPredator
    TheLowPredator Year ago

    I had an Xperia play back in the day (still have it!) and I loved it. Really good for PS1 emulators and GBA emulators

  • SeriousGamer753
    SeriousGamer753 10 months ago +3

    Windows phones were actually amazing, and to this day I prefer the OS. But the lack of apps was just disgusting. It is a real shame

    • Faris Hanafiah
      Faris Hanafiah 10 months ago +2

      Same with me. I still use my Lumia 950 as my daily driver and it still never lags to this day. Definitely can't say the same about my five-year-old flagship Android smartphone though.

  • grahamlive
    grahamlive Year ago +1

    I had a Sony phone back in around 2014. I remember really enjoying that phone. No way I can remember what it was called though.

  • ??????
    ?????? Year ago

    I feel like Sony used mark 2 and mark 3 because they’re naming the phones more like cameras, such as A7 III or A7S III and the same thing apples to Canon such as 1dx mark 3 and also for the canon r series, the lower the number the better and later the camera came out so that’s probably also a little confusing for people who are looking for their first camera

  • Jish
    Jish 2 years ago +559

    “Went from a finnish company to an finished company”🤣🤣🤣 I think this is the first time I’ve audibly laughed at a smartphone video

    • hashimotoハシモト
      hashimotoハシモト 2 years ago

      that‘s only for the smartphone market right?

    • Meme ni Pepe
      Meme ni Pepe 2 years ago

      @Colonel Bond i dont like that guy who sponsored the Escobar Fold 2 Scam then blames the viewers for misinterpreting him

    • Colonel Bond
      Colonel Bond 2 years ago +2

      clearly you haven't watched Lew bully Willy du and Ryan in unbox therapy

    • Jx W
      Jx W 2 years ago +1

      @Meme ni Pepe No One:
      Zack: *It goes up and down the shaft*

    • Jish
      Jish 2 years ago +1

      Jose Garcia strangely, yes

  • Christian O. Holz
    Christian O. Holz Year ago +1

    I currently own a Xiaomi Red Mi Note 10 Pro. I got it as an emergency replacement for my Samsung Galaxy S10+. I really liked the latter, but I broke the screen on a job site.
    Now, I was very pleasantly surprised by the Xiaomi. Yes, this model doesn't have wireless charging or as good of a camera as my S10+, but the in terms of build quality and battery life, it does certainly hold its own especially given that I only paid 250 Euros for it. It also runs at 120hz refresh rate.
    One thing of course that is bothersome that it's built by a Chinese company. Companies who are by default connected to the brutal authoritarian regime in that country.
    It certainly doesn't sit well with me. You can, however, turn off some of the annoying spyware if you know where to look
    It is nice to see competition. I do own a MacPro, however, I wouldn't get an iPhone. Android at this point has matured to the point where is just as stable and sleek as iOS
    As for Sony's loony naming scheme, well, you should try looking at their line of headphones. They simply don't understand how to properly name things. I did have a SonyErricson in the mid 2000s during my college years. This was before the iPhone came out and the very idea of a smart phone was not yet a thing. I did like that phone a lot :)

  • Mad9977 Productions
    Mad9977 Productions Year ago +1

    "you'll never guess what we call the next one" gave me a laugh flash 😅

  • Paul Tasker
    Paul Tasker 8 months ago

    Sony. Lots right. I loved the way the alarm time always appeared on the lock screen. Good battery, really nice compact phones.
    But oh dear. There was always a problem with all my Xperia phones apart from the z3 compact.
    Z3+ overheated, z5 compact had weak battery, xz1 compact weak storage and no facility to move apps to SD card, latest ones weird aspect ratio makes them really tall

  • Maxene Orion
    Maxene Orion Year ago +1

    How did Nokia go from titan to tiny?
    Thank you for the question. No, it's not because iPhone destroyed them. Because Nokia lost to Android as well. Nokia could've joined the android ring, and make their custom version of it. That could've been interesting. They failed not just cos of poor choices, but in big part because you can't operate a successful business at such a scale from Finland. We have huge taxes and much of the software was made here. Our country is very hostile towards trying to deal on a global scale, so you'll have plenty of problems with contracts and financially things just don't make sense. Our government also doesn't incentivice huge corporations the way for example USA does. USA in order to try and keep the huge corporations will give them benefits and reasons to stay, rather than start operatin from elsewhere. Finland doesn't. It's as much a failure of Finnish government than it was of Nokia's leadership.

  • arokh72
    arokh72 2 years ago +241

    As someone who enjoys building my own PC, and upgrading parts over time, I love the Phoneblocks concept. Just like pre built PCs, the issue with pre built phones is there is always a feature you don't use that you're paying for, or some parts are cheapened but your still charged a premium (in Australia at least...we get stripped out versions of overseas products, at the same or higher price). Plus to upgrade parts over time, such as keep a good CPU, but upgrade the GPU. It was a good consumer focussed concept.

    • Dim T
      Dim T Year ago +2

      Yea when he said its a problem from a profit prespective I was like
      Yea mate ofc it is if what profit looks like is anti repair planet obsolescence. What profit is in this case has been warped to hell and back

    • J Barnhart
      J Barnhart Year ago +6

      "Yep, and it means your phone won't go obsolete in 5 years, and then you won't have to buy a brand new one."
      Followed by "I'm fired, aren't I..." at every single production meeting some one brought that up.

    • s d
      s d Year ago +2

      There's always fairphone, although with them it's only about repairing and not upgrading

  • Erik Vasas
    Erik Vasas Year ago

    Yeah, Sony is naming their phones a bit like I name my files on my laptop when I'm already tired, just bang my keyboard a couple of times and perfect, save it on desktop and continue the next day, shame, like couple of years back had an experia z, used it until I practically killed it.
    Also, very true, most people I know only really care about the camera, me as well, mostly. So if there would be even a totally no name company like making phones with the best camera would probably be interested.

  • 𝖔𝖎, 𝕱𝖆𝖈𝖊𝕬𝖈𝖍𝖊!

    This was funny to watch as I had a windows phone and I can confirm that it was terrible

  • DK knight
    DK knight Year ago +13

    I never saw an issue with the Sony naming, With the Sony phones I've owned in the past, after 3-4 years of owning a certain model, the new models would be out already. The only phone models I passed on were the curved backed phones. After my XZP finally burned out internally after about over 4 yrs, I finally got me the X1 ii.

  • Jeff Forder
    Jeff Forder Year ago

    I wish Sony would redo the Xperia Play. I thought it was a great idea and I enjoyed it. It was my first smartphone. Another fail was truly the storage as it was absolute shit. Think it would do better now with PS Now being a thing.

  • Neal
    Neal 2 years ago +430

    "You can't release a phone with the same design every year"
    *Apple has left the chat*

    • Sayandh Sooraj
      Sayandh Sooraj Year ago

      @Reynard rouser well well well.... iphone 12 looking at iphone 13....

    • JT
      JT 2 years ago

      @swiftrealm No the difference is Apple marketing and the cult of Apple. The design really has nothing to do with it. You could bag up a pile of shit and put an Apple symbol on it and people would buy it.

    • YourUsefulReviews
      YourUsefulReviews 2 years ago

      @Reynard rouser I like how your defending apple, when they're far worse than samsung

    • YourUsefulReviews
      YourUsefulReviews 2 years ago

      @Reynard rouser of course we must DON'T have eyes! Well I guess you dknt have a brain, because damn, your grammar.

    • YourUsefulReviews
      YourUsefulReviews 2 years ago

      @Reynard rouser buddy, there's a difference between a little difference, and no visible difference, yes, i admit, samsung has decices that look the same, but iphones design cycle changes every 3 years or so, compared to samsung, which is around 2. And even then, there is at least a small difference between every device. EVEN Linus couldn't tell the difference between the iPhone x and xs...

  • AshPlaysGames
    AshPlaysGames 2 months ago +1

    4:03 “And if they pulled a move like that in today’s smartphone market, I think it would get slaughtered.” -Arun Maini, before the iPhone 14 was announced

  • CDN
    CDN Year ago

    I keep imagining an alternate world where Sony noticed Apple and the iPod existed. They stopped flogging all these lacklustre Ericsson Walkman phones and just made a few decent and equivalent Walkmans to the iPods and didn't roll over and let Apple take the portable music throne.
    Always thought Sony has some odd naming systems which didn't roll off the tongue when I purchased one of their MP3 players back in the day as did my dad let alone the Xperia phones.

  • F40PH-2CAT
    F40PH-2CAT Month ago

    Sony makes smartphones?

  • [gloomy]
    [gloomy] Year ago

    I had a windows phone in secondary school and I really liked it but I agree, the app selection was really really bad. I think I had the phone for like half a year before I bought my friends old iPhone to replace it

  • Abhinav Shaw
    Abhinav Shaw Year ago +1185

    Elon musk got inspired by sony for naming his son

    • Edward Clark
      Edward Clark 8 months ago

      @Conner Wine Could i name my kid Macaron?

    • Dr. Jack Bright
      Dr. Jack Bright 11 months ago

      @KJIKJ_X lol

    • Yara
      Yara  Year ago +1

      What’s wrong with this reply section

    • Yara
      Yara  Year ago

      @Breawen Zatanna your basically kill your son

    • Breawen Zatanna
      Breawen Zatanna Year ago

      @David Gritt why?

  • Órion Arte
    Órion Arte Year ago

    Dude made a whole sitcom just to roast on sony's naming system. Mad respect

  • Metallic_ Mayhem
    Metallic_ Mayhem 2 months ago

    My first smartphone was a Window phone and for the most part I loved it. I like how customizable it was and the user interface. The app problem was irritating because minecraft wasnt avalible and that's all little kid me wanted

  • Ailenii Aleco
    Ailenii Aleco Year ago

    Remember having an Xperia sp despite being a good phone with a decent hardware Sony would just not update it to newer android at that time. It would have brought smoother running and new features and bug fixes, despite promising they would do it. Never bough and will never buy one again

  • Tim Bob
    Tim Bob Year ago

    Sony is so infuriating, they can make amazing things but they seem so confused about how to tackle the phone market. I am one of those people that likes the style of the newer and z series phones, they feel very well built premium products, but my god how hard would it be to release a couple more colour options!? The camera thing is madness, they actually do have good cameras, but you have to be an amateur photographer to get good photos from them. The front facing camera.... Just forget it. Their accessories in all areas are woeful and their marketing strategy is just not a marketing strategy. They have had some of the biggest innovations in smartphones, first waterproof, first 4k, first oled I think to name a few, the battery care is great and the plug in the play games while not melting your battery idea is excellent. They have maintained some of the features that I want in a phone, SD card, headphone jack, screen without holes in it, independent shutter button for cam, side fingerprint scanner... All features I love and love that they have kept all this while still pushing for new stuff.... But.... And omg it's a big but.... They are so damn stubborn about their film heritage and bla bla bla that they can't just do some of the simple things that would make people buy their phones. They tried to go more mainstream for a short while and things didn't go all that bad but now they've gone right back to super specialist style.... Why!!!?? Fine do all this niche stuff, it's great but for the love of cod just implement some of the basics a bit better and learn how to sell your damn phones!!!!!!!!!
    I am actually writing this on a Sony Xperia 1ii and have to say I love this phone, but quite obviously realise the downsides just as most people do.
    Right, now I've cooled off... Don't get me wrong, I'd recommend Sony phones to a lot of people, they really are good phones, I love mine, but most people are just totally unaware of them or think that they totally suck because everyone constantly has to talk about the same issues with Sony because they keep making silly choices.
    They seem to have so much tech know-how but seemingly get obsessed with one area and overlook others that the more general consumer would benefit from. Rather than focussing so much on trying to replicate cinema film standard viewing on a phone which is a very novel idea, as anyone in that business will have devices already for that and most people who watch films on phones aren't going to tell the difference from something that looks good to something Sony deems to look really good.
    Can ya tell I'm frustrated and really want to like Sony still!?
    If you're looking for a phone that does most things as well as any other, does a few things others just don't offer (3.5mm jack, manual cam stuff, SD) and feels really nice, a bit more classy sort of feel, but are willing to put up with a couple of qwerks, then buy one as they are actually decent.
    Wish they'd released the white one in the UK tho, that would have been nice of them. Pffffff

  • Naresh Karthigeyan
    Naresh Karthigeyan 2 years ago +175

    i love how arun is stepping up the game in humour!

    • S
      S 2 years ago +1

      @[ Josh ] well he tried

    • [ Josh ]
      [ Josh ] 2 years ago

      @Ammar Yasser i didn't laugh either but i still found it funny

    • Ammar Yasser
      Ammar Yasser 2 years ago

      i find it lame and stupid i never laughed

    • Liam Homestead
      Liam Homestead 2 years ago

      @Supreme_Xo no

    • Supreme_Xo
      Supreme_Xo 2 years ago


  • Vakeesh Rupan
    Vakeesh Rupan Year ago

    I had used a windows phone for years, and I did not realize how much I had missed out on until I got an actual Android X)

  • Fedora - old account
    Fedora - old account 11 months ago

    When he mentioned the price of the iPhone 11s that reminded me how I was able to get a used iPhone X for only $100. It used to be someone's work phone but it's in perfect quality.

  • Аризона
    Аризона 11 months ago

    Windows mobile had been around for a very long time before iOS and android in the form of pocket pcs. I had my first pocket pc some time in early 2000, hp iPAQ or something and then another made by toshiba. They had a stylus and it was like having a mini version of windows 98 in your pocket. The problem is that it stayed like windows 98 until after 2011 or so when they came up with an updated version of windows phone. HTC did microsoft a favor by covering the outdated windows mobile with their own skin, htc sense. After the pocket pc I had the htc ppc 6700 and the ppc 6800, and touch pro 1, touch pro 2. Then the HTC EVO 4G. But I did have a chance to own a nokia phone with windows mobile around 2013 and I loved it, I just wished that microsoft had developed a new version of windows mobile at least around 2008. First thing I notice was that there was no youtube, no google nothing... I kept it as a second phone next to a samsung note 3. But microsoft with all their money they just didn't have the vision of the future like steve jobs and google. I've owned a few iphones here and there starting with the iphone 4s, iphone 7 plus, and others, but I'm a samsung/ android fan. Why? because I can download files straight from the web, save it wherever I want, I can install third party apps, I can swap sd cards when one gets full. I'm not impressed with the communist way that apple operates, it's their way or the hightway, and for me it's the highway, meaning samsung, lg, htc, etc. I have a laptop with windows 11 and I think it's the best OS microsoft has done, but they just didn't see that mobile was the future. Currently NOTE 10 Plus as main driver, and LG V60 as music/video powerhouse, dual screens, all music in hi fi quality, no mp3s no aacs, headphone jack..

  • Marchelle Hughes
    Marchelle Hughes Year ago

    Yes, I thought Sony had a company employed schizophrenic naming their phones…buuuuut, after seeing the names of some of their other devices namely headphones, I am thoroughly sure they have a schizophrenic employee naming their products. Pure madness

  • Boliña de Gorfe
    Boliña de Gorfe Year ago +654

    the phonebloks thing could be a actually cool idea, like you buy a "starter kit" with the base specs for cheap, and overtime upgrade it. that would also mean that you wouldn't have to buy a new phone ever, just put more storage and a better processor, and you'd be able to tweak it to your perfection
    sure it'll be a chonkster, but a powerfull chonkster

    • Nicholas Gonzalez
      Nicholas Gonzalez 2 days ago

      @Yaxye Have you ever heard of the PC building community

    • GameAndMusicNerd
      GameAndMusicNerd 2 months ago

      Phone of Theseus

    • MrMcNobody
      MrMcNobody 2 months ago

      Look up fair phone

    • jaden the weirdo
      jaden the weirdo 3 months ago


    • Fawkewe
      Fawkewe 3 months ago

      Desktop pcs are already like this so its not a unproven market.

  • Hideyasu Yūki
    Hideyasu Yūki Year ago

    I remember having a windows phone in 2013. I hated it with a passion lol

  • Badpvppaladin
    Badpvppaladin Year ago

    i remember my old xperia s, it took amazing photos, and when i upgraded to a samsung a few years later, the quality of the camera was quite dissapointing

  • MyPyjamasAreRageQuitting

    "You could probably drop one of these and break the floor instead"
    Practically Sums up Nokia in 12 words.

  • Knowledge 64
    Knowledge 64 Year ago +1

    I've watched your videos so much last year and this year too that some of your videos became a bit nostalgic for me. Such amazing videos!

  • G M P
    G M P 2 years ago +1290

    Nokia: "From a Finnish company to a finished company" 😂😂

    • Arthritis
      Arthritis 2 years ago +1

      @Something 2B4 Nokia isn't really dead. But in the smartphone market, Nokia has really low market share and people kinda forgot about Nokia.

    • Polyphony
      Polyphony 2 years ago

      @G M P lol

    • tfolz
      tfolz 2 years ago +1

      But i still like nokia

    • LifeIsShørt
      LifeIsShørt 2 years ago

      G M P Nah Xbox is still gonna be a thing. Same with windows

    • Meryu07
      Meryu07 2 years ago

      *sad Nokia 3310 noises*

  • Maximillian
    Maximillian Year ago +1

    It really seems like all the smartphone fails in mid-late 2000s have something to do with apple releasing the iphone. Apple really did something revolutionary

  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter Year ago

    At one point Nokia tried to get into the smart phone game after Iphone already dominated. That was by far my favorite smart phone but it was too late for them I think. No one bought it except for me.....LOL

  • Faris Hanafiah
    Faris Hanafiah Year ago

    The fact that you even made a Friends skit just to mock Sony's naming scheme standardization really shows your incredibility as a tech reviewer. I definitely wouldn't be surprised if Sony put you on their block list.

  • String Bean
    String Bean Year ago

    He's right the naming for the Xperia phones is god awful, but the phones themselves are pretty damn great, fantastic camera especially when using the exclusive pro apps, very customizable gaming settings, and the audio coming out of these phones is amazing with that decompression setting and dual front facing speakers, not to mention they still have that headphone jack. Sony's whole marketing and PR team needs to get their shit together tho, cuz these phones feel like a gem that's constantly being buried in dog diarrhea with these fucking names.

  • L P
    L P 2 years ago +228

    When Sony doesn't send you phones so you make a video series of fails and declare Sony as the winner. Well played Arun 😂

    • Nonoy Aquino
      Nonoy Aquino 2 years ago

      @Jack M I still use my sony xperia z3 up to now. It is built to last but I guess it feels outdated. I think the new Sony 1 ii is the upgrade I'm waiting for I hope my wallet agrees with me tho haha.

    • Andrew Challita
      Andrew Challita 2 years ago

      @bjurra wait wot

    • bjurra
      bjurra 2 years ago +2

      @Jack M I bought ut and own it for a week. I ended up shipping it back.

    • Ktown
      Ktown 2 years ago +4

      @Jack M yep, because these "influencers" just read off the specsheet

    • Vicente Geonix
      Vicente Geonix 2 years ago +9

      @Jack M of course you are gonna say good things about it, you pay for it, you want to feel like you made a good investment

  • Kieran White
    Kieran White Year ago

    I had an Xperia Play, could definitely work if they tried it again. Sick idea, bad execution

  • Kizzabell
    Kizzabell Year ago

    I really wanted a Sony phone a few years ago because I actually like how they look. But I ended up being safe and going with Samsung S9.

  • AdorbsxCelena #ChangeTheDate#RoadTo1.5k

    Apple making the 5C: This is fine
    Arun: I hope they never do this again
    iPhone SE: Am I a joke to you?

  • ThePirateParrot
    ThePirateParrot Year ago

    Honestly if someone made a phone where I Could replace the screen, back, and the battery with screws instead of glue and a bit of extra thickness for heatsink, battery capacity and to eliminate the camera bump. But delivered top tier performance otherwise I would upgrade to it in a heart beat