Sony is considered to be the largest Japanese manufacturer of electronic and household appliances. The company was founded in 1946 and began by creating simple radios and household appliances. Now, the Japanese company produces TVs, game consoles, and of course, smartphones.
Sony Mobile phones do not enjoy particularly high demand. But there is no denying that the Japanese smartphones are impressive in their looks and there are not many Android smartphones able to compete with Sony's devices on appearance. It is therefore disappointing that Sony smartphones generally lag behind other devices significantly as far as functionality is concerned.
The buyer’s choice all too often therefore is whether they need high speed or beautiful Sony appearance? Most often, Sony smartphones are chosen by people who already have other products from this manufacturer. Such devices perfectly complement a digital camera or game console, the Japanese company having created strong inter-product links. The buyer of a Sony smartphone will find useful apps that communicate with their console or camera.
In the 2000s the Japanese mobile phones produced in collaboration with the Ericsson of Sweden. In 2012, Sony bought the Swedes share in the joint venture, since which time all smartphones have been produced under the brand name Sony Xperia.