top Top 10 Best Sony Camera Phones January 2017

Best Sony Camera phones As Of January 2017

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We base our best Sony camera phone list on two criteria: How good are their camera specs and how high they scored in various web-wide reviews.

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#1. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
Average Rating:
86.7%


Description:

Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact takes some hits to its display (4.6-inch HD) and RAM (2GB), but it similarly gives you access to a 23-megapixel pulsed LED flash camera with hybrid autofocus, a Snapdragon 810 processing chip (64-bit octa-core), and LTE Cat 6 networks -- up to 300Mbps download speeds...

What We Like:

  • For most cases, having a fingerprint scanner, especially one planted into the power key, signals a premium seat right away
  • Its 4K-capable 23-megapixel camera with hybrid autofocus is one of Sony's most capable ones to date
  • Its octa-core 64-bit CPU (2Ghz + 1.5GHz) levels with what 2015 flagship Androids from other brands offer

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#2. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

A picture of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
Average Rating:
79.5%


Description:

Sony puts their Xperia Z5 at a premium (as if it was not already) with the 5.5-inch Z5 Premium, which is one of the world's first 4K Ultra HD smartphones, boasting a 3840 x 2160 resolution on a whopping 806ppi...

What We Like:

  • Being the world's first Ultra HD smartphone is certainly something to boast, especially when it comes with 806ppi
  • It brings back the PS4 Remote Play, which only comes from Sony flagships
  • The 23-megapixel 4K-enabled hybrid AF camera sitting on its back side is one of Sony's most advanced yet
  • The fingerprint scanner right under its power key makes sure that only your fingers can unlock the device

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#3. The Sony Xperia X

Photo of the Sony Xperia X.
Average Rating:
78%


Description:

One of several Xperia X models unveiled by Sony during the MWC 2016, the 5-inch Curved TRILUMINOS Xperia X banks on a 23-megapixel rear camera with a pulse LED flash and predictive hybrid autofocus, a 13-megapixel selfie shooter with a low-light sensor, and Sony's trademark PS4 Remote Play application...

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#4. The Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5 picture.
Average Rating:
75%


Description:

Continuing Sony's front-line Xperia Z series is this the 5.5-inch (Full HD) TRILUMINOS Z5, upgrading its ancestor's rear camera from 20 to 23 megapixels, with ultra-high-end features like hybrid autofocus (contrast + phase detection) and a 4K (2160p) maximum video capture resolution...

What We Like:

  • Dust- and waterproofing are always greatly welcome for sophisticated phones like the Z5
  • Its 23-megapixel hybrid-AF camera is among the highest-specked in the 2015 market
  • The PS4 Remote Play feature is one of Sony's signature smartphones technologies
  • The eight-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 CPU is quite popular among ultra-high-end smartphones

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#5. The Sony Xperia X Performance

A picture of the Sony Xperia X Performance.
Average Rating:
80%


Description:

Sony's line of multimedia-inclined smartphones expands with the Xperia X Performance, which supports a 23-megapixel pulse-LED-flash predictive hybrid AF camera and PS4 Remote Play with the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 2.1GHz + 1.6GHz CPU (3GB RAM)...

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#6. The Sony Xperia M5

Photo of the Sony Xperia M5.
Average Rating:
80%


Description:

Sony crams a bunch of premium-tier specs into the 2015 Xperia M5's 5-inch BRAVIA Engine 2 screen and 7.6mm waterproof body...

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#7. The Sony Z2a

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z2a.
Average Rating:
92%


Description:

As far as smartphones go, the Xperia Z2a's 20.7-megapixel snapper has one of the highest resolutions out there...

What We Like:

  • The 4K video recording, which was seen on only a few other models upon its release
  • The gaming-oriented perks such as 3D graphics and that PlayStation certification

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#8. The Sony Xperia Z3

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z3.
Average Rating:
83.5%


Description:

The Xperia Z3 is the third installment in Sony's Z-series, crafted with an IP65/68-certified (waterproof and dust-tight) 7.3-inch casing...

What We Like:

  • Its 4K video-recording puts makes it a close alternative for other premium-end models
  • The PS4 controller support is a fresh addition to Sony's multimedia arsenal

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#9. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

A picture of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.
Average Rating:
82.4%


Description:

Along with the Z3 flagship model, Sony also unveiled its Compact version during the IFA 2014...

What We Like:

  • Being one of the first smartphones to support PS4 Remote Play adds a bit of punch to it
  • Retaining a 20.7-megapixel rear camera resolution on a mini version sounds quite appreciable

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#10. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Average Rating:
90.3%


Description:

Sony manages to fit several of its high-end features - a 20.7-megapixel camera with the Exmor RS image sensor that is designed to produce sharp images even in low-light conditions, an HD display with the Triluminos and X-Reality technologies that promise to deliver crisp pictures, and a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor - into a 4.3-inch waterproof and dust-resistant Android smartphone...

What We Like:

  • The 20.7-megapixel camera with the Exmor RS image sensor paints an appealing picture
  • The 4.3-inch HD display with the Triluminos and X-Reality technologies
  • The promise of water and dust resistance makes us want to take it for a swim

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