Top 10 Best Sony Camera Phones 2018

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

Also check out our interview with a camera expert about how to choose a great camera phone.

* To compare some of these phones, just select the compare box under the picture and click compare at the bottom of the list.

#1. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Photo of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
Average Rating:
88%


Description:

This 2017 powerhouse smartphone from Sony attempts to be a trailblazer by introducing a 4K HDR screen to the flagship market, accompanied by other premium specs like a 19-megapixel Motion Eye rear camera (which records videos up to 960fps), a Snapdragon 835 CPU, and ultra-classy aesthetics courtesy of an all-around Gorilla Glass 5 design.

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#2. The Sony Xperia XA1

Photo of the Sony Xperia XA1.
Average Rating:
96%


Description:

Improving on 2016's XA smartphone, the XA1 remains to be a mid-ranger with camera and performance-focused specs, such as a 23-megapixel rear cam, an 8-megapixel front cam, and an octa-core 2.3GHz processor -- although its 720p display and 2300mAh battery evidently didn't receive as much love from Sony.

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#3. The Sony Xperia X Compact

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Average Rating:
84%


Description:

This high-end 4.6-inch Sony smartphone tilts heavily towards multimedia with its 23-megapixel rear-facing camera (triple image sensing technology), six-core CPU with 3GB of RAM, and up-to-256GB top-up support for its 32GB on-board memory. Revealed during the IFA 2016, the Xperia X Compact squeezes a high-end bundle of specs inside its compact -- considering that most flagship Androids have at least 5-inch screens -- 4.6-inch HD TRILUMINOS display...

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#4. The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

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Average Rating:
81%


Description:

The XZ1 Compact smartphone manages to keep the XZ1's flagship-class specs, including its 19-megapixel rear cam (with a 960fps slow-motion video feature) and 3D Creator app, despite dropping to a 4.6-inch 720p display.

Key features:

  • 19-megapixel (Motion Eye cam) camera
  • 2.45GHz (max clock speed according to Qualcomm) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU
  • 4.6-inch TRILUMINOS display
  • Special features: PS4 Remote Play, Virtual Phones Technology

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#5. The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

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Average Rating:
79%


Description:

The XA1 Ultra places a lot of emphasis on its 16-megapixel and 23-megapixel front and back cameras, respectively, with which it aims to dominate the mid-range phone market (with the help of other specs like its 6-inch edge-to-edge 1080p display and up-to-2.3GHz Helio P20 CPU).

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#6. The Sony Xperia XZ1

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Average Rating:
78%


Description:

Sony's 5.2-inch Xperia XZ1 smartphone lands in ultra-high-end multimedia territory, with specs like a 19-megapixel camera with a 960fps slo-mo capture option, an eight-core engine running at 2.45GHz, and 3D Creator in its offering.

Key features:

  • 19-megapixel (Motion Eye cam) camera
  • 2.45GHz (max clock speed according to Qualcomm) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU
  • 5.2-inch HDR TRILUMINOS display
  • Special features: PS4 Remote Play, Virtual Phones Technology

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#7. The Sony Xperia X Performance

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Average Rating:
80%


Description:

This high-end Sony smartphone puts a 23-megapixel hybrid AF camera, a 13-megapixel selfie cam, and PS4 Remote Play on the shoulders of a Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB of RAM. 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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#8. The Sony Xperia XZ

Photo of the Sony Xperia XZ.
Average Rating:
77%


Description:

One of Sony's chief Xperia smartphones, the 5.2-inch, splash-proof (IP68/65) Xperia XZ boasts a high-resolution pair of 23- and 13-megapixel cameras, a 2.2GHz quad-core engine, and fingerprint recognition. Sony's Xperia XZ builds an almost fully-premium specs list around its top-notch 23-megapixel 4K-video-capable camera with triple image sensing and quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 CPU (3GB RAM), consequently listing itself among the highest-specked smartphones as of its release...

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#9. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

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Average Rating:
79%


Description:

The Xperia Z5's Premium variant boasts a more-advanced display (5.5-inch Ultra HD), but features a similar hybrid AF 23-megapixel camera and split-eight-core 64-bit CPU. 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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#10. The Sony Xperia X

Photo of the Sony Xperia X.
Average Rating:
77%


Description:

This MWC 2016 smartphone delivers Sony's PS4 Remote Play alongside a pair of 23- and 13-megapixel cameras and a 3GB RAM. 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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