Top 10 Best Sony Camera Phones 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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* 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 XZ1 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact picture.
Average Rating:
94%


Description:

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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#2. The Sony Xperia XZ

Photo of the Sony Xperia XZ.
Average Rating:
83%


Description:

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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#4. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra

A picture of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra.
Average Rating:
80%


Description:

Sounding like a major upgrade over the basic Xperia XA specs-wise, the 2016 Xperia XA Ultra boasts a 21.5-megapixel hybrid-autofocus camera and a promising 16-megapixel flash-equipped selfie cam...

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#5. The Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5 picture.
Average Rating:
82%


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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#6. The Sony Xperia X

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


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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#7. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
Average Rating:
77%


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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#10. The Sony Xperia Z3+

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z3 Plus.
Average Rating:
72%


Description:

Sony continues their premium Xperia-Z releases with the Z3+, a 5.2-inch Lollipop-run Android with a few tweaks over the original Z3...

What We Like:

  • Its octa-core 64-bit processor potentially runs cooler compared to the Z3's quad-core engine
  • The 20.7-megapixel camera on its back is one of the most capable sensors available as of its release
  • Water- and dust-proofing is always nice to find on a premium smartphone

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