Top 10 Best Sony Cell Phones 2018/2017

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These 10 mobile phones top our current best Sony phones lineup for January 2018. Our #1 choice is the Sony Xperia XZ while our second choice is the Xperia X. The list also includes the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia XA Ultra.

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#1. The Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZ picture.
Average Rating:
85%


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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#2. The Sony Xperia X

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


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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#3. The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact picture.
Average Rating:
77%


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 processor
  • 4.6-inch TRILUMINOS display
  • Special features: PS4 Remote Play, Virtual Phones Technology

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#4. The Sony Xperia XA Ultra

A picture of the Sony Xperia XA Ultra.
Average Rating:
79%


Description:

This 6-inch Full HD phablet banks on a pair of 21.5- and 16-megapixel cameras and is powered by an octa-core 64-bit CPU running at 2GHz. 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 XZ Premium

A picture of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
Average Rating:
80%


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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#6. The Sony Xperia Z5

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5.
Average Rating:
78%


Description:

Sony welcomes its fifth ultra-high-end Xperia Z model with the Z5's 23-megapixel hybrid autofocus camera, split-octa-core processor, and PS4 gaming support. 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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#7. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact picture.
Average Rating:
77%


Description:

Despite donning a smaller display at 4.6 inches, the Xperia Z5 Compact remains in flagship territory with its 64-bit eight-core processor, 23-megapixel 4K camera, and fingerprint-based security. 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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#8. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
Average Rating:
76%


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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#9. The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra

A picture of the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra.
Average Rating:
70%


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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#10. The Sony Xperia XZs

Sony Xperia XZs picture.
Average Rating:
72%


Description:

The XZs smartphone hopes to make a mark in the upper-mid-tier market by giving emphasis to specs such as its 960fps Super slow motion video-recording capability, 19-megapixel Motion Eye main sensor, 13-megapixel selfie shooter, and Full HD TRILUMINOS display

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