top The 10 Best Sony Phones April 2017

Top 10 Best Sony Cell Phones 2017

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10 phones are featured in our latest best Sony mobile phones as of April 2017 lineup, which starts with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium. Other best Sony models include the Xperia X and their Sony Xperia XA.

Sony stands as a mobile brand that focuses particularly on camera and music phones.

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#1. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
Average Rating:
90%


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

Photo 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 XA

A picture of the Sony Xperia XA.
Average Rating:
76%


Description:

Compared to its Xperia X and Xperia X Performance series-mates, the Sony Xperia XA takes a more-mid-tier route, fronting its 13-megapixel hybrid-autofocus main camera and eight-core 64-bit processor (2GB RAM) with a 5-inch HD screen with the Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 on board...

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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 Z5

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5.
Average Rating:
67.5%


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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#7. The Sony Xperia M5

Sony Xperia M5 picture.
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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#8. 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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#9. 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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#10. The Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z picture.
Average Rating:
88.6%


Description:

Quad-core Android smartphone boasting a 5-inch touchscreen, a 13-megapixel camera, and an HDR video recorder.

Key features:

  • 13.1-megapixel camera
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core CPU
  • 5.0-inch Mobile BRAVIA, Reality Display, TFT display
  • Special features: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, NFC, Proximity Sensor, Wi-Fi Direct

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