Top 10 Best Sony Cell Phones 2017

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10 models are in our best Sony mobile phones as of June 2017 list, starting with the Sony Xperia X Compact and the Xperia XZ. Other best Sony models include the Xperia E5 and their Sony Xperia XA Ultra.

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

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#1. The Sony Xperia X Compact

Sony Xperia X Compact picture.
Average Rating:
86%


Description:

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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#2. The Sony Xperia XZ

Photo of the Sony Xperia XZ.
Average Rating:
84%


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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#3. The Sony Xperia E5

A picture of the Sony Xperia E5.
Average Rating:
100%


Description:

The fifth iteration of Sony's Xperia E family ties together a pair of 13- and 5-megapixel cameras, a 16GB expandable (by up to 200GB) memory, and NFC (Near Field Communication), for mobile transactions...

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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:
83%


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 Z5 Compact

Photo of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
Average Rating:
79%


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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#7. The Sony Xperia XA

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


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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#8. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

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


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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#9. The Sony Xperia X

Sony Xperia X picture.
Average Rating:
83%


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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#10. The Sony Xperia X Performance

A picture of the Sony Xperia X Performance.
Average Rating:
87%


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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