Top 10 Best Sony Cell Phones 2018

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These 10 mobile phones top our current best Sony phones list as of April 2018. Our #1 choice is the Sony Xperia XA1 while our second choice is the XZ Premium. The list also includes the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia XZ1.

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

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Best Model 2018*
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Sony Xperia XA1
23
MP
Main camera
2.3+1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5
in
Display

Considering this phone's average ranking of 92%, we are confident that the Sony Xperia XA1 is, as of now, the best Sony phone 2018. Furthermore, we think that our 43 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level that justifies making it a "no-brainer best choice."

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.

Average rating:
(92%) (43 reviews over 4 sources)   



Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
19
MP
Main camera
2.45
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

With its star rating of 4.5 over 274 reviews, here is the second best Sony phone. * This list, by the way, is based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of reviews from across the web.

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.

Average rating:
(86%) (274 reviews over 6 sources)   


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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
19
MP
Main camera
2.45
Ghz
max CPU
4.6
in
Display

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.

Average rating:
(84%) (100 reviews over 5 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
Sony Xperia XZ1
19
MP
Main camera
2.45
Ghz
max CPU
5.2
in
Display

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.

Average rating:
(84%) (115 reviews over 5 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

Sony Xperia X Compact
23
MP
Main camera
1.8+1.4
Ghz
max CPU
4.6
in
Display

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.

Average rating:
(85%) (372 reviews over 5 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Sony Xperia XZs
19
MP
Main camera
2.15
Ghz
max CPU
5.2
in
Display

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

Average rating:
(81%) (125 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Sony Xperia L1
13
MP
Main camera
1.45
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

The Sony Xperia L1 suffers issues relating to its 5.5-inch 720p display (that lacks sharpness at 267DPI) and relatively-bulky exterior (weight and thickness-wise), which it hopes to make up for through the 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie sensor that it sports.

Average rating:
(79%) (157 reviews over 5 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
Sony Xperia X Performance
23
MP
Main camera
2.1+1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5
in
Display

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.

Average rating:
(80%) (98 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Sony Xperia XA1 Plus
23
MP
Main camera
2.3
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

This Plus variant of Sony's XA1 phone brings back its mother model's 23-megapixel camera and 2.3GHz (max clock speed) octa-core engine, but adds a couple more high-end specs, which include a 3430mAh battery and a 4GB RAM.

Average rating:
(76%) (203 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Sony Xperia XZ
23
MP
Main camera
2.2
Ghz
max CPU
5.2
in
Display

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.

Average rating:
(77%) (352 reviews over 3 sources)   



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