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For our best Sony camera phone list, we rely on two sets of metrics: What are their camera features and how high did they rank in various reviews gathered around the web.
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Despite a lower review sample, taking into account its compound ranking of 82%, we conclude that the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus is, as of now, Phonerated's best Sony phone 2021. Phonerated also concludes that our sample of 501 reviews across multiple sources gives us a safe-enough confidence level that justifies calling it the most interesting choice as of now.
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: (82%) (501 reviews over 5 sources)|
With its 4 stars averaged from 2120 reviews, here is second best Sony phone. * Our list is based on a full analysis of hundreds of reviews from across the web.
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).
|Average rating: (80%) (2120 reviews over 5 sources)|
Question #1: Should it be a smartphone or not?
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: (82%) (1902 reviews over 9 sources)|
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: (84%) (1506 reviews over 8 sources)|
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: (75%) (1378 reviews over 7 sources)|
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