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Top 6 Best Sony Camera Phones January 2021

* Also exists for all brands.

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.

Also check out our interview with a camera expert about how to choose a great camera phone.

Best Model 2021
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Good
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

23
MP
Main camera
2.3
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

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)   



Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
23
MP
Main camera
2.3
Ghz
max CPU
6
in
Display

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)   


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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

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:
(82%) (1902 reviews over 9 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
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:
(84%) (1506 reviews over 8 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
23
MP
Main camera
2.3+1.6
Ghz
max CPU
5
in
Display

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)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
21.5
MP
Main camera
2
Ghz
max CPU
6
in
Display

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.

Average rating:
(79%) (1433 reviews over 5 sources)   



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