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Top 10 Best Sony Cell Phones 2018

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These 10 mobile phones top our current best Sony phones lineup as of September 2018. Our #1 choice is the Sony Xperia XZ Premium while our second choice is the Xperia XZs. 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:
Great
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Sony Xperia XZ Premium
19
MP
Main camera
2.45
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

Because of this 's overall rank of 88%, we believe that the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is currently Phonerated's best Sony phone 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 245 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."

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:
(88%) (245 reviews over 4 sources)   



Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
Sony Xperia XZs
19
MP
Main camera
2.15
Ghz
max CPU
5.2
in
Display

Because of 4.5 stars derived from 97 reviews, we rank this Sony model second best Sony phone. * By the way, this list is based on a full aggregation of hundreds of reviews from multiple sources.

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:
(87%) (97 reviews over 2 sources)   


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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
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:
(85%) (162 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
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:
(85%) (143 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
23
MP
Main camera
2.2
Ghz
max CPU
6
in
Display

Introduced during CES 2018, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a photography-first 6-inch phablet whose key specs consist of a dual front camera (16- plus 8-megapixel cams), a 23-megapixel main cam that captures 4K-2160p videos, and 4GB of RAM.

Average rating:
(83%) (154 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Sony Xperia XA2
23
MP
Main camera
2.2
Ghz
max CPU
5.2
in
Display

The Sony Xperia XA2 is an eight-core smartphone that leans heavily towards imaging and multimedia, with specs like a 23-megapixel UHD-video-recording rear camera, an 8-megapixel 120-degree-angle selfie cam, and a 3GB RAM at the ready.

Average rating:
(83%) (163 reviews over 6 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
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:
(82%) (379 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
Sony Xperia XZ2
19
MP
Main camera
2.8
Ghz
max CPU
5.7
in
Display

Showcased during the MWC 2018, the Sony Xperia XZ2 is a phablet packing a high-class punch, with specs like a 5.7-inch HDR 18:9 display, a 19-megapixel camera capable of recording 4K-2160p HDR videos, and an eight-core engine clocked at 2.8GHz in its offering.

Average rating:
(81%) (45 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
High
Sony Xperia L2
13
MP
Main camera
1.5
Ghz
max CPU
5.5
in
Display

The Sony Xperia L2 aims for middle-class smartphone shoppers with specs like an adaptive-charging-enabled 3300mAh battery, an 8-megapixel selfie cam with a wide 120-degree angle, and 3GB of RAM in its feature set.

Average rating:
(79%) (103 reviews over 6 sources)   
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
23
MP
Main camera
2.3
Ghz
max CPU
6
in
Display

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:
(78%) (361 reviews over 5 sources)   



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