Sony has long been one of the biggest names on the technology market, so when it turned its attentions to phones in the early noughties it was safe to say a lot of people got excited. So now, over a decade since it started working on mobiles, what are the best Sony smartphones you can buy?
1. Sony Xperia Z3
Sony’s latest flagship offering, the Xperia Z3 is arguably the best model built by the Japanese manufacturer to date. Mixing a smooth design with a tremendously powerful spec list, the Xperia Z3 isn’t cheap, but packs a real punch.
Hosting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, up to 32GB storage and a Snapdragon 801 chipset, the Xperia Z3 is one of the market leaders in terms of sheer power. This is backed up by the inclusion of 3GB RAM and a quad-core 2.5GHz processor, as well as a whopping 3,100mAh battery.
A 20.7 megapixel camera handles all of your photography needs, whilst the latest version of Android is coated with the Sony user interface giving the handset a unique feel. If you’re after the most powerful Sony smartphone money can buy, the Z3 is as good as you can get!
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2. Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony’s largest device to date, the Xperia Z Ultra sizes up with a 6.4-inch 1080p display. The larger than life phablet isn’t just a big screen either, boasting a quad-core 2.2GHz processor as well as 2GB RAM, making it one of the most powerful phones on the market.
It you’re worried about its size then you’ll be happy to hear that although its big in stature, that its waistline is incredibly thin. Being only 6.5mm thick, it’s thinner than any other Sony phone and looks astonishingly sleek.
Supported with an 8 megapixel camera lens and 16GB expandable storage, this phablet is an all-round masterpiece. If you’re after a large screened phone, then you should definitely consider Xperia Z Ultra.
3. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
From one of the largest to one of the smallest phones on the Sony mobile phone line-up, the Xperia Z3 Compact shouldn’t be looked down upon because of its smaller stature. Squeezing flagship specs into its modestly sized chassis, the Z3 Compact is one of the best smartphones ever made by Sony.
Behind its 4.6-inch HD display, Sony has stuck in a Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2GB RAM and a quad-core 2.5GHz processor. What makes the handset even more impressive is the inclusion of a 20.7 megapixel camera- identical to that on the full sized Z3, giving phenomenal picture quality.
The Z3 Compact looks the part as well, with its glass panel design brightened up with a selection of new and unique colours including vivid green and red models. If you’re looking to downsize your screen without downsizing your specs, the Z3 Compact could be the perfect match for you.
4. Sony Xperia T3
A more wallet friendly Sony smartphone compared to the aforementioned duo, the Xperia T3 mixes specs and design superbly. Sporting a 7mm aluminium build, the Xperia T3 looks brilliant and performs terrifically under the hood despite having less powerful kit compared to the likes of the Xperia Z3 Compact.
Its 5.3-inch HD display puts many other similarly priced handsets to shame, and with 8GB expandable storage and a quad-core processor keeping things going under the hood, you’ll struggle to find a better phone for its price. Plus, with tonnes of features also making the cut, the T3 is an incredibly practical piece of kit as well.
So, if you’re looking to save some cash but still want a great looking handset, look no further than the Sony Xperia T3.
5. Sony Xperia E3
Sony has really tried to shake up the budget end of the market with its latest Xperia E3. Looking more like a flagship phone than an affordable handset, the E3 wins 10 out of 10 when it comes to design.
Compared to its predecessor, the Xperia E1, the E3 has grown in more ways than one. Not only has its display size been given a boost from 4-inches to 4.5-inches, but the handset has also benefited from a surge in power too, doubling its processor from a dual-core to a quad-core CPU.
The handset doesn’t disappoint on the camera front either, offering a 5 megapixel rear facing lens and a front camera for all you selfie snappers. And the best thing about the Sony Xperia E3? It’s price tag at just £99 SIM free.
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So there you have it: just 5 of the best Sony mobiles on the market today.