Sony’s Top Smartphones, Reviewed

When choosing a smartphone, many factors go into the decision. A lot of them depend on how you most often use your mobile phone. For example, if you’re always uploading to Instagram, maybe the camera quality is the most important to you. If you are constantly downloading to your phone or if you use a lot of apps, maybe storage space is the deciding feature.

Today, we’ll explore the five best smartphones from Sony on the market today. We’ll look at features such as the camera quality, the display, and the audio quality for some of their best attributes in those categories.

Sony Xperia XZ2

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The Sony Xperia XZ2 has one of the best cameras on the market today. The picture quality of the screen is so lifelike, it’s as if you’re viewing it in person. Recording playback is seamless, capturing every detail. If you like to take pictures of stunning sunsets or shady forested areas, this camera also captures breathtaking low-light photos.


This display is built for the 21st century, where people stream Netflix on their lunch breaks at work. With most smartphones, the picture quality is vastly deteriorated from the resolution you enjoy at home. But Xperia XZ2 is equipped with HDR capabilities, which bring you closer to that same home viewing experience.


Front-facing speakers! Even if you don’t have earbuds, you won’t have to struggle to hear audio. Sharing a funny video you found online will be easy, even without captions…and you certainly won’t have to lend an earbud to your friend to share the experience.

The high resolution audio feature also delivers music at near studio quality, eliminating noise and bringing the music to the forefront of the experience.


No headphone jack. However, it is bluetooth compatible, so at least it isn’t entirely impossible to listen to audio in private.

Sony Xperia XZ1

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With this camera, you can take the sharpest pictures even when the subject of the photo is in motion, thanks to its advanced autofocus. It eliminates blur entirely. This is perfect for those who like to take photos of their kids at sports events or stills of moving landscapes, such as the ocean.


The Sony Xperia XZ1 uses more of the color spectrum than other mobile phones, so your images and video will look more lifelike. Other phones settle for the closest color, altering the image in ways that isn’t true to reality.


This model uses digital noise cancelling, making all of your favorite songs sound clearer. Unlike some Sony models, this one includes a headphone jack! It’s always nice to have a headphone jack, just in case your bluetooth earpiece needs to recharge.


The battery life is relatively short. To be fair, though, the battery life is much longer than average.

Sony Xperia XA2


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The front-facing camera is designed with selfies in mind. The camera captures everything in a 120 degree area, eliminating the need for a selfie stick. The hand shutter feature also detects the palm of your hand. No more trying to keep up a “natural” pose while struggling to reach the shutter button!


The display of this model is borderless, so you have more room to see pictures, video, and web content. In addition to giving it a sleeker look, it can also help prevent eye strain.


Its Clear Bass technology gives your music a cleaner sound quality. Lower notes are brought to life, almost as if you were listening to the notes played live.


Low storage of only 3GB, but it can be expanded to 256GB.

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra


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This model has two front-facing cameras. The first is excellent for immortalizing moments with your friends (without a selfie stick!) and the other is excellent for capturing those Hawaiian sunsets during your honeymoon. The outward-facing camera is 23MP, so you can capture whatever breathtaking sights you encounter and preserve them in life-like detail.


The XA2 Ultra has a massive six-inch display with HD capabilities, which reduces eye strain and gives you a deeper, more immersive experience when watching your favorite shows.


The ClearAudio+ feature allows you to hear music at higher quality at the press of a button. Even compressed files will sound much closer to studio quality, giving you the best listening experience possible.


Unfortunately, the battery is slow to charge, but it does have a longer than usual battery life.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium


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No need to worry about image quality, even with a shaky camera. Whether you’re recording from a moving car or during your morning jog, the camera’s technology corrects these jarring movements for your clearest recording.


The Xperia XZ Premium uses a 4K HDR display to show you images closer to reality than other smartphone displays. Colors are brighter and details are sharper, almost as if you were viewing them directly.


Xperia XZ Premium uses advanced technology to transfer three times the usual audio data to any bluetooth speaker or device you pair with your phone. This lets you play loud, clear music at the beach, at a party, or just as background noise while you pick up the house.


This model can sometimes have difficulty regarding reception or pairing with bluetooth devices.

Our Choice

Overall, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is an excellent model that not only has an extensive battery life, but also the best of every possible feature. There are cameras for every occasion, whether you want a selfie in less that optimal lighting or if you need to capture a memory with a larger group of friends without a selfie stick.

It even has an outward-facing camera with even higher resolution.

The six-inch display is impressive, not only in terms of size, but also quality. Sony uses a wide variety of technology in this model.

Although the battery does take longer to charge than other models, the XA2 Ultra makes up for it with its extended battery life.

As each phone has its own inherent strengths and slight drawbacks, the model you choose ultimately depends on your own needs and preferences. So, with the information we’ve provided, decide carefully and pick what works best for you.


Sandy Getzky

Sandy Getzky is the executive coordinating editor at The Global Nail Fungus Organization, a group committed to helping the 100+ million people suffering from finger and toenail fungus. Sandy is also a registered Herbalist and member of the American Herbalist’s Guild.

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