Sony is a tech giant, with its fingers in not just smartphone but also TV, entertainment, camera, and computing pies. And even sticking just with the mobile side of the company there’s a lot going on, with Sony launching a range of phones at different price points, including some cutting-edge flagships.
Yet despite this its smartphone business has struggled in recent years, against the might of Apple and Samsung, and the rise of Chinese rivals. But that’s not for lack of trying, with Sony reliably launching some of the best phones of any given year.
Why we love Sony phones
Some of Sony’s high-end phones have sharper screens than any major rival, with them going beyond QHD and all the way to 4K resolutions.
Sony also often uses a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio for the display, all of which means if you enjoy watching films on your phone, they’re the very best choice.
Plus, Sony’s phones often have great camera setups and long-lasting batteries, and the company’s flagships have top-end power too.
Notable 5G Sony phones
Sony’s significant 5G phones include the Sony Xperia 1 II and the Sony Xperia 5 II. These are similar handsets, but the Xperia 1 II is bigger at 6.5 inches to the Xperia 5 II’s 6.1 inches.
The Sony Xperia 1 II also has a super high-resolution 1644 x 3840 screen and a quad-lens camera, while the Xperia 5 II has a 1080 x 2520 display and a triple-lens camera. But the two phones are similarly powerful (read: very) and make for a similar experience to use, with the Xperia 5 II being cheaper.