Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia of 2013

by XB on 30th December 2013

in Featured Content

Xperia Z seriesOkay folks, 2013 is about to come to a close, so it’s that time again where we ask you to vote for your favourite Sony Xperia device of the year. A year ago, we described 2012 as being a year of transition for Sony Mobile. If we reflect on events over the last 12 months, we would have to say it has been a breakthrough year for the company.

The emergence of the Xperia Z range of products has finally shown that Sony can compete with the big players, launching beautifully designed phones and tablets with a premium feel and the latest hardware. That last point is particularly important as, for the first time, it hasn’t felt that Sony is playing is catch up, particularly with the Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 – both cutting edge products in our eyes.

All in all, we count thirteen main Sony Xperia devices in 2013. This assumes the dual-SIM products are the same as the single SIM versions i.e. the Xperia M and Xperia M dual count as one device. We are also including the Xperia Tablet Z here as, for us, it remains one of the finest 10-inch tablets ever released. We also include Japanese models such as the Xperia UL and recently launched Xperia Z1 f (aka Xperia Z1 mini) after all this is a global poll.

So please give your vote below. We don’t necessarily want the poll to be a reflection of what handsets people actually own, but what they feel was the most ground-breaking product that Sony launched in 2013, whether that be based on design, hardware or even commercial success. We’d also love to hear your comments below and why you voted for your particular choice. Over to you!

Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia device of 2013

  • Xperia SP (30%, 2,740 Votes)
  • Xperia Z1 (20%, 1,817 Votes)
  • Xperia Z (16%, 1,430 Votes)
  • Xperia M / Xperia M dual (8%, 705 Votes)
  • Xperia Z1 f (6%, 558 Votes)
  • Xperia Z Ultra (5%, 448 Votes)
  • Xperia L (5%, 415 Votes)
  • Xperia ZL / Xperia ZQ (4%, 347 Votes)
  • Xperia ZR / Xperia A (4%, 321 Votes)
  • Xperia Tablet Z (2%, 169 Votes)
  • Xperia C (1%, 61 Votes)
  • Xperia E / Xperia E dual (0%, 24 Votes)
  • Xperia UL (0%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 9,048

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Xperia Z series

  • Mirrorpurple

    oh come on… Z1/ ZU should take this

  • HLG

    F.CK you SONY!!!!!!!

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim


  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    My vote goes to the ZL.
    It is still the most compact smartphone with a 5″ display.
    However, the LG G2 could be one of the most compact smartphone with a 5.2″ display.

  • Tamriko Bebo

    where the hell is TX?

  • nvier

    Xperia Z started it all, Sony got back into the game after they released it, can’t wait for what’s in store for 2014!!

  • nvier

    Btw the photo in this post reminds me of a group shot of friends where there’s always that one guy who lays sideways doing some model pose (Xperia Z in this case).

  • xperia M is a great entry level phone.

  • pongnamu

    It was released in 2012…

  • lovebmw

    i think the biggest bother was the bazel, otherwise we would had seen more demand. Hope to see more U.S. penetration.

  • unj

    Omg yes!!!!! Cannot unsee

  • lovebmw

    Why is the Z option in BOLD?

  • zzzzz

    I voted for the Xperia Z. It was the one that sparked the Sony revolution. Hahaha.

  • Shimoda

    Because that’s what you chose :o.. I guess

  • pongnamu

    Yes same here… Z is the device that made me love SONY :D

  • xperiaDROID

    I voted for the Xperia Z, it’s still the best of Sony in a smartphone. Can’t wait to see what Sony will bring to the table in 2014.

  • xperiaDROID

    Go shit on Samsung then.

  • Patrol619

    The ultimate underdog Xperia SP is winning ;) Price/performance factor along with its design and amazing LEDs bar do the job ;)

  • Julius

    Wheres the SP?

  • Fox

    the TX T and TL came out in 2012 nit 2013

  • Bahaa Dajani

    Xperia z is the best <3

  • tristi lumina

    Where’s the poll votes? I cant find it :| and am going for Xpeia SP :)
    Ya, my reason Patrol619 said, “… Price/performance factor along with its design and amazing LEDs bar do the job ;)”


  • onlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy z

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    from wht u r saying I prefer ZR…. :)

  • FolkCleric

    Wanted to buy Sony phone, when I’ve got refunded for my defective Xperia S, but then the Nexus 5 came out. Sorry Sony. I’ll miss ya. :)

  • nameofthewind

    its on top :3 (at the time of this post)

  • Nikolai ivanov

    xperia sp best phone who dont get it 4.3 update :D

  • ViVek SinGh

    i chose xperia l ……as it introduces the best range of specs in its range…….proud to be owner of one

  • lucasarg

    Xperia ZL/ZQ, the most compact 5″ full HD display is just powerful :’)

  • arnout

    when is the xperia z1f comming to europe?

  • Tito Kurniawan

    Xperia SP Growing Fast!!!

  • river

    fuck this company!!!Why not update for my SP????

  • RoL

    Xperia sp arriba!!!! jaja es el mejor sony 2013 calidad precio y no le dan su actualizacion 4.3

  • Ani

    Yea sp is best ;)

  • lucasarg

    anxiety is killing you… and me too :P

  • Olekakemenn

    Xperia Z made my day! Xperia Z the reason for i love

  • Olekakemenn


  • aleee khan

    Where the fuck is my update 4.3 for my xperia Z you shit head sony -.- :@

  • Olekakemenn

    Sony Xperia Z started all !


    Xperia Play!



  • uidesigner_sony

    Z1 Mini is cool!!! Xperia Z is cool too but battery drains too fast(

  • maverickg5

    Yes! The SP rules the Sony Xperia Device of 2013 =D

  • Xperian
  • Giannikosmo

    Xperia Z was the phone that made Sony Mobile more famous and respectable than ANY time!

  • xperianer

    i would vote for a poll about the loser-sony-smartphones 2013. how that?

  • Mint


  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    MY ZR :D

  • uidesigner_sony

    SONY Mobile and Xperia Blog, mainly u two are not going to get the real picture of people’s mind, ’cause some of them have bought their smartphone and to maintain self-respect status they tell u, my Smartphone is the best! U better build less new smartphones in the next year and create another type of testing: which Xperia is yours and which Xperia u want to buy, and what are the reasons… Workers from SONY, I’m always glad to receive messages from u)
    Especially from manager experience planner with whom I was connected previously…

  • hansip

    Now if only SP has that 2GB of RAM and it will be the most ideal phone for mainstream.. kinda wish ZR spec found in $400 range, dual core is still a fine choice for mainstream, so just 2GB of RAM would make it the winner in my book.

  • Ciaspio

    Xperia ZL

  • hansip

    I’d vote Z Ultra because i own it :D But outside of that, i’d say the SP is the best, because of the price/performance ratio. If only we can bring 2GB of RAM into SP and it will be a scorcher!

  • Tim Aries

    agree. 1gb ram is the reason im thinkin of leaving the SP
    The ZR design looks a bit cheap, and both share a bad front camera, which is a shame for todays standard.

  • Muhammad Imran Khan

    Alee r u in Pakistan??

  • lio

    ditto! if there has to be one phone that made sony’s reemergence as a premium global brand, it would have to be xperia Z. the rest are just followups of what the Z has started. so, yeah, Z ought to be the Xperia phone of 2013. and rightfully so!


    Xperia SP must win! :D

  • dm

    Just signed up & in to down-vote this fckin post

  • lunkz

    Z1 the Better Z
    I use my phone 12 hours as a Music Player so the not Protected Jack Phone is a must have for me, I had the Z and was disappointed about the Quality of the Phone ( to many Fails )

  • Muhammad Imran Khan

    What the hell is this?? Where is my update 4.3 on Z C6602 in Pakistan?? Sony, u are just deceiving the Z C6602 customers in this regard. U should go to hell with ur so-called 4.3 update Sony. Why are you not listening to us?? why, why and why Sony?? R u deaf and dumb. I hare u Sony..

  • Tamriko Bebo


  • Joaquín 7779

    Sin duda alguna uno de los mejores entre los grandes es el Xperia SP y sería mucho mejor si le dan su actualización a 4.3 y en un futuro a kitkat.

  • Rinku Singh

    xperia v :p

  • zakriya

    Yr apna customization number check kro kis region ka h……middle eastern hoga most probably…phr usko check kro idr


    Xperia SP have 899 votes :D

  • Roy

    I vote for Xperia Z because it basically bumped up sony’s game in the phone industry, and every other phone after it is based on it. Simple.

  • Phat-t

    F.CK you HLG!!!!!!!

  • Rishi Rathod

    Xperia Z1 f or the rumored Z1S is the best Xperia of the year, infact in my opinion it’s the perfect smartphone, right from technical specification, features to software and the overall size and built quality.

    My choice for ‘Phone of the year’ – Sony Xperia Z1 f/Z1S

  • Muhammad Imran Khan

    Custom Num check krnay k baad kya karoo bro?? Custom Num hai 1272-8768

  • Cristian

    Para mi el Sony Xperia Z Ultra es lo mejor en cuanto a innovación ya cuenta con la tecnología Triluminos y X-Reality que solo se ve en la gama alta de Televisores de Sony. El audifono no tiene tapa, laterales hecho de aluminio, grosor de 6.5 mm.
    En segundo lugar Sony Xperia Z1 es cuanto más por la camara de 20 Mp y cuenta con hardware de camara compacta. Su alta voz, las aplicaciones de la camara. Bueno tiene Triluminos, X-Reality.

  • AA

    I voted for the Z1f even though I don’t own it; it is a device that I would purchase if it’s available to me (in the USA).

  • qamu74


    Please update SP 4,3

  • Shishir Kumar

    Xperia sp is going to win but sony has not shown in the image what a joke sony has done.

  • thumble

    I have the z1 since the day it was relaese and i must say this is the best phone you can buy for money i never experience any probkem with my z1 so i vote for the z1

  • Tamilan

    My mobile xperia sp benchmark

  • Tamilan

    Xperia sp

  • roeshak

    It’s certainly the Z. That’s the phone that started it all and is still the most well balanced of the lot. Hopefully Sony has its successor primed to pick up where the Z left off in 2014. The z1 even though having much superior specs, just couldn’t match the buzz that followed the Z. It also has a much poorer design!
    The Z’s Sony’s first and so far only hit in the android world. In the mobile game for that matter.
    It is without a shadow of any doubt, no 1 for 2013.

  • Emil Oskarsson

    I love my Xperia Z but i must say that the Xperia SP felt way better in the hand, it felt more premium with the aluminium frame then the plastic frame on Xperia Z. Still i choosed the xperia Z due to the better hardware :) But Xperia SP are a really good phone aswell :)

  • hash

    lol.. the funny thing is that sp is not even on the cover photo above and still winning..

  • Kasziba Levente

    Xperia Z is the origin of it all, and that is awsome since it’s out, but for me Tablet Z was groundshaking, because it was my first Xperia device, and in my opinion still the best tablet out there. IP5x and 6x with this incredible design is still the besr you can get.

    Only con is the display: Sony really should get to IPS or AMOLED or anything better than the TFT. They do a fantastic job with this less advanced technology, but it’s sure that this is the first thing that should be changed.

    Thank you Sony, you did 2013 great for me! :-)

  • Zoti

    I have bought the ZR and ever since then this seems to be the best solution ever.
    No device since then made me regret it. All are huge, 5″ and over and even the Z1 is not teasing me at all.

  • Džabas

    SP is the best, because all companies forgot that not everyone needs the flagship. Ant there is very small choise of good midrange phones. And Xperia SP is the best among all midranges.

  • VIVA


  • fikhl

    I’m eagerly waiting to see what Sony has in store for 2014.

    Xperia SP was a beautiful phone. Easily outperforming midrange Samsung Galaxy lineup. And judging from the benchmarks that were leaked a few days ago, its successor is gonna a whole lot better! Performance-wise.

    2014 is already looking pretty good for Sony!

  • karamelakimo

    I love xperia Z
    It’s the origin of all 2013 Sony devices
    I believe it’s the godfather of Sony this year
    I love u my phone…u r my best mate :D <3

  • Primo De Leon

    Have to say the zL you can’t go wrong with screen to bezel ratio just love the size and form factor. All 2014 xperia’s should be like this.

  • blitz_arc

    I am pleased to see that my transition from using xZ to xSP is actually the best choice without really surveying the crowd. You will become my slave forever o xperia sp! :D

  • JG

    I’d choose xperia Z. The design was perfect. The only reason why I bought the Z1 was because of its camera and processor, but im kinda disappointed with the photo outcome, though the vidwo of Z1 is superb, especially underwater.

  • Lyon Cab

    Agreed! Sony Z was the best; form factor, styling, the darker shade of purple. The power button feels a lot better on the Z than the Z1. Way better ergonomics and screen quality!

  • Stranger

    Unpredictable Xperia sp :)

  • ?uka

    Xperia Z renewed my love for Sony Mobile.

  • Anton Nym

    There is only one original, the Z is already a legend.

  • happy

    Xperia SP is winning ;)
    so sony you should upgrade android 4.3 for XSP as soon as possible and shouldn’t let XSP user down anymore :D

  • kunal sehgal

    Xperia z undoubtedlybest 5 incher till date
    Nd z ultra after dis one ;-)

  • sisore

    Xperia ZR all the way, though it would be Z1 f if only it was already released by now :v

  • dashmesh

    Proud to be a xperia sp user…
    But hate to be on 4.1.2 …
    Sony please update it to 4.3 fast…
    Waiting from a long time …
    Its 8 days since its new firmware was certified…
    I m waiting sony …

  • Brin

    You do know this blog isn’t run by Sony.

    Stop being ignorant and be patient.

  • Snidhin Ninu

    xperia sp winning…

  • vigneshprince

    wow Xperia SP, amazing! but I’ve Xperia Z and know not ecery one can own a XZ! but XSP is good for its budget great mobile though!

  • vigneshprince

    yeah true! Xperia Z is the mobile that changed the whole Sony mobile company’s Turnover! the mobile is responsible for sony’s hit over 2013 in mobile revolution! I own and Love my Xperia Z

  • vigneshprince

    I agree!

  • AnP

    Personally, I think the Z Ultra was a great piece of product coming out from Sony Mobile. I’ve never been a big fan of big phones (read as ‘Galaxy Notes’) but what Sony did with the Z Ultra was commendable and impressive. And the Z Ultra also till date has the best screen, rectifying the most common complaints of the Xperia line up. It was also the first phone to be announced with S800, great slim design and almost all the goodies of a Sony flagship handset. Yes, there was the big disappointment of a missing camera flash (seriously? what was Sony thinking?!) on a flagship device! Barring that, it made a great phone with the option of so many accessories.

  • vigneshprince

    after the 4.3 Update the battery improved a lot on XZ

  • Badhan Ganesh

    Way to go! Sooper!

  • Andrie Putra

    LoL my SP won the polling

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Xperia ZR is an almost perfect phone. If only it has at least 16gb internal and better front camera quality.

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Xperia ZR is an ALMOST PERFECT PHONE. If only it has at least 16gb internal and better front camera quality.

  • Patrol619

    I agree, but if it was named Xperia Z mini then it was more popular phone. Because it’s basically the mini version of Z. It’s good phone, no doubt about it, but in my country it costs almost the same as Z… So the choice is simple: SP :)

  • Mac

    I voted for z1f even tho I think it maybe will be a bit disappointing when/if it releases globally, okay maybe it’s not the biggest deal but I still want the xperia lineup 2 have IR Blaster. N I don’t really like the fact that this z1f is having a glass back cuz it’s so vulnerable. N the size of the screen could be 4.5″ in the same body.
    As the main part of the crowd I agree with the design of xperia sp, very nicely done. And if I wasn’t looking for a successor of the Acro S I might as well own it by now. ZR lacks memory n descent front cam. Z is 2 big for me, as well as Z1 and ofc Z U. So the only one left is ZL that I was sure I was getting when it should be released but no.. not here. Now I can get it but it’s more expensive than the Z and ZR, also it is lacking my need of waterproofing when coming from acro s. Best design is draw between SP, ZL and would have been z1 if it wasn’t so goddaymn tall!
    More white front on white phones in 2014 plz Sony. Need upgrade so bad, since my camera lens got fucked up and the overall experience is getting slow and redrawing icons hell lot of the time.. even when on the latest version .96 JB

  • Chris

    My Z1 of course!

  • Tim Aries

    actually the design is what prevents me from buying it
    it look painfully cheap, at least compared to the SP and the Z series :(

  • Kaushik Panchal

    Xperia SP

  • Tommy

    Xperia Z was the game changer. The Z1 is in my opion not a good sucessor of the Z, because it still hasn’t a good display.

  • Tito Kurniawan

    Xperia SP is the best from all sides.
    The design is very beautiful with illumination bar and alumunium bezzel
    The perfornance better than Xperia Z by antutu benchmark
    Powerfull with hyge battery and Gorilla Glass
    Good Job SONY !

  • James Earley

    Z1 for me, the best phone on the market.

  • sp lover

    sp the bigg ASS it :D

  • Naga Akshay

    Sony please update xperia m to 4.3 If possible update to kitkat there are many of us waiting for that to happen I know that Sony will do that in future.

  • InspectorGadget80

    LOVE MY Z1 have it since OCTOBER UNLOCKED. why u guys love the SP so much just wondering.

  • byan tofa

    Xperia m isoku tuku yo kui xixixi,..

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  • Rio Juliantony

    Xperia E is the best phone in mid phone categroy in the world, and my favorite xperia of course, I hear that sony would like launch Xperia E 2 in this 2014,

  • anto

    You’re drunk bro!
    Xperia E is Low end

  • Ranjeet munjal

    Xperia Z according to me– as it was Sony’ big entry into Mob world. Only thing is Sony should improve its display. Their displays don’t match the other high end products!!

  • Sib

    Z for me, without it there will be no Z1 !

  • xperialover

    Man how long is this vote gonna go

  • xperialSP

    Xperia sp wherever is it hiding in the pic its a winner

  • Didier

    It’s also the design and LED bar that makes me choose the Xperia SP

  • dheo prasetyo

    Where is xperia Miro ? :(

  • Mahad Khaliq

    Sir I want to get information about 1 thing that is timeshift burst available for Xperia Z 4.3 camera officially?

  • Paul M

    I voted for the ultra because it’s unique, not just because I have one.

  • Abhinav Ranjan

    Xperia M looks cool, has good hardware, and is very solid( didnt break when it fell ot of my hands


  • 3rdflyleaf

    I like the minimalistic design of it.

  • risqie

    Xperia SP is the best …? ^_^

  • nameofthewind

    The Underdog Xperia SP, would there be an SP1(sounds like windows update), I think there should be an SP series :

  • Michaël K.

    Très satisfaits de mon Sony Xperia Z acheter au moi d’Avril 2013 .
    Aucun incident et grande maniabilité du produit haute gamme.
    Juste un gros retard de la dernière mise à jour du dernier Android Jelly Bean sortis le 23 décembre. Malheureusement je ne peux profiter de cette nouveauté car toujours pas de mise à jour disponible pour moi qui habitent la Belgique ! Sinon le Z est un exellent téléphone de 2013 !!!


    SPectacular phone………the brilliance of SONY……HATS OFF!!!!!

  • Jørgen Søndergaard

    Years ago a had a Siemens CF62 with sms flashing edge LED’s. When I had to replace my 1st generation Xperia Mini Pro, I was close to buy a price reduced Xperia V, but then the SP appeared with the bar LED, fast uP, 4,6inch screen and a very good price, so there was no doubt in my mind. The SP is still going strong and I look forward to get the Android upgrade to 4.3 and later kitkat 4.4. SONY – go for it!

  • prayas

    anybody from India received 4.3 update for sp.. ??

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