Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia of 2014

by XB on 30th December 2014

in Featured Content

Xperia Z32014 will shortly come to a close, so it’s that time of year where we ask our readers to vote on their favourite Sony Xperia device. During 2014, Sony launched 16 Sony Xperia devices and that number doesn’t include the dual SIM variants. Sony has committed to reducing the number of handsets in its portfolio going forward, so it will be very interesting to see how many phones are released in 2015.

We expect a lower number of entry-level and mid-range models, with a focus on the premium segment. When looking at the list below, six models fall into this category. Normally, it is the flagship devices that come up trumps in these polls, but last year bucked that trend with the mid-range Xperia SP emerging as the clear favourite in 2013. We can’t see something similar happening in 2014, but we’ll hand it over to you to find out. Pick your favourite Sony Xperia device of 2014 in the poll and let us know your reasons in the comments below.

Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia device of 2014

  • Xperia Z3 Compact (28%, 1,829 Votes)
  • Xperia Z3 / Xperia Z3 Dual (24%, 1,586 Votes)
  • Xperia Z2 (21%, 1,380 Votes)
  • Xperia Z1 Compact (9%, 562 Votes)
  • Xperia M2 / Xperia M2 Dual / Xperia M2 Aqua (5%, 325 Votes)
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (4%, 241 Votes)
  • Xperia T2 Ultra / Xperia T2 Ultra Dual (2%, 117 Votes)
  • Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile (2%, 103 Votes)
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (1%, 85 Votes)
  • Xperia E3 / Xperia E3 Dual (1%, 56 Votes)
  • Xperia Z3v for Verizon (1%, 53 Votes)
  • Xperia T3 (1%, 43 Votes)
  • Xperia C3 / Xperia C3 Dual (1%, 41 Votes)
  • Xperia E1 / Xperia E1 Dual (0%, 31 Votes)
  • Xperia A2 for NTT DoCoMo (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Xperia Z2a / Xperia ZL2 (0%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,480

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  • Mareks Matisons

    Z1 Compact – started the “iPhone killer” line and Z3 Compact is on the safe ground now – perfect size factor, beautiful Xperia design and – great power fitted in a compact body (not to mention great battery life and camera’s that are overall strenght of Xperia line).
    Bottom line – perfect!

    I do look forward to see more Compact series phones from Xperia !

  • Tasfique Enam

    Xperia Z2 FTW!!! The price is cheap compared to Z3…

  • xxZer0

    Z1 compact!

  • Personally I’ve Z2 & Z3 I like Z3 more for the look and the enhanced specs

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    I would have voted for z3, but I recently purchased the e3, this was not a great fone by specs but after 3 months, I would say its an amazing fone for it category. I am on wifi all day and play games like temple run (all versions) and few not so intense games. Never had a problem with performance. But that was not it that baffled me, it was the battery. On normal use with youtube, and browsing and calls and whatsapp i get 5 days of runtime on a single charge. Nad If i do not play games i get close to 7 days. My decision to pick the fone was primarily for the battery and it is living up to its name and beyond.

  • Laszlo Harmati

    We need Kitkat or Lollipop……. for Xperia SP (2013 Best Sony mobil!!!)

  • Aiden Pearce

    there should be option for None…each and every xperia i have has one or the other issue…anyways>> Z3

  • raju

    Z1 compact is best

  • xperiaDROID

    I voted for the Z3 Tablet Compact, because it’s thin, and I like the design and shape of it, and more importantly it’s waterproof.

  • xperiaDROID

    Just root your damn phone and flash some custom ROM that has Lollipop.

  • RealityCheck2014

    Z1 :D Yeah i know it wasn’t this year but i still LOVE my Z1 :P

  • I upgraded from a black Xperia T to a white Z3 and I really, REALLY like it. My Mom got an M2 Aqua and it is an absolutely GREAT mid-range phone in my opinion.

    I voted for the Z3 as my favourite 2014 device.

  • spatch72

    I love my Xperia Z2 , but if I could have any Xperia device on this list, it’d be the Z3 Tablet Compact. Beautiful, slim, light, almost an impossible product, and clearly the most desirable Sony tablet ever made.

  • thrize45220

    Xperia Z3! Im using it for already a month.

  • goldenblls

    The Z3 Compact is unique and is without doubt the top phone in its segment.

    It scores rare wins over the iPhone 6, offers great value for money ($100 cheaper than the Galaxy Alpha), whilst at the same time out-gunning far more expensive phones when it comes to the sheer amount of tech shoe-horned into it compact shell.

    It gets my vote. 2014 phone of the year.

  • dan

    CES is 6 days away and no leaks till now :( maybe there is nothing :(((((

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    Xperia Z2, because that’s the first device from Sony mobiles which put Sony on the chart among the others. ;)

  • Fan of Xperia device

    Dude, are you the same guy on phonearena who used to go by xperiaDROID?

  • fnnoname

    But..but you are aiden pearce! What issue did you found on xperias? Can’t hack ctOS with it?

  • TimmY

    My Z3C says hi! Perfect size for me, great battery and performance. Great device!

  • Aiden Pearce

    Sony itself was hacked…ctOS doesn’t work with xperias…actuallly its works with firephone…

  • xperiaDROID

    Yes, I am. And you are? :)

  • Alexx

    Z2 is the sexiest :p

  • EPGuest

    Wasn’t Sony gonna release a WP8 smartphone in the Summer? I’m actually pretty excited for that one even though I think they shouldn’t make one for it definitely not becoming successful.

  • Raghu

    Last Years favourite Xperia SP was released with Jelly Bean and there was no update to KitKat. How does these polls help if Sony does not provided updates.

  • EPGuest

    I didn’t know where to post these, but here are some cool designer Xperia Z3 series things. They’re (at least in Germany and probably elsewhere) for sale. They have Berlin, Tokyo and Warschau on the back.

  • Fan of Xperia device

    I’m fan of xperia device who regularly visit phonearena ( Sorry dude can’t give you the username i used on phonearena). I enjoyed reading your honest comment. Now let’s discuss something fun :What kind of improvement you want to see on Z4?

  • Zidhin Mohd

    I think so too…. :-(

  • Jiyeon90

    Just got the z3 tablet compact, holy cow, I love it!

  • phil g

    For me its the Z1 Compact. No other Android manufacturer wanted to make a small screened flagship phone until Sony stepped up.

  • wared

    Z2 tablet is still the best tablet until now, so it should be my favorite sony device.


    yay my device is on 2nd rank

  • xperiaDROID

    Well, the improvements that I want to see on the Z4 are:

    New design
    New UI with Android Lollipop
    Better speakers
    Better camera
    Better screen
    Faster (Snapdragon 810, 4GB RAM)
    Same great battery life like on Z3 (if possible, make it last longer)
    Fast charging
    IR blaster

    Also, hope to see more innovative features on the Z4.

    Btw, xperiaDROID is banned on Phonearena few months ago. I registered a new user with a different name, but I can tell you that my profile picture is a Playstation logo. :)

  • Rpk

    Bro, they should use led display and a damn amplifier for bass. Don’t you think. And screen size should be in between 5.0″-5.2″

  • Dickson

    DIMENSION 147, 5mm x 74, 5mm x 7.1mm
    WEIGHT : 140 Gram 
    SCREEN : 5, 5inch IPS LCD +Digitizer Touchscreen Capacitive, 16M Colour, 550ppi
    DISPLAY : TRILUMINOS Display , X-Reality Engine/X-Reality PRO for mobile picture engine, Bravia Engine 3 for mobile picture engine , and Live Color LED+, X-tented Dynamic Range
    PROTECTION : Shatterproof , Shockproof, and Scratch Resistant . And Dragontrail Front Glass and New Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Back Glass 
    DESIGN : Solid One Piece Aluminium Frame , OptiContrast, Tempered Glass, OmniBalance , Anti Shutter Film, Shutter Camera.
    CAMERA : Rear Camera 21 MP with LED Flash and Front Camera 5, 2 MP with LED FLASH (PROSelfie) EXMOR RS for mobile, CMOS Image Sensor , BIONZ X for image processing sensor , Exmor R For Mobile ( Selfie ), Sony G Lens , Wider Angle Lens 23mm, ISO 12800, Sony APCS Sensor ( Active Pixel Colour Sampling ) 3x Clear Image Zoom, Slow Motion Capture, Fast Auto Focus , Fast Capture, Image Plane Phase Detection AF Signal Processing, ,Smile Detection, Smile Shutter, Face Detection, Auto Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, HDR, Super HDR, BSI , FSI, Continous Image, 4K Video Recording , Burst Mode, Perfect Camera / Photo2K and 4K Camera , PhotoLight and Night, Season Mode,Geo-Tagging, Panorama, Self-Timer, Self-Portrait, Anti Shake, Touch Focus, Touch Capture, White Balance, Red Eye Reduction, Object Tracking, Image Stabiliser, Video Light, Video Sharing, Photo Sharing, Edit Photo, Natural Colour Photo, Panoramic, and SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode, Motion Capture , Colour Phase, Colour Focus , Scenes, Continuos Video, Low Light , Focus Pixel, ISO Control, Zero Shutter Lag, Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, Lock on Auto Focus, SUPER ED Glass, White Spot Correction, NR, HDR Imaging, Refocus

    CPU/Processor = 3.0GHz Chipset Qualcomnn 810 snapdragon krait 450 andreno 430

     MUSIC : StereoSpeaker, StereoSound, Bass, BoomSound, S-Force Surround, Dual Front Speaker, DSEE HX, Hi-Ress, ClearAudio+, S-Master Digital Amplifier ,Auto Sound, Digital Noise Cancelling, Instrument Sound , and 100% Sound Quality.
    RAM 4GB
     BATTERY 3500mAh Li-Ion
    Video Playback 12 hours
    Music Playback 145

    Feature Wifi Calling, Fingerprint Scanner , Smart Feature from SAMSUNG, Faster Test, Download Booster/Faster Download , ULTRA STAMINA MODE, Infared Red / Remote , Documents, Sylus pen for XPERIA Z4 andXperia Z4 Ultra not Z4 Compact , Science for XPERIA ( School ) , Xperia Dual Wifi, Xperia Smart Drive, IR Blaster, Pedometer , Lifelog Update, Xperia All App Update , and Google App Update / Android App-Software Update ( Android Version 5.3/5.4 ), New Camera App, Camera App Update, New Xperia App, Dual Wifi , Dual Bluetooth, EXTREME DISPLAY ( X-REALITY Engine , BRAVIA Engine 3 , TRILUMINOS, Super Vivid Mode, and Live Color LED+)

    Sensor = Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-Magnetic, Barometer, Compass, RGB Ambient Light, Proximity Sensor, Hall Sensor, UV, Gesture, Three Axis, Step by Step

  • ShinOrochiX

    In my personal opinion the none of the 2014 Xperia’s had a ‘wow’ factor, the flagships continued the design and specs (almost same) from the previous flagship and the other mid/low end devices had unbalanced specs, e.g. M2 was let down by it’s screen res-same for the others.

    If I had to pick one it would be the E1, only because of it’s bold design, nothing else. Hopefully 2015 will be better.

  • ShinOrochiX

    Forget the last 2 lines, just realised the Z1 Compact is a 2014 device-that gets my vote for being the best all round, well balanced device.

  • Z3 Compact is perfect for me.

  • P9

    Z2 with awesome price^^

  • I prefer Z1 compact, for it’s small size. But unfortunately, I can’t get it near me so I go for the original Z1 whichis bigger.

  • filo9011

    Price can’t be cheap, price can be low.

  • ryq24

    C3 lags a lot but the 5.5″ screen is awesome. Great for surfing. And at more than half the price of Z2 and Z3 its value for money. My only Hope is that Sony will fix the lagging problem.

  • Sadab Khan

    Please no more sets with snapdragon 400 in 2015 -_-

  • thoughts

    the whole z3 line exept for the verizon version

  • ????????

    Xperia T2 Ultra dual

  • NidouXperia

    Compact choice: Xperia Z3 compact white, with a Mercedes Benz C Class white, will make your life perfect.

    Flagship choice: Xperia Z3 black with a Mercedes Benz S class black, will make your life luxurious.

    Sony and Mercedes Benz TOGETHER -> THE BEST OR NOTHING!


  • Kashish Rajput

    Obviously the Z3 compact. As it comes with a specs of a high-end phone in a compact version like no other. And it is good for those who can’t afford it’s bigger brother with same look & feel

  • Wise Deer

    + Beoplay H6

  • Fan of Xperia device

    I know xpreriaDROID was banned for a few months that’s why i said I “enjoyed” reading your honest comment. So what happened when someone got banned?

    Here is my list of what i want to see on Z4.

    1. Design: I believe Omnibalance have much room for improvement. I believe for Omnibalance design devices to look really awesome device have to look super slim and also have to less bazeless. Xperia Ultra looks super sexy to me. That’s why I want Sony to keep using OMnibalance design on Z4 but this time make Z4 slimmer and less bazeless.

    2. UI: They absolutely must have a new UI and revamp their various icons. It’s about time Sony ditch skeuomorphic for flatter aesthetic.

    3. Camera: Sony’s superior auto mode is unreliable (has problem with exposer and color reproduction is not optimal). I want them to fix their auto mode and most importantly a clean and much easy to use camera UI is a must have ( something like HTC or Lumia devices have). It would be nice if they include OIS in their camera.

    4. Display : I want them to use a super efficient 1080p resolution for a 5.2-5.5 inch screen. Whitemagic would be nice. I read Whitemagic display is 40% more power efficient than other LCD display.

    5. Battery life: 3000 mAH.
    6. Dimension : For 5.2 inch screen – 140 x 70 x 6.7 mm
    For 5.5 inch screen – 146 x 71 x 6.6 mm
    7. Weigh : 140 g

    8. Material: Aluminium/carbon fiber/magnesium alloy
    9. Sound : Front facing duo stereo speaker that can beat HTC’s Hima’s sound.
    10. Less bloatware + more useful feature + More beautiful looking like apps lifelog.

  • Rifqi Al Fariz

    Holy crap that is awesome!

  • Guest

    Or just a successor to the SP. I would love that so much, it was a unique hit, don’t know why Sony wouldn’t release an updated version of it.

  • Guest

    Well.. PapaSmurf is one notorious guy, isn’t he? Lol

  • Faisal Armand

    Well.. PapaSmurf is one notorious puny guy, isn’t he? Lol

  • xperiaDROID

    Hell yea, he is! lol

  • shanefalco

    I want this from sony: 4.3″ 960×540 8grom+sdcard 1gram snap410 8mpx dimension as z3 compact price 199 euro. ;)

  • xperiaDROID

    Yes, that’s what I want to see on the Z4 as well. :)

  • Fan of Xperia device

    Please don’t mention that paid troll bitch’s name. Apparently he really enjoys when someone mention his name (he said that himself). If he came to know that we mention his name on other site beside phonearena that loser probably gonna think of himself as international celebrity (LOL).

  • Faisal Armand

    I’m on phonearena too, you know :)

    I know that you got banned but why? I received a warning that they will ban me for mentioning apple’s 11% worldwide marketshare. Damn XD

  • lio

    where can you buy this? i want me one!

  • xperiaDROID

    They’re Apple biased. I got banned for making a joke of Tim Cook and I also mentioned that Tim Cook is gay, fact is fact. They even banned me for making a joke of Microsoft. WTF? lol

  • rubinaish

    As the technical specs are nearly the same, I voted for the Z3 because it looks simpler and cleaner than the Z2.

  • Kenneth Escalona

    Z3 Compact because it fits the on you hand very well w/o compromising the specs.

  • Faisal Armand

    They are extremely apple biased, people don’t call the site as iphonearena for nothing.

    For instance:
    – HTC Hima’s 1080p display is considered as a disappointment whereas iphone 6’s 750p display is worth to drool for
    – PapaSmurf openly mocked sony in literally every article (even if it’s completely unrelated) and yet he is still on a prowl, & at large
    – They made an article of top 15 smartphones of 2014 where Galaxy Note 4 & Xperia Z2 sits at the top place, and then they crowned iphone 6 as the phone of the year, WTF!!!

    Their review & comparisons is also subjective & inconsistent, btw.

    But still, phonearena is still better than the verge who is a complete a*s licker of apple.

  • EPGuest

    “Jetzt kaufen” means “Buy now” in German.
    This is what you get when you click on them:


    I don’t know where you can buy them outside of Germany. Maybe you should google “Xperia (artist name)”.

    Berlink: Vesa Tapani Sammalisto
    Tokyo: Shinpei Hasegawa
    Warsaw: Jan Feliks Kallwejt

  • Willian Quah

    no option for Z1 :(

  • I always read FTW as Fuck the what •°•

  • Olivier Steiner

    The Z1 is a 2013 Smartphone, this is a list of 2014 Smartphones.

  • filo9011

    Same here ^^

  • I have HTC One M8 and Xperia Z3. TBH Z3 feels much great to hold. I am in love with it.

  • Vignesh Raja

    What if their Anti Leak Policy is doing great?

  • Phat-t

    Got myself the White Z3C and loving every moment with it!! Besides the vibration issue -__-

  • HunsonAbadeer

    Xperia E1 is the best … cheap and super fast ….. lol

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  • Stanley08

    The Xperia Z2. Z3 was born from Z2. The originals… ;)

  • Aiden Pearce

    in that case hail the Mighty Xperia Z!!

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  • Stanley08

    So, the Z is your best phone of 2014? Interesting… You live in a cave?

  • Mac

    I just love the z1 compact. It was I really nice upgrade from the acro s. It’s a shame it didn’t get that much attention as it deserved and now it’s an old device. The z3 compact is better but not that much and it didn’t have 2 be released so fast, making the Z1c standing in the shade with a few annoying bugs that should have been taken care of by now, but still its overall a good device.

  • roeshak

    Z3’s display is as cold as fuck and for that reason alone z2 gets my vote!

  • Ali G

    Z2’s design (speakers and LED indicator) is better than Z3’s.

  • Aiden Pearce

    are u retard or dont understand the meaning of the sentence?

  • Aiden Pearce

    Z3 was born from Z2 and what do you think Z2 was born from and what do u think Z1 was born from…u must get it by now or else ur really a retard…

  • NidouXperia
  • Rean&Fie

    I loved my Z3c before its LCD(or LED?) got water through the glass, and when I got it back, It has glass cracking sound after that, and after Update the tap wake and battery life seems to go down hill, All over than these its a great slim phone and have a nice design. this is just a love and hate comment

  • Utsav Shah

    tough choice between Z3 and Z3 compact. Both are amazing in their own way.

  • Hideg Jen? Péter

    But, What about Mercedes Benz A 45 AMG?
    It’s best suit for compact and fast.

  • I voted for Xperia M2, cos I think that Sony should make phones like M2 Aqua. This is very interesting phone, cos it has waterproof. Besides it of course I love Xperia Z3 compact ;)

  • Kines

    Rather buy Honda or Lexus with Sony, it’s A better taste

  • goldenblls

    Well, it looks like the people have spoken. The Z3 Compact is the Xperia to rule them all (so far).

    Sony, take note. Give us a Z4 Compact smartphone with similar size and specs as the Z3 Compact with an even more premium design and you’re onto a winner.

  • Ali

    The biggest problem of sony phones that is the quality is not as high as we wish
    I hope to see the phones cam With Gorilla glass protection Qlas 4 and the structure of metal Waterproof, dust, and anything less powerful hardware processor type Snapdragon 810 with 4 GB of RAM in the beginning of the new year

  • NidouXperia

    yeh, good choice too ;)

  • jonyah

    My Z3 definitely fixed some of the issues I had with the Z2, though the vibrator is too weak now (my only complaint). I still have to say that the Z3 has been a better experience overall.

  • Melfes Wired

    A2 w/o doubt

  • McKnull

    I went from the Galaxy Note 3 to the Xperia Z3. As fas as durability goes, the Xperia Z3 lose so bad. I had my Xperia Z3 for two days when my girlfriend hit out of my hand by accident. It fell down and landed flat on a tile floor. I heard how the display shattered. That wasn’t the worst part of this unfortunate accident. Only one of third of my display worked. I returned to my nearest T-mobile store and pay the deductible fee and get a new Xperia Z3 a few days later. What happens when I meet my girlfriend again. Same thing in the bedroom and from the height of laying pose in my bed. She hit out of my hand and it was all a deja vu feeling. My replacement phone was broken. The display didn’t get equally messed up but I can’t use the top part of it.

    My Galaxy Note 3 I had had no problem of falling to the asphalt twice.

    Anyway regarding this topic. I bought the green Xperia Z3 compact to my girlfriend. I also bought Spigen case to protect it. That phone is in my opinion the phone of the year. There is no compromise in terms of performance. It takes better photos than my Xperia Z3. Don’t ask me how but it just does it.

  • Odiin

    “PapaSmurf is one notorious guy”
    +1 Well said!

    That site is a big mess of Apple n Samsung **@@F….**@@@#!

  • 12

    I like z3 compact red

  • yuskhayru

    how about this sp?

  • Maidul Islam Rasu

    Such a pity. 16 phones released within a year. Ditched sp,t, & v last year like just they don’t care. Lost faith of so many users. Certainly uwhen u rerelease new phones every month you cant provide good support to any. Specially those buying mid range phones never got any attention. I loved xperias. Moved to lg recently. Sony should change their approach.Rumour of sony leaving smartphone business would be such a sorry one.

  • your are not a jew black man

    islam is a lie. go to for the truth.

  • Samuel Tan

    Huge Sony fan here XD I chose the Xperia Z3 because it has the best design, great build quality and great specs. :)

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