Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia of 2017

by XB on 5th January 2018

in Featured Content

Now that 2017 has come and gone, it’s an appropriate time to ask you to choose your favourite Sony Xperia device of the year. The Xperia XZ was the runaway favourite in 2016, taking nearly 60 per cent of the votes, but which handset will reign supreme in 2017?

Sony Mobile launched 9 Xperia devices during the year, despite continued comments that it is rationalising its smartphone portfolio. Judging by the number of model numbers seen for upcoming Xperia models, it looks like 2018 will be no different.

Sony’s flagship scene was dominated by the Xperia XZ Premium with its 4K HDR display and 960fps slow motion video recording. The same camera was used for the Xperia XZs, and latterly the Xperia XZ1/XZ1 Compact. It was great to see Sony deliver a true flagship Compact device, unlike what we saw in 2016.

Then we had Sony’s mid-rangers, the Xperia XA1 family, all of which looked great with their thin side bezels and provided a firm offering across the 5-inch to 6-inch size points. Sony’s budget end was taken care of by the Xperia L1, and in India only, the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus.

If you had to pick one as your favourite, which one would it be and why? We’d love to hear your picks on the comments below.

Vote for your favourite Sony Xperia device of 2017

  • XZ premium

  • Moisés

    Xzs will be least voted.

  • Piotrek

    XZ1 Compact

  • SP Spontex

    I vote for the return of the true Compact.

  • Ridzan

    I’m still like sony Xperia Z3 and Z5… Z Series still in my heart..

  • Xperia XZ Premium FTW

  • Fryderyk AugustIV

    Definitely xz premium

  • Farhan Ansari

    I’m still using Z5 series the best of Sony

  • John-Mark Christmas

    XZ Premium…my current phone

  • Ali Manai

    Xz1 well its still a bit smaller then xz premium

  • shumayal

    Who is the successor of X?

  • Victor Ling

    XZ Premium ftw

  • Ailan Hidaz

    Xzp hands down.

  • Patrick Carbonell

    XZ Premium definitely! I had used Z3 before and I have experienced what most cutomers have complained about: Overheating. I am still using XZ and is definitely an amazing phone except for that overheating I still experience especially if the camera is on for quite some time. I did not abandon the XZ, I still use it as my backup, but the XZ Premium, well…. I stopped envying new phones when I got a hold on one. It is definitely a great phone and I almost do not exprience that overheating problem I had with earlier Sony phones. Great camera, great video stabilization and I never experienced lagging (I had experienced that with my XZ).

    I just hope that the Sony Camera App allows us more freedom to tap into the manual mode since its camera hardware is no doubt the best. The Camera App manual mode is the only one limiting what the sensor is more than capable of doing like more exposure time(SS) for one.

  • Nick Paschalidis

    I own a Luminous Chrome XZ Premium and all I can say is that I never get tired of looking at every part of the device.It is something unique since there aren’t any phones on the market that have the same chrome finish and it’s BEAUTIFUL as it always reflects the area around you.I highly recommend the device to everyone and I can tell you that you won’t regret it.WORTH EVERY CENT.

  • redX

    xperia XZ1, the best xperia till date.
    Slim and loud. everything else was already best.

  • Nodar Sixarulidze
  • adibuyono

    What kind of vote is this?
    XZP FTW!!!!
    Love my XZP so much..
    I have regret nothing by choosing XZP over s8 that day..

  • Antero Masonen

    X aka premium midranger line was discontinued but theres some rumors that they are reviveing it this year

  • Antero Masonen

    Same but Gonna update to next premium xperia

  • None!

  • Same here. My battery life is terrible and the overheating

  • hansip

    Xa1 plus my fav. Ofc xzp the best, but the most realistic best for me is xa1 plus with its big battery and fps, with slim side bezel compared to flagship.

  • amdrhex™

    Xperia XZ1

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  • Amaury Farías

    Xperia XZ premium

  • Prince Mensah

    I’m using the copper Z3+ dual…’s still beautiful despite the heatdragon issues it still works fine

  • Objectif


  • Moisés

    X came to replace M5.
    No, no phone is here to replace X.

    XZ is like Z.
    Ultra is like C series
    XA like M4
    L to replace E series.

  • joeyluu

    Sony xperia xz premium

  • XZ Premium obviously, since I bought it…

  • Khalid Abdi

    XZ Premium was the best phone Sony ever made in the phablet segment

  • Night Guy

    Xzp for sure.

  • John SF

    Xz premium

  • Alvin

    I have two favourites, XZ Premium and XZ1 compact. But voted for XZP.

  • Talos the Robot

    XZ Premium of course, for its performance, sharp screen, great battery life, smooth software with Xperia actions, smart cleaner etc, great sound quality combined with LDAC headphones, 1Gbit LTE speeds, 960 fps, great manual mode photo shooting with burst mode up to 100 photos, amazing video stabilization and so many others.
    This phone is so ahead of its time. My experience is great with this phone!

  • LazAndKor

    XZ Premium. Best android device of 2017.

  • Talos the Robot

    Premium and Compact are my favorite phones too!

  • Rajiv Bedi

    will you stop that?

  • wim den boer

    Xz1 compact

  • Genorok

    Xperia XZ1 compact

  • Cecco1970Effeffe

    after Xperia X1, X2, X5, X10. X10 mini, X10 mini pro, there was the ARC..

  • Vitali P

    XZ Premium

  • mountain

    I voted for XA Ultra last year coz of the performance/price. This year, it’s really tough between XZP and XA1 Ultra

  • Tam Ngo

    My deep-sea black XZ Premium is awesome, so my vote to this amazing bit of hardware.

  • bartekreaper

    Best Phone Ever, and great upgrade from Z3 Compact :3 :)

  • Marinko Agic


  • The One

    I wish more companies would make truly compact flagships like Sony does – clearly, they are popular within Sony’s own lineup.

  • comme des garcons
  • Tommy He

    Even though I vote for my XZ1 Compact, but I have to say the XA1 Plus is quite impressive, especially the battery part. My wife is so happy with it during year-end online shopping marathon.

  • sxs

    Same here! It’s a beautiful piece of craftsmanship! Everyone who looks at my phone says “wow! Which phone is this”. This has happened so many times! And I totally cherish its looks and performance!

  • Dilipkumar

    Xz premium

  • XZ Premium, my next upgrade!

  • Vinny Conforto
  • Ziggy

    Superbly happy with my XZs that I bought in April of last year. Would be nice to test the 3D Creator that’s only in the autumn’s models, but otherwise no negative comments on my side. Really close to a perfect phone.

  • coblaks

    I love xz1 compact
    But the price still high (same as xz premium)
    So i choose xz premium

  • Ziggy

    Yeah the green Z3C was awesome. I hope Sony would go boldly into the colours again and make a wide range of colours available in their phone models.

    white/black/pink/metallish blue are boring, it would be great to have bright nice colour options like Z1C and Z3C models had.

  • Jhericx

    Xperia XZ premium

  • Jacky

    Xz1. Body and materials are a stepped up from my old z5. Battery is also improved as well, even though it has a small battery. Streaming YouTube only takes about 7-12% of my battery every hour and it’s great. Camera is also improved with warmer colors for low light and indoor pictures.

  • Karl范君愷

    XZ1 Compact

  • XZ Premium perfect screen size, quality, the camera is amazing for outdoor I think it need little bit of software updates and the sound is amazing also device design gives you space to hold your phone not like other devices (bazel-less)… There is no space to hold the device which makes you tap something by mistake.

  • kurakuradisco


  • Denis Dardymov

    XZ1 of course!

  • azzido

    It’s not true since it came with plastic… I do not consider it as flagship until it will come with flagship components in every aspect. Here the platic body is a huge fail for me and until it will come with plastic I will continue to skip “compacts” :)

  • azzido

    XZ Premium of course :)

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Yeah I really love the chrome color, and the device itself is a beast, the oreo update made it just more awesome!!

  • Jussi Hattara

    XZ1 Compact, because it’s continuation for a unique line of small premium Android smartphones that has reigned alone in the under 5″ category for several years.

  • Muhd Zikry

    XZ Premium for sure!

  • Josip

    Xz Premium best smartphone of 2017

  • Franco Vuong

    XZ Premium

  • Nodar Sixarulidze

    .Xperia XZ1 Premium photo-renders of real design.

  • Recep Metin Erdem


  • Vinny Conforto
  • Jeremiah Hendra

    XZ Premium and been a proud owner since July 2017!

  • Phil Gym

    It’s been almost 4 years since the Z3 Compact came out…still looking great

  • Me

    X was an epic fail. So they discontinued the series. I hope the X1 could have flagship camera, fps, water resistance, fast charge and 4k

  • 3_nity


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  • Cecco1970Effeffe

    Sony and blackberries?..
    In Italy we call the blackberries, “more”, then..
    Sony “more”

  • Paul Greyling

    XZ Premium, Sony never disappoints with a classic design and sturdy built. Best Sony to date and my favourite after owning 2 Xperia’s before this one.

  • John ford

    whoa they look much better than current xperia phones

  • mitotsu

    Hear hear!

  • Ama

    Well my 1st sony phone is Xperia Z1 and after 3 years i finally get to hold a brand new XZ1 compact. No regret for choosing sony. I don’t mind about bezels, quality is more important to me.

  • DenisXD

    Xz1 compact and mirror xz premium l. Cant vote for both though

  • Jaimin Trivedi

    i think Xperia XA1 Plus is the absolute Hit for the people who are searching SONY SMARTPHONES ;that too in Mid-range sections. This was the 1st Phone in SONY’S history to provide the largest 3,430 mAh Battery; till XA2 models weren’t unveiled. It was a Decent Phone in all aspects and with Fingerprint Sensor in the SONY’S MID-RANGER was actually the DEAL-BREAKER FOR THE SONY’S FANS..:-)..:-)..

  • Haldi

    Where is the None button?

  • Billy Foley

    Xz premium is simply awesome.

  • 3_nity

    Yeah, My Z1 compact still alive today beside my XZ1 compact. :)

  • 3_nity


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