Best Sony Smartphones to buy in India

By Digit | Price Updated on 08-May-2021

This is Digit's list of the best Sony Xperia based Android phones to buy in India. We have sorted the best Sony phones on the basis of performance, specifications and review ratings from Digit Test Labs Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 8th May 2021, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

Sony Xperia Z2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.2" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    20.7 | 2.2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3200 mAh

This is the best Sony Xperia smartphone to buy today. It has the latest hardware in terms of specifications combined with excellent build quality, water resistant body and a brilliant 20MP camera. It runs on latest Android OS and is expected to receive latest Android updates as well. The best Sony smartphone to buy if you can afford it!

pros Pros

  • Powerful SoC with 3GB of RAM
  • Excellent 20.7MP camera with 4K video recording
  • Waterproof and dustproof certification
  • Good battery life

cons Cons

  • Glass finish is a fingerprint magnet and prone to scratches
  • Loudspeaker could have been better
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 5.2" (1080 x 1920)
Camera : 20.7 | 2.2 MP
RAM : 3 GB
Battery : 3200 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
Processor : Quad
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    4.3" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    20.7 | 2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    2300 mAh

The best compact/mini version of an Android smartphone till date. The Sony Xperia Z1 compact offers top quality hardware in terms of SoC, camera, build quality and features in a compact form factor. Recommended if you are looking for a manageable (in terms of size and dimensions) smartphone without any compromise in terms of features and quality.

pros Pros

  • Premium look and finish
  • Fast performance and high-end hardware
  • 20.7MP camera works great
  • Waterproof and dust proof certification
  • Great battery life

cons Cons

  • Glass finish is prone to fingerprints
  • Flaps for water protection do not seem reliable
  • Average loudspeaker performance
  • Not as slim as the Xperia Z1
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 4.3" (720 x 1280)
Camera : 20.7 | 2 MP
RAM : 2 GB
Battery : 2300 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Processor : Quad
Sony Xperia Z1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    20.7 | 2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

This previous generation flagship Sony Android smartphone still has enough performance and capability that is needed in a high-end smartphone. The Sony Xperia Z1 looks very similar to the latest Sony Xperia Z2, offers very similar features in terms of water and dust resistance, 20MP camera and a 1080p screen. At its current market price, the Sony Xperia Z1 is the best Sony smartphone to buy if you don't need the latest core hardware but are looking for a high quality Sony smartphone and save a lot of money too.

pros Pros

  • Elegant design
  • Excellent performance
  • Camera at 20MP does fairly well
  • Much improved battery life with Stamina Mode
  • Sony's new UI is growing on us!

cons Cons

  • Glass at the back catches scratches easily
  • Camera Auto Modes restrict aspect ratio and megapixels
  • For a 5-inch screen, the phone is too tall, Sony could reduce the space at the top and bottom beyond the display area to make the unit more compact.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 5" (1080 x 1920)
Camera : 20.7 | 2 MP
RAM : 2 GB
Battery : 3000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Processor : Quad
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Sony Xperia ZR
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    4.55" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13.1 | N/A MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    2300 mAh

The Sony Xperia ZR is has pretty good core hardware specifications for its price point. With a quad-core Snapdragon processor and Adreno 320 graphics processing unit supported by 2GB RAM, the Sony Xperia ZR sports the same hardware as the Nexus 4. The Xperia ZR offers better camera (in comparison to the Nexus 4) and a water, dust resistant body. The 4.5-inch, 720p screen allows for a compact device with a sharp screen. Buy this if you want a cheaper alternative to the Sony Xperia Z1 compact.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 4.55" (720 x 1280)
Camera : 13.1 | N/A MP
RAM : 2 GB
Battery : 2300 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064
Processor : Quad
Sony Xperia Z
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13.1 | 2.2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    2330 mAh

The very first in the Z series of flagship Sony Xperia Android smartphones, the Sony Xperia Z still impresses in terms of the hardware it packs in its slim 8.9mm casing. Choose the Sony Xperia Z over the ZR if you want a larger, 5-inch screen with higher resolution (1080p) for a slightly higher asking price. And yes, the Sony Xperia Z is water and dust resistant too!

pros Pros

  • Refreshing design
  • Water and dust resistant build
  • Very good performance
  • Full HD display is impressive
  • Excellent camera
  • Redone UI is neat and more streamlined

cons Cons

  • Still not the very latest Android version
  • Glass back is prone to scratches
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 5" (1080 x 1920)
Camera : 13.1 | 2.2 MP
RAM : 2 GB
Battery : 2330 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor : Quad
Sony T2 Ultra Dual
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 | 1.1 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    1 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

The Sony Xperia T2 ultra is Sony's latest big screen Android smartphone running on Android Jelly Bean, with a scheduled upgrade to KitKat very soon. Best Sony smartphone to buy if you are looking for a big, big screen. The T2 ultra offers a massive 6-inch 720p screen. Running on a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC along with 1GB of RAM, the T2 ultra offers good performance (read our review for comparison with HTC Desire 816). It's unique point is the screen size and the fact that it is a latest release. You can expect prices to drop soon, bringing it under Rs. 20,000 soon.

pros Pros

  • Bright and responsive display
  • Great camera quality
  • Excellent battery backup

cons Cons

  • Glossy finish means less grip and fingerprints all around
  • Too big to operate with one hand
  • Loudspeaker could have been better
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6" (720 x 1280)
Camera : 13 | 1.1 MP
RAM : 1 GB
Battery : 3000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm MSM8928
Processor : Quad
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Sony Xperia SP
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    4.6" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    8 | 0.3 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    1 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    2370 mAh

Best Sony Android phone to buy in the 15-20K price range. While not being the latest, the Sony Xperia SP still has very potent hardware, thanks to the dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

pros Pros

  • Very well built
  • Text readability is brilliant on the display
  • Translucent bar below the display is a neat visual element
  • Consistent performance as a primary phone
  • Battery will last a day and a half under medium usage

cons Cons

  • Very disappointing camera, particularly in low light
  • Tad on the heavier side
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 4.6" (720 x 1280)
Camera : 8 | 0.3 MP
RAM : 1 GB
Battery : 2370 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Processor : Dual
Sony Xperia M Dual
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    4" (480 x 854)
  • Camera
    Camera
    5 | 0.3 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    1 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    1750 mAh

Best Sony Android phone to buy if you want a Sony smartphone which is priced close to Rs. 10,000. The Sony Xperia M Dual is essentially a budget Android phone which strikes a good balance between looks, performance and features. Buy it if you want a Sony smartphone around Rs 10-12,000.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 4" (480 x 854)
Camera : 5 | 0.3 MP
RAM : 1 GB
Battery : 1750 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Processor : Dual

List Of Best Sony Smartphones To Buy In India

Best Sony Smartphones Seller Price
Sony Xperia Z2 amazon ₹14990
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact flipkart ₹19394
Sony Xperia Z1 flipkart ₹27212
Sony Xperia ZR amazon ₹14990
Sony Xperia Z amazon ₹32490
Sony T2 Ultra Dual flipkart ₹12990
Sony Xperia SP flipkart ₹11000
Sony Xperia M Dual flipkart ₹12500
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