Sony smartphones: a complete history of Xperia flagship phones ahead of Xperia 1 III

Sony has been making top-quality smartphones for longer than you might have realized, and to help jog your memory, we’re going to take a look back at the history of its flagship Xperia handsets – or at least the part of its history that goes as far back as 2013 anyway.

That’s when the Sony Xperia Z arrived, and it marked one of many minor resets that the series has had down the years, with a tweaked design and new features to appeal to the masses. It’s a lot different to today’s phones, but it’s still recognizable as a Sony Xperia.

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Sony Xperia 1 III: Everything you need to know about the smartphone
Sony Xperia 1 III: Everything you need to know about the smartphone

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A Great Sony Alpha Companion Device: Sony Xperia 1 II Review
A Great Sony Alpha Companion Device: Sony Xperia 1 II Review

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Sony Xperia Pro has the largest vapor cooling chamber in a phone yet
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Sony Xperia Compact might not be real
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Sony Xperia Compact release date, price, news, rumors and just how small it could be
Sony Xperia Compact leak reveals Android iPhone 12 Mini rival

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DxOMark: Sony Xperia 1 II’s camera comparable to a two-year-old flagship
Xperia 1 II on DxOMark shows Sony’s best is still not be good enough

Almost a year after the release of Sony Xperia 1 II, DxOMark did a comprehensive camera review and the results aren't all that Read more

Xperia 1 II on DxOMark shows Sony’s best is still not be good enough
Xperia 1 II on DxOMark shows Sony’s best is still not be good enough

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Sony Xperia Compact leak may disappoint if you’re hoping for a premium small phone
Sony Xperia Compact leak reveals Android iPhone 12 Mini rival

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Xperia 1, Xperia 5 get Android 11 update a month early
Xperia 1, Xperia 5 get Android 11 update a month early

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Android 11 for Sony Xperia 1 II lands, other Sony phones to follow soon
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Sony Xperia 1 III (2021): Big features we want to see in the Mark 3
Sony Xperia 1 III (2021): Big features we want to see in the Mark 3

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