Down Smartphone Memory Lane: The Best 2016 Smartphones For SonyBy Aldous Calubad, UniversityHerald Reporter
With the holiday galore almost over and 2017 just right around the corner, let's take a short trip down memory lane and look at the best 2016 smartphones for Sony are the Sony Xperia X Compact and the Sony Xperia XZ. Due to a rise in technology and even better competition, Sony is planning on releasing better models next year. After seeing the two phones Sony released this year, fans have reason to believe they will outdo themselves next year.
The Sony Xperia XZ, according to GSM Arena, is loaded with cool features that automatically makes it one of the best 2016 smartphones for Sony. These features include an Android OS v6.0 Marshmallow with Xperia launcher, 5.2" 1080 x 1920px LCD display with 424ppi, X-Reality for Mobile, Triluminos technology. For security, it has the fingerprint sensor but it is market dependent.
Another reason why it is one of the best 2016 smartphones for Sony is its camera as it has a 23MP Sony IMX300 camera, 24mm-equiv. f/2.0 lens, predictive hybrid laser/phase detection/contrast AF, IR sensor for white balance section, LED flash and dedicated hardware shutter key plus 4K video recording. If that's not enough, the front-facing camera is 13 MP with 1080p@30fps video.
The Sony Xperia X Compact, according to Phone Arena, features an amazing 5.2-inch Full HD display of an IPS LCD kind which definitely makes it one of the best 2016 smartphones for Sony. It is available in three colors: Forest Blue, Mineral Black and Platinum. It can also stand a 30-minute stay under water but only up to 3 feet deep which means it is not exactly made to take pictures under water but situations like the user accidentally dropping it in the toilet.
Need any more reasons to believe in Sony's flagship phone, the Sony Xperia XZ? Have no fear! All you have to do is to check out this detailed review about why the Sony Xperia XZ deserves the title of the best Sony smartphones for 2016: