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

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.