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You’re still keen to buy a Sony flagship phone in 2022

Sony Xperia 1 III vs Sony Xperia 5 III backs stood up

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Sony has been steadily upping its flagship game in the last couple of years, with the Xperia II and III series being some of the best high-end phones of their respective years.

Sony has since announced an event for later this month, and we’re expecting to see the Xperia 1 IV on the day. We wanted to know whether you would buy an Xperia flagship phone in 2022, and here’s how you answered this poll.

Would you buy a Sony flagship in 2022?


We embedded this poll in our news post about Sony’s May 11 event, and over 1,300 votes were tallied. It turns out that just over two-thirds of respondents (67.4%) say they would buy a Sony flagship phone in 2022.

Otherwise, 23.3% of polled readers said that it depended on the flagship phone’s price and features. This makes sense as there’s no guarantee that Sony’s 2022 flagships will be worthy successors to last year’s phones. After all, you only have to look at the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 for proof of disappointing follow-ups to great phones.

Finally, 9.3% of respondents say they wouldn’t buy a Sony flagship in 2022 at all. Sony phones don’t have wide availability compared to devices from Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi, for one. We also took issue with the pricing, charging time, and low-light camera quality in our Xperia 1 III review.


  • Brian Glaze: I would absolutely buy this if I had the money. It has all the features I want in a phone from a hardware standpoint.
  • DBS: They only need to do 2 things for me to go back to their phones: release a 5.5″ Xperia 1 IV Compact; ditch the garbage stock-ish version of Android and go back to a custom ROM that doesn’t follow any of Google’s sh*t designs. Still, I wouldn’t recommend a 2022 phone from anyone else, though.
  • Major Sceptic: Sony needs to make a galaxy ultra/iPhone pro max sized phone.

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