The Sony XZ2 Compact's flagship-level performance and pocketable size makes it the phone to get if you want something smaller that doesn't skimp on the goodies.
Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and pick up the older Xperia Z with its full HD display and waterproof design.
The W900i ups the ante over its predecessors by adding more internal memory and 3G capability, but we don't like its vastness when opened out to full height, the annoying controller for the FM radio or the relatively poor output from the single speaker. This large phone certainly has room for stereo speakers
The W550i is a small but chunky handset with a bevy of neat features but some odd omissions. For example: it's a music phone with 256MB of built-in memory, but no expansion slot; it has ambitions to replace your dedicated music player, but audio playback quality isn't quite up to scratch; and there's a camera with good features and usability, but a self-portrait mirror the size of a pinhead
A really pleasant entry-level Walkman phone with easy-to-use features, good Walkman functionality and decent sound quality. But the poor audio format support is really annoying, it won't play any content with DRM and you have to use an adaptor in order to use regular headphones. Other than that, we think it's great
The G705 looks like a nicely designed slider, but without any new technology or a smartphone OS to lure us to it, the G705 will have to be priced carefully, or we expect it to be lost amongst the crowd.
The Z550i is a chic but sensible lower-end phone that does the basics well and adds a sprinkling of extras. We'd rate it higher if not for a significant text-related performance problem.
Though almost identical to the W800i, the W700i is a well-made device that allows first time Walkman-phone buyers to jump in at a lower price point.
With its powerful processor, great camera, decent screen and gorgeous, waterproof design, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone around.
By squashing powerful specs into a smaller, water-resistant body, the Z5 Compact earns the title of best "mini" Android phone.
Sony's Xperia X Compact is a small phone with an excellent camera, but it lacks some creature comforts, like waterproofing and, in the US, a fingerprint sensor.
An excellent phone with plenty of storage space for photos. The camera is above average for a mobile phone, as are the supplied headphones. While there is no need for W800i users to upgrade to this model, the W810i offers an impressive feature set for those considering the purchase.
Although it's not a 3G handset, the W610i is an excellent music phone we'd have no hesitation in recommending.
The Sony Ericsson W960i is very close to being a fantastic phone. Audio quality from the music player is excellent and on paper it has some great features. Unfortunately, when you're using it, it just doesn't feel as good as it could be
It's a good camera phone, but it lacks the wow factor of its predecessors. If you already own a K800i then it's not worth upgrading, although others will want to check it out.
The best camera phone of 2006 so far, the Sony Ericsson K800i outshines all others in term of features and user-friendly design. Aside from a few squabbles with the extra bulk, the K800i makes it easy for first-time 3G users and is an ideal companion for anyone wanting to take happy-snaps on-the-go.
Sony Ericsson's last attempt at making a thin Walkman phone had us yearning for something more refined, and this is it. The Sony Ericsson W890i combines a slim and solid design with useful features and the all important Walkman functionality
The W950i is one of Sony Ericsson's best Walkman phones so far. If you want a music phone that can hold up to 1,000 songs and gives you access to a plethora of services then the W950i is definitely worth a look. Unfortunately, it's really let down by its keypad -- you should test it out before you commit to buying