Sony seems to have accepted lackluster performance of its smartphones in terms of sales, but the company still has quite a following. According to AnTuTu its 2017 flagship phone, the Xperia XZ Premium, was ranked the best phone by users for the month of May.
The reasons why users, 96% of whom gave it a thumbs up, deemed the phone worthy of such an accolade are not clear, though, the smartphone’s unique 4K HDR display, as well as super slow-motion 960 fps capture, are among the obvious ones.
Competitors from China are next, with Meizu Pro 6 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and OnePlus 6 next, which underlines the point of how far these manufacturers have come, initially being seriously considered in the budget market only. It is clear that they are just as good at providing a great user experience.
The list of phones is also unique for lacking any of the more recent offerings. Immediately after OnePlus 6 sits a string of pre-2018 and even pre-2017 smartphones, including the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8+, Huawei Mate 9/Mate 9 Pro and the Meizu X, intermingling with comparatively newer Mi Max 2.
That doesn’t come as a surprise since the list-topper itself is nearly a year into production. But while the accolade doesn’t really mean anything, it should serve as a reminder that unique features always stand out no matter how many high-end specs you cram into your phone.