Sony is taking the “here’s looking at you, kid” approach to those who list selfies as one of the top reasons people want a smartphone. The front-facing camera has a 5-megapixel sensor and a 25mm wide-angle lens, and some silly portrait “styles” including “vampire” and “mystery”. With a 5.5-inch display, a 2600mAh battery, an octa-core processor, 16GB of storage expandable through microSD and running Android Lollipop, this mid-priced phone has some features that match higher-end models. Weak points include the average battery life and cheap-looking plastic build.
$499 / SONYMOBILE.COM/AU