In contrast to Xiaomi, Sony is an old hand in the UK market, but has experienced somewhat of a fall from grace. Once famed for its class-leading cameras, Sony slipped from focus as it lagged behind rivals such as Huawei and Samsung in the design and innovation stakes, but it hasn’t given up quite yet. One unique feature of this Sony smartphone, which is also featured in many of its more expensive models, is the use of the 21:9 aspect ratio for its 6.2-inch HD+ display (1,680 x 720p). The idea is that 21:9 is considered to be one of the cinematic aspect ratios, making it better for viewing content such as films on your smartphone, while the majority of other smartphones use an aspect ratio of 16:9. Although it’s more expensive than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, there are fewer cameras. It has three, lower-resolution rear lenses – 13Mp wide-angle, 5Mp ultra-wide-angle and 2Mp depth lenses – and an 8Mp main lens. That’s not to say it’s a worse snapper, though – megapixels aren’t everything when it comes to quality photos. It also comes with 3GB of Ram, which is half as much as some of its competitors, and 64GB of internal storage.