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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Pixel 2 vs iPhone 8 specs comparison: Which has the upper hand?

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Pixel 2 vs iPhone 8 specs comparison: Which has the upper hand?
Sony has a long tradition of introducing compact devices with no-compromise hardware and the all-new XZ2 Compact is the latest Sony device that meets those criteria. With a Snapdragon 845, it will possibly be the most powerful 5-inch Android phone in the coming months.

And indeed, with a Snapdragon 845 inside, one could only hardly find a more able-bodied phone that keeps the overall footprint overly pocketable. 

However, the Xperia XZ2 Compact has a bunch of caveats of its own. Despite its super-thick body of 12.1mm, it only houses a 2,870mAh battery, which sounds like awful space management of the internal parts. We've seen similarly-sized phones with large 4,000 batteries, so we wonder what exactly commanded the lack of a larger unit in Sony's new compact phone. You might argue that headphone jacks usually command a fair amount of space, but the device doesn't have that one and the mystery thickens.

Here's how the XZ2 Compact fares against the lot of its rivals on the compact phone market.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Dimensions

5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 inches

135 x 65 x 12.1 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches

138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Dimensions

5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 inches

135 x 65 x 12.1 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches

138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)


Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.0 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.34 %
67.92 %
73.56 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
700 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 540
Adreno 630

RAM

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
64GB

OS

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

1821 mAh
2700 mAh
2870 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
 
10.80 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
20.80 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Music playback

40.00 hours
 
73.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
15.30 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
19 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 MP
8 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm)
5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 inches (135 x 65 x 12.1 mm)

Weight

5.22 oz (148.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 849
$ 749
 




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Xperia XZ2 Compact
iPhone 8
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