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Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Specs comparison

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Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Galaxy S9 vs Pixel 2 XL: Specs comparison
Sony's new Xperia phone will have some tough time vying for your attention given the abundance of flagships available right now, but it seems to have the necessary arsenal to do this.

 Snapdragon 845, big 18:9 display, and interesting features like Dynamic Vibration make the XZ2 an interesting choice. While it's not as well-specc'd as some of its rivals, it will probably float the boat of your average Xperia fan.

But how does it stack up against the Galaxy S9 and the Pixel 2 XL, two of its alternatives? 

Display
Size
6.0 inches
5.8 inches
5.7 inches
Technology
P-OLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
76.66 %
84.36 %
76.28 %
Peak brightness
 
 
700 cd/m2 (nit)
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Processor
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU
Adreno 540
Adreno 630
Adreno 630
RAM
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
128GB, not expandable
64GB
64GB
OS
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Battery
Capacity
3520 mAh
3000 mAh
3180 mAh
Charging
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery
Talk time
 
31.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
12.20 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
 
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
Talk time (3G)
 
 
23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Stand-by time (3G)
 
 
26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Stand-by time (4G)
 
 
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Internet use
 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
Music playback
 
51.00 hours
85.00 hours
Video playback
 
17.00 hours
16.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
19 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; 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) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
Features
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
8 MP
8 MP
5 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
6.02 x 2.83 x 0.44 inches (153 x 72 x 11.1 mm)
Weight
6.17 oz (175.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.98 oz (198.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Notification light
Notification light
Notification light
Buyers information
Price
$ 949
$ 720
 


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Sony Xperia XZ2 specs
Review
  • Display 5.7 inches 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3180 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
Samsung Galaxy S9 specs
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 10 Samsung One UI
Google Pixel 2 XL specs
  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
  • OS Android 11

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