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

Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Google 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 video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video 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 (1010 min)
12.20 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

 
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 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 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.98 oz (198.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 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
 


Related phones

Xperia XZ2
Galaxy S9
Pixel 2 XL

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