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? 

Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Google Pixel 2 XL

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.8 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
568 ppi
537 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.28 %
84.36 %
76.66 %

Colors

 
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

700 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

19 megapixels
12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Night mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.02 x 2.83 x 0.44 inches (153 x 72 x 11.1 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.98 oz (198 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68
IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3180 mAh
3000 mAh
3520 mAh

Talk time

12.20 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
31.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
 

Stand-by time

24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)
 
 

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
11 hours
 

LTE

 
12 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours
 

Music playback

85.00 hours
51.00 hours
 

Video playback

16.00 hours
17.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 820
$ 949


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6 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 751; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Sony... Yawn.

2. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Xz2 epic win

3. iczer

Posts: 148; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

And the winner is..... XZ2!

4. biostangoodtang1984

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 14, 2018

Sony ...... Camera awesome

5. maku2017

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

wrong specs regarding on pixel density for sony.. sony pixel density is above than samsung PHONEARENA check first the true specs of this phone before posting

6. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

how does that happen when the screen on the sony .1 inch smaller with way lower resolution :). Their numbers are correct. Check your info mate.

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