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

Aspect Ratio

18:9
18.5:9
18:9

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 %

Peak brightness

700 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

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

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 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
Notification light
Notification light

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

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3180 mAh
3000 mAh
3520 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

12.20 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
31.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 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
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 720
$ 949


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6 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 766; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Sony... Yawn.

2. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Xz2 epic win

3. iczer

Posts: 160; 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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