Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 ThinQ: Specs comparison

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 ThinQ: Specs comparison
Sony just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone - the Xperia XZ3. You can see what our first impressions are by checking out the hands-on, but here we'll take a look at what the XZ3 is going up against.   

The Xperia XZ3 comes in a segment full with tough competition, that's about to get even tougher with the release of the new iPhones. But even if we ignore them, the Android scene has more than enough premium phones you can choose from. From Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 to the OnePlus 6, you have a wide choice of brands and devices that come at very different prices. Standing out from this crowd is a tall order.

The new Sony flagship receives one major upgrade, compared to the XZ2: the QHD+ OLED display. While this is the first Sony smartphone with an OLED display, it only helps it catch up with the rest of the top dogs in that regard.

We'll need more time with the phone, before it's clear how it fares against the competition, but for now we can at least compare the specs on paper. We chose the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the LG G7 ThinQ, but you can use our phone comparison tool to put it up against any other smartphone you want: Sony Xperia XZ3 vs _____ 

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs LG G7 ThinQ

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
5.8 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2880 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 3120 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18:9
18.5:9
19.5:9

Pixel density

537 ppi
568 ppi
563 ppi

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

80.67 %
84.36 %
82.97 %

Peak brightness

550 cd/m2 (nit)
 
1000 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

19 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

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: F1.6; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

 
 
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Ultra-wide, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

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

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, 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
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

13 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 2.87 x 0.39 inches (158 x 73 x 9.9 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.81 oz (193 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 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 630
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3330 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

13.30 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
31.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
15.6 days (374 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 
 

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

84.00 hours
51.00 hours
 

Video playback

11.80 hours
17.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 900
$ 720
 


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