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 _____ 

Display

Size

5.8 inches
6.1 inches
6.0 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

84.36 %
82.97 %
80.67 %

Peak brightness

 
1000 cd/m2 (nit)
550 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

HDR video support, 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 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

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB
64GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
3330 mAh

Charging

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)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
13.30 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)
15.6 days (374 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
23.80 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
21.7 days (520 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
 
84.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
 
11.80 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
19 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

 
16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
 

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP
13 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
6.22 x 2.87 x 0.39 inches (158 x 73 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.71 oz (162.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 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; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
 
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 720
 
$ 900


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