Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Display

Display size

5.6 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
483 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

75.60 %
73.56 %

Peak brightness

 
700 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
19 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

16 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

Dual-Camera
 

Design

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)
5.31 x 2.56 x 0.48 inches (135 x 65 x 12.1 mm)

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue
Black, Silver, Pink, Green

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-G71
Adreno 630

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
48 GB

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 400 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2870 mAh

Charging

Yes
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery

Talk time

 
10.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

 
21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
20.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
 

LTE

14 hours
 

Wi-Fi

15 hours
 

Music playback

43.00 hours
73.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
15.30 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Other

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
USB Type-C (reversible)

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 14, 2017
Jul 25, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMA530F link
FCC ID value: PY7-24118Q link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.26 W/kg
0.78 W/kg

Body

0.76 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.54 W/kg
1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.98 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, USB-C cable, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter and Manaul
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