Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
4.6 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

312 ppi
319 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

70.22 %
69.53 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
19 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Wide Angle

Design

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )
5.08 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (129 x 65 x 9.3 mm)

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Silver, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 540

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

25 GB
22.75 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

1860 mAh
2700 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

 
10.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

 
19.6 days (470 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

11.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
20.33 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)

Music playback

37.00 hours
75.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
16.50 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 06, 2014
Aug 24, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG850F link
FCC ID value: PY7-32042D link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.05 W/kg
0.97 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
0.78 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.18 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.71 W/kg
0.98 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 600
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