Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Sony Xperia 5

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Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI
2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 449 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

84.26 %
80.52 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 640

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
3140 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
OIS, PDAF

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
8 MP (OIS, EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
6.22 x 2.68 x 0.32 inches (158 x 68 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
5.78 oz (164.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP65/68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red
Black, Grey, Blue, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 19 (1600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 29, 2017
Sep 05, 2019
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