Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Sony Xperia XA2

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

568 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

84.36 %
74.89 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
23 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

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), Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle

Design

Dimensions

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
5.59 x 2.76 x 0.38 inches (142 x 70 x 9.7 mm)

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.03 oz (171 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
 

IP certified

IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red
Black, Silver, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 508

RAM

4 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

256 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
24 GB

Storage expansion

up to 400 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

31.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
39.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
36.0 days (863 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
41.3 days (991 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
49.4 days (1185 hours)
the average is 24 days (570 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

11 hours
 

LTE

12 hours
 

Wi-Fi

14 hours
 

Music playback

51.00 hours
124.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
22.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 28, 29, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
 

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

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 3.1
USB 2.0

Connector

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, USB OTG

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 11, 2018
Nov 19, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link
FCC ID value: PY7-57442Z link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.35 W/kg
0.81 W/kg

Body

0.96 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.54 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.95 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, USB Type-C cable for charging and user documentation

MSRP price

$ 820
 
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