Sony Xperia 5 II vs Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

6.1 inches
4.7 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 449 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

80.82 %
65.71 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 650
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB LPDDR5
2GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS)
256GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
1960 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

8 MP (EIS, HDR)
7 MP (HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.22 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (158 x 68 x 8 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP65/68
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Blue, Grey
Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n8, n28, n77, n78, SA, NSA
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD, Album art cover
Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, 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
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

T4
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 19, 2021
Sep 07, 2016
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

PY7-50241N
BCG-E3091A
A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.32 W/kg
1.19 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.21 W/kg
1.56 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.72 W/kg
1.14 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 950
$ 849
$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official Sony Xperia 5 II User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 17, 2020
Sep 07, 2016
Jan 14, 2021

Expected Announcement:

Yes
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