Sony Xperia L vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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Display

Display size

4.3 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

480 x 854 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

228 ppi
570 ppi

Technology

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

60.85 %
84.26 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
8 megapixels

Features

 
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 inches (128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

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

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 305
Adreno 540

RAM

1 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

8 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

5.6 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 32 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

1750 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

8.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time

20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

9.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
12 hours

LTE

 
14 hours

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours

Music playback

43.20 hours
88.00 hours

Video playback

7.50 hours
17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

Data

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

M3
M3, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 12, 2013
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value: PY7PM-0290 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.65 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body

0.40 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
0.46 W/kg
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